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7 Reasons America's Mental Health Industry Is a Threat to Our Sanity


Health & Wellness  (tags: corruption, business, Big Pharma, dishonesty, quacks, psychiatrists, low standard of care, quackery, psychologists, FDA, healthcare, health, humans, government, Body-Mind-Spirit, risks, safety, society, treatment )

Cal
- 834 days ago - alternet.org
Drug industry corruption, scientifically unreliable diagnoses and pseudoscientific research have compromised the values of the psychiatric profession.



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Raluca Anghel (84)
Friday January 6, 2012, 5:37 am
noted, thanks!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Friday January 6, 2012, 6:31 am
This is a common theme. Big pharmasutical companies have bribed and brainwashed the medical profession to prescribe as many pills/medications as possible in order to creat a huge profit to themselves. Along the way the doctors get rich as well. This is a horrible strike against the hippocratic oath. They claim such lofty standards, but in reality many of them are just in it for all the money they can make. It is just another symptom of corporate greed and power. And for all the time and money spent on cancer research and other cures, why is it all they can come up with is more treatments and never any cures!
 

. (0)
Friday January 6, 2012, 8:03 am
Noted, thanks!
 

ellen m. (233)
Friday January 6, 2012, 9:40 am
A pill for this, a pill for that...
When sometimes all it takes is a little human compassion in the way of counciling and therapy.
With schizophrenia on the rise, and PTSD claiming the lives of once brave servicemen and woman, big pharmastill pushes pills, not hope or answers..and that is turning tragic on an increasingly large scale.
Thanks Cal
 

pam w. (187)
Friday January 6, 2012, 10:58 am
There's just so much we don't know. Mental illness is a horror and families of those who have it will do just about ANYTHING to get their loved one back! Unfortunately, that puts pressure on the medical community to deliver...even if they're not really capable of doing so. Add that to greed and the wish for SPEED....and you've got a crisis!
 

Kristina C. (73)
Friday January 6, 2012, 11:13 am
I don’t think that just the ‘values of the psychiatric profession’ is compromised, but psychiatry in general. We all know that pharmaceutical companies have no conscience and the only thing that counts to them is hard cash. Drug samples of drugs that may have severe side effects and/or severe impact of a person’s behavior are readily given to any medical practitioner without second thought. General practitioners are not qualified to prescribe or order such medication but it does not stop them. Many doctors are very quick with the prescription of drugs as a temporary fix or maybe to comply with the drug companies demand to disburse the drugs – I am not sure.
Perfect example: myself! When my mother died I took some days off for family FMLA, but needed a doctor’s note for it. So I went to my PCP, gave her the forms and waited. When I received the forms back a prescription for an anti-depressant was included. Of course I trashed it and took ample time to grieve for my mother. Anti-depressant for grief? Come on!
 

David Lam (4)
Friday January 6, 2012, 3:35 pm
Interesting!
 

New G. (8)
Friday January 6, 2012, 3:57 pm
Will read, thank you.
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Friday January 6, 2012, 6:23 pm
An excellent article Cal, thank you. How bizarre that parents can be sent to jail for over drugging their child but the psychiatrists who prescribed the drugs that killed the child was supported by the psychiatric industry as prescribing and treating "appropriately". So appropriate psych treatment is to drug a child from the age of 28 months until she is dead at 4 years old? What kind of an industry is that? Disgusting.
 

Philippa P. (154)
Friday January 6, 2012, 11:55 pm
Thanks.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (264)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 12:05 am
THANKS CAL
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 12:31 am
Very important article.... Thank you Cal for sharing.
 

Virginia Esquer (10)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:15 am
verysadforthechild
 

Kenneth L. (321)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:06 am
From the article: "Drug industry corruption, scientifically unreliable diagnoses and pseudoscientific research have compromised the values of the psychiatric profession". Values? What values? ROTFLMAO
A very excellent and thorough article Cal.
I wouldn't put all the blame on Big Pharma though. Just imagine all the praises to big Pharma if all the pills psychiatrists were pushing actually helped people, did something good, worked, you know. So evidently Psychiatry doesn't know what it's doing and is actually harmful to people.
As for the psychiatrist who dosed the infant until she died at 4 yrs old because of his psychiatric drugs, he should be charged with murder and the mother with manslaughter. Instead he's given a free get out of jail card by his cronies.
 

Danielle I. (20)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 12:51 pm
Noted. Very interesting read. How anyone can label an infant or toddler with a mental illness is absurd! All children are different and some are more active than others, less attentive etc. It does make them mentally ill, as much as a handful as they may be to their parents! The teenage diagnosis almost made me laugh if it wasn't so tragic. Teenagers are well known to be defiant and to not listen to their parents. It is them asserting their independence, if it were a sign or a mental illness than 99.9% of teenagers have it. Imagine if they were all medicated!
 

Sue Matheson (62)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 5:02 pm
thanks
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:01 pm
Thanks
 

. (0)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 3:33 am
Rebecca Riley's parents should have been treated by the psychiatrist, not her. This psychiatrist was irresponsible and her medical license should be taken away.
 

John S. (294)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 7:58 am
Interesting.
 

Quanta Kiran (63)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 8:51 am
Thanks.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 10:43 am
Noted with disgust.
 

Rebecca R. (26)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 11:56 am
noted
 

l L. (1)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 12:22 pm
Do we know what we are talking about. have you lived with people who have a mentla illness?
We complain sometimes as if there are known cures or ever have been. have you ever been attacked by someone out to lunch or in dt's and strong as an ox or drugged out and strong an ox and talking crazy. Maybe you have read the news papers and some child(adult) beat the lliving day lights out of their senior guardians. Doesn't sound attractive now does it? Maybe a wife with a crazy husband or a single lady with a crazy ex trying to kill her. These are all realities of the mentally il and those who have to deal with them. And the stories are many. take help where you can get it.
Think about this; with all the talks of federal cuts backs-- the gov. houses the criminally insane on the tax payors dime. They can get crazy enough (the gov) to let them all out stating we can't afford to house them, it's not their job. We have this cut gov thing going on and big pharma this and that , think--- what are the alternatives? There are none--
 

DR LIH YOUNG Young (0)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 12:52 pm
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(G). Frequent recommendations/petitions to officials, agencies, law enforcement, local - federal; as individuals or with civic organizations. ** EXAMPLES OF PROBLEMS - “MURDER- FRAUD- CRIME- INJUSTICE NETWORKS”- with official misconduct, government gang- endless unlawful immoral acts:
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(B): The problems are interrelated horizontally and vertically, among all issues, local- global. Clerks of the Circuit Court (Montgomery County, Md.) Loretta Knight, Bettie Skelton, Molly Rhul; District Court Clerk Jeffrey Ward, Administrative Judge Cornelius Vaughey, Sheriff Elliot Tolbert, etc. government attorney John McCarthy, Kristen Bender, court personnel, attorneys (public, private), law enforcement (FBI, sheriff, police, fire/rescue, etc., contractors) are part of the “:fraud- crime- networks: with spying, surveillance, harassment, unlawful search, stealing, robbery, injuries; false arrest, imprisonment, citation, trespass, testimony; withholding witnesses; destroy information, documents, evidence, etc.
( C). False/ unjust/ frivolous levies, liens, garnishment, guardianship, power of attorneys, foreclosure, tenant-hold-over- eviction, etc. Thousands of cases are pending in the court systems for years or even decades; believed to be filed by “fraud- crime- networks” to victimize people; without due process, proper services, proceedings; cause homelessness, poverty; not because of the problems of homeowners/citizens, but because of unjust judicial/court/legal personnel, court auditor Robert Romero as part of “official misconduct- government gang- fraud- crime- injustice networks”. Judges (unjust, irresponsible, judicially disabled) include Warren Donohue, John Debelius, Durk Thumpson, Ann Harrington, Louise Scrivener, Lawrence De Beard, Eric Johnson, James McKenna; District Judge Gary Everngam, Judge Gary Crawford; court personnel/ sheriff, attorneys, affiliated law firms; Sheriffs Earnest Turner, R. Lewis, K. Naff, etc.
(E). Problems of privatization, irresponsibility, disabilities of government attorneys and judicial/legal/court personnel are very serious, expanding, local- nationwide- global; exporting injustice overseas; Rockville city, Montgomery County, Maryland state; New Jersey Monmouth County, Judge Robert McLeod (private attorney), Judge Patricia Bueno Cleary, Prosecutor (private attorney) Patrick Healy, police David D’Arcy.
(F) Other people committed, conspired with police and fraud- crime- networks: Private attorneys: Robert McCarthy (Bethesda, Md.), Olivia Cammack (Silver Spring, Md.), David Slacker (Bethesda Md.); Ria Rochvarg (assigned as legal assistance provider to certain counties by Md. Department of Health and Mental Highgiene, but she went around the state for various abuses with Sherry Davis, Police Davis, etc. attorneys (public and private), Timonthy Adelman, Esq., (?) and law firms Adelman, Sheff and Smith(?, in Annapolis, Md), Robert McCarthy, Suburban Hospital, etc. Landlord/ landladies e.g., Jiewen Tan (Rockville, Md.) and Chia Yao (Gaithersburg, Md.) had been unjustly influenced/ conspired.
 

Robert B. (57)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 6:43 pm
Drug companies should be banned from advertising on TV.
 

Kenneth L. (321)
Monday January 9, 2012, 3:21 am
Lyn L. you're concentratng too much on violent acts by people. The majority of society does not walk around commiting criminal violent acts. And a violent act can be committed by anyone, not just by 'crazy' people or people who are labelled as 'mentally ill' by psychiatry.
I'd also suggest stop reading newspapers so much. They're full of bad news, they exist and thrive on bad events, and give the illusion everything is bad all over and worse than it is.
You're wrong that there are no alternatives to psychiatry or their drugs. Do an extensive and long and hard search on the internet about it.
 

Kenneth L. (321)
Monday January 9, 2012, 3:26 am
Besides the above, psychiatry uses the DSM, a manual of about 374 'mental disorders', the majority of which are inane things like bedwetting, being anxious, sad, fidgeting, not concentrating, arguing with authority, etc. which they deem to be 'crazy'. Only a minority of their 'crazy' labels have anything to do with violent acts.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday January 10, 2012, 4:18 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Sinead C. (1)
Wednesday January 11, 2012, 11:50 pm
thanks to the pharmacy drug representatives corrupting the doctors who are being given money to sell drugs!
 
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