About Psychiatric Drugs

Psychiatric Drugs are Big Business – $80 Billion Per Year

psychiatric-drugs-moneyThe primary reason people take psychiatric drugs is because they’ve been taught to believe they have a medical condition called a psychiatric disorder, which then justifies taking drugs to treat it. This is a brilliant marketing campaign, but it is not science. Any drug changes behavior or mood, whether cocaine, alcohol, marijuana or heroin. This does not mean someone who acts or feels differently on cocaine does so because they had a cocaine imbalance which the cocaine then corrected. It means that drugs change mood, emotion and behavior. But while the illicit use of drugs is universally frowned upon, and considered a bad way for people to deal with their problems, psychiatric drugs are made out to be “good” drugs, despite the fact many are more addictive than cocaine or heroin, and have side effects that rival such hardcore street drugs as LSD, heroin and crack cocaine. Click here for more information about alternatives to psychiatric drugs

Report psychiatric abuse!

If you know someone who is a victim of harmful psychiatric practices or drugging, contact us today. Call us at 1.800.998.0399 or click here to send us a message online. CCHR investigates instances of psychiatric abuse and may be able to help you in seeking justice and in making sure that the same abuse will not happen to others. We may also be able to help in providing additional resources about alternatives to psychiatric treatment. Click here for example of what could constitute abuse.

Psychiatric Drug Side Effects

Alternatives 0CCHR has created a one-of-a-kind, easy to search psychiatric drugs side effects database, containing all international studies and drug regulatory warnings that have been issued on both classes of drugs (antidepressants, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs, stimulants, etc) and brand names such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Risperdal, Seroquel, Ritalin, etc.

Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Database

These are provided by CCHR as a free public service to help people make educated decisions based on facts.

PLEASE NOTE: No one should stop taking psychiatric drugs without the assistance of a medical doctor. Click here for resources


Background information about the database:

The U.S. FDA has a reporting system for adverse events (side effects) for prescription drugs which is called MedWatch. You can report side effects to any prescription drug to this website, however, you cannot see what others have reported as all the information (though available) would be difficult for a computer programmer to figure out, let alone the average consumer. Each reporting year is divided into quarters totaling over 94,000 pages of text files- codes-that are fairly useless in their raw form.

These reports have been decrypted and made into simple searchable tables for your use.  They are the side effects to psychiatric drugs (Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Stimulants, etc) that have been reported to the FDA by doctors, pharmacists, other health care providers, consumers and others.

CCHR has provided you with this one-of-a-kind Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine, using reports taken directly from the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting System as well as a summary of international drug regulatory warnings and studies. You can search the side effects of psychiatric drugs for yourself, including searches by brand name of the drug, by the age range of patients taking the drug or the combined summary of all side effects reported for that particular psychiatric drug. 

Videos about psychiatric drugs

Psychiatric Drugs—Search Warnings, Studies, & Side Effects CCHRInt
CCHR: Antidepressants—Addiction and Withdrawal CCHRInt
CCHR: The Psycho/Pharmaceutical Industry with Shane Ellison CCHRInt
CCHR: Psychiatric Drugs Side Effects CCHRInt
Drugging Kids— Side Effects CCHRInt
CCHR: By 1991 Antidepressants were known to cause violence & suicide CCHRInt
CCHR: Antidepressant Warning CCHRInt
Warning on Antidepressants for Pregnant/Nursing Women CCHRInt
CCHR Antidepressant Drug Spoof: Tripolar disorder CCHRInt
CCHR: Psychiatric Abuse of the Elderly CCHRInt
CCHR: Psychiatry Making a Killing – the trailer CCHRInt
CCHR on Psychiatry’s Prescription for Violence CCHRInt
CCHR: Antidepressants & Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine CCHRInt
CCHR: The Difference Between Medical Disease & Psychiatric Disorder CCHRInt
CCHR Human Rights Awardee:Maryanne Godboldo CCHRInt
Prescription for Violence CCHRInt
Antidepressant Drug Warnings CCHRInt