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