Friday, March 31, 2006

Thank God For Whistleblowers!

St. Louis, Wednesday, March 29, 2006: The Citizens Commission on Human Rights® of St. Louis (CCHR) filed a complaint against a psychiatrist with the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts in the matter of psychiatric abuse of one of its clients and has just been notified that the psychiatrist has been disciplined
and lost his license.

Ronald P. McPike, D.O., of Bonaparte, Iowa, was engaged in the practice of psychiatry and licensed as a physician in Iowa and Missouri. The Iowa Board of Medical Examiners found that McPike demonstrated serious character deficits which negatively impacted his medical practice; his care and treatment of several of his patients constituted a pattern of professional incompetency and practice harmful to his patients, including inappropriate prescribing practices and inappropriate diagnostic practices. The Board suspended his medical license indefinitely in June, 2005.

In a legal settlement reached in February, 2006, McPike voluntarily surrendered his Missouri license in lieu of disciplinary action based on the findings of fact in the Iowa judgment.

CCHR regularly files complaints with local, state and federal authorities for psychiatric fraud and abuse; in this case, justice has been served and another fraudulent psychiatrist has lost his license to abuse patients.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights was established in 1969 by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights and to clean up the field of mental healing. Today it has more than 130 chapters in 31 countries and is recognized as an authority on psychiatric abuse. CCHR is primarily concerned with psychiatry's fraudulent use of "diagnoses" that are not based on
science or medical criteria. For more information, call the Citizens Commission on Human Rights of St. Louis at (314) 727-8307. To lodge a complaint against a psychiatrist or psychiatric facility for fraud or patient abuse, call (314) 729-2854.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

A Nurse Writes To The Tucson Newspaper

Tucson Citizen (Arizona)
March 24, 2006 Friday
Effects of anti-psychotropic drugs

Re: your Friday article "Kids' anti-psychotic drug use soars":

This article is right on the money to question the use of anti-psychotropic drugs on children.

Considering that this is when the body and nervous system still are developing, even into the early 20s, this is an open case for attorneys to gather the facts and claim doctors are damaging their patients. This trend is already on the market; I have seen advertisements for attorneys taking cases against diabetes-induced side effects of Zyprexa.

As an RN working with our elderly population, I see the effects of long-term anti-psychotics and anti-depressants use.

Central nervous system damage and blunted emotional capability are the obvious.

When family members say to me, "Grandma just isn't herself anymore," and it's timed coincidental to being put on anti-depressants, I shake my head. Families are being robbed of their most cherished memories of a happy, laughing and communicative grandparent who now just lies in bed shaking uncontrollably from effects of anti-psychotics or sleeping most of the time from anti-depressants.

Shame on any program like TeenScreen for even thinking of offering these drugs to children.

(name withheld on this post)