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Dangers of Psych Drugs



For those that have already read the section on Medication this will be some additional information. For those who have not read any other information or articles please see the section on Medication as well.

As you know or will find out, I do not feel that these medications are safe or necessary in most instances. I did however, used medications for many years until I was able to find other solutions to my symptoms and not feeling well. Many people may need to use the medications for personal or other reasons and they can be a necessary and needed part of the healing process. Do not stop taking your medications without the consent of your doctor or mental health professional.

I found that by being able to get to the causes of my problems instead of focusing only on removing the symptoms that I was able to heal many of the symptoms of my suffering and to become emotionally and mentally stronger. To that end, I do offer some possible solutions on this web site but none are without some effort and looking at the situation with different eyes, the heart and understanding.

            To continue to medicate problems away will only result in a 
            population that becomes weak as well as a slave to the medications 
            and to the idea that there is something wrong with them.



The Urgent Need to Understand the Dangerous Side Effects of SSRI Medications” by Christopher Bollyn


     Chief Grady said that Kazmierczak's motive was not known. Nor were there indications he had any relationship with any of his
     victims who were mowed down as he fired more than 50 shots in a matter of seconds from a lecture hall stage, Grady said.

     This is not unusual. There is no motive with these drug-related killings. The drugs have so profoundly affected the serotonin
     levels in the "medicated" person that any sudden increase or decrease in the dosage can result in insane homicidal behavior.


     Dr. Tracy's work is a very important book that explains why these medications [SSRI's like Prozac, etc.] cause such violent reactions
     as the bizarre family murders and school shootings that plague Western societies. I hope this most essential book will be
     published in the very near future.


                                                                        "School shootings and psychiatric drugs."

*********      “Say No to Psychiatry.”


                An assault on a person's brain such as involuntary administration [forced treatment] of a brain-disabling or brain-damaging "treatment" 
                (such as a psychoactive drug or electroshock or psychosurgery) is a more intimate and morally speaking more horrible crime than sexual rape. 
                Psychiatric rape is in moral terms a worse crime than sexual rape for another reason, also: The involuntary administration of psychiatry's 
                biological "therapies" cause permanent impairment of brain function.


        There are no "safe" psychiatric drugs. Each has numerous harmful short term and largely unknown long term effects. Each psychiatric
        drug which was orginally [sic] heralded as the new "safe" wonder drug, was found to have severe harmful side effects, including
        addiction, and withdrawal symptoms, among others. Psychiatric drugs obtain their result by
causing brain dysfunction. Prozac is no 
        different, despite the claims of numerous misguided and misinformed proponents. The recent approval by the FDA allowing Prozac
        to be given to children of any age spells a major disaster for future generations.


Suppressing "Depressive" and "Manic-Depressive", Overwhelm with Antidepressants - Prozac - by Peter Breggin

The Real Story Behind Prozac's Approval by the FDA - by Peter Breggin

Prozac Information Sheet #1 Psychotic Violence - Pamphlet

Prozac Information Sheet #2 Prozac Causes Violence - Pamphlet

Prozac Facts - information page.

        See all of the above articles at:

****************************                Dr. Breggin’s website.                 Information, books and resources.

 **********************                  CCHR site. Information and resources.


“CCHR: Big Pharma-Define ‘Better’” by EBChill.
This video is about some of the effects of giving psychiatric meds to children, including anti-depressants and more. Could we all be doing things differently such as proper nutrition, talking to our kids, supporting our kids or helping them have better life skills first, before considering medication. How about asking your child what they need first? What about ourselves, those of us who take antidepressants? We could do the same for ourselves that we would do for our children.


        Fluoride can attach to Aluminium to enter and accumulate in the brain as a powerful brain toxin (1)---think vaccines, other drugs such as Antacids
       SSRI, drink containers and cooking utensils. The poisoners know that, just the fact the governments still let people cook on aluminium is a crime in 
        itself. Fluoride also increases the
uptake of lead.]


“Robert Whitaker on the dangers of psychiatric drugs.”  VIDEO


                                            Flouride also affects the pineal gland which is part of our connection with our spirits.


        Even if you DO have a serious psychiatric issue, such as PTSD for example, drugging it away is risky—especially if you're taking 
        multiple drugs. Since the average American takes 13 drugs per year, this is a serious issue.. A number of military personnel have 
        died in their sleep, for example, after taking a prescribed combination of Paxil, Seroquel, and Klonopin. These deaths were NOT 
        due to overdosing, but rather "each case involved a sudden cardiac incident and resulting death,"
Jed Shlackman wrote in an article 
        for the Examiner last year, adding:

       What about some new approaches?                                      

        How about:

                learning new skills

                love and emotional support

                a connection with ourselves and the Creator


                healthier nutritional habits

                how to communicate our needs and feelings better

                learning to be comfortable with our feelings and expressing those feelings, needs, wants...

                more low cost/affordable treatment options besides medication

                funding more skill teaching programs for our youth, young adults and adults

                not teaching our kids or ourselves that there is something wrong with us

                ..........or other options

What I needed the most were love, emotional support, new emotional life skills and a connection with my own spirit and the Creator.



for more suggestions and ideas, please see Foundation Part II on this site.


(From NaturalNews) The Australian government and the Australian Medical Association are targeting 27,000 three-year-olds for psychiatric treatment. A new government funded program seeks to treat normal preschool children to discover if they show "signs of mental illness." What are the symptoms of mental illness in three-year-olds? Shyness, temper tantrums and needing to sleep with the light on. Yes, folks, I guess even monster in the closet is now a symptom of psychosis. The whole human race must need psychiatric medication.

Healthy communication skills are the first line of defense for the mental well-being of children. …. Learning to set boundaries, practice compassion, co-parent cooperatively, manage emotions and encourage good physical health and nutrition is a lot of work for parents. Are we too lazy to do all this for our kids?


You know those kids who are shooting each other and mothers who drown their kids in the bath tub? Check out this most egregious cover up in the history of modern psychiatry. Dr. Lucire elucidates. Her study just published in the summer of 2011 is not only a academic victory but the homicidal speak of their experiences in their own words on how they were moved to kill their loved ones


Unlike street drug pushers who must try to entice children before they reach school, the pharmaceutical monster bought the rights to legally drug millions of children in their classrooms. The monster has bought the rights to mental health testing of all children and teenagers without parental consent, per the New Freedom Commission (NFC) created by a presidential executive order in 2002. Created without votes or public awareness, the NFC is a commission of people with strong financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. The commission exists for the purpose of getting mental health screening into all public schools.


These drugs can be a very deep hole that is very difficult, if not impossible, to get out of once you have been on the medications, especially if no other methods are being used to treat the "illness" or behavior which is causing difficulty.


I am more than well aware of the fact that there are very few affordable or low cost options available for people other than medication and talk therapy as far as traditional treatments. I do know now that there are many, many methods that might help in the "alternative" area of medicine because some of those methods helped me quite a bit.


I also know that it is easy to let the medicine do the work for us or feel like that it is taking our pain away. But what if these medications are truly causing permanent brain damage? Does that make any difference to any one of you? Or are your difficulties and your life so hard that medication is all that you can manage on any given day?

Do any of you want to try any other methods to help yourself get better?

Does anyone out there care what I have to say about all of this and the side effects and the conflicts of interest and the railroading of our kids and ...?


  ... just because I was diagnosed with a mental illness doesn't mean that I am crazy or that what I have to say is not important or well researched.

Under current standards, it seems that many of us and our children are now being diagnosed with any number of "mental illnesses" such as bi-polar, social anxiety, depressed...and being given drugs for these "disorders." 

I wonder what the DSM flavor is this year.                                



Our government officials know that it would be a huge cost to put into effect those changes that would really help us. They don’t seem to want to spend the money or even ask us what we want to do. But, how much will it cost all of us in the long run to not put some changes into effect that will really address the causes of “mental illness” in this country? 

HOW MUCH in lost lives, addiction, disability, medical care, brain damage, murders, rapes, sexual and physical assaults, domestic violence, suicides and other losses have to have happen before we decide that people and a healthier society are worth more than money in this world or that some serious changes need to be made in the way we are doing things?

I know from years of working in the legal field that business weighs the costs of lives lost, people hurt and insurance payouts vs. recalling a product, replacing parts and such. Sad to say but this is true and people and lives lost or people hurt lose sometimes when companies make these business decisions.

Many times, a plaintiff, or someone who sues may not deserve the money they get but it becomes a business decision. It is cheaper to pay the person suing some money, even if they don’t deserve it, than take a case to trial or spend time negotiating a settlement.

How many of you would like to make some sacrifices now to help change the world and our society possibly for the better?

Any ideas on how we can make changes in a more cost-effective manner.


            Fish swimming in water with a trace of the anti-depressant Prozac did not 
            adopt a cheery disposition. Instead, they became edgy, aggressive and some 
            even killed their mates.


        Over the last ten years, I've established time and time again that psychiatry is a fraud. From every angle. It's a drug-dealing 
        machine, and all the drugs are toxic and dangerous. Not one single so-called mental disorder has ever, in any patient, been 
        verified by a physical test, chemical or biological. That's because there are no tests. The 300 so-called disorders listed in the bible 
        of psychiatry, the DSM, are invented by committees from menus of behaviors. It's a con. It's an embrace between the profession
        of psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. From the psy-op perspective, diagnosing people with these disorder labels means 
        they can be debilitated by the drugs. That makes the nation weaker. That scrambles people's brains. That sedates people. That 
        makes people easier to control. And from another angle, if a person is diagnosed, his thoughts and ideas are no longer considered 


 By changing yourself, you can change your relationships with others, consequently improving the whole structure of society.



                                                                                Taken from the back cover of Freedom from the Known by Jiddu Krishnamurti


People take drugs because they want to change something about their lives.


Here are some of the reasons young people have given for taking drugs:


  • To fit in
  • To escape or relax
  • To relieve boredom
  • To seem grown up
  • To rebel
  • To experiment


They think drugs are a solution. But eventually, the drugs become the problem.


Difficult as it may be to face one’s problems, the consequences of drug use are always worse than the problem one is trying to solve with them. The real answer is to get the facts and not to take drugs in the first place.

Foundation for a Drug-Free America. Information and resources.


 I feel that the change from medication to new ways of treatment will have to be done on an individual basis for the most part because the medical model for "mental illness" and the chemical imbalance theory [never proven according to some researchers] has become very strong. We have been told for so long that there is some kind of chemical imbalance that many accept it as true and feel that there is nothing further that can be done. I say this is incorrect. I say that there is much that can be done in other ways to treat these illnesses.

From Robert Whitaker, author of
Mad in America:

There will be no rethinking of the merits of a form of care that is bringing profits to so many. Indeed, it is hard to be optimistic that the future will bring any break with the past. There is no evidence of any budding humility in American psychiatry that might stir the introspection that would be a necessary first step toward reform....[however] The day will come when people will look back at our current medicines for schizophrenia and the stories that we tell to patients about their abnormal brain chemistry, and they will shake their heads in utter disbelief.

Whitaker, Robert, Mad in America, Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, New York, NY, Perseus Books Group, 2002, pg. 291.

I believe that Mr. Whitaker's research also reflected that schizophrenics got better all on their own after some time with love and support and no medication. I believe that this came from Mad in America as well but I have to look for the information and will get it here as soon as I find it. I think that this kind of humane treatment would also apply to other types of "mental illness" as well. Love and support, as well as some new skills and most importantly, a personal relationship with God, are what I needed in a society that doesn't seem to care much for the soul and spirit of people anymore.


In Ohio in just one month (July 2004) physicians prescribed psychiatric drugs for 696 babies aged newborn to 3-years-old who were covered by Medicaid.  In Texas in just the months of July and August 2004, more than 63,000 teens were prescribed psychiatric drugs and billed to a public funded program. In just 2 months! In Florida, where 7-year-old Gabriel hung himself last year, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services found that in the year Sept. 2002 to Sept. 2003, nearly 42,000 children aged 12 years and younger were given almost 200,000 prescriptions for psychiatric drugs. The monster is winning. It is imperative that every parent and guardian of a child become aware of the aim of the pharmaceutical industry and the pervasive control that the monster has to achieve its aim. Until the public becomes aware and alert, children will remain easy prey to the monster. HOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS PREYING ON OUR CHILDREN by K.L. Carlson, M.B.A.


This is the statement I [Nathaniel S. Lehrman, M.D.] presented last week. It describes overmedication as the major reason for mental patients' failure to recover as they did years ago, and its correction as today's major task.


Has a single politician addressed the real causes of "mental illness."

Maybe they themselves just don't understand how it happens or that the thought processes might be different.


If our lives are going to be at all worthy, it will be because of two factors: What we aim for in life and recognizing who we are. The first may be simply described by saying, "You gotta have high hopes," and we can have no higher aim in life than to do the will of the Father. The second can be understood by grasping why psychologists keep trying to persuade parents to work to build their children's self-esteem. They have observed that, if children do not think they are anything or can do anything, are of no value and unloved, or have absolutely no skills, they will not do anything. They will spend their lives cowering in self-pity and spinning their wheels in ineffective, low-level activity. [emphasis added]




Whitaker: There's two lessons from moral treatment. One is simply that treating people in a humanitarian fashion, treating those we say are "mentally ill" just as we would treat anyone else, has a benefit. People respond to friendship, exercise, good food. People respond to an environment in which they are valued. So those things are therapeutic, and that should not be surprising. The moment in which you say that the "mentally ill" are simply part of humanity, they're like us, then of course you'd expect them to respond, because we all respond to those things -- having a place to be, friendship and love. In fact, if you don't have those things, "normal" people start to become sick.

The second thing you learn from the moral treatment of the past is that our modern view of so-called serious mental illnesses -- "once a schizophrenic, always a schizophrenic" -- that it's somehow a permanent, physical disorder, is just not true. Many people can descend into psychosis and get better, and remain better their whole lives. So you get this diversity of outcomes in the 1800s which shows that the story we're telling ourselves that schizophrenia is a lifelong disorder for everyone - that's a lie. It's not true. It's a lie that removes hope needlessly from people who descend into this difficult time, and that's cruel.



More evidence to support Whitaker's well-documented claims are laid out in two important new books written by psychiatrist and scholar Grace Jackson. Jackson did a beautiful job of researching and documenting, from the voluminous basic neuroscience research (which is uniformly ignored by the clinical sciences) the unintended and often disastrous consequences of the chronic ingestion of any of the five major classes of psychiatric drugs. Her second and most powerful book: Drug-Induced Dementia: A Perfect Crime, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that any of the five classes of drugs that are commonly used in psychiatric patients (antidepressants, antipsychotics, psychostimulants, tranquilizers and anti-seizure/"mood-stabilizer" drugs) have shown microscopic, macroscopic, biochemical, clinical and/or radiological evidence of brain shrinkage and other signs of brain damage, which can result in clinically-diagnosable, permanent dementia, premature death and a variety of other related brain disorders that can mimic mental illnesses.


"We are prone to thinking of drug abuse in terms of the male population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with millions of women dependent on legal prescription drugs." 

                                                                                                                                                                Robert Mendelsohn, M.D


When scientists examined 551 cases in which men killed their wives, they found that almost half occurred in response to real or imminent separations.  Indeed, men who murder their wives often later admit to being unable to deal with the rejection they felt.

Studies of school shootings, including the 1999 Columbine tragedy, found that thirteen of fifteen incidents involved perpetrators who had experienced significant interpersonal rejection and ostracism from schoolmates. In many cases, shooters specifically targeted students who had bullied, teased, or rejected them in the past, often seeking them out first.

Winch, Guy, Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries, New York, NY, Hudson Street Press, 2013, pg. 10.


So, how about teaching ourselves and our kids some new emotional life and social skills so that people can handle rejection, conflict, anger and other social situations in a healthier manner?


…What these examples show is that "mental illness" is simply deviance from what people want or expect in any particular society. , “Does Mental Illness Exist?”

Calling disapproved thinking, emotions, or behavior a mental illness might be excusable if mental illness was a useful myth, but it isn't. Rather than helping us deal with troubled or troublesome persons, the myth of mental illness distracts us from the real problems that need to be faced. …mental illness are the result of difficulties people have getting their needs met and the behavior some people have learned during their lifetimes. The solutions are teaching people how to get their needs met, how to behave…



While S.S.R.I.s surely alter serotonin metabolism, those changes do not explain why the drugs work, nor do they explain why they have proven to be no more effective than placebos in clinical trials," Gary Greenberg, a psychotherapist, wrote in a New Yorker essay, The Psychiatric Drug Crisis. The complexity of the brain, he goes on to suggest, might make it "an elusive target for drugs."

Part of the problem with the misleading idea that a mental illness is no more than a chemical imbalance that needs to be corrected — just add a little more serotonin to the mix, for example — is that "the brain isn't a bowl of soup," Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute for Mental Health, told MIT Technology Review. "It's a really complex network of networks."

By ordinary medical standards, psychiatric drugs are shamefully old-fashioned. They tend to treat symptoms instead of root causes, which in many cases remain elusive. For decades, real pharmacological innovation in this field — while so desperately needed — has seemed to be almost nonexistent.

"All of our current antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs share the same molecular targets in the brain as their prototypes from the 1950s," wrote Richard A. Friedman, a psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College, in The New York Times. "With rare exceptions, it is hard to think of a single truly novel psychotropic drug that has emerged in the last 30 years."

Without a more nuanced understanding of what causes mental illness in the first place, it seemed that dismal trend was not likely to shift. That's precisely what makes the Broad Institute announcement so exciting.

Read more: 



I remember a psychiatrist co-worker and friend telling me, with real anguish, that she hated starting children as young as six years old that she'd diagnosed as bipolar on Abilify and other powerful psych meds, but she believed she had no choice but to protect their brains from psychosis. She said that was what she had been taught at one of the best medical schools in the country; that every minute a person of any age was experiencing psychosis, their brains were undergoing irreparable damage.

I disagreed with her about that fatalistic and unfounded belief, and gave her research articles challenging the disease model of psychosis, but she still believed what she had been taught in her psychiatric training and what the APA constantly advances as scientific proof.


Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism


I know from experience with a friend's autistic child, that some autistic children communicate best with images. [Also see information and the movie about Temple Grandin. I believe it is called Temple.] It seems to me that when God and Christ use images to communicate, it provides a huge amount of information very simply and easily without a lot of stuff or words to get in the way. Many times this is much faster, simpler and easier to understand that words or my feelings or energies. Maybe we have more to learn from these children than we realize at this time. Also,  the spirits of animals, plants and other people communicate in pictures as well,  much like innocent children.


Peter R. Breggin, MD: How to Help Deeply Disturbed Persons—Fourth in the" Simple Truth"

There are very, very good solutions to helping disturbed people, but they run counter to the drug companies, to the government programs, to organized medicine. We need the public to be demanding these things. [like Soteria House].


and they have a saying that schizophrenia exists between the members of the family and they [open diaglogues and caring, family-oriented programs] are so effective that they rarely use psychiatric drugs …. They have been so effective that the rate of schizophrenia is down to almost zero.


We are not ignorant about how to help people. …. But we need you, the public, to say “this is what we want, we want caring havens to go to when we are in desperation.”

                                                                                                                                                Peter Breggin, M.D. (Psychiatrist)

Go to 16:00 in the video and listen to the rest.


To commence Children's Mental Health Week (February 8-14) in the U.K., the Duchess of Cambridge is calling for stronger support for children's emotional well-being. In partnership with Place2BE, an organization that provides emotional support to children in school, Kate Middleton, a vocal supporter of adolescent issues, sat down to discuss the importance of providing young students with the assistance to "cope with life's challenges."

"Every child deserves to grow up knowing their potential and feeling confident that they won't fall at the first hurdle," The Duchess began. "With early support, they can learn to manage their emotions and feelings and know when to seek help," she later added.

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