Sunday, November 26, 2006

Wilhelm Wundt

In 1879, German psychologist Wilhelm Wundt unveiled "experimental" psychology to his students at Leipzig University, declaring the study of the soul a "waste of energy" and Man was nothing more then an animal. By redefining Man's problems in biological terms, Wundt and his fellow psychologists were able to place the treatment of such problems, and the funding for it, firmly within their own ranks.
Wundt's new "science" in describing Man as an animal that could be manipulated as easily as a dog could be trained to salivate at the sound of a bell, found great favor with governments. His theories fueled the ambitions of Germany's "Iron Chancellor", Otto Von Bismarck, who sought control of the masses to feed his war machine.
Although the "man is an animal" theory is easily disproved - dogs do not drive cars, horses will never paint masterpieces and concertos have yet to be performed by an orchestra of monkeys - psychology and psychiatry adopted Wundt's theory as truth.
Man was declared "victim" of his environment and was said to have little conscious control of his own thoughts and actions. However, psychology and psychiatry have yet to scientifically isolate one biological cause of unwanted behavior, or offer a workable cure.

As a closing statement for today's blog, here is a quote from Wilhelm Wundt in 1911:
"The soul can no longer exist in the face of our present-day physiological knowledge."

Friday, November 24, 2006

Origins of the words Psychology and Psychiatry

The word psychology first appeared in the English language in the 17th century and derives from psyche (soul) and ology (study of). As a philosophical subject, it considered the mid and body as separate entities. French philosopher Rene Descartes reasoned "the mind and body were separate because if something is taken away from the body (i.e. a foot), nothing is considered to have been lost by the mind." His philosophy, known as dualism (dual condition), determined that the mind does not exist in space as ordinary physical substances do; it can think for itself and has purpose and freedom of will.
As long as man's problems were those of the soul, it was the domain of the clergy and religion to to address those problems.
Later, in 1808 the word "psychiatry" was coined by Johann Christian Reil. This word means "doctoring the soul", coming from psyche (soul) and iatros (doctor). This new word allowed psychiatrists to take matters of the soul away from religion and into their own, incapable hands.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"The Father of American Psychiatry"

Dr. Benjamin Rush - also known as the "Father of American Psychiatry" was alive from 1745-1813. Just before he passed away - in 1812 - he published the first American textbook on psychiatry.
In this book, masturbation and too much blood to the brain were considered causes of madness. Treatment involved cauterizing the spine and genitals or encasing the patient's private parts in plaster to prevent masturbation. (Oddly enough, in present time masturbation is considered and needful activity which prevents madness.)
Rush's recommended treatment included:

  • Dropping "patients" into a well, on the basis that "if the patient nearly drowned and then brought back to life, he would take a fresh start, leaving his disease."
  • Blistering the ankles to draw blood away from the "overheated head."
  • Bleeding as much as "four-fifths of the blood in the body" to relieve the "excessive action" in the patient's brain.

None of his ideas about the brain being the cause of insanity has ever been medically proven, and psychiatrists still forward this fallacy today to market their mind-altering drugs.

To end this segment about American Psychiatry's "Father", here as a quote from him about his invention - the "Tranquilzer Chair" pictured about two posts below this one:

"It binds and confines every part of the body. By preventing the muscles from acting...the position of the head and feet favors the easy application of cold water to the former and warm water to the latter. Its effects have been truly delightful to me."

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Johann Christian Reil, 1800-1808

Johann Christian Reil coined the term "psychiatry" in 1808. The word literally means "healing the soul" from Greek "psyche". Yet Reil had already concluded in 1803 - without evidence - that mental disturbances were of the brain, not the soul. He advocated punishment, intimidation, loud noises, flogging and opium as treatments, describing them as "non-injurious torture." For a man that suffered "delusions about the purity of the female sex," Reil recommended "a prostitute who will cure his delusions."

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Here's a continuation of our history. I last left off on the 1700s. Here are the "advances" psychiatry made from 1700-1800:

Throughout the 1700s and 1800s, patients were chained naked to walls, beaten with rods and lashed into obedience. French asylum director Philippe Pinel abolished the use of chains in Paris' Salpetriere Institution in 1793. In their place he instituted straitjackets and threatened patients who misbehaved with "10 severe lashes".

I can't say that there were any huge advances or changes made in psychiatry during this time, it was pretty much the same torturous treatment as in the 1600s-1700s. None of the above is not nearly as awful as what the "Father of American Psychiatry" Benjamin Rush did to his patients. I'll share that with you next time, but just to leave you with an idea of his attitude, here's a quote from Dr. Benjamin Rush regarding one of his inventions - the "Tranquilizer Chair", which was used to keep the patient in a state of discomfort and pain for hours on end:
"It binds and confines every part of the body. By preventing the muscles from acting...the position of the head and feet favors the easy application of cold water or ice to the former and warm water to the latter. Its effects have been truly delightful to me."
Here's a pic of the chair:

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Monday, October 30, 2006

A history of Psychiatry -1600-1700

I have decided to post some information on the history of Psychiatry. Recently, I visited CCHR's Psychiatry - An Industry of Death Museum, which gave me a greater understanding of Psychiatrists and what they think of the human race and WHY they think that way. This museum shows the progression of psychiatry and it's views. I'd like to try to show anyone reading this blog that same progression. So, here it goes - starting with Psychiatry from 1600-1700:

Until the mid 1800s, the practice that became known as "psychiatry" was responsible only for the warehousing of the mentally disturbed. Patients were treated like animals, often confined to cages, closets and animal stalls. They were also shackled and flogged.

Psychiatrist Lee Coleman, author of
Reign of Error: Psychiatry, Authority, and Law, says the roots of psychiatry are based on control and power, "Whatever was done to make this person more manageable would be simply called a treatment. And the sad realty is that many of these so-called treatments were in essence torture."

Through the 1600s and 1700s, inmates of the infamous "Bedlam" mental asylum in London were chained, beaten, fed rotten food and subjected to regular bloodlettings. The only beneficiaries of this treatment were the asylum attendants, who made fortunes from their human warehouses and displayed their victims like circus sideshow acts to anyone willing to pay admission.

In 1684 in England, Dr. Thomas Willis authored a text on insanity, claiming: "Discipline, threats, fetters [shackles], and blows are needed...Truly nothing is more necessary and more effective for the recovery of these people than forcing them to respect and fear intimidation."

It has often been said that those who don't know the history are likely to repeat it. Lets see if Psychiatrists have. I'll be posting tidbits of history that I've been able to find every day that I can.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Psychiatric drugging behind school shootings

29 people have been killed and 62 wounded by school shooters taking violence and suicide inducing psychiatric drugs. These notorious school-yard crimes include, among others, the 2005 Red Lake Indian Reservation shooting by Jeff Weise on Prozac, the 1999 Columbine shooting by Eric Harris on Luvox, and a 1998 shooting in Springfield, Oregon by Kip Kinkel on Prozac.

Including this morning's murder in a one-room schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, three shootings have occurred within the last week. One of these three shootings occurred at a school in Bailey, Colorado, less than an hour's drive from Columbine. Rocky Mountain News reports that outside Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colorado, antidepressants were recovered from shooter Duane Morrison's jeep, after he took several girls hostage and killed one of the school girls before taking his own life.

The U.S. FDA warns that antidepressants can cause suicidal ideation, mania and psychosis. The manufacturers of one antidepressant, Effexor, now warn the drug can cause homicidal ideation. This month, a study came out in the Public Library of Science-Medicine journal, conducted by David Healy, director of Cardiff's University's North Wales department of psychological medicine, which found that the antidepressant Paxil raises the risk of violence. Though the study focuses specifically on Paxil, Healy reasoned that other antidepressant drugs like Prozac, Celexa and Zoloft, most likely pose the same risk of violence.

"We've got good evidence that the drugs can make people violent and you'd have to reason from that that there may be more episodes of violence," Healy said.

This morning another community was torn by the irrational murder of multiple school children. Violence and suicide inducing psychiatric drugs are taking a huge toll on our children and our community. School shootings are plaguing the nation. With three in the last week alone, investigators must look into the causes for this psychotic, suicidal behavior, and they should start at the most obvious place.

Was Charles Carl Roberts IV, who murdered Amish schoolgirls before shooting himself, on these behavior-altering drugs, like so many of the school shooters? Go to to learn more about the connection between violence and antidepressants, or read the Report on Escalating International Warnings on Psychiatric Drugs, published by the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, a psychiatric watchdog group.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Breaking News!

Check out this page. It is filled with breaking news about psychiatry and psychiatric drugs.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

FDA issues new drug warnings

The Food and Drug Administration has discovered new risks with psychiatric drug users.
Many SSRI/SNRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors/selective serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) drugs have been found to up the risk of a fatal lung disorder in newborns when the mother has taken SSRIs or SNRIs during pregnancy. These drugs are common drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Cymbalta and more.

Also, these drugs, when used in combination of certain migraine medications like Imitrex, Amerge and Zomig, can result in a life threatening condition called serotonin syndrome - the symptoms of which are (per
this site) are:
euphoria, drowsiness, sustained rapid eye movement, overreaction of the reflexes, rapid muscle contraction and relaxation in the ankle causing abnormal movements of the foot, clumsiness, restlessness, feeling drunk and dizzy, muscle contraction and relaxation in the jaw, sweating, intoxication, muscle twitching, rigidity, high body temperature, mental status changes were frequent (including confusion and hypomania - a "happy drunk" state), shivering, diarrhea, loss of consciousness and death.

I found the above alert on
this Yahoo! site.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Reporting Psychiatric Abuse

When someone is abused by a doctor, they rarely have anyone to turn to. If you have been abused by your psychiatrist, report it to They will help.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

An article I ran across

The following article - titled "INHUMAN BEINGS - The Chemicalized Personality" is by Tom Solari, a writer and producer:
A mother murders her five children. High school students massacre their classmates. An Iraq vet stabs his wife 71 times. How can this happen?
A common thread in these occurrences is the fact that the killers have been taking psychiatric medications. But that is too simple. So we hear about “post-partum depression” and “combat stress.” In the case of the teens, it's “the breakdown of the family" or it’s the music, the movies, the video games.
The real answer is the dehumanizing effect of drugs.
A human being has more than one aspect. There is a definite electro-chemical component. The body physically functions via electro-chemical processes. Then there is that aspect which perceives and reasons and creates. This is not electro-chemical. When people communicate with each other, it is not chemical molecules that are exchanging ideas. This is the spiritual aspect; the conscious, aware individual.
There is also a mental component—a mind—which is an interactive link between the reasoning factor and the physical. A healthy mind (motivated by the spirit) is analytical. A less healthy mind is less analytical and more and more reactive. It operates on a stimulus/response basis, motivated by random factors. A troubled, unhealthy mind doesn't reason. It doesn't perceive well. It reacts to stimuli.
For a long time now, the mental health establishment has been telling us that we are chemical in nature. They would have us believe that they can solve our problems with mood-altering drugs—a little dash of this and a little dash of that. That approach may work at the purely physical level, as in taking antibiotics to handle infection, but it is not the physical component that gives us our rationality, our humanity. It is not the molecules in the brain that are thinking and perceiving, loving and caring, creating great music and poetry. No, the physical component is comprised of cells and electrical impulses, which are as reasoning and creative as an avocado or the electric current that powers your toaster.
When a person is troubled, he is already sliding in the direction of the reactive, unthinking, physical impulse side of his nature. To then give him chemical, mood-altering drugs, pushes him further in that direction. While the sedative effect may appear to calm him down, he is becoming, more and more chemicalized.
So is it any wonder that these killers seem less than human? They ARE less than human. Though they can appear bright and calculating at times, real judgment is gone. They are completely reactive; alienated. Their minds bubble and boil like the mass of chemicals they have become. The analytical capacity is gone. The spirit is gone. Their humanity is gone. They respond randomly and literally to stimuli (enter music, movies and video games). Then, in the extreme, they lash out with violence at the imagined demons and enemies in their own unreal world. They have been mentally short-circuited by the drugs that are supposed to be helping them. It is the ultimate betrayal.
And when their bizarre, chemically induced, nightmare world collides with the world of OUR reality—which consists of living people, loving families, children, teachers, learning, accomplishment—a slaughter ensues and we are left to wonder "WHY?" "WHAT HAPPENED?"
The answer: psychiatry happened. And why would anyone perpetrate such a crime as to drug children and adults, driving them insane, all in the name of help? It's too horribly simple. It’s a multi-billion dollar business. They do it for money.
The good news is that when society wakes up to these facts, we will cease to allow these evils to occur. It's time.

Tom Solari
Copyright(c)2006 Tom SolariAll Rights ReservedTom Solari is a writer and video producer, living and working in Los Angeles. He is concerned about a culture that promotes chemical dependency as a solution to problems, when logic and the evidence shows that this approach deepens the problem by numbing the brain, muddling the mind and undermining the human spirit

Friday, July 28, 2006

Psychiatrists causing school violence

Did you know that eight out of 13 U.S. school shootings were committed by teens taking prescribed psychotropic drugs known to cause violent and suicidal behavior? It's a disgusting, but true fact. Find out more.

Thursday, July 27, 2006


This is a video of a lobotomy. These are still practiced today under the name neurosurgery for mental disorders:

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Electric Convulsive Therapy

Here's a video on Electric Convulsive Therapy aka "Shock Treatment" aka ECT.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Involuntary Commitment

You may wonder, how easy is it to be involuntarily commited to a psychiatric hospital? It's so easy that in the United States, a person is involuntarily committed every 1 1/4 minutes. It is similar throughout the entire world.

Click here for more info.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Deadly Use of Psychiatric Restraints

  • Between 1950 and 1964, more people died in U.S. psychiatric hospitals than were killed in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War combined. In fact, between 1950 and 1990, the total number of psychiatric inpatient deaths exceeded the cumulative number of war casualties by at least 70%.
  • Between 1998 and 1999, 150 people died from restraint procedures in psychiatric facilities in the United States. Thirteen of these deaths over a two-year period were of teenagers and children placed under psychiatric care.

The above are some facts I found on restraints from You would think that a mental hospital would be a caring place where mental patients get the help they need to get better. This is not so. Virtually every day through psychiatric drugs, restraints, brutality, assault and neglect, mental patients are tortured and killed.
Horror stories have recently emerged of children dying strapped to beds and chairs. Others were pinned to floors by hospital staff, crying out that they couldn't breathe. One six-year-old boy, for instance, died alone of asphyxiation while strapped to a wheelchair. Another teenager died of the same cause, while staffers shoved a towel over his mouth and wrapped a sheet around his head. Far from being told the circumstances under which their children died, family members were frequently told that these deaths were due to natural causes or unfortunate accidents.
Due to exposure of these needless and tragic deaths, federal regulations in the United States now prohibit the use of physical and chemical restraints to coerce or discipline psychiatric patients. The regulation, passed in 1999, also ordered a national reporting system to be implemented and for government funding to be cut to any facility that fails to abide by the regulations.
Yet despite these federal regulations, the deaths continue. The Citizen's Commission on Human Rights is partnering with state and federal agencies to abolish this deadly practice.

For more information on deadly restraints, go to, or try this link.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What is Psychosurgery (aka Neurosurgery for Mental Disorders)?

I'd like you to keep in mind that the following still occurs in mental hospitals today:

The roots of psychosurgery can be traced to a medieval treatment called “trepanning” (cutting out circular sections of the skull). Ancient doctors believed this liberated demons and bad spirits from a person.

However, modern psychosurgery can be traced to an incident in 1848 when an explosion drove an iron rod through the cheek and out the top of the head of railway worker Phineas Gage. Before the accident, Gage had been a capable foreman, a religious man with a well-balanced mind and a shrewd business sense. After the rod was removed and he recovered, Gage became fitful, irreverent, grossly profane, impatient and obstinate.

That an alteration in behavior could be achieved by damaging parts of the brain without killing a person did not go unnoticed, and in 1882 Swiss asylum superintendent Gottlieb Burckhardt became the first known psychosurgeon. He removed cerebral tissue from six patients, hoping “the patient might be transformed from a disturbed to a quiet dement.” Although one died and others developed epilepsy, paralysis and aphasia (loss of ability to use or understand words), Burckhardt was pleased with his now quiet patients.
So was born a new mental “treatment.”

On November 12, 1935, Egas Moniz, a professor of neurology in Lisbon, Portugal, performed the first lobotomy inspired by an experiment in which the frontal lobes of two chimpanzees were removed. Moniz conducted the same operation on humans, theorizing that the source of mental disorders was this part of the brain.

A 12-year follow-up study observed that Moniz’s patients suffered relapses, seizures and deaths. Yet this did not deter others from following in his footsteps.

On September 14, 1936, U.S. psychiatrist Walter J. Freeman performed his first lobotomy. Using electric shock as an anesthetic, he inserted an ice pick beneath the eye socket bone into the brain with a surgical mallet. Movement of the instrument then severed the fibers of the frontal brain lobes, causing irreversible brain damage.

Between 1946 and 1949 the lobotomies increased tenfold. Freeman himself performed or supervised approximately 3,500 procedures, producing armies of zombies. By 1948, the death rate from lobotomies was 3%. Yet Freeman toured from city to city, promoting his procedure by lecturing and publicly lobotomizing patients in theatrical fashion. The press dubbed his tour “Operation Ice Pick.”

Today, under the sanitized name of “neurosurgery” for mental disorders (NMD), psychosurgery advocates such as the Scottish Health Secretary propose that lobotomies — performed by burning out the frontal lobes — be used on patients without their consent. In Russia between 1997 and 1999, Dr. Sviatoslav Medvedec, director of St. Petersburg’s Institute of the Human Brain, admitted to overseeing more than 100 psychosurgery operations given mainly to teenagers for drug addiction. “I think the West is too cautious about neurosurgery because of the obsession with human rights...” he said.

In 1999, Alexander Lusikian was admitted to the “Brain Institute” at St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was to receive psychosurgery to cure his drug addiction. The operation was performed without anesthesia. Four holes were drilled into his head during a four-hour operation and sections of the brain were cauterized (burned) with liquid nitrogen, causing excruciating pain. After he was released, the wounds on his scalp festered so badly that he needed to be re-hospitalized. Within a week of the psychosurgery, Lusikian was craving drugs and within two months, he had completely reverted to drugs.

Frances Farmer 1914-1970
Upset over a string of failed relationships, Hollywood actress Frances Farmer was arrested in January 1943, after a bout of heavy drinking. Refusing to cooperate with psychiatrist Thomas H. Leonard, she was committed to an institution. For the next seven years, she was subjected to 90 insulin shock treatments and numerous bouts of electroshock. She later told of being “raped by orderlies, gnawed on by rats, poisoned by tainted food, chained in padded cells, strapped in strait jackets and half drowned in ice baths.” By the time of her release, she was withdrawn and terrified of people. After three years, she was up to working again—sorting dirty laundry. Her career and life were ruined.

This was exerpted from
this Citizen's Commission for Human Rights link.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Psychiatrists still use ECT

Did you know that psychiatrists still use Electric Convulsive Shock Therapy - also known as ECT? This is where a psychiatrist puts an enormous amount of electrical current through the brain of a human being, thereby "curing" the patient. First of all, hasn't your mother ever told you not to stick your finger in an electrical socket? How would it make sense that this would differ for the insane, or even for the depressed?
Second of all, this treatment actually causes irreversable damage to the brain, memory loss, and sometimes death - either by suicide or by shock. The general result of such a treatment is that the patient is made into a vegatable, while psychiatrists rake in an estimated $3 billion annually in the United States alone.

The brilliant writer and Nobel Prize winner, Mr. Ernest Hemmingway, was given electric shock treatment. He told his friend, “Well, what is the sense of ruining my head and erasing my memory, which is my capital, and putting me out of business? It was a brilliant cure but we lost the patient....” and indeed we did, Mr. Hemmingway committed suicide shortly afterward in 1961.

For more information on this terrible and deadly "treatment", check out
this link.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Questioning the Safety of ADHD drugs

The Hamilton Spectator states that the federal health agency abruptly suspended the ADHD drug Adderall XR in February of last year, only to reinstate it six months later.
The safety of the drug came into question following a 2004 U.S. review that linked the stimulant drug to the sudden death of 25 people, including 19 children, between 1999 and 2003.
A recent survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the stimulant drugs send nearly 3,100 people to the emergency rooms every year from overdoses, accidental use and serious side effects ranging from racing hearts to strokes.
The federal health agency gave no reason for reinstating the drug, no changes to it where made and these side effects and problems remain unaddressed.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

"Kiddy Cocaine"

This new street drug is one that is doled out by psychiatrists to kids with ADHD. I'm talking about Ritalin.
Some oof the street names for it are:
Diet Coke
Kiddy cocaine
Vitamin R
Poor man's cocaine

Ritalin is the common name for methylphenidate, classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule II narcotic — the same classification as cocaine, morphine and amphetamines. It is abused by kids and teens for its stimulant effects.
While the law forbids unrestricted distribution of these powerful stimulants, the sad fact remains that these substances are freely available almost anywhere. “Kiddie cocaine,” as it has been called, is handed out like candy. In some schools as many as 20 percent of the students take Ritalin regularly.

Short-term Effects:
Its severest effects include nervousness, insomnia, pulse changes and heart problems. In June 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that Ritalin and its sister drugs may cause visual hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, psychotic behavior, as well as aggression or violent behavior. Hazards multiply as users up their quantity, grind and snort it, liquefy or inject it, and use it along with ecstasy and other drugs. Abuse in larger doses puts stress on the heart, which can be fatal, and injection causes serious damage to the lungs and eyes.

Long Term Effects:
The manufacturer says methylphenidate is a drug of dependency. Children on stimulant medications have twice the future rate of drug abuse. One-third of all child anorexia (eating disorders) are linked to use of this drug, as are symptoms of obsessive compulsive behavior — within the first year of use.
A Texas researcher has also found that after only three months of Ritalin use, one out of twelve children treated with it had genetic abnormalities associated with an increased risk of cancer.

Those are the facts on this vile substance. I got this information from Before opening your kid up to a world of drug abuse and horror, check out the facts. Additional information can be found at

Friday, July 14, 2006

How did I get all the info I have about Psychiatry?

I thought you may want to know where I get so many news articles about Psychiatry. I have my yahoo account set up to give me alerts about Ritalin. If you get a free account with, and then go to the option to have alerts (which are free too), you can set up any alert you want and it will email you news articles every day. Once you are done with your research, you can delete the alert.

Another really good site to find info about psychiatry is and the sites that this blog links to.

Just thought you may want to know!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Ritalin being prescribed to preschoolers

This article as well as several other news articles that I have seen recently discusses psychiatrists in New Zealand and Australia that are prescribing Ritalin to children under six years of age - though this is against the drug company's warnings, as these drugs have not been tested for children at this age. So, in addition to exposing very young children to the myriad side effects of this powerful ADHD, it's not even tested for them, and it could have other short and long term effects on these kids.

I have spoken to people who have taken Ritalin and Prozac. It made them either incredibly irritable, or numb. They were unable to feel happy or sad, and unable to appropriately react to situations in life. Not letting a young child be a young child, and instead putting them on mind altering drugs is not right.

Check out this site for more information on what these drugs do to a person.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

How Wierd is this?

This article is about a video game that comes with a two week supply of prozac. How is that legal or even right? They aren't prescribed, and they have devastating side effects to children.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Anti-depressants leading to murder

This article talks about Andrea Yates and her murder of two children by drowning them in their bathtub in 2002. She pleaded insanity - and she was on Effexor, a psychiatric drug which recently added "Homicidal ideation" to their 36 pages of side effects and did nothing to publicize this fact.

For more information on the adverse effects of psychiatric drugs, check out

Friday, July 07, 2006

Screening school children

Today, psychologists are calling for “mandatory, universal behavioral screening” and psychiatrists want mandatory “depression screening.” With a license to inspect every pre-schooler, psychologists falsely claim they can identify those “at risk” of becoming unstable, anti-social and even violent.

One “teen screen” program in the United States claims that if youth were found to be “at risk” and were treated, suicides could be prevented. The “health” survey asks students questions such as, “Has there been a time when nothing was fun for you and you just weren’t interested in anything?” “Has there been a time when you felt you couldn’t do anything well or that you weren’t as good-looking or as smart as other people?” With enough checks against the question, the next questionnaire, called the “Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children” (DISC), purportedly checks for 18 psychiatric disorders. Voila! The child is referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist and, usually, prescribed drugs.

Harvard University psychiatrist Joseph Glenmullen says the questionnaire of symptoms used to “diagnose” depression “may look scientific,” but “when one examines the questions asked and the scales used, they are utterly subjective measures….”

Such “depression screening” in the general community has undoubtedly influenced the 60 million prescriptions for antidepressants written in the U.S.—about 10% of the American population, including 1.5 million children. England’s “Defeat Depression Campaign” resulted in the “prescribing of antidepressants by general practitioners rising substantially.”

For more info about Teen screening, check out

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Drugging Children

This news article discusses how drugging children is a sign of cruelty and troubled times.

Did you know that when a child exhibits side effects of ADHD drugs- which include demonstrating paranoia or schizophrenia, they are just given more drugs instead of weaning them off of the ADHD drug and/or discovering if the drug they are currently using is causing these symptoms? Did you know that the FDA is looking at issuing a
black box warning on such drugs?

If you want more information about the harmful effects of psychiatric drugs on both children and adults, go to

Monday, June 26, 2006

There are no tests for psychiatric diseases

This video shows that there are no tests that psychiatrists do to find out if someone has a mental illness: It also points up the fact that all diseases in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual are voted upon and not actually tested or discovered in individuals. Check out the video. If you want more information, go to

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Natural treatment for ADHD

In recent studies, there have been a couple of natural remedies that seem to help ADHD symptoms.
One is the powerful anti-oxidant
Pycnogenol, which is a kind of pine tree extract. A test was done to see if this anti-oxidant would alleviate ADHD symptoms in kids, and it did! There are no known side-effects at this time.
The other natural remedy is
fish oil - which contains omega 3 and has been proved in Australia to improve a child's attention span, and has no known side-effects.

So, take a look at the above studies, and see if this could help you or your child with ADHD symptoms.

(Make sure to only try one of these remedies at a time, as Pycnogenol is not supposed to be taken with some other vitamins.)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The side effects of ADHD drugs

This news article discusses the many side effects of ADHD drugs, some of which are heart attack, stroke, hypertension, heart palpitations, an irregular heartbeat, psychosis, mania, aggressive behavior, schizophrenia and hallucinations. There have also been deaths linked to these drugs.

If a child develops psychosis, mania, schizophrenia, etc after taking these drugs, psychiatrists do not wean the child off the drug that is producing the side effects. Instead, they put the child on additional drugs to treat the "symptoms" - which are really side effects.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Child drugging for pharmaceutical profit

This news article says that children in the lower income areas of Sidney Australia are being targeting for diagnosis of ADHD and subsequent drugging with Ritalin. This is to the benefits of pharmaceutical companies in Australia - where there is the highest amount of diagnosis and drugging for ADHD.
One young man Antoni Stovak, 23, was diagnosed with the disorder as a teenager and now works to raise awareness of non-medicated treatments. This is what he has to say about his experience on ADHD drugs:

"I was put on dexamphetamine (Ritalin) and was basically in a fog. I didn't eat, I didn't sleep, I was gloomy and depressed and as soon as I came off it the effects were immediate," he said.

Make sure you check out all the pros and cons of psychiatric drugs before you or your child get put into a fog of depression.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Prescriptions for anti-psychotic drugs on children are on the rise

This New York Times article states that psychiatrists are now prescribing more prescription drugs to children then ever before - antipsychotic medications were prescribed to 1,438 per 100,000 children and adolescents in 2002, up from 275 per 100,000 in the two-year period from 1993 to 1995. Also, researchers have found that the total number of visits for people below the age of 21 that resulted in prescriptions for anti-psychotic drugs increased to 1,224,000 in 2002 from 201,000 1993 to 1995.

Dr. John Olfson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University said, "to me the most striking thing was that nearly one in five psychiatric visits for young people included a prescription for antipsychotics."

These anti-psychotics have not been tested for children, and the known side effects for adults are increased heart problems and susceptibility to diabetes. They can also result in a person getting
muscle contractions, Parkinsons and Tardive dyskinesia.

Dr. John March, a professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at Duke University said: "We are using these medications and don't know how they work, if they work, or at what cost. It amounts to a huge experiment with the lives of American kids, and what it tells us is that we've got to do something other than we're doing now" to assess the drugs' overall impact.

Don't let your child be put on untested drugs with possible life-long side-effects. Check out for more information, and do your own research when it comes to psychiatric drugs.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

New Anti-depressant is released

A new anti-depressant (Wellbutrin XL) has been approved by the FDA to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which (per theDSM) is a depression that gets worse when the daylight hours begin to dwindle.
First of all - as I have
posted previously, the DSM is a non-scientific manual that is fabricated largely on the basis of psychiatric votes - not scientific fact.
Second - this new anti-depressant has such side effects as weight loss, dry mouth, nausea, insomnia, dizziness, sore throat, irritability, hostility, seizures, increased blood pressure, worsening depression, delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, thoughts of suicide, mood swings and suicide. This is not a complete list of side effects, however it's what I could gather from the
Wellbutrin XL website.

These side effects are intensely serious. So are the side effects of
many other antidepressants. Do your research before taking anti-depressants or letting a loved one take them - you may be saving their life.

For more information on psychiatry and antidepressants - go to

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Psychiatrists declare the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders unscientific

Ofer Zur, Ph.D., and Nola Nordmarken, MFT, state that "The DSM is more a political document than a scientific one. Decisions regarding inclusion or exclusion of disorders are made by majority vote rather than by indisputable scientific data."

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Psychiatrists - using untested drugs on children

Psychiatrists are now prescribing anti-psychotic medications made for adults to children. These anti-psychotic medications have serious side effects such as drowsiness, restlessness, muscle spasms, tremor, dry mouth, blurring of vision, social withdrawal, rapid weight gain, blood complications, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and Tardive Dyskensia.

This ties in with my May 22 post about children being used for human guinea pigs, as these kids are being treated for "bipolar disorder", when - per the psychiatric manual - bipolar disorder cannot be diagnosed in children as most of the symptoms are those normal for children when they are growing up. These drugs have also had very limited testing, and therefore psychiatrists don't know if they are harming these kids more then they are helping them.

To learn more about child drugging, click here.
If you would like to do more research on psychiatric drugs, make an account with Yahoo! and ask for alerts on psychiatric drugs and the Food and Drug Administration. A little goes a long way when you are talking about your or your child's sanity.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Russian psychiatrists used as torturers

In this article from the LA times, it discusses the current Russian judicial system using psychiatrists and psychiatric institutions as places to send people who point out problems with the system to be sedated and tied to their beds.
It's interesting because the first psychologist -
Ivan Pavlov lived and did his experiments in Communist Russia and eventually for the Communist party in Russia. His studies in behavioral psychology spawned what is now psychiatry.
Russia and it's judicial system is reverting back to the Soviet days when anyone who opposed the government was declared crazy and sent to an asylum to receive psychiatric torture - such as electric shock, labotomies and drugging.
Take a look for yourself.

For more information about psychiatric institutions and the history behind drugging political dissidents - go to

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

A recent news report on ADHD drugs

A recent news report on ADHD drugs found that overdoses and side effects from these drugs send about 3,100 people to ERs each year. This is in addition to the 25 deaths that this news bulliten reports, 19 of which were involving children.

For more information on the harmful effects of ADHD drugs, check out
this website.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Quote from eminent psychiatrist

G. Brock Chisholm was the co-founder of the World Federation of Mental Health and also it's director from 1948-1953. In 1945 he said:
"The re-interpretation and eventually eradication of the concept of right and wrong which has been the basis of child training, the substitution of intelligent and rational thinking and faith... are the belated objectives of practically all effective psychotherapy."

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Six Families Tell Their Story

This video shows a clip of six families recovering from their children's suicidal impulses and/or suicide after being on psychiatric medications.

For more info on the full feature film, go to

Monday, May 22, 2006

Children Being Used as Human Guinea Pigs

This ABC News article goes over a study being done in a Massachusetts hospital to measure the effectiveness on a drug called Quetiapine on preschoolers, ages 4 to 6 with "Bipolar Disorder". This article goes over what the notes on this study fail to mention:
a) this drug is considered highly toxic for Adults to take, so toxic that a black box label was put on it - warning on possible side effects such as death and life threatening diseases,
b) children who are that young are still developing, and a lot of the symptoms of Bipolar disorder are the same as those of a normal young child going through the process of getting older and developing.
This is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard of. These kids don't even know what they are getting into, and the parents are supposed to sign an "informed consent" form, but who knows if they have been given any of the above information. Probably not, as what parent would want there kid being put on a drug that could kill them?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Psychiatric Brutality

Psychiatrists have been a part of quite a bit of brutality recently. Here are a few facts:

More then 250,000 people have been sexually abused by psychiatrists, up to 10,000 people are killed every year by electric shock treatment, children as young as six years old have been killed by psychiatric restraints, more than 100,000 people die every year in psychiatric institutions, every 75 seconds a citizen is incarcerated by psychiatrists, up to $40 billion a year is given to the mental health industry by the United States government, the list goes on.

Why do we trust people who get paid $40 billion a year to cure insanity, in a society which, per them, is getting more and more insane and has to be controlled by drugs more and more? Do they want every human being on earth to be drugged? How does that help us become more sane? Has the world become more sane or less since it has become common to take a pill if you were depressed?

Personally, I don't see that the world has become more sane. There is still criminality, violence and war in escalating levels. So, psychiatry must not have the right solution. To get true solutions, go to and click on the "Solutions" page.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

This link shows a panel of psychiatrists attempting to define ADHD when it comes to symptoms. Dr. Mark Vonnegut tries to explain what it is. I'd like to invite you to watch it, as they come to the conclusion that they do not have a diagnostic test for ADHD, so they cannot prove the validity of this disorder.

This is the disorder that psychiatrists prescribe mind-altering drugs to children for. And they can't even prove it.
Watch this clip. If it shocks you as much as it did me, go to for more information or for information on how to do something about this.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Quote from "The Father of American Psychology"

William James “The Father of American Psychology” stated: “God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him.” Alive in the late 19th century through early 20th century.

Find out more about him and what other psychiatrists and psychologists have to say about their own profession by reading the book “Psychiatry The Ultimate Betrayal” written by Bruce Wiseman.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

There is The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which includes every single mental disorder, statistics in terms of gender, what the age of onset is and prognosis as well as some research concerning the optimal treatment approaches.
This book is considered the "bible" of any modern-day psychiatrist.

this press release it states that not only have psychiatrists never run blood tests on their patients to enable them to diagnose such mental illness, they vote each disease in the "bible" into existence and they are allowed to vote it out if it causes them too much trouble! These are the people who are considered "doctors" when it comes to mental illness! How can they be allowed to carry on as they are, when all they do to "locate" mental illness is to get together and vote on it?

Please take a look for yourself. Don't let people who would take a vote on your sanity be in charge of mentally ill patients.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Anti-Depressants and Suicide

I have been researching the link between anti-depressants and suicide lately and found that the FDA warns against anti-depressants. It is said in the FDA website that anti-depressants can make those taking them experience an increase of depression and suicidal thinking or behavior, which is odd since that's what anti-depressants are supposed to cure. The specific list of drugs lists several anti-depressants such as Fluvoxamine, Paxil and Prozac, all of which are relatively commonplace. This list is the list of drugs supposedly just for adults. However, if you look at the label it warns against pediatric use. Also, if you check out further links in the FDA website, there is another list just for kids. This one has even more drugs, some of which as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil, Aventyl, and many more. All of these drugs require a "black box" label, which labels them as having the possibility of making you or your kid have thoughts about suicide or want to commit suicide.

Also, as a note,
these drugs are addictive. There are studies that have shown those who try to get off of them become ill, have panic attacks, feel suicidal and experience many other withdrawal symptoms.

If you would like to know more about anti-depressants and suicide, go to, or if you live in LA, visit the Psychiatry, an Industry of Death Museum.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Dangers of anti-depressants

I found the below movie very interesting. It's about the dangers of getting off of the addictive anti-depressants that psychiatrists prescribe to their patients:

Friday, May 05, 2006

Psychiatry, The Ultimate Betrayal

Dr. Thomas Szasz – Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at the State University of New York and Lifetime Fellow of American Psychiatric Association said:
“Psychiatry is probably the single most destructive force that has affected the American society within the last fifty years. Psychiatry is a part of the general liberal ethos. You know, everybody is a victim, everybody has special rights, no responsibilities. This psychiatric view has so completely infiltrated American thinking, people don’t even think of it as psychiatry.”
This quote was excerpted from the book “Psychiatry The Ultimate Betrayal” written by Bruce Wiseman.

A review of this book is in the above URL.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Psychiatric Drugs

More and more people are investigating psychiatric drugs. It's even becoming more looked at by media and other influences. Just take a look at this article from USA Today. Psychiatrists are prescribing drugs meant for adults on children, if they think that it might help them. Only, these drugs are having incredibely serious side effects on the children, such as tardive dyskinesia - which causes a person to grimace and make involuntary movements, tremors, weight gain, increased agressiveness and death.
You should just
check out this article.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or "SSRIs"

There is a kind of drug called "SSRIs" - which stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. These are drugs such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft that are supposed to regulate the amount of a neurological chemical made naturally in the body called "Seritonin". Basically the seritonin is there as a neurotransmitter. It allows a message to get to one nerve to the other. When the receiving nerve gets the message, it's called "reuptake". So, these drugs stop "reuptake" from occurring, thereby making more seritonin available in the brain and also cutting off the communication abilities of the brain.
I read somewhere that in experiments with rats, these "SSRIs" made the rats get insanely violent and that too much seritonin will do that to any animal, no matter how tame it is. I will post where I got this from once I figure out what book it was.
Some of the side effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are agitation, nervousness, sexual problems, nausea, fever, kidney problems, heart problems, liver failure and suicide.

Here's a Fox News investigation into SSRIs and other psychiatric drugs:

Sunday, April 30, 2006


Welcome to my blog. In my life I have run into many people who have had damaging experiences with psychiatry and I have also run into people who have never looked at all of the pros and cons of psychiatry. Although I've always tried to point anyone I've run into who had misconceptions about psychiatry in the right direction, I thought I'd use blogging in order to reach out to more people. I don't claim to be an expert on the subject, but I have studied several different books, articles and websites on the subject and I have talked to quite a few people who have been treated by psychiatrists.

I thought I'd share a video with you now about a girl who was in a mental institution for a while. Here it is:

At the end of the clip it gives the website address of one of my friends on myspace. If you want more information about psychiatry, or if you've been abused by psychiatrists, go to