- Video exposes the hoax of psychiatry's "chemical
- The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a psychiatric
watchdog group, said Tom Cruise's remarks on NBC's Today Show (Friday,
June 24) represent a growing public awareness about the national crisis
of children and adults being prescribed mind-altering drugs. More than
8 million children in the United States now take these drugs; millions
more abuse them. Today the group released a White Paper on "Common
Psychiatric Drugs and Their Effects" that educates people about the
physically and mentally damaging effects of psychotropic drugs that are
often prescribed for a "chemical imbalance" medical experts say
doesn't exist. Accompanying this is a video documentary on the group's
website, http://www.cchr.org, that includes prominent doctors, neurologists
and psychiatrists debunking the hoax of mental disorders being physically
based or the result of a chemical imbalance.
- "The paper provides information that psychiatrists
are not going to tell people, enabling them to make an informed choice,"
CCHR's international president, Jan Eastgate said. She slammed the American
Psychiatric Association (APA) and affiliated mental health organizations
that tout false statistics to the media about the number of Americans suffering
from "mental illness" which she said is a fraudulent misrepresentation.
- Ms. Eastgate said, "The Today Show interview was
a warning that people need to study psychiatry and its purported research
rather than accepting at face value concepts such as a chemical imbalance
in the brain is causing their problems, which can deny them real help.
In any media interview with a psychiatrist he should be asked what lab
test he uses to determine this. There isn't one."
- The "chemical imbalance" theory, popularized
by marketing, is "no more than psychiatric wishful thinking,"
the group's U.S. president, author and former educator, Bruce Wiseman says.
"It has been thoroughly discredited by researchers, doctors and scientists.
The only reason it exists is that it makes it easier for psychiatrists
to drug vulnerable and often desperate individuals. It is driven by more
than $23 billion in drug sales each year."
- Appearing in CCHR's video is Dr. Julian Whitaker, author
and founder of the highly respected Whitaker Wellness Center in California,
who says that psychiatry is a pseudoscience. "There's no pathology.
There's no blood test. There's no lab test. There's no x-ray. Psychiatrists
list out and vote on clusters of behavior and call them a disease. They
are giving drugs to millions of people who do not have a defined medical
- Also interviewed is New York psychiatrist Ron Leifer
who says, "There's no biological imbalance. When people come to me
and they say, 'I have a biochemical imbalance,' I say, 'Show me your lab
tests.' There are no lab tests. So what's the biochemical imbalance?"
- Based on this false theory, millions of people have fallen
prey to psychiatric treatment: stimulants and antidepressants have induced
teenagers to go on murderous shooting sprees (8 out of 13 school shootings,
such as the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, were committed by teens
on psychiatric drugs). Mothers on these drugs have killed their children
or cut off the arms of their baby while taking these drugs. Electroshock-the
firing of up to 460 volts of electricity across the temples-is damaging
the brains of over 100,000 Americans every year.
- Because of the influence of psychiatry in the nation's
schools, hundreds of parents have also been forced to place their children
on psychotropic drugs as a requisite for their education, an abuse CCHR
and others countered with congressional support last year. The Prohibition
of Mandatory Medication amendment now prohibits this practice.
- For 14 years, CCHR, which was established by the Church
of Scientology, has also worked with parents and concerned groups to expose
the violence and suicide-inducing effects of antidepressants. Last October,
the Food and Drug Administration ordered a "black box" label
for antidepressants that the drugs could cause suicide. But these reforms
are not enough to curb what CCHR says is a "national crisis"
of child drugging and psychotropic drug abuse.
- The International Narcotics Control Board says that 80%
of the world's Ritalin consumption is in the United States. This is a drug
that medical studies show can predispose children to later cocaine use
because Ritalin and cocaine derive from similar chemical properties. A
study of 500 children over 26 years by researchers at the University of
California at Berkeley found that Ritalin is basically a "gateway
drug" to other drugs, in particular cocaine. A recent survey by the
Partnership for a Drug-Free America found 10% of teens abuse the stimulants
Ritalin and Adderall. Between 1995 and 1999, the use of antidepressants
increased 580% in the under-6 population and 151% in the 7-12 age group.
- In some communities, 20% of children are taking stimulants,
according to Drug Enforcement Administration pharmacologist Gretchen Feussner.
"That should be a wake-up call that something isn't right," Feussner
- "Psychiatrists are society's biggest drug pushers,"
Wiseman says. "People do suffer from serious mental difficulties or
life-crippling problems and their methods of coping with this can fail.
Psychiatrists exploit this, marketing drugs for conditions they admit they
do not know the cause of or can cure. Fraud involves intentional deception
or deliberate misrepresentation to secure money, rights or privilege. Americans
are waking up to this psychiatric fraud."
- The group's White Paper, "Common Psychiatric Drugs
and Their Effects," and other website publications warn people that
they should not stop taking psychiatric drugs unless it is under medical
advice and supervision. They stress the need to find competent medical
(not psychiatric) doctors who can do thorough physical examinations to
determine what could be underlying and causing emotional problems.
- Tom Cruise may be the most obnoxious, revolting glam-boy
of the hollyweird elite, but in this case he's dead right -- and maybe
some of that star power will get people to listen before their kids, their
wives, their husbands, their aging parents are sent on a dark right into
madness and chemically triggered psychosis leading to suicide/homicide
induced by these powerful mind altering substances being dispensed like
candy by physicians around the globe. It's pretty pathetic when upstart
cult (scientology) cupie dolls like Cruise know more about the dangers
of psychotropic pharmeceuticals than the APA/AMA (will admit).
- From Wun_Lun Ranting
- Psychiatric drugs have been around since the l950's.....They
were first tried on prisoners who volunteered to test them, but NO ONE
was able to say why they worked or if they were really effective.
- It is important to note that untill l983, science and
doktors believed that the human brain was the only organ of the human anatomy
that did not regenerate itself. There was no way to see the function of
the brain or the administration of psychotropic or neuroleptic medication.
- The University of Seattle, Washington, developed the
first and only instrument that will not only show mental illness, and physical
brain diseases, but can also measure the results of medication that is
for the brain. This amazing and wondrous medical tool is called Positron
- PET scans are the only way that one can measure if, indeed,
there is a brain imbalance. However, there are only four of them in the
US. (I have not researched Europe for one and the USW staff does not answer
- It was the first time that mental illness could be seen
or measured. It is very effective and costly. That is why there are not
more of them available to the public and medical care providers.
- Schizophrenia, and bi-polar disease were first seen in
the studies that the university did prior to showing the world their new
diagnostic tool. And the administration of the drugs that help those diseases.
- Most of the psychiatrists I worked with became so, because
they did not like the smell, blood, and various unpleasant odors that accompany
real medical care providers. They do not want to get dirty
- or to actually get to know their patients, but then neither
do medical doktors today. In fact, we have reached a place where Doktors
do not want pro-active patients, they want compliant patients that will
hold still for any treatments, meds, or procedures that the Doktors want
- Like good little hamsters, guinea pigs or monkeys.
- Patients are apparently too stupid to give accurate histories
of the diseases of the past and they cannot be expected to understand anything
but taking orders.
- Sounds awfully faschist and dictatorial at best.............
- But then I am just Wun Lun Ran Ting.