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Saturday, October 30, 2010

John Breeding:The Truth about Metal Health Disorders



Those who visit this site are aware about what John Breeding is saying. Unfortunately those who should watch the video are reading mainstream media and being informed by APA and Big-Pharma.

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Those who take medicine are sick": is it a reality?











This is what the vast majority of people think.
One tries to quit and search the web for side effects and withdrawal symptoms.
All the official sites deny that antidepressants SSRIs and other drugs are addictive.
But those who search more will find blogs and many testimonies of people who are suffering the same.
After being prescribed a very powerful drug to help headache, - it's amazing but some physicians use SSRIs to help treating headache - or a troubled period of life, some people will become a mental patient that will have to search for a doctor to get the prescriptions to buy the medicines.
It's sad that it will only be possible sharing experiences with few people over the internet. Many family members and friends don't trust the words of someone who take these drugs because of impossible withdrawal.

On the other hand those who really need a help from psychiatry will not find it.
I got this statement from Free John Hunt petition:
"This treatment is unacceptable. You, the non-afflicted, can never possibly know the macabre horror of psychosis. You can observe, study, and react, but you will never relate to the hell of being incapable of escaping your own mind. At least give this man the opportunity to experience the comfort of people who love and care for him, it is his right as a human being and you are foul people for perpetuating his state of relentless isolation."

So psychiatry, the big-pharma, physicians of other fields, politicians, shareholders, FDA, APA, MHRA, WHO and all institutions or people who takes part in this scandal that medicine has turned into, are doing harm to those who sick relief, understanding, and guidance and to those who took a pill because of the use off-label and many other reasons why these drugs are being prescribed. Greed is always there.
Till when? The last cent... till the last cent.

This is also from John's petition:
"A psychiatric institution that needs to hold someone for five years has failed."
They didn't fail because all they want is to make money. Their goal is not the patient well being. This is the last thing they are thinking.
This is at Facebook:
"I've just ended working as a med nurse at a "rehabilitation" facility that has no psychotherapy whatsoever. A few of the residents have been there for years - 6, 8... And for those that are discharged, they are often back in a few weeks or months for another stay of months or years - it's a revolving door system, and a very profitable one. In my opinion, meds without psychotherapy is mere chemical restraint. I will never work as a psych nurse again.
October 23 at 9:05pm · "
Picture by ~vampire-zombie ,

Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday: Award day












I received these two awards this month.
The left one was given by Ana at Hella Heaven, a very close friend and someone I understand thou sometimes she surprises me and I believe it will be this way forever.
She received it from Herrad at Access Denied who was the person who gave me the "Prolific Blogger Award" at the left which Ana'HellaHeaven also received.
I will publish my list after lunch.
I'm doing my list little by little.

MyThought at MyThought

Friday, October 22, 2010

Clothes don't make the politician or What is happening to America? Or... It's appalling!



"It’s news to Christine O'Donnell that the Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. It’s news to Joe Miller, whose guards handcuffed a journalist, and to Carl Paladino, who threatened The New York Post’s Fred Dicker, that the First Amendment exists, even in Tea Party Land. Michele Bachmann calls Smoot-Hawley Hoot-Smalley."

From: Making Ignorance Chic by Maureen Dowd at The New York Times.

If you are not concerned with these facts...
That politicians are becoming more and more distant from the desire of the people is not a great new. But this? She doesn't know the separation of church and state? Is it because she is a Roman catholic that condemns sex after marriage and did chose abstinence to herself? Her views are based on the Catholic church so... she forgot to read the constitution. Or hypocrisy is the right word for that in case she knows but it is better pretending not to know so that she can keep on priesting instead of doing real and good politics?
This is not acceptable. It seems that some American politicians only know how to dress as a politician and forgot what their job is all about and that their actions have a huge impact in citizens of other countries. But they don't even care about your own people.
This is very serious and this woman even says that homosexuals have a psychological problem?
In 1972 homosexuality was finally withdraw from the list of mental illness and now she wants to put the label again?
What is happening to America?
I think that Anna Elena Staller, that was elected in 1987 for the Italian parliament, is far more competent than some American politicians. She knew the basics.
Viva la Cicciolina!
I took this post from Sam around the world:

Regarding sex and politics Hungarian-born naturalized-Italian, Ilona Staller/Cicciolina is definitely another story...

Born in 1951, pornstar turned politician, she was the first hardcore performer in the world to be elected to a democratic parliament.
Popular for her lolita-look - with flower crown, holding a little teddy bear all the time - in 1979 she was elected the leading candidate of the "Lista del Sole", Italy's first Green Party and in 1985 she switched to the
Partito Radicale, campaigning against nuclear energy and NATOmembership, for human rights and against starvation anywhere in the world... that were the golden years for the PR. The official flyer of her campaign (on the left and here another part) was pretty peculiar, I can agree on its inner meaning - besides the nuclear part - but it looks like it was written by a comedian or something! Anyway, Cicciolina was elected to the Italian parliament in 1987 and she was actually the second most voted person in the Radical Party, after the leader Pannella.

After the Radical Party experience in 1990 she claimed to be "
available to make love with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to achieve peace in the Middle East". But Saddam didn't answer. She renewed the offer in October 2002 (when Iraq was resisting international pressure to allow inspections for weapons of mass destruction). He still didn't answer. Again, Cicciolina made the same offer to Osama bin Laden in 2006 . Even this one didn't answer at all... Not a good career as a peacemaker :-)))
She quit porn in 1989 and she continues to be active in politics, advocating a safe future with absolute sexual freedom including the right to sex in prisons. She is against all forms of violence including the death penalty and the use of animals for fur or scientific experimentation. She is for the decriminalization of drugs, against censorship of any kind, in favor of sex education in schools, and for objective information about AIDS. She has proposed a tax on automobiles to reduce the damages of smog and fund the defence of nature. Then she began exploring the possibility of campaigning in Hungary, where she was born, but failed to collect enough signatures for a non-partisan candidacy. In 2004 she announced that she would run for mayor of Milan in 2006 with a similar promise but she never presented herself as a candidate in the end.

So, no matter what, Cicciolina was and still remain a piece of Italian political history nobody could ever forget (for better or for worse).

posted by Auntie Sam at Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Bella!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Call for action: SIGN THE PETITION ONLINE TO FREE JOHN HUNT

Active petitions in over 75 countriesFollow GoPetition
Free John731 Signatures
Published by Grainne Humphrys on Jun 19, 2010
Category: Human Rights
Region: Ireland
Target: Carraig Mor Treatment Centre

Petition text:
We, the undersigned, call on Carraig Mor to construct a multi-disciplinary care plan with John's family and local services that leads to the reduction of John's medication and on the success of this, to his release from Carraig Mor to a less secure facility (to work towards his rehabilitation) and ultimately to be united with


























This is the petition online Grainne, John's wife, created and has 731 signatures.
A cause was created at Facebook to ask for more people to sign.
Please, sign the petition. It takes half a minute.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Help free John Hunt of psychiatric incarceration















"I'm going to fade to nothing."
"I feel worn down."
"My body feels battered by medication."
"The strenght has been bullied out of me."
"I feel humiliated."
"The way they treat you is degrating."

John Hunt

"JOHN Hunt turned 30 on Saturday and spent the day as a free man.
He is no criminal, but after passing the day with family and friends, he was forced to return to his place of residence for the last four and a half years — a psychiatric intensive care unit in Cork city where he is being detained under the Mental Health Act as an involuntary patient.
On the day we meet in the small and uninviting visitors room at the hospital where he lives, just a few days before his birthday, he is looking forward to getting out, and smiles widely at the thought.
Clearly heavily-medicated, although he is a little confused at times, John is placid and amiable.
And when it comes to one topic in particular, perfectly lucid — he wants to get out.
His partner Gráinne and four-year-old son Joshua want him home too, but his doctors believe he is better off in Carraig Mór, a two-storey unit in the grounds of the former Our Lady’s Hospital, and Gráinne has been told John is seen as "suitable" for long-term hospitalisation.
John was first admitted to the unit after suffering a breakdown and has been diagnosed at various times as being bi-polar or schizophrenic.
He has been on a cocktail of drugs for years, and they have caused a serious deterioration in his physical condition.
He does not see the outside of the unit from one day to the next, the gated garden out the back is small and overgrown.
There is no psychologist to work with him, and he is well on the way to becoming institutionalised, although he is quite clear about wanting to get home.
John’s case is not typical, but is not unusual either, and highlights the inadequacies in the mental health system whereby people are being held indefinitely in psychiatric units, on high doses of medication, without seeming to make any progress.
According to the most recent Mental Health Commission inspection report of Carraig Mór, "the lack of a rehabilitation team is regrettable, particularly in view of the fact that a number of residents had been resident for longer than six months." It also notes no psychologist has been recruited as recommended.
According to Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Siobhan Barry, under the Mental Health Act 2001, a person should only be detained if they are likely to benefit from treatment, and it is incumbent on a doctor to show that this is the case when seeking further detention.
"If someone has plateaued and you cannot show that they will improve through further treatment, then you have no reason to continue holding them," she says.
Indeed, the 2001 act set up mental health tribunals to automatically review all decisions to protect patients’ interests. Under the act, the Mental Health Commission appoints a solicitor for the patient and a hearing determines if the person should be released or not.
According to Mark Felton, chairman of Mental Health Lawyers Association, and an experienced tribunal solicitor, people end up being detained for many years.
"As long as the doctor says that is what’s needed, then that is what will generally happen."
"We have no low-security forensic unit in this country for people who are held for long periods. Doctors do their best with what they have available to them, but it is not always what is in the best interests of the patient."
It is clear to all that John Hunt is not ready to leave Carraig Mór for good this week, or even next month, and his family accept this.
But it is not acceptable to them that there is no alternative to long-term hospitalisation for John.
Gráinne firmly believes he needs therapeutic interventions, such as psychotherapy, to deal with his underlying issues.
She does not necessarily blame John’s doctors, more the system that allows a young man to vegetate behind locked doors.
She believes John is on a worrying amount of medication and has expressed her serious concern about long-term brain and kidney damage to his doctors.
"I would like some plan to be put in place for gradually re-introducing John to life outside Carraig Mór," Grainne says. "John has committed no crime and yet he is locked up."
Grainne does not accept Carraig Mór is the only future for the father of her child and has vowed to continue fighting until some solution can be reached to give him the chance for a better life.
This story appeared in the printed version of the Irish Examiner Monday, July 19, 2010"


Read more: Irish Examiner
Visit the John's blog maintained by his wife and help signing the petition online to Free John.
Please, circulate it as much as you can. Let's try to make psychiatries and law makers understand that John is getting worse due to this treatment. It is amazing but they call it "treatment".
I call it torture, a crime and, seriously, I will never, never understand cases like John's and there are many.

The grassroots organization RIPPD- Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities


Visit the site RIPPD.

Mission

Over half of the incarcerated individuals in U.S. prisons have a history of mental illness. Police officers have limited training in both recognizing and dealing with the needs of mentally ill people. Consequently, their treatment of mentally ill people can cause further damage. RIPPD works to improve the criminal justice systems handling of people with mental disabilities. Its members include formerly imprisoned people with mental illness and their families.

About

Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities (RIPPD) is a grassroots, direct action organization, united to demand justice and social change, for imprisoned people with psychiatric disabilities.

Our membership is made up of people with psychiatric disabilities who have been in jail or prison and who have suffered in that system. Our membership also includes family members and friends of people with psychiatric disabilities who are and have been imprisoned.

We believe in humane treatment for all regardless of race, class or sexual identity. We want to end the discrimination and dehumanization in the criminal justice system.

We fight the stigma against people with mental illness by demonstrating our courage and empowerment. We are outraged and disgusted by the deplorable treatment by the people controlling the current system.

We confront all those who have the responsibility to make changes by strategizing, protesting, negotiating, collaborating with other groups and by any other creative means necessary.

We will not be ignored! Our voices will be heard!

RIPPD confronts a system set up to oppress people who have a mental illness and who have been in jail or prison. Despite the existing power structure, our organization has been able to gain respect from the powers that be and meet with judges, politicians, and other government officials and begin to achieve the policy changes that we seek. Through this work members develop leadership skills along with a greater understanding of the process involved in organizing for social change. Organizing is about more than the tasks at hand and the projected outcomes, it is also about the process that membership goes through as individuals unite and take action together. It is this process that empowers members and makes this work possible.


RIPPD is working towards the following:

Establishment of Alternatives to Incarceration

Establishment of Pre-Booking Jail Diversion in the NYPD, Community Crisis Intervention Teams

Abolition of Prison/Jail Expansion

Accountability and Training for Correction and Police Officers

Better Mental Health Treatment in Jails and Prison

A Change in the Public Hearing Process to Favor Community

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SocialAudit discussion - SSRIs withdrawal hell (repost)

I've just found the SocialAudit discussion thread on "problems with Effexor withdrawal" that I've saved. I'm reading the comments and I'm trying to find those that could give an idea of what kind of problems were discussed. It's hard because many people was searching for the help they didn't find with their physicians.
I wish I could copy the whole thread but it is huge. Here are five of them and the last one is from "Anon" someone who used to help a lot answering some of the biggest concerns in 2005.
It's heartbreaking reading all this suffering. There was a thread for every SSRI but the complains were the same.

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By Roxan Brown on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 01:49 pm:

I have a nephew who was on efixor and he tried to commit sucide by hanging is this a side effect can any one tell me?
Thank-you
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By LEENA DUTRISAC on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 - 09:06 pm:

HELLO ALL - MY SINCERE PRAYERS FOR ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO ESCAPE FROM THIS DRUG - WITHOUT PRE-WARNING FROM MY DR ABOUT THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS I WAS PERSCRIBED EFFEOR - MY DOSSAGE WAS 300 MLS A DAY... I AM 31 YEARS OLD WITH TWO KIDS. I HAVE BEEN FEELING BETTER IN MY LIFE AND HAD DECIDED LAST WEEK TO COME OFF THIS DRUG - WELL MY GOD - IF I HAD ANY IDEA WHAT THE CONSIQUENCES WERE I THINK I'D OF SHOT MYSELF LAST WEEK. LUCKY I HAVE KIDS SO I STILL HAVE TO BE HERE ON THE PLANET FOR A WHILE YET - TO MAKE THIS LONG TERRIBLE STORY SHORT I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM CONSTANT SHOCKS, CONSTANT CRYING OUTBURSTS, SUICIDAL TOUGHTS, HORRIBLE VIVID NIGHTMARES AND A NUMBER OF OTHER TERRIBLY UNCOMFORTABLE SIDE EFFECTS. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CARE FOR MY CHILDERN AND NOW HAVE A FRIEND HELPING OUT. IF I HAD BEEN GIVEN INFORMATION ABOUT THE WITHDRAWL OF THIS EVIL DRUG I WOULD HAVE NEVER AGGRED TO TAKE IT. IT IS APAUING TO ME THAT DR.S JUST HAND THIS STUFF OUT......... I CAN GARUNTEE THERE WILL BE SUICIDES DIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS DRUG - IT IS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS......... THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE SHARED YOUR STORIES ON THIS SITE AS IF IT WERE NOT FOR ALL YOUR EXPERIENCES I WOULD HAVE DEFINATLEY LOST IT ............... TODAY IS DAY 4 AND I AM FEELING A BIT BETTER - LEENA
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By Anonymous on Sunday, March 6, 2005 - 04:03 pm:

I have been off Effexor for about five years now, yet I STILL have one symptom that appeared either while on it or going off it, I don't remember: when lying in bed going to sleep or waking up, I hear a sudden whoosh sound, maybe every half minute, not regular. I remember five years ago I was going off Effexor and was hearing the same sound triggered by moving my eyes suddenly. There were some other symptoms such as dizziness when walking. I was having so much trouble going to sleep one night that it suddenly occurred to me that it might be related to going off Effexor. I got up and got on the internet and did some searching, and I found hundreds of testimonials about symptoms like mine from Effexor withdrawal. It was a relief, and caused me to do the withdrawal more gradually. After I was completely off it, all symptoms except this ear whoosh sound stopped. The whoosh has never stopped. I'm reasonably sure it appeared while taking Effexor, and was severe at that time. I keep having the feeling that there is something I think about that causes it. This morning I finally identified what I believe is the trigger for the sound: beginning to fall asleep, or conscious attention beginning to relax. Have you ever been driving and almost fallen asleep and jerked awake? Have you noticed that that jerk is accompanied by a sudden whoosh sound in the ears? That is EXACTLY the sound I hear now when relaxing in bed in the morning, every 5-30 seconds. I believe it was caused by Effexor, although I can't be certain. It is also possible, however, that Prozac also causes this, because Prozac has been my antidepressant of choice, and though I'm not on it now, I was about 3 months ago. I don't notice this symptom being any worse, though, when I'm on Prozac. I think Effexor is dangerous. I tell friends asking about antidepressants to avoid that one like the plague.
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By Anonymous on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 07:30 am:

I recently discontinued using venlafaxine, after only nine months, due to certain impairments in my daily life such as; huge impairments in short term memory, complete loss of pleasure in reading when I used to be an avid reader, memory loss in the way of spelling and such, problems in recalling familiar words and speech issues (i.e. unablity to speak the words that I'm thinking of, occasional stuttering), and severe loss of inhibitions (i.e. no conscience), and reoccurances of psychotic episodes from childhood.
I've been about a off effexor for three weeks now and things aren't getting back to normal. Could this be frontal lobe damage or something and is this likely to be permanent? I am 18 thus my brain should be more elastic than someone older. Does anyone have any knowledge about this for it would be much appreciated.
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By Anon on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 02:35 pm:

Hello. The deficits you list have been experienced by many, many people. Some people are finding that they have to live with long-term damage, however you have only just come off the drug and are highly likely to be in the throes of withdrawal... and withdrawal symptoms show a great deal of overlap when compared with the side-effects: including the memory problems, feeling detatched or unreal, confusion or cognitive difficulties, auditory and visual hallucinations, murderous urges, and manic-like reactions.

Time may prove to be a great healer. Lots of people suffering badly, withdrawal-wise, concur in stating the worst was at the 3 month mark.

I had all the 'huge impairments in short term memory, complete loss of pleasure in reading when I used to be an avid reader, memory loss in the way of spelling and such, problems in recalling familiar words and speech issues (i.e. unablity to speak the words that I'm thinking of, occasional stuttering), and severe loss of inhibitions (i.e. no conscience)'... myself, whilst on this category of antidepressant. And more. A lot of what I found helped me, in the immediate aftermath, turned out to be eerily similar to the advice offered over here.

Could it be frontal lobe damage? Well these drugs can certainly cause long-term damage, but it is a little more difficult to pin down the where and the how. Many of the symptoms do tie in with that theory, but that's a long, long way from fact. Many of them also tie in with hormonal damage, and dopamine receptor damage, and no doubt a host of other unknowns... I think that although 'the truth is out there', it's going to take some finding, especially given the significant lack of research. The book which addresses many of these issues is Joseph Glenmullen's 'Prozac Backlash' (equally relevant to venlafaxine).

Other people have posted to this board describing long-term after effects, if you use the search facility at the bottom of this page, you will find them swiftly.

You've been off them only 3 weeks. No time at all. You may find significant improvement occurs over the coming weeks, as your body adapts to its non-drug environment. Try a little mild exercise, a good old-fashioned diet (staying away from the additives & artificial sweeteners), and attempt to let yourself relax at least once in the day... easy to say, not so easy to do... give yourself as many advantages as possible: good nutrition, the exercise endorphins, stress reduction, natural sleep.

And time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Eli-Lilly studies SSRIs Cymbalta and Prozac in children 7-17 years old


I have already reported it here and the recruitment of children is still going on and will end in December 2011:
A Study in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Major Depressive Disorder
This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified by Eli Lilly and Company, July 2010
First Received: February 23, 2009 Last Updated: July 27, 2010 History of Changes
Sponsor:Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by:Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:NCT00849693
Purpose

The purpose of this study is to assess whether duloxetine is superior to placebo in the treatment of children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD)


ConditionInterventionPhase
Major Depressive Disorder
Drug: Placebo
Drug: fluoxetine
Drug: duloxetine
Phase III

Study Type:Interventional
Study Design:Allocation: Randomized
Control: Placebo Control
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title:A Double-Blind, Efficacy and Safety Study of Duloxetine Versus Placebo in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Major Depressive Disorder

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study: 7 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study: Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No


Read more at clinicaltrialsOrg.

Prescribing SSRIs for children is not approved:

"Children (18 years or younger) taking antidepressants experience suicidal thoughts or actions in about 1 out of every 50 who are depressed. Although duloxetine is prescribed for children, the FDA has not approved duloxetine for use in children."
Source: Nami


Still this study is being done since last year. After reading the post below it seems that neither Japanese or American children are respected and when profit is being done at the expenses of the health and life of children it is hard to understand what is integrity and ethics in medicine.

Image: CREDIT: DAVID TOASE/ PHOTODISC/ GETTY IMAGES

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Paxil/Seroxat at the Japanese market for children: a Bob Fiddaman campaing

GSK carrying out Paxil trials on children in Japan


I was searching through the archives of my blog tonight for research purposes and came across the Japanese/Paxil studies I wrote back in 2009.

I'm not going to repeat the posts but offer this video I created and some links for further reading.

This really should be stopped.

video

Further reading:

Thursday, January 15, 2009
Email to Japanese Embassy regarding New GSK paroxetine study in Children. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00812812

Friday, April 03, 2009
Japan/GSK - 329 All Over Again!

Friday, April 03, 2009
Email to Ministry of Health - Japan

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Any News on the Paxil Kids Yet?

Friday, May 21, 2010
EMAIL TO GLAXOSMITHKLINE RE; PAXIL STUDY IN CHILDREN

Saturday, May 22, 2010
Email to the Japanese Drug Regulator [Re; Paxil Clinical Trial in Japan]

Fid


I took this post from Fiddaman's blog. I published an excerpt of an article by Katharine Schulz here by the time a Japanese dermatologist told me he prescribes Paxil to treat skin problems because stress can cause dermatitides and Paxil does wonders to fight stress. This is a very strange off-label use. Someone from Japan came to comment that the article was not true blah blah...
I dedicate this post for him.
Hat tip to Bob.