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A short video by Gwen Olsen, international speaker and former pharmaceutical sales rep. pulls no punches regarding Big Pharma and Psychiatry.

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Kenneth L (314)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:44 am
I was surprised to discover that family doctors prescribe more psychiatric drugs than psychiatrists do! Now how is that possible since a medical doctor isn't even a psychiatrist. But that's just one more screw up in the psychiatric drug and mental disorders industry..
The public has been made into one giant guinea pig for legal drug peddlers.

"Like every therapist I know, I've had women come to see me, after having seen another mental health professional, and introduce themselves by saying, "My name is Maude. I'm bipolar," or "I'm Lula, and I'm a borderline personality." They do not regard themselves as women who have some problems. Instead, their whole identity has come to be connected with a mental illness. Then, having been told they are sick, many women--like second-class citizens everywhere--think in terms of how they can change themselves rather than thinking that another person or, in many cases, a system (such as public assistance) or a setting (such as the workplace or the family) is the source of the trouble"
Dr. Paula Caplan, Psychologist

Cheryl O (82)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:50 am
This is a very important article. TY for sharing.

Kenneth L (314)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:56 am
.“There are no objective tests in Psychiatry---no X-ray, laboratory, or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder.”
Dr. Allen Frances, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry

"What are the ethics of telling people they have biological brain diseases when there's no scientific proof that they do. If you tell somebody they have a chemical imbalance and you have no evidence that they do...and then you say because of the chemical imbalance that's why I'm prescribing the medication...that's unethical, it's not scientific, it's not true"
Dr. Colin A. Ross, Psychiatrist

Nicole W (646)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:24 pm
thank you Kenneth

Judith Green (8)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:26 pm
Thanks for sharing this important article

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:29 pm
Thank you, Kenneth. for sharing this informative & important one.

Pat B (356)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:41 pm
Thank you, Kenneth for this informative post.

Alice C (1797)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:55 pm
Thank you for this post kenneth. Many pharma drugs are very addictive and many doctors know it but keep getting people hooked on them.

Ellen m (215)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:09 pm
I saw a shrink for many years, pretty much was required to by SSDI for PTSD as a resut of much publicized attacks invoving over a dozen women..but I walked out, never to return after hearing the nonsensical comment that I was. "..a "mans" woman, not a "womens" woman", whatever the hell that meant...
but thankfully I'm a better, more stable person for leaving...

So believe me when I say they can label you in a way that you may sometimes never fully understand. ..or forget. *~*

Mary T (178)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:49 pm
Thanks Kenneth for the important post.

P A (117)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 1:09 am
Star to Kenneth - and tried to give a star to Ellen M - but the computer remained obdurate! These things really are awful - my aunt (born in WWI) who has meningitis as a baby, was left with epileptic fits - which were looked as as being most shameful in those days - and so she was put on bromides for decades then benzodiazepams for all her life - till she, with the fragment of the sparkling wonderful brain left to her that she had started out with after all those soul crushing drugs - just stopped taking them after about 70 years! Heroically brave if you ask me!

Carol H (229)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 3:56 am
noted, thank you Kenneth

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:37 am
I wish more sales reps and Doctors would grow a pair and check their moral compasses, that being said...the risks of taking these drugs that mess with the neurotransmitters of the brain outweigh the benefits. There ARE no benefits...oh, except for the makers of them. Sometimes I wonder why these drugs are left unchecked and are allowed to run rampant in our society...I have come to the conclusion that the powers that be want to numb our intellect from environmental toxins while destroying our plant to hoard money...and for what...I don't even want to know...commercialism is one thing, but to have the most profit at the expense of our fellow man and the planet is not very they to dope everyone up to try to pull the wool over our eyes to the point of not being able to function, hospitalize some, then send them on their way with a prescription to keep them sicker then when they first sought treatment. Sad part is that they are now targeting children and babies so they can grow up to not fight the system. There is no proof that these drugs are safe..there IS proof that they damage your heart, liver, pancreas, brain chemistry and over all general health.

Kenneth L (314)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:58 am
90% of psychiatrists dole out chemical drugs 90% of the time for 'treatment'.
If you extended the rationale and push of Psychiatry into the future, wouldn't it eventually come down to giving every single human being on earth, either in the womb or out, a 'one size fits all' drug to protect everyone from 'Human Life Disorder' or something? It would be a single drug to counteract anything bad whatsoever you might possible experience from simply living life.
But of course that has to be in some science fiction story somewhere.

But that's what the end result would be of devolving everything in life and human beings down into a 'biochemical cause' in the brain, which of course means chemical drugs to 'fix' it. It's a retarded dead end and it's BS.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 2:21 pm

Kim O (396)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 8:08 pm
Very scary! Thanks for sharing this one Kenneth!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 6:10 am
This is so disturbing. Let's hope we can help make a change.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 12:25 pm
Noted. Thanks, Kenneth. Yes, we have a "pharmaceutical epidemic" in this country. Although I'm sure there are some who are truly very ill and may need "something"....too often they're misdiagnosed. Then, they're overmedicated, often given multiple drugs that interact causing toxic reactions to the person. I had a friend who was treated this way and the results were disastrous for her and her family. Our friendship ended and we haven't spoken in years. When drug companies start mass-producing these medicines, they need a market for they create one. This is particularly dangerous for children.

Devon Leonar (54)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 11:07 pm
More and more attention needs to be paid to this debilitating trend in medicine. It's a sad state of affairs in how we are dealing with modern problems. We are a society of sound-bites, disposable everything, and less and less personal contact with each other. It's no quick fix to prescribe drugs when most people just really need a safe place to "talk story" about their life, learn to see themselves with greater awareness, and learn to create what it would take to live in harmony within themselves and with others etc..........
Thanks Kenneth for this story and video. I wish more Dr's would advocate a more balanced and caring approach to their patients mental health needs.

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 11:38 am
Thank you for posting this Kenneth. We all need a better understanding of mental health issues. I tend to agree with Lois J. that in general there is a "pharmaceutical epidemic". Not just for mental health issues, but for pain, and a myriad of other things. The culture says "pop a pill and keep on going". As a society we are very unsympathetic with anything that will keep people from working at their maximum.
More family docs prescribe anti-depressants because the literature from the drug companies tells them to - "if your patient has been depressed for 2 weeks or more, prescribe an anti-depressant". Fewer psychiatrists do this because they know that most people actually undepress all by themselves when they are ready. Psychiatrists are also more educated about psychopharmaceuticals than family doctors and can provide talk therapy themselves or will refer.. However, the cost of providing "talk therapy" is quite a lot more than handing out pills. So until we have a society that values what the hour session does vs. popping a pill and staying alone with your thoughts and feelings this will continue.
I agreed with parts of the video posted and some parts no. Benzodiazepines are rarely prescribed nowadays because so many people became addicted in the '60s and '70s. However, there are people for whom these would be a good medication, as long as the prescriber keeps track.. In some anxious people they would work much the same as insulin for diabetics. Not all people have a "root cause" in life experience for their anxiety, especially anxiety with panic disorder which tends to run in families. The benzodiazepines are in fact more reliable in effect than the SSRI's and related anti-depressants, which can cause a wide variety of unpleasant side-effects, including deepening depression and/or anxiety.

l L (1)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 6:20 pm
Kenneth; thank you.. My way of are God Sent...

I agree with all of you and I hope this info spreads and is a road block, for that gunho let's go ... conversations.. that don't include any of what is said here.

I find a best trusted friend can do more for being sad than anything thing else.

And life is not heaven or perfect or a utopia. Look at America.. Look at all our challenges and opportunists like big pharma. Like the pres who promises one thing and caves later. Oh well..
As well; since our society reacts to stimuli, when someone told medicine that depression is the reason for physical illness, then they stop putting physical illnesses as a cause for concern and went straight for the mind( I received my copy of AARP for this month and in it was/is healthinfo I can appreciate to help diagnose health conditions and what to look for and how it is treated. I said why don't Dr's know this? Something in the local paper today I appreciated as well which was on the same order. I could appreciate it.).

So whatever your physical complaint is , it will be lost, cause they must cure their perceived mental disorder. That you don't have.
That physical health problem, they don't have to apply themselves to find healing cause it is now...all in your head. Such convenience... such confusion.
I am glad someone is speaking up. I have seen for myself written lies by people who should know better. How many times have they gotten away with it?
Their written lies in a respected record.. is like a police report, a foundation, of further misjudgements about you.

The info on diabetes is evolving. when I was first diagnosed; it involved the pancreas and its inability to produce insulin and the inability of sugar to get into the cells to convert to energy. Thus the sugars clogged up the blood vessels with no where to go.
Since that time; untold to me.. til as of late ; it now includes the liver. Now not only can one have the first scenario, but insulin resistance, where the pancreas makes too much insulin and sugar is yet in the blood stream and both are cloggin up the blood vessels. Well who knew?

I was talking all this stuff and wondering why things are not improving and the medical field is sleep at the wheel. SOmetimes you take so much meds for many things it's amazing .. but they want to cure your mental health cause you "look like you are depressed when you are sleep" Amazing... And that crap follows you and whoever reads it will think it is fact.
It is incompetance and malpractice. exhale..

Thx again kenneth

l L (1)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 6:29 pm
saw the video ... can't thank you enough Kenneth.

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Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:45 pm

Edgar Z (47)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 2:17 pm
Video quite enlightening. Let's create an epidemic and we'll be rich.
Unfortunately it works that way, which is terrible.
Sometimes I think that the trend of medicine associated with powerful pharmaceutical
industries, is creating hypochondriacs.
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