A Zoloft Side Effect Caused a Death in an Adult

Psychiatric Screening:
DESTROYING LIVES FOR PROFIT
By Ken Kramer and Thomas G. Whittle
 
Picture this. You are nine years old, healthy, happy, reasonably carefree, and just returning to your classroom
from a scholyard break.
 
Your teacher sends you to a room where a serious-looking man tells you to sit down and put on a set of
headphones. You are then probed by a computer with such questions as… Read the rest of this entry »
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Experimental Drugging of Children – Medicaid Funded

VIDEO: Here’s a news clip from a North Dakota TV station that aired yesterday, August 18, 2008: http://www.wday.com/tv/?page=video&vid=29_rxforchildren
Geodon, Seroquel and Zyprexa are high-powered antipsychotic drugs that are not FDA approved for anything whatsoever on children.
Proof you want?
At each of the below links you will find the manufacturer‘s label for each drug which clearly notes: “Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established”

The links also list the side effects of each of these drugs. Read the rest of this entry »

Theory: Mental Health Screening Saves Lives…

In a post on a quickly expanding Yahoo Group named “Atypical_Antipsychotics*” one group member writes:

“According to NAMI*, mental health screening (such as Teen Screen) saves lives by identifying suicidal youths. I have seen no facts or evidence to back this up.

Hmmmmmm………

Here are some facts:

1. Mental health screening leads to labels (one study apparently had an 83% positive rate on the teen screen). (People who are not screened/tested/evaluated are not labeled).

2. Labels often lead to psychiatric drugs. (If you are not labeled you are not drugged. If you are labeled, drugging is not unlikley).

3. Labels can lead to unemployment (discrimination still exists despite the promise of equality promoted in the ADA). Read the rest of this entry »

Teen Screen has a Downside

A letter posted on NorthKitsapHerald.com:
Because of the controversial and potentially harmful nature of this program, I urge all parents to demand full disclosure and informed consent from the schools, Kitsap Mental Health and the Health District. There are federal and state laws requiring “informed consent,” meaning that before someone agrees to participate in any medical procedure or experiment; they must be informed of and must understand the medical facts and the risks involved. This would include:

• The purpose of screening (TeenScreen sells their service as suicide prevention but no study has even shown a reduction in suicide or proven even one prevented suicide. Read the rest of this entry »

National Depression Screening on Teens

National Depression Screening Day occurs every October. This day is funded by Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH). In reviewing SMH’s tax returns, which I found online, it is evident that pharmaceutical companies have been funding SMH since 2001. Are these companies being selfless or do they stand to make billions from the screenings?

Their brief adolescent screening test asks questions such as, “In the last four weeks, has there been a time when nothing was fun for you and you just weren’t interested in anything?” “Do you feel that you can’t do anything well or that you are not as good-looking or as smart as most other people?” Do we know of an adolescent that wouldn’t answer yes to at least one of these questions? Read the rest of this entry »