The Truth About Psychiatry And Anti-Psychotic, Psychotropic Drugs


Some have called psychiatry a pseudo-science. A 1992 U.S. investigation is largely responsible for this label.
In 1992, U.S. Representative Patricia Schroeder of Colorado held hearings investigating the practices of psychiatric hospitals in the United States. Rep. Schroeder summarized her committee's findings as follows:

"Our investigation has found that thousands of adolescents, children, and adults have been hospitalized for psychiatric treatment they didn't need;

--that hospitals hire bounty hunters to kidnap patients with mental health insurance;

--that patients are kept against their will until their insurance benefits run out;

--that psychiatrists are being pressured by the hospitals to increase profit;

--that hospitals 'infiltrate' schools by paying kickbacks to school counselors who deliver students; that bonuses are paid to hospital employees, including psychiatrists, for keeping the hospital beds filled;

--and that military dependents are being targeted for their generous mental health benefits. I could go on, but you get the picture"

(that was quoted in: Lynn Payer, Disease- Mongers: How Doctors, Drug Companies, and Insurers Are Making You Feel Sick, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992, pp. 234-235).

Now back to 2011. Has anything changed? Here are some current psychiatric headlines:

--The Psychiatric Abuse of the Elderly

--State Says Berlin Psychiatrist Overprescribed Medication

--Psychiatric Abuse Charges Confirmed

--Easing Anxiety With Drugs, Drink May Lead to Addiction

--Another Health Canada Warning Against Psychiatric Drugs

--Psychiatrists Need to Better Monitor Meds' Metabolic Side Effects

--Problems of Overdiagnosis and Overprescribing in ADHD

--Mainstream psychiatry is failing -- but there is another way

Lots to think about, heh? I'm not a medical professional. So, as always, please do your own research into these topics.

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