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Informadone

Aliso Viejo, CA

#1 Dec 26, 2011
Psychotropic drugs. Itís the story of big money-drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure.
The cost in human terms is even greater-these drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year.
And the death count keeps rising. Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched money-making machine.
Before these drugs were introduced in the market, people who had these conditions would not have been given any drugs at all.
So it is the branding of a disease and it is the branding of a drug for a treatment of a disease that did not exist before the industry made the disease.
I wish I saw this movie before I became a victim of psychiatry !
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/making-a-killi...
"stabilizing mood in children"
Controversy According to The Guardian newspaper: "At the heart of years of dissent against psychiatry through the ages has been its use of drugs, particularly antipsychotics, to treat distress. Do such drugs actually target any "psychiatric condition"? Or are they chemical controlóa socially-useful reduction of the paranoid, deluded, distressed, bizarre and odd into semi-vegetative zombies?"
"parents of children with bipolar disorder"
Use of this class of drugs has a history of criticism in residential care. As the drugs used can make patients calmer and more compliant, critics claim that the drugs can be overused. Outside doctors can feel under pressure from care home staff. In an official review commissioned by UK government ministers it was reported that the needless use of anti-psychotic medication in dementia care was widespread and was linked to 1800 deaths per year. In the US, the government has initiated legal action against the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson for allegedly paying kickbacks to Omnicare to promote its antipsychotic Risperidone (Risperdal) in nursing homes.
Informadone

Aliso Viejo, CA

#2 Dec 26, 2011
There is some controversy over maintenance therapy for schizophrenia. A review of studies about maintenance therapy concluded that long-term antipsychotic treatment was superior to placebo in reducing relapse in individuals with schizophrenia, although some of the studies were small. A review of major longitudinal studies in North America found that a moderate number of patients with schizophrenia were seen to recover over time from their symptoms, raising the possibility that some patients may not require maintenance medication. It has also been argued that much of the research into long-term antipsychotic maintenance may be flawed due to failure to take into account the role of antipsychotic withdrawal effects on relapse rates.
There has also been controversy about the role of pharmaceutical companies in marketing and promoting antipsychotics, including allegations of downplaying or covering up adverse effects, expanding the number of conditions or illegally promoting off-label usage; influencing drug trials (or their publication) to try to show that the expensive and profitable newer atypicals were superior to the older cheaper typicals that were out of patent. For example in the US, Eli Lilly and Company recently pleaded guilty to violating US laws for over a decade in regard to Zyprexa (olanzapine), and was ordered to pay $1.42 billion to settle criminal and civil allegations, including the biggest criminal fine for an individual corporation ever imposed in US history; while Astrazeneca is facing about 9,000 personal-injury lawsuits from more than 15,000 former users of Seroquel (quetiapine), amidst federal investigations of its marketing practices. By expanding the conditions for which they were indicated, Astrazeneca's Seroquel and Eli Lilly's Zyprexa had become the biggest selling antipsychotics in 2008 with global sales of $5.5 billion and $5.4 billion respectively.

"medications for treating bipolar disorder in children"

Some critics have also analyzed the use of alleged front organizations and conflicted patient "advocacy" groups funded by pharmaceutical companies that seek to set the mental health agenda, including the use of the law to force people to take antipsychotics against their will, often justified by claims about risk of suicide.

"treatment for children and adolescents with bipolar disorder"

and look at this:
An 84 - 94% Chance Your Child Will Incorrectly Be Determined to Have a Mental IllnessOne of the things TeenScreen fails to openly disclose is that the percent of false-positives for their pencil and paper screening "tool" - called the Columbia Suicide Screen (CSS)- is 84%, which means that the chances of your child walking away falsely labeled as "suicidal" or "mentally ill" is 84%! Click to view PDF document ó see page 7. The Diagnostic Predictive Scales (DPS)- the computer screening version - has false-positives up to 94%(Lucas et al., 2001). Any screening program with that high a rate of false positives is for all intents and purposes useless. In a study involving ten high schools, the staff reported losing confidence in the screen due to the large number of false positives (Hallfors et al., 2006). In fact, the author of the TeenScreen test, Dr. David Shaffer, acknowledges that his screening tool "would deliver many who were not at risk for suicide, and that could reduce the acceptability of a school-based prevention program."

http://www.teenscreentruth.com

Psychiatry almost killed me, don't fall for it !
Informadone

Aliso Viejo, CA

#3 Dec 26, 2011
Psychotropic drugs. Itís the story of big money-drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure.The cost in human terms is even greater-these drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year.

And the death count keeps rising. Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched money-making machine.

Before these drugs were introduced in the market, people who had these conditions would not have been given any drugs at all.So it is the branding of a disease and it is the branding of a drug for a treatment of a disease that did not exist before the industry made the disease.

from: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/making-a-killi...
bpripoff

Aliso Viejo, CA

#4 Jan 3, 2012
Rebecca Riley seemed a normal, playful young child, if at times a little boisterous. Then, aged 2, she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and at 3 as having a bipolar personality. By the age of 4, Rebecca was dead, killed by an overdose of the drug clonidine, which was being used to treat her condition. She was also taking the anti-convulsant Depakote (valproate) and the anti-psychotic Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) to stabilise her mood.

Rebecca died next to her parents' bed in Hull, Massachusetts, on 13 December last year. This Wednesday a pre-trial hearing began that will be followed by a full trial to determine whether her parents, Carolyn and Michael Riley, intentionally gave Rebecca too much of the drug, or whether she died of an accidental overdose. Whatever the verdict, Rebecca's tragic story forms part of a wider narrative: the growing numbers of young children in the US ...
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