Thursday, April 26, 2007

This One Is From A Psychiatrist

It's from Newsday. I can't provide the link, because it is to a letters page that changes.

Newsday (New York)
April 25, 2007 Wednesday

More mental health services, and even involuntary mental health screenings, have been proposed to prevent repetition of the Virginia Tech massacre. But the mass murderer did get mental health care in a hospital.

He then rejected further treatment. The drug-only treatment he got may well have aggravated his disturbance.

Good mental health care is based on continuing, caring human contact: knowledgable people helping troubled people with problems, while strengthening and reassuring them. Medication, often with little or no meaningful human contact, has now almost entirely replaced that older care pattern. That's what the killer got. And anti-depressant drugs, like those he was given, can themselves intensify suicidal and homicidal thoughts and behavior.

When considering the effectiveness of mental health services, we should recognize that in the 50 years since drugs began to be psychiatry's main treatment modality, there has been a five-fold increase in the fraction of mentally disabled in the population.

Before hurrying to expand mental health services, we should examine more critically the results of treatment methods.

Dr. Nathaniel S. Lehrman
Editor's note: The writer is former clinical director of Kingsboro Psychiatric Center and former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein and SUNY Downstate Colleges of Medicine.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Media Blasts Psychiatry...

CNN News Blasts Pedophile Psychiatrist (video):
Are Kids Given Antipsychotics Too Often?
Child's Death Reignites Debate Over How Aggressively Kids Should Be Treated with Psychiatric Drugs
Big Lie That There is ADD or OCD
Michael Savage, nationally syndicated talk show host (3 minute audio here):
TeenScreen - a National Fraud (video):
Sign the Stop TeenScreen Petition:
After years of CCHR (Citizens Commission On Human Rights International) hammering the media, state and federal legislators and the public with information about the fraudulent and unscientific nature of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, psychiatrists themselves are finally conceding that normal people are being diagnosed as “mentally ill” and that there are major problems with the diagnoses.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Hard To Get People To Understand

We've been preaching for a long time that the use of psych drugs creates psychotics. It is a repeating phenomenon that people get upset or are perceived by others as being upset, so they are sent to a psychiatrist for help. Then they get on psychiatric drugs, then they go really really crazy and start killing themselves and others. It seems to be hard for people to understand the point, which is that psychiatrists, psychiatric techniques, and psychiatric drugs make people worse, and shouldn't be used at all under any circumstances.

"So what do we do with these people?" That's a good question. Something needs to be done when you have a psychotic like the guy in Virginia. But not psychiatric "help". He went crazy AFTER he got his "help". The "help" from the psychiatrists and the psychiatric drugs drove him over the edge.

Here's a story about another victim of psychiatry; a boy from Wisconsin who gunned down his principal in a school hallway. Note that he got lots of psychiatric "help" and he says he was in "anger management classes for years but found them useless." So of course that means he was in contact with psychs, which means he was taking psych drugs, because that's always the first line knee-jerk thing psychs do is put people on psych drugs.

Read the story here:

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A Psychiatrist Tells The Truth

What do you think this man would say about Virginia Tech?

Peter R. Breggin, M.D. began in the full time private practice of psychiatry in 1968. Dr. Breggin's background includes Harvard College, Case Western Reserve Medical School, a teaching fellowship at Harvard Medical School, a two-year staff appointment to the National Institute of Mental Health, and a faculty appointment to the Johns Hopkins University Department of Counseling. Dr. Breggin is the author of nineteen professional books.
Here is a small part of his commentary:
"Mental health interventions do not protect society because the person is almost always quickly discharged because his insurance coverage has run out or because mental health professionals, who as a group have no particular capacity to make such determinations, will decide that the patient is no longer a danger to himself or others. Indeed, in December 2005, when the university obtained a temporary detention order against Cho, a magistrate referred him for a mental health evaluation that found "his insight and judgment are normal." Need I say more about the hazards of relying on mental health screening and evaluation to identify dangerous perpetrators--even after they have already been threatening people?"
"The violence unleashed on the Virginia Tech campus should not lead to calls for more mental health screening, more mental health interventions, or more drugs. Instead, the violent rampage should confirm that psychiatric interventions don't prevent violence and instead they can cause it."
Read his convincing condemnation of psychiatric intervention here: