relative refusing bipolar medications
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#1 Jan 2, 2012
Psychiatric disorders are not medical diseases !!!
Read all here http://www.cchr.org/quick-facts/introduction....
Quick Facts about Psychiatry
While posing as “authorities” on the mind and mental health, psychiatry has no scientific basis for any of its treatments or methods. Presented herein is specific evidence debunking several of the main claims and methods of this pseudo-science.
Real Disease vs. Mental “Disorder”
Psychiatric disorders are not medical diseases. There are no lab tests, brain scans, X-rays or chemical imbalance tests that can verify any mental disorder is a physical condition. This is not to say that people do not get depressed, or that people can’t experience emotional or mental duress, but psychiatry has repackaged these emotions and behaviors as “disease” in order to sell drugs. This is a brilliant marketing campaign, but it is not science.
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Psychiatric Disorders Voted Into Existence
Psychiatry’s diagnostic criteria are literally voted into existence and inserted into the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). What is voted in is a system of classification of symptoms that is drastically different from, and foreign to, anything in medicine. None of the diagnoses are supported by objective evidence of physical disease, illness, or science.
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Psychiatry Admits It Has No Cures
“We do not know the causes [of any mental illness]. We don’t have the methods of ‘curing’ these illnesses yet.”—Dr. Rex Cowdry, psychiatrist and director of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1995
No Brain Scans For Mental Illness
Psychiatrists claim that brain scans now show brain changes that “prove” mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression, are brain-based. There is no scientific evidence to prove this: it remains what the “fine print” in the studies tell you:“suggests,”“may” and “it is hoped.”
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Psychiatrists can’t predict what adverse side effects you might experience because not one of them knows how their drugs work.
Psychotropic drugs are increasingly being exposed as chemical toxins with the power to kill. Psychiatrists claim their drugs save lives, but according to their own studies, psychotropic drugs can double the risk of suicide.
No Genetic Proof of Mental Illnesses
“No claim for a gene for a psychiatric condition has stood the test of time, in spite of popular misinformation.”—Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist
#2 Jan 2, 2012
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a nonprofit mental health watchdog, responsible for helping to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive practices. CCHR has long fought to restore basic inalienable human rights to the field of mental health, including, but not limited to, full informed consent regarding the medical legitimacy of psychiatric diagnosis, the risks of psychiatric treatments, the right to all available medical alternatives and the right to refuse any treatment considered harmful.
#3 Jan 4, 2012
Bipolar medication effects on me:
Inability to feel pleasure from music
inability to find anything beauitiful in life anymore
complete loss of creativeness, no longer play my piano
can no longer do art, which I used to love
complete loss of enthusiasm for anything in life.
No sex drive
inability to orgasm
no sensual feelings in any part of my body
inability to feel love for my parents or any love atall
inability to feel romantic feelings, I was inlove, but the feeling of being inlove has gone away completely
almost complete inability to feel sad or hurt or to cry.
compete loss of all emotions and feelings
inability to tolerate alcohol, alcohol will not have any affect on me, no longer produces any pleasant feelings atall, will not make me drunk and drinking it makes me feel sick.
Inability to feel pleasure from anything, including coffee, ciggerettes, alcohol.
No way am I taking that poison again.
#5 Jan 14, 2012
Disease mongering is the practice of widening the diagnostic boundaries of illnesses, and promoting public awareness of such, in order to expand the markets for those who sell and deliver treatments, which may include pharmaceutical companies, physicians, and other professional or consumer organizations.
Using no medical tests at all, I'm diagnosing you as 'crazy.' Here's a prescription for brain-disabling "abilify" a nueroleptic drug.
I did this without any lab test,brain scan or procedure known to medical science? that you in fact "have" the "illness" implied by the diagnostic labels.
You're now locked into a life-time diagnosis, needing life-time "treatment". Meanwhile, I'll get life-time payments, either from you or from your health insurance."
Thats psychiatry explianed.
#6 Feb 19, 2012
Lets take a deeper look at this commerical for Abilify and see what they are actually saying.
I understand that the drug is likely to provoke various unpleasant effects when I stop taking it, especially if I stop too suddenly. I understand that although withdrawal reactions are systematically ignored in psychiatric drug treatment or research, they might represent the worst part of my whole drug-taking episode. I further understand that these reactions will often closely resemble the original symptoms for which the drug was prescribed to me, and are likely to be taken for a return of these symptoms (a "relapse"), rather than for withdrawal effects. I realize that my doctor or the researcher is likely to interpret these reactions as a sign that my "illness" is chronic and that my drug is "effective."
#8 Mar 15, 2012
A generation ago, society had eccentrics. Now, thanks to the efforts of psychiatrists, we have now people with “mental disorders” and the number of disorders grows each year. People who worry about state surveillance are labelled “Paranoid”, those who argue passionately against injustice and have a head full of facts and figures are “Deluded” and suffering from “Thought Disorder” and those full of dreams and visions of a better world are “Psychotic”. Meanwhile, kids who prefer to explore their surroundings and chatter (as thousands of years of evolution prepared them to do) instead of sitting still listening to teachers are labelled as “suffering from ADHD” and drugged. Government consultation documents on mental health claim that “10% of children suffer from mental disorders” and that more measures need to be put in place to “identify and treat them early”. Mental health is a growing industry and drug companies reap the profits, while experimenting on animals and people.
There's no such thing as “mental illness”. Illness is physical; it has symptoms that can be objectively observed and tested for. Yet doctors who become psychiatrists use a manual of behavioural “symptoms” and a check-box approach to label people and commit them to a system in which they have few rights and can be stigmatised for life.
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