Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mick Jagger never took Ritalin! Thanks the Lord! Merry Christmas

Whenever I see Mick Jagger performing I cannot help noticing that he runs, jumps comes and goes and never stops. I'm glad to know that he has already done what he did, keeps moving, rocking and rolling and is no longer at the age of being seen as a possible hyperactive child and the drugs he took were those he wanted to have and when he wanted them. Can you imagine what would be the effects of giving Ritalin to this man when he was a teen? Take a look at the video and see how difficult it is for Tina Turner follow Mick around the stage. He keeps teasing her asking her to follow him.
I like this song and this is is the rhythm I hope you have at Christmas.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Antidepressants SSRIs causes suicide: FOX NEWS

This was at FOX NEWS this year as well as many other tiny little notices here and there at the mainstream media.
Still these drugs are being prescribed and physicians claim that they have been saving millions of lives.
If antidepressants SSRIs are really helping people good for those who were helped. But I hope that the story of the other millions these drugs have destroyed the lives appear more frequently on the mainstream media.
"The document suggests that a patient taking Paxil is eight times more likely to attempt or commit suicide than patients taking placebo."
"At that time GSK vehemently denied that Paxil caused suicide in a statement to Fox News."

"I'm outraged because that kind of statement absolutely put lives at risk and that should not be tolerated."

Ron Goldman

"Essentially it looks like GSK bamboozled the FDA."
Oops! I don't think Mr Grassley. I don't think you believe that FDA is not aware of all of that.

Here, here, here and here some examples of FDA helping these drugs being on the market.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

US Government will conduct clinical trial to prove that informed consent can be considered as nocebo for SSRIs

I just came across with this clinical trial that should have started last October but, so sad, it didn't. Informed consent might trigger side efffects is the hypothesis they will study until 2013.
If you are not familiar with the concept of nocebo:

"A nocebo (Latin for "I will harm") is something that should be ineffective but which causes symptoms of ill health. A nocebo effect is an ill effect caused by the suggestion or belief that something is harmful. The term 'nocebo' became popular in the 1990s. Prior to that, both pleasant and harmful effects thought to be due to the power of suggestion were usually referred to as being due to the placebo effect.
Because of ethical concerns, nocebos are not commonly used in medical practice or research. Thus, it is not unexpected that the nocebo effect is not well-established in the scientific literature. However, there are some anecdotes and some studies that are commonly appealed to in the literature to support its validity." (here)
This is the clinical trial:
Detailed Description:
"In this study the investigators wish to inquire whether the nature of the explenation given to the patient as part of informed consent has an effect on the prevalence of side-effects. The study will take place in the out-patient clinic at the Shalvata Mental health Center. Three arms are included:
  1. 50 patients started on SSRI's will be updated about its common side effects
  2. 50 patients started on SSRI's will be updated about its common side effects and will receive an explenation on the nocebo effect
  3. 50 patients started on SSRI's will receive an explenation on the nocebo effect, but will not be updated about common side-effects. Nonetheless, they will be informed of severe side-effects.
Following the prescription of an SSRI the subjects will we enter the follow-up phase of the study. They will attend two follow-up meetings: 3 days after the initiation point and one month after the starting point. During each meeting they will be asked to fill the Antidepressant Side-Effect Checklist (ASEC)and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)."

If you were thinking about informed consent for drugs whose side effects are birth defects, suicidal ideation, violent behaviour, impossible withdrawal I believe you will have to wait.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Raising Awareness: FAIL / Psychiatry has to make a decision

.Matisse - Joy of Life is the most visited post of this blog.

I visited The Carlat Psychiatry blog and came across with this post where you read:

"But when I see a patient in my office, I do just the opposite. I try to maximize the placebo effect. I say things like, "I've had great success with Zoloft in patients like you....I would say you have an 80-90% chance of feeling much better within the next 2 weeks....These drugs are remarkably effective...."

This is from one of the psychiatrists who ís at my blog list and is considered ethical. It seems to me that psychiatry fears stop prescribing these drugs even after all the harms that are already undeniable.
Psychiatry keeps going as if nothing is happening. I don't know what to say. I'm tired and unfortunately nothing I say is considered "evidence". This is sad because I see people getting addicted to clonazepam, a benzodiazepine that is very hard to withdraw, and is being prescribed for any kind of anxiety. They claim "diazepam" doesn't work... they say... they say...
Informed consent? "This drug helped so many of my patients!"

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Vets sue CIA Over Mind Control Tests

"For two decades or more during the Cold War, the CIA and the military allegedly plied the unwitting with acid, weed, and dozens of psychoactive drugs, in a series of zany (and sometimes dangerous) mind-control experiments. Now, the Vietnam Veterans of America are suing the agency and the Pentagon for perceived abuses suffered under the so-called "MK-ULTRA" and other projects.

Six veterans are suffering from all kinds of ailments tied to this
"diabolical and secret testing program," according to a statement from the vets’ lawyers, passed on toSpyTalk’s Jeff Stein.

The experiments allegedly included "the use of troops to test nerve gas, psychochemicals, and thousands of other toxic chemical or biological substances, and … the insertion of septal implants in the brains of subjects in … mind control experiments that went awry, leaving many civilian and military subjects with permanent disabilities." Subjects were tested without their consent, the veterans say. And when the trials were over, the government failed to "provide health care or compensation."

In a book published last year, former military psychiatrist James Ketchum describes an Army project — separate from the CIA’s efforts — that took place at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. There, he saw test subjects "carry on conversations with various invisible people for as long as 2-3 days." Others "salute latrines" and attempt to "revive a gas mask" that they mistake for a woman.

The feds insist that MK-ULTRA ended, when it was exposed during
Congressional hearings. But interest in chemical mind-control lives along, in some corners of the military-intelligence community. In a 2003 memo, then-Justice Department lawyer John C. Yoo suggesting that
interrogation drugs could be used if their effects were not permanent or profound. Since then, evidence has accumulated that some detainees may have been drugged. "It’s coming back," retired Colonel John Alexander told Sharon."

Source: WIRED.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A message to Mr Obama and US Congress

Don't laugh!
I just sent a message to Mr Obama at the White House site:
"I just want to remind you that the number of those who are suffering the hell because of psychdrugs like Prozac, Cymbalta, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor - all the SSRIs and anti-psychotics - is increasing day after day.
Still the US President and congressmen don't care.
You are harming not only US citizens, harming in a hideous way that can be considered as crime against humanity, but the world population.
Will you ever consider health an important issue?
There is no other name for what these drugs are doing: crimes.
Is that all the American government has to offer?"
Why didn't anybody had the idea of telling Obama about it? I'm sure he is not aware of what is happening. Now we can wait for a change.

(How any of these politicians can claim for respect when what they do are below any ethics, dignity and their speeches are made of words, words and words that mean nothing? Still their actions destroy.)
Here, Obama's government recruiting children 7-17 years old to a clinical trial of Prozac and Cymbalta. It started in 2009 and will end in 2011. Eli-Lilly causing more victims.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

For my dear Susan: you are on my mind sweetie

This is for my dear Susan who is at the hospital. I'm praying for you and I'm sure you will be back soon.
(picture: here)

The Pope blesses the giant GlaxoSmithKline

I just visited Bob Fiddaman's blog and read this post he did about this photo:
"a photo of GlaxoSmithKline's Head of European Clinical Psychiatry, Alastair Benbow and the Pope. The photo has not been doctored, Benbow did actually meet the Pope. In Benbow's own words:..." (read more at Fid's)
I was shocked for 2 seconds but soon recovered my reason.
For those who have their lives and health ruined by paroxetine - Seroxat/Paxil/Aropax - and are Catholics it seems that the prayers will have to be done out of the churches because the GSK and, of course, shareholders, politicians and all of those who are profiting while you are suffering are praying there and the Pope are on their side.
Pray at your own home.

Hat tip to Bob, as always.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

American Government recruiting children to take drugs that are not to be taken by children

I reported this clinical trial here "Eli-Lilly studies SSRIs Cymbalta and Prozac in children 7-17 years old". This clinical trial started in 2009 and will end in 2011.

About ClinicalTrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.

ClinicalTrials.gov currently contains 98,303 trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry. Studies listed in the database are conducted in all 50 States and in174 countries ClinicalTrials.gov receives over 50 million page views per month 65,000 visitors daily.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), through its National Library of Medicine (NLM), has developed this site in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as a result of the FDA Modernization Act, which was passed into law in November 1997. See the FDA document - Guidance for Industry: Information Program on Clinical Trials for Serious or Life-Threatening Diseases and Conditions(March 2002).

You can read more about Clinicaltrial.org here.
This clinical trial started in 2009 and will end in 2011. I don't understand why do they need 3 years to test a drug that has already been tested. It would be time for the phase IV of clinical trials:

Phase IV

Phase IV trial is also known as Post Marketing Surveillance Trial. Phase IV trials involve the safety surveillance (pharmacovigilance) and ongoing technical support of a drug after it receives permission to be sold. Phase IV studies may be required by regulatory authorities or may be undertaken by the sponsoring company for competitive (finding a new market for the drug) or other reasons (for example, the drug may not have been tested for interactions with other drugs, or on certain population groups such as pregnant women, who are unlikely to subject themselves to trials). The safety surveillance is designed to detect any rare or long-term adverse effects over a much larger patient population and longer time period than was possible during the Phase I-III clinical trials. Harmful effects discovered by Phase IV trials may result in a drug being no longer sold, or restricted to certain uses: recent examples involvecerivastatin (brand names Baycol and Lipobay), troglitazone (Rezulin) and rofecoxib (Vioxx).

Source: Wikipedia.
They don't care about the fourth phase of clinical trials and even consider what patients say as "anecdotal evidence". Drugs are supposed to be on the market even if they are killing people. The sole purpose of selling medicines is making money for those powerful few who profit.
Exposing children to these drugs is criminal.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Jim Gottstein: "These drugs are so harmful that they literally kill people"


"They are really a chemical lobotomy because that is what they do in the brain."
"18 year old having heart attack from these drugs."
"People put on these drugs have a life expectancy of 25 years shorter than the general population.
These drugs are so harmful that they literally kill people."
Jim Gottstein

Jim Gottstein grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. After graduating from West Anchorage High School in 1971, he attended the University of Oregon and graduated with honors (BS, Finance) in 1974. From there he attended Harvard Law School graduating in 1978 with a J.D. degree. Mr. Gottstein's career has evolved from emphasizing business matters and public land law, with mental health representation and advocacy as an adjunct, to increasing emphasis on mental health advocacy and representation.

Since late 2002, Mr. Gottstein has devoted the bulk of his time pro bono to the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) whose mission is to mount a strategic litigation campaign against forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock across the United States. In June of 2006, the Alaska Supreme Court decided Myers v. Alaska Psychiatric Institute, which ruled Alaska's forced drugging procedures unconstitutional. Myers has been called"the most important State Supreme Court decision" on forced drugging in 20 years.

Visit PsychRights. It seems that the vast majority of psychiatrists still didn't understand what these drugs are doing. So we need lawyers to explain them what their prescriptions are doing to their patients. Drugging children the way they are doing is unacceptable and a crime. So we need jurisprudence to deal with it.
I thank all lawyers that are committing to the health of people.

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

Thursday, October 21, 2010


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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

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