Social Interaction Can Identify Menta...

Social Interaction Can Identify Mental Pathology

There are 15 comments on the MediLexicon story from Oct 22, 2010, titled Social Interaction Can Identify Mental Pathology. In it, MediLexicon reports that:

Research at Baylor College of Medicine shows that observing social interaction between healthy individuals and those with a mental disorder can help identify the specific disorder.

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High Springs, FL

#1 Oct 22, 2010
Any personality trait researched by the mental health is bogus and designed to create profit for their industry and the Pharmacutical Industry by mind drugging. The mental health industry has no science and is based on hearsay and horse crap..

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $258M to La.

OPELOUSAS, La.(AP)— A Louisiana jury says health products maker Johnson & Johnson owes the state nearly $258 million for misleading doctors about the possible side effects of one of its anti-psychotic medications.
The ruling was handed down Thursday in Opelousas. The New Brunswick, N.J.-based company said it will appeal the verdict.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office had argued the company, through its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc., had violated a state law against misrepresentation and fraud.
Caldwell's office says Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary sent letters to more than 7,500 doctors and made more than 27,000 phone calls that improperly claimed its schizophrenia drug Risperdal was safer than other competing medications.

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High Springs, FL

#2 Oct 22, 2010
Neurontin Lawsuit Filed Over Fraudulent Marketing Charges

Brought by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Hospitals, a lawsuit judgment of $142.1 million was entered against Pfizer for the charge of illegal advertising of the drug Neurontin.
Neurontin, also known as gabapentin, was originally intended as an anticonvulsant to help control epileptic seizures. Kaiser claimed that it paid $90 million for the drug because it was also marketed as effective for at least 11 other conditions, including attention deficit disorder (ADD), drug and alcohol withdrawal seizures, restless leg syndrome (RLS) and trigeminal neuralgia. It was also said to be effective for bipolar disorder, migraines and other psychological/neurological diagnoses, but the drug allegedly performed poorly for these conditions. It is not illegal for physicians to prescribe medicines to patients for off-label use.
After a trial that lasted one month, and deliberations that took two days, a United States District Court jury in Boston awarded the plaintiffs $47.36 million. The claim alleged that Pfizer also violated a federal crime – the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)– so the monetary award is tripled automatically.
Neurontin has been on the market since 1983. It was FDA approved in 1994. In 2008, however, the FDA required that neurontin medicine bottles contain a label warning consumers that taking it might increase the risk of suicidal ideations. If the decision is upheld, Kaiser receives the $142 million; however, Phizer earned $387 million in 2008 from Neurontin alone. Total Neurontin sales are estimated at around $2.7 billion.
This isn’t the first lawsuit Pfizer faced regarding Neurontin, either. The first one came in 2004 when a woman using the drug committed suicide. The case was dropped before it reached court. The Boston decision also won’t be the last one the drug company is up against. An estimated 1,200 other lawsuits are pending against the drug manufacturer. The court is working to lump many of the cases together to save time and money. The other lawsuits are scheduled for hearings beginning next week.
Many of the outstanding lawsuits are from individuals claiming that they suffered from an increase in thoughts about committing suicide while on the drug. Plaintiffs usually ask for monetary rewards to help them recoup some of their financial loss due to medical costs, loss of work and wages and their pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has experienced health complications or illness while using Neurontin or related drugs, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with prescription medication. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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High Springs, FL

#3 Oct 22, 2010
Death, violence and suicide by mind drugs

The Drugging of our Children (Gary Null)(SSRI drug dangers)(Columbine shooting)
1:43:04 - 3 years ago
In the absence of any objective medical tests to determine who has ADD or ADHD, doctors rely in part on standardized assessments and the impressions of teachers and guardians while the they administer leave little room for other causes or aggravating factors, such as diet, or environment. Hence, diagnosing a child or adolescent with ADD or ADHD is often the outcome, although no organic basis for either disease has yet to be clinically proven. Psychiatrists may then prescribe psychotropic drugs for the children without first without making it clear to parents that these medications can have severe side-effects including insomnia, loss of appetite, headaches, psychotic symptoms and even potentially fatal adverse reactions, such as cardiac arrhythmia. And yet, despite these dangers, many school systems actually work with government agencies to force parents to drug their children, threatening those who refuse with the prospect of having their children taken from the home unless they cooperate.

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High Springs, FL

#4 Oct 22, 2010
Psychological Evaluations:
Corruption & Misuse in a Billion Dollar Industry
By: Michael G. Conner, Psy.D, Clinical & Medical Psychologist

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The Dangers of Mental Health Screening
Nathaniel S. Lehrman, M.D.
Presented by invitation at the Annual Meeting of
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Arlington, VA, September 23, 2005

A. Introduction
The “mental health screening program” created by the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health is a colossal fraud built upon, and aggravating, earlier frauds. It is presented as a way of ferreting out hidden “mental illness,” first in school children, so they can then get “appropriate treatment”- medications. It is actually a brazen attempt to hide the injuries caused by 50 years of peddling increasingly harmful and increasingly costly psychiatric drugs. Not only will the program increase America’s huge, ever-rising, rate of mental disability by dispensing ever more medications which produce and aggravate these disabilities, but it represents the misuse of medicine to destroy this country’s basic freedoms. It is also the latest Bush administration hand-out to the drug companies, so many of which have changed from legitimate businesses into patent-protected rackets.

High Springs, FL

#5 Oct 22, 2010
By Lester Schultz
July 14, 2010  
Allow me to state right off that these comments of mine here are opinions.  As such they may not be exactly factual and historically accountable.  But I am open about this, unlike too much media today.  But a blog is a blog is a blog.  I try my best.
[UNHINGED: The Trouble with Psychiatry by Dr. Daniel Carlat]  A recently published book by a highly-respected psychiatrist clearly documents how the pharmaceutical industry not only "buys" psychiatrists, it writes books for them in which they only add the name of the doctor.  It is a scam, pure and simple.  The fact that so many drugs have been found to have serious or life-threatening side-effects, should not come as a shock.  The entire field of medicine and accompanying corporations comprise a heavily-fraudulent business.  We are duped in the U.S. constantly by physicians, drug corporations, hospitals, HMOs, PPOs, etc.  Medicine in America is no longer "practiced," it is far too often a part of a scam.  And you and I suffer because of it.

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High Springs, FL

#6 Oct 22, 2010
People will fall for just about anything...

February 18 2007 at 11:57AM

New York - A media exhibit featuring a campaign for a fake drug to treat a fictitious illness is causing a stir because some people think the illness is real.

Australian artist Justine Cooper created the marketing campaign for a non-existent drug called Havidol for Dysphoric Social Attention Consumption Deficit Anxiety Disorder (DSACDAD), which she also invented.

But the multi-media exhibit at the Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in New York, which includes a website, mock television and print advertisements and billboards is so convincing people think it is authentic.

"People have walked into the gallery and thought it was real," Mahmood said in an interview.

'Subtle kind of parody'
"They didn't get the fact that this was a parody or satire."

But Mahmood said it really took off over the Internet. In the first few days after the website ( ) went up, it had 5 000 hits. The last time he checked it had reached a quarter of a million.

"The thing that amazes me is that it has been folded into real websites for panic and anxiety disorder. It's been folded into a website for depression. It's been folded into hundreds of art blogs," he added.

The parody is in response to the tactics used by the drug industry to sell their wares to the public. Consumer advertising for prescription medications, which are a staple of television advertising in the United States, was legalised in the country in 1997.

Cooper said she intended the exhibit to be subtle.

"The drug ads themselves are sometimes so comedic. I couldn't be outrageously spoofy so I really wanted it to be a more subtle kind of parody that draws you in, makes you want this thing and then makes you wonder why you want it and maybe where you can get it," she added.

Mahmood said that in addition to generating interest among the artsy crowd, doctors and medical students have been asking about the exhibit.

"I think people identify with the condition," he said.

The number of people who were professional, no less, that started recommending the bogus drug to treat all types of hyped up mental illnesses is amazing.

Here's the website:

High Springs, FL

#7 Oct 22, 2010
The Mental Health Parity Scam


President Bush, in yet another slap at the free-enterprise system, wants to force health-insurance companies to cover mental illnesses in the way they cover bodily illnesses. This is known as “mental-health parity.”
According to the Washington Post, the psychiatrists in the audience applauded when Bush made his announcement. No kidding. They stand to reap big bucks if such legislation passes.
By what authority does the federal government order insurance companies to provide a particular kind of coverage? I thought we believe in capitalism in this country. There is nothing to prevent buyers and sellers of health insurance from bargaining to include any services they want. Some policies already include psychiatric services. Why is coercion advocated?
Because the price of the coverage is higher than people want to pay, and these days if you can’t get something you want through persuasion, you turn to force—more precisely, you ask the government to do it for you.

High Springs, FL

#8 Oct 22, 2010
Has Psychiatry Become Unhinged? This Doctor Says Yes

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Unhinged, The Trouble with Psychiatry-A Doctor's Revelations about a Profession in Crisis. By Daniel Carlat. Free Press, 256 pp.

At a press briefing at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in May in which new research about olfactory reference syndrome (people who think they smell) and links between depression and allergens was presented, a reporter's pointed question took many aback:
"How do we know your work won't be used to make bad breath or hay fever mental disorders?" the reporter asked the researchers, whose smiles faded.
The reporter was Daniel Carlat, MD and his new book, Unhinged, The Trouble with Psychiatry - A Doctor's Revelations about a Profession in Crisis, continues the shots-across-the-bow to the psychiatric establishment.

Doctors who join pharma speaker bureaus? "Hired guns."
The Vagus Nerve Stimulator for depression? "A blemish on the reputation of both the FDA and American Psychiatry."
The popular ADHD diagnosis? "A judgment based on the psychiatrist's best guess."
Prescription drug costs? "Neither the patient nor the doctor...foots the bill."
Joseph Biederman, MD's promotion of Risperdal at Massachusetts General Hospital? "The MGH department of child psychiatry had allowed itself to become a research factory for various drug companies."

Antidepressant effectiveness? "Only about half - 51 percent - of trials are positive."
The psychiatric field itself? "Many of the leaders of our field have allowed themselves to become paid puppets of the pharmaceutical industry."

High Springs, FL

#9 Oct 22, 2010
a book by Fritz Springmeier & Cisco Wheeler

High Springs, FL

#10 Oct 22, 2010
What science is there to the Mental Health Industry?

The mental health and the pharmaceutical industry has been creating mentally compromised people and bilking the Government.

1. There no evidence that depression or any other mental illness can be seen by any imaging device.

Can Brain Scans See Depression?

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After almost 30 years, researchers have not developed any standardized tool for diagnosing or treating psychiatric disorders based on imaging studies.

2. There is no specific genes associated with depression:

Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones.

The Economist

Human geneticists have reached a private crisis of conscience, and it will become public knowledge in 2010. The crisis has depressing health implications and alarming political ones. In a nutshell: the new genetics will reveal much less than hoped about how to cure disease, and much more than feared about human evolution and inequality, including genetic differences between classes, ethnicities and races.

About five years ago, genetics researchers became excited about new methods for “genome-wide association studies”(GWAS). We already knew from twin, family and adoption studies that all human traits are heritable: genetic differences explain much of the variation between individuals. We knew the genes were there; we just had to find them. Companies such as Illumina and Affymetrix produced DNA chips that allowed researchers to test up to 1m genetic variants for their statistical association with specific traits. America’s National Institutes of Health and Britain’s Wellcome Trust gave huge research grants for gene-hunting. Thousands of researchers jumped on the GWAS bandwagon. Lab groups formed and international research consortia congealed. The quantity of published GWAS research has soared.
In 2010, GWAS fever will reach its peak.
Dozens of papers will report specific genes associated with almost every imaginable trait—intelligence, personality, religiosity, sexuality, longevity, economic risk-taking, consumer preferences, leisure interests and political attitudes. The
data are already collected, with DNA samples from large populations already measured for these traits. It’s just a matter of doing the statistics and writing up the papers for Nature Genetics. The gold rush is on throughout the leading behaviour-genetics centres in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Boulder and Brisbane.
GWAS researchers will, in public, continue trumpeting their successes to science journalists and Science magazine. They will reassure Big Pharma and the grant agencies that GWAS will identify the genes that explain most of the variation in heart disease, cancer, obesity, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and ageing itself. Those genes will illuminate the biochemical pathways underlying disease, which will yield new genetic tests and blockbuster drugs. Keep holding your breath for a golden age of health, happiness and longevity.


They simply have not been delivering the goods.

3. There is no tests for chemical imbalance:

"The hypothetical disturbances of neurochemical function that are said to underlie "mental illness" are just that: hypothetical.


High Springs, FL

#11 Oct 22, 2010
Deadly Bush-Backed SSRI
Antidepressant Schemes
By Evelyn Pringle

At an FDA hearing on the safety of psychotropic drugs on Feb 2, 2004, dozens of tortured parents testified that their children had committed suicide or other violent acts after being prescribed the same drugs that are being marketed in the Bush-backed pharmaceutical industry schemes aimed at recruiting the nations 52 million school children as customers.
In July 2003, the Bush appointed New Freedoms Commission on Mental Health (NFC) recommended screening all children for mental illness and designated TeenScreen as a model program to ensure that every student receives a mental health check-up before finishing high school.
The NFC also has a preferred drug program in place modeled after the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP), that lists what drugs are to be used on children found to be mentally ill.

High Springs, FL

#12 Oct 22, 2010
The Myth of Biological Depression
by Lawrence Stevens, J.D.
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Latest Threat to the Constitution: The Domestic Violence Industry ;


Prozac / Ritalin lined up at door with armed guards

High Springs, FL

#13 Oct 22, 2010
Why your kid is drugged in school

How it works:

The State Department of Education gets monies from the Federal Government (Disability) under a program called "IDEA" for each child diagnosed with a disability. A disability could be ADD/ADHD, Bi-polar disorder, Depression or any of the other mental diagnoses.

Who profits: The State Department of Education, the mental health and counseling Industry, the Pharmaceutical company and the money that is kicked back by lobbyists for politicians special interest and of course the legal profession.

All this at the cost of your child's Health and welfare.

IDEA" Final Regulation (part 1 of 2)

300.7 Child with a disability.

(a) General.

(1) As used in this part, the term child with a disability means a child evaluated in accordance with §§300.530-300.536 as having mental retardation, a hearing impairment including deafness, a speech or language impairment, a visual impairment including blindness, serious emotional disturbance (hereafter referred to as emotional disturbance), an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, an other health impairment, a specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities, and who, by reason thereof, needs special education and related services.
(i) The term means a condition exhibiting one or more of the following characteristics over a long period of time and to a marked degree that adversely affects a child's educational performance:
(A) An inability to learn that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory, or health factors.
(B) An inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers and teachers.
(C) Inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances.
(D) A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression.
(E) A tendency to develop physical symptoms or fears associated with personal or school problems.
(ii) The term includes schizophrenia. The term does not apply to children who are socially maladjusted, unless it is determined that they have an emotional disturbance.
9) Other health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, that results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment, that-
(i) Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, and sickle cell anemia; and
(ii) Adversely affects a child's educational performance
§300.24 Related services.
(a) General. As used in this part, the term related services means transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability.
(9) Psychological services includes-
(i) Administering psychological and educational tests, and other assessment procedures;
(ii) Interpreting assessment results;
(iii) Obtaining, integrating, and interpreting information about child behavior and conditions relating to learning;
(iv) Consulting with other staff members in planning school programs to meet the special needs of children as indicated by psychological tests, interviews, and behavioral evaluations;
(v) Planning and managing a program of psychological services, including psychological counseling for children and parents; and
(vi) Assisting in developing positive behavioral intervention strategies.

High Springs, FL

#14 Oct 22, 2010
How the US exports its mental illnesses

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Kids on psych drugs have alarming weight gain

Many gain between 10 and 20 pounds in only 11 weeks, new study shows

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High Springs, FL

#15 Oct 22, 2010
Psychiatry "No Science"


Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, Introduction

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