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Are You Drugging Yourself or Child For ADHD?

July 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Watch Gary Null’s outstanding documentary, The Drugging of Our Children.

Children’s behavioral problems including what might seem to be a serious mental disorder are very frequently related to a poor diet, exposure to toxins or at least 6 other risk factors.

Do not give your child (or take as an adult) a drug such as Ritalin, which has a similar affect on the brain as cocaine, until you have read the information at the link below. There are alternatives. Click Here!

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Christopher Dorner and Prescription Psychotropic Drugs

March 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

Here is an article by Dr. C.E. Gant that appeared in the American Thinker magazine today.

With the Christopher Dorner case, the role of prescription psychotropic drugs in mass killings has again come to the forefront. Numerous articles have approached the role of so-called “psych meds” in causing depraved and indifferent violent behavior, but one in particular deserves attention because it highlights the fact that among psychiatric professionals there is no coherent understanding of what needs to be done after we take people off of drugs that are prescribed for their psychiatric illnesses.

The article — Jon Rappoport’s “Is Christopher Dorner Another Psychiatric Killer?” — makes a number of important points about the former Los Angeles police officer’s mental health. Dorner had been treated for severe depression since 2008, and Rappoport correctly proposes that the drugs Dorner was prescribed to treat his depression were almost certainly among the causes of his seeking violent revenge against members of the Los Angeles Police Department.

But there are problems with Mr. Rappoport’s article that need to be addressed. Contrary to his assertion that brain chemistry is not a key to developing psychiatric illnesses, mood disorders and other psychiatric illnesses are in fact directly connected to the brain’s ability to produce key neurotransmitters, including the relaxant serotonin, painkilling endorphins and enkephalins, anxiety-preventing GABA, and feel-good catecholamines such as dopamine.

When the brain does not receive the necessary nutrients to enable neurons to assemble these neurotransmitters, or when other factors cause neurotransmitter production and transmission to break down, illnesses including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and bipolar illness, among many others, often result. When prescription psychotropic medications are used to treat these conditions, frontal lobe damage often ensues. Recently, the term “frontal lobe syndrome” has been brought into use to describe the effects of prolonged prescription psychotropic drug use that damages this portion of the brain and increases our propensity to act violently and with depraved indifference.

But beyond Mr. Rappoport’s misconceptions about neurotransmitters, I want to point out that there’s a disturbing disconnect among mental health professionals who understand that so-called psych meds invariably do more harm than good to their patients. While professionals like Drs. Peter Breggin and David Healy, to whose work Rappoport refers, correctly discourage the use of prescription psychotropic drugs designed to treat conditions such as bipolar disorder and depression, they provide no effective alternative methods to treat the underlying biophysical factors that cause mental disorders beyond talking therapies.

In most cases, taking people off of prescription psychotropic medication without diagnosing and treating the underlying conditions that are the true causes of their psychiatric disorders does more harm than good.

Let me explain further.

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Drugs and Mental Health

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Read this amazing story about a family trying to make the right choice between conventional medicine and alternative methods to help their daughter diagnosed with schizophrenia live a normal life.

Crystal Kelley felt like she’d been sucker punched.

Alone in an unfamiliar city, the 48-year-old Overland Park woman closed her eyes in her parked rental car and began to cry. This couldn’t be happening. Not after all she’d been through.

But by all indications, she and her 28-year-old mentally ill daughter, Caresa Vance, had flown a thousand miles from Kansas City to Phoenix for nothing. They made the trip after a social worker assured them that Vance could transfer from Osawatomie State Hospital to the state hospital in Arizona — only to be turned away.

It was supposed to be Vance’s happy ending, the first step toward alternative treatment that held out hope for a full recovery from schizophrenia.

Now that was in question.

“Mom!” her panicked daughter blubbered. “I can’t go back to Osawatomie. I’ll kill myself!”

“You’re not going back,” Kelley said, resolutely.

Brave words. But Kelley knew if her daughter returned to Kansas, she’d have to go back.

Court order.

Kelley couldn’t let that happen. Still, she didn’t know a soul in Phoenix. And while Vance wasn’t hallucinating at the moment, it was only a matter of time before the witches’ brew of psychotropic drugs swirling in her brain again would cause her to hear voices and see demons. Doctors meant well. They just didn’t realize that the drugs that had helped countless other schizophrenics only made Kelley’s daughter worse.

Kelley put her arm around her shaking daughter.

“My God,” she thought. “What am I going to do now?”

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Pharmaceutical Drugs are Killing You

January 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Did you know that over half of the people that commit suicide in the United States are prescribed to psychotropic drugs. (Ex: Paxil (Paroxetine), Zoloft (Sertraline), Prozac, Wellbutrin (Bupropion), Effexor, Seroquil, Ultram (Tramadol), etc.)

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Mass Killings and Psychotropic Drugs

January 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Here are excerpts from an article by alternative drug addiction specialist Dr C.E. Gant recently published by the American Thinker.

The practice of psychiatry has become in many cases nothing more than a license to distribute powerfully addictive, brain-damaging drugs to our children.

And where illegal drugs such as cocaine and “speed” are often cited for their negative effects, in fact, among the drugs that are often prescribed for ADHD, Ritalin is chemically similar to cocaine and Adderall is a mix of four powerful amphetamines. We’re addicting more than ten percent of our children — overwhelmingly boys — to these drugs!

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Whitney Houston is Another Failed Rehab That Ends in Death

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments

Another famous entertainer – Whitney Houston – dies, apparently of drugs and alcohol. Another senseless death that could have been prevented if she had received effective drug addiction treatment.

The press has reported that it’s likely she died of a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.

Updated News March 22nd:
The autopsy toxicology report found that “cocaine and metabolites” contributed to her death, but it also found other substances in her body including marijuana, Xanax, Flexiril, and Benadryl.

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Psychiatrists Giving Too Many Prescription Drugs

December 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Psychiatrist Hyla Cass says most psychiatrists simply label patients mentally ill based solely on symptoms and put them on dangerous and addictive drugs, instead of doing complete physical examinations to find and treat underlying medical conditions which can manifest as psychiatric symptoms.

There are numerous non-harmful medical solutions that patients are not being offered. She also discusses the severe withdrawal effects of psychiatric drugs and what patients need to know about safely getting off of these drugs under a doctor’s supervision.

Watch the short video:

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Baby Boomers and Drug Addiction

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments

According to a recent news report, some 5 percent of the 78 million boomers admit to abusing drugs – and experts are calling it a booming addiction. A recent government report showed that record numbers of baby boomers are in treatment for drug abuse.

The number of people over 50 treated for heroin abuse has more than doubled since 1992, those treated for cocaine addiction quadrupled, and even more shocking, five times as many boomers were in treatment for prescription drug abuse.

A lot of boomers grew up doing drugs, and experts said many never stopped – or are turning to them again to help cope with the normal stresses of aging.

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Are Psychiatrists Just Legal Drug Pushers

March 7th, 2011 · No Comments

A recent article in the New York Times about Dr Gardiner Harris stated that psychiatrists can’t make enough money with regular “talk therapy”. Dr. Harris stated that he treats 1200 people now in mostly 15 minute visits for prescription adjustments.

A 2005 government survey found that just 11 percent of psychiatrists provided talk therapy to all patients.

one excerpt from this article . . .
He could have accepted less money and could have provided time to patients even when insurers did not pay, but, he said, “I want to retire with the lifestyle that my wife and I have been living for the last 40 years.

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Fathers in Jail and Teen Drug Use

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

In a recently published study in the journal Addiction, researchers from Bowling Green State University report evidence of an association between a father being in jail and elevated risks for illegal drug use in teens.

The researchers are careful to note, however, that this is a non-experimental study, and that the relationships observed are associations, and should not be taken to indicate a causal process. “Further research is needed to more fully examine if it is father’s incarceration, or other closely related factors such as father’s criminality, family histories of drug use, or stresses associated with family instability, that are driving these detrimental relationships”.

Given that having a father in prison is an increasingly common event, this study’s findings suggest that a substantial number of young people in the USA are at risk for drug use. Increased drug use is closely linked to a number of adverse outcomes, including illegal drug market activity, increased crime and incarceration rates, lost work productivity, and costly substance abuse treatment.

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