by Jon Rappoport
October 5, 2013
The toxic psychiatrists are already here, but under
mission will expand.
A recent Washington Post article parroted the usual unscientific
statistic on numbers of people in America with mental disorders:
20% of all adults have "experienced
a mental-health issue."
Propaganda focuses heavily on children,
with claims that,
"half of all mental-health disorders
first show up before a person turns 14."
"Three-quarters of mental-health disorders begin before 24. But
less than 20% of children and adolescents with mental disorders
receive the treatment they need."
Obamacare has an "essential list" of
services, and "mental-health treatment" is one of them. You can be
sure the targeting of children will expand.
More and more children will be brought into the system and receive
diagnoses of mental disorders and the toxic drugs psychiatrists
routinely prescribe. More kids will be screened for depression and
undergo "behavioral assessments."
The influence of psychiatry in young children's lives is going to
expand beyond anything we've yet seen. America is going to
experience another sea change: the medicalization of children's
behavior will blanket the country.
First of all, as I've established many times,
NO so-called mental
disorder is defined scientifically. There are no physical
diagnostic tests: no blood tests, no urine tests, no saliva tests,
no genetic tests, no brain-scan tests.
If there were, you would find them in the DSM, the bible of the
psychiatric profession, which lists the, yes, 300 mental disorders.
Instead, disorders consist of menus of behaviors assembled by
committees of psychiatrists, who decide which clusters of behaviors
rate a disorder label.
In a PBS Frontline interview, during the episode called "Does ADHD
Exist?", Russell Barkley, professor of psychiatry and
neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, was
asked about the lack of a blood test for ADHD.
He made this extraordinary statement:
"That's tremendously naïve, and it
shows a great deal of illiteracy about science and about the
mental health professions. A disorder doesn't have to have a
blood test to be valid.
If that were the case, all mental
disorders would be invalid… There is no lab test for any mental
disorder right now in our science. That doesn't make them
Dr. Barkley has his own definition of
If, say, physics surrendered the need
for physical tests, it could claim the sun revolves around the
Earth, all oceans end in steep cliffs, and unexplored forests
automatically contain dragons.
But "psychiatry is different." Committees of men can assemble lists
of behaviors and call them disorders. 300 and counting...
This is why all assessments of numbers of people who have mental
disorders are useless. The disorders themselves are arbitrarily
But there are very serious consequences: drugs and more drugs.
When it comes to their toxicity and behavioral effects, I recommend
several sources. The website "SSRI stories" presents a number of
studies of the SSRI antidepressants (e.g., Prozac, Paxil,
Consult the work of,
Dr. Peter Breggin
Read Breggin's essential book, Toxic
Here is important information about one psychiatric drug: Ritalin.
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a
most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was
Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)"
[v.21(7), pp. 837-841].
An Outline of Hazardous Side of Ritalin
Ritalin (methylphenidate) has been used with much success in
attention deficit disorders of children. It has also been shown
to be effective in narcolepsy, which is a sleep attack disorder.
The literature also reveals a very limited possible
effectiveness for Ritalin in very mild depression, senile
withdrawn behavior, and apathy.
Even though these clinician feels that Ritalin is effective in
attention deficit disorders of children, he has extreme
reservations about the use of these stimulant in any other
conditions. The Physicians' Desk Reference does not list all of
the specific side effects of this medication, especially those
that have been seen in psychiatric patients.
Because Ritalin is a DEA
Schedule I1 Drug with high
abuse potential, it may have great legal implications for
physicians who prescribe Ritalin in a casual fashion.
Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and
cited published journal articles which reported each of these
For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim)
Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the
Hypomanic and manic symptoms,
Activation of psychotic symptoms
Can surpass LSD in producing
Effects pathological thought
Since Ritalin is considered an
amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects
High-abuse potential DEA
Schedule II Drug
Decreased REM sleep
When used with antidepressants
one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension,
seizures and hypothermia
Brain damage may be seen with
Ritalin and other speed-type drugs are
given to kids who are slapped with the ADHD label. Speed, sooner or
later, produces a crash. This is easy to call "clinical depression."
These drugs can produce temporary
highs, followed by more crashes.
The psychiatrist notices the up and
down pattern - and then produces a new diagnosis of Bipolar
(manic-depression) and prescribes other drugs, including Valproate
and Lithium. (To see some of the toxic and dangerous effects of
these two drugs, read my article, "The lying liars who lie about
In the US alone, there are at least 300,000 cases of motor brain
damage incurred by people who have been prescribed so-called
anti-psychotic drugs (aka "major tranquilizers").
Psychiatry, Dr. Peter Breggin, St. Martin's Press, 1991
This psychiatric drug plague is accelerating across the land.
Obamacare, with psychiatry firmly placed on a par with other
branches of medical practice, the plague is going to spread further,
as previously uninsured people enter the system.
At the website, "SSRI stories", you can also read numerous reports
of antidepressants' links to violent behavior, including suicide and
homicide. The correlation is not meant to establish a perfect
causative chain, but the shocking number of incidents is more than
After commenting on some of the adverse effects of the
antidepressant drug Prozac, psychiatrist Peter Breggin notes,
the initial studies, it was also apparent that a small percentage of
Prozac patients became psychotic."
Paxil and Zoloft are in the same
class of drug as Prozac.
Prozac, in fact, endured a rocky road in the press for a time.
Stories on it rarely appear now. The major media have backed off.
But on February 7th, 1991, Amy Marcus' Wall Street Journal article
on the drug carried the headline,
"Murder Trials Introduce Prozac
Defense." She wrote, "A spate of murder trials in which defendants
claim they became violent when they took the antidepressant Prozac
are imposing new problems for the drug's maker, Eli Lilly and Co."
Also on February 7, 1991, the New York Times ran a Prozac piece
headlined, "Suicidal Behavior Tied Again to Drug: Does
Antidepressant Prompt Violence?"
In his landmark book, Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Breggin mentions that
the Donahue show (Feb. 28, 1991),
"put together a group of
individuals who had become compulsively self-destructive and
murderous after taking Prozac and the clamorous telephone and
audience response confirmed the problem."
Breggin also cites a troubling study from the February 1990 American
Journal of Psychiatry (Teicher et al, v.147:207-210) which reports
"six depressed patients, previously
free of recent suicidal ideation, who developed 'intense,
violent suicidal preoccupations after 2-7 weeks of fluoxetine
preoccupations lasted from three days to three months after
termination of the treatment.
The report estimates that 3.5 percent
of Prozac users were at risk. While denying the validity of the
study, Dista Products, a division of Eli Lilly, put out a brochure
for doctors dated August 31, 1990, stating that it was adding
`suicidal ideation' to the adverse events section of its Prozac
An earlier study, from the September 1989 Journal of Clinical
Psychiatry, by Joseph Lipiniski, Jr., indicates that in five
examined cases people on Prozac developed what is called
Symptoms include intense anxiety, inability to sleep,
of extremities," and "bicycling in bed or just turning around and
Breggin comments that akathesia,
"may also contribute to the
drug's tendency to cause self-destructive or violent tendencies… Akathesia can become the equivalent of biochemical torture and could
possibly tip someone over the edge into self-destructive or violent
The June 1990 Health Newsletter, produced by the Public
Citizen Research Group, reports, ‘Akathesia, or symptoms of
restlessness, constant pacing, and purposeless movements of the feet
and legs, may occur in 10-25 percent of patients on Prozac.'"
The well-known publication, California Lawyer, in a December 1998
article called "Protecting Prozac," details some of the suspect
maneuvers of Eli Lilly in its handling of suits against Prozac.
California Lawyer also mentions other highly qualified critics of
"David Healy, MD, an internationally renowned psycho-pharmacologist, has stated in sworn deposition that `contrary
to Lilly's view, there is a plausible cause-and-effect relationship
between Prozac' and suicidal-homicidal events. An epidemiological
study published in 1995 by the British Medical Journal also links
Prozac to increased suicide risk."
When pressed, proponents of these SSRI drugs sometimes say,
the benefits for the general population far outweigh the risk," or,
"Maybe in one or two tragic cases the dosage prescribed was too
But the problem will not go away on that basis.
review-study published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases
(1996, v.184, no.2), written by Rhoda L. Fisher and Seymour Fisher,
called "Antidepressants for Children," concludes:
literature of double-blind studies indicating that antidepressants
are no more effective than placebos in treating depression in
children and adolescents, such medications continue to be in wide
In wide use. This despite such contrary information and the
negative, dangerous effects of these drugs.
Under Obamacare, mental-health professionals are looking forward to
a much larger piece of the "treatment pie." Huge numbers of
previously uninsured people, including vulnerable children, will now
move under the psychiatric umbrella, and their futures are at
Psychiatry has deeply troubling similarities to the Surveillance
State. It profiles people and labels them. However, it then treats
them with highly toxic and dangerous drugs.
In the wake of recent mass killings, Obama has shown his preference
for psychiatric treatment in a number of statements.
launched the so-called "brain mapping project," which aims to detect
more "mental problems" that need fixing by drugs and other invasive
methods, and he's promised to establish new community mental-health
centers across the nation.
This, taken together with Obamacare, signals a catastrophe, and
spells out the need for public resistance.