Parents are quite simply not being given accurate information about psychiatric labels (mental disorders) or the drugs being prescribed to ‘treat’ their children. In the U.S. alone, 10 million children are currently being prescribed psychiatric drugs—more than 1 million are under the age of five (source: IMS health). Read more
It’s 943 pages long and lists out 374 mental “disorders.” It is the basis for the listing of mental disorders in the International Classification of Diseases that is used throughout the world.And though it weighs less than five pounds, its influence pervades all aspects of modern society: our governments, our courts, our military, our media and our schools.Using it, psychiatrists can enforce psychiatric drugging, seize your children and even take away your most precious personal freedoms.It is psychiatry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and it is the engine that drives a $330 billion psychiatric industry.Read More
With one in five Americans currently taking prescribed psychiatric drugs (according to Medco Health Solutions), the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), is concerned the public are not being accurately informed of the documented risks. Taking its commitment to inform and protect the public on mental health issues to a new level,CCHR has launched a comprehensive redesign of its website (http://www.cchrint.org) and enhanced drug database which features 211 psychiatric drug regulatory agency warnings, 223 studies, and over 400,000 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA by doctors, pharmacists, health care providers and consumers.
Millions of children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), BiPolar disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and many other psychiatric labels (diagnosis) none of which are supported by medical test or confirmed as physical malfunctions (disease) by science. Parents are simply told their child is mentally ill and more often than not, told to place their child on psychiatric drugs, including ADHD drugs which the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration categorizes in the same class of highly addictive substances as cocaine, morphine and opium. They are not being provided with non-harmful, non-drug solutions for problems of attention, mood or behavior.
“Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” Pathologizing Tragedy and War to Sell Drugs
Drugs and Suicides in the Armed Forces
In 2006, The Philadelphia Enquirer reported that soldiers and veterans groups had found drug use was an increasing problem in Iraq, especially because medics were generously handing out prescription medications that were being abused.
Electroshock treatment—also known as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)—and psychosurgery “treatments” are reportedly trying to stage a comeback. Yet, since their inception, these procedures have been dogged by conflict between the ECT psychiatrists who swear by them, and the multitudes of victims and families of victims whose lives have been completely ruined by them.
“The way antipsychotic drugs are used in nursing homes is a form of elder abuse…. Instead of providing individualized care, many homes indiscriminately use these drugs to sedate and subdue residents,” Director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform.