The Truth About Psychiatric Drugs & Resources for Non Drug Solutions



Information and Resources updated October 2010


Dr. Peter Breggin

"Peter R. Breggin, MD, has been called "the conscience of psychiatry" for his efforts to reform the mental health field, including his promotion of caring psychotherapeutic approaches and his opposition to the escalating overuse of psychiatric medications, the oppressive diagnosing and drugging of children, electroshock, lobotomy, involuntary treatment, and false biological theories."

www.breggin.com


Drugwatch.com
 
A comprehensive Web site database featuring up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.

www.drugwatch.com


CCHR International Psychiatric Drug Database

"The psychiatric drug search engine provides you with complete information on all drug regulatory warnings and studies on the dangers of psychiatric drugs in two easy to search sections"

www.cchrint.org/psychdrugdangers/


Peter Lehmann Publishing Information Sources about Psychiatric Drugs

"Attention: Some of these links lead to drug indices and catalogues connected with biological psychiatry and drug companies. Their web sites in general contain ideological and misleading information. The links we offer are intended to find that minimal information about so-called side effects and indications which are mostly required due to legal purposes."

www.peter-lehmann-publishing.com/info/sources.htm


Coming off Psychiatric Drugs: Successful Withdrawal from Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Lithium, Carbamazepine and Tranquilizers

With prefaces by Judi Chamberlin, Loren R. Mosher and Pirkko Lahti, edited by Peter Lehmann (Berlin 2004)

www.peter-lehmann-publishing.com/withdraw.htm


Healthy Skepticism

"Improving health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion."

Australian based website.

www.healthyskepticism.org


The Truth About the Drug Companies
How They Decieve Us and What to Do About It

A book by Marcia Angell, former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.

www.randomhouse.ca/catalog/display.pperl?0375508465


Psychiatric Drugs: An Assault on the Human Condition
Interview with Robert Whitaker by Terry Messman

Investigative reporter Robert Whitaker, author of the groundbreaking book Mad In America, is now pursuing a fascinating line of research into how the mammoth psychiatric drug industry is endangering the American public by covering up the untold cases of suffering, anguish and disease caused by the most widely prescribed antidepressants and antipsychotic medications.

Whitaker exposes the massive lies and cover-ups that have corrupted the Food and Drug Administration's drug review process, and co-opted research trials in order to spin the results of drug tests and conceal the serious hazards and even deadly side-effects of brand-name drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Zyprexa.

www.thestreetspirit.org/August2005/interview.htm


ADHD Truth

"ADHD psychiatric mind-altering drugs, Ritalin and similar, harming our children with attention, behavior and learning problems!  View alternative workable solutions.  Visit www.adhdtruth.com for details and also see how we can all help with the problem."

www.adhdtruth.com


ADHD Scam
[added to website February 2014]

"MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to provide information and resources to help parents and their children.
 
Following our personal experience, we asked ourselves, "What about the other innocent healthy kids?  What about their parents who are giving good parenting, like us, and that are being pressured by this scam?"  We decided now is the time for us to help the other kids and their parents.  I have outlined all the different areas of content of this site to educate you more thoroughly, not just on the subject of alledged ADHD, but to educate you about the fraudulent claims for ADHD pushed upon children and their parents by corrupt school officials.  I have provided links and documents to verify this information with credible references. Knowledge is power. Share our story and this website with others."

www.adhdscam.com


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Information and Resources from Cassandra Dawn Casey of The Alliance to Stop Psychiatry's Influence in Religion and Education (ASPIRE)
http://www.aspire.us

Also SSRI-Crusaders
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/SSRI-Crusaders

8 March, 2005

Here's a listing of some of the websites out there where you will find honest information about psychiatric drugs.

The first group is more or less specific to antidepressants, antipsychotics and/or benzodiazepines.

The second group is more specific to stimulants prescribed for children who have been labeled with "ADHD"

The third group lists several websites that offer non-drug solutions to assist those struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral problems.

The fourth group comprises a few support groups where those seeking assistance can chat with others who have "been there".

The fifth group is a listing of various petitions requesting an investigation into the activities of the pharmaceutical firms.

I have many other resources available, but don't want to overwhelm you!  Please let me know if I can be of further assistance :)


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THE TRUTH ABOUT PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

http://www.drugawareness.org
http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com
http://www.prozactruth.com
http://www.prozacspotlight.org
http://www.ahrp.org
http://www.ssricitizen.org
http://www.paxilprogress.org
http://www.quitpaxil.info
http://www.ssri-uksupport.com
http://www.mindfreedom.org
http://www.socialaudit.org.uk
http://www.healyprozac.com
http://www.benzo.org.uk
http://www.anniearmenlive.org/psychiatric_drugs.htm


THE TRUTH ABOUT ADHD

The Myth of ADHD - Exposed

The ADHD Report
http://www.adhd-report.com

United States Drug Enforcement Agency Report on Ritalin
http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/cngrtest/ct051600.htm

Attention Deficit Disorder - A Dubious Diagnosis?
The Merrow Report
http://www.pbs.org/merrow/repository/Television/Past/_attn/add.html

Children's Drug is More Potent Than Cocaine
Original Source: The Observer by Jean West September 9, 2001
http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicalscience/story/0,1129,549073,00.html

Pharmaceutical Executives Created the Diagnosis of ADHD
Townhall.com - July 16, 2002 - By Armstrong Williams
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/Armstrongwilliams/aw20020716.shtml

Ritalin May Cause Brain Damage In Children
Reuters: Monday, November 12, 2001
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12922-2001Nov11.html

Scientists Find No Proof That Ritalin is Effective
Cosmiverse Science News - February 7, 2002
http://www.cosmiverse.com/science02070205.html

Blackmailing Parents to Keep Kids On Drugs
By Vin Suprynowicz
http://www.issues-views.com/index.php/sect/2001/article/2009

The Great A.D.D. Hoax
David Keirsey, Ph.D.
http://keirsey.com/addhoax.html

The Myth of ADHD, by Thomas Armstrong
http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/myth_add_adhd.htm


Websites:

ADHD Fraud
http://www.adhdfraud.com

Wildest Colts
http://www.wildestcolts.com

Able Child
http://www.ablechild.org

Ritalin Death
http://www.ritalindeath.com


NON DRUG SOLUTIONS FOR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL & BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES


This website (a reputable laboratory in Seattle, WA), provides information on why drugs can have different effects on different people, and why they can be fatal to many:

http://www.healthanddna.com/drugreactiontest.html

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This site helps you identify possible underlying physical conditions, which unrecognized, can lead to symptoms that are then labeled as depression or other "mental" conditions.  A proper diagnosis is essential before real, effective and lasting solutions can be found.

http://www.gsdl.com/assessments/finddisease/depression

Diagnostics and treatment guidelines for other troubling problems such as "ADHD/hyperactivity", "PMS", "Fatigue/Fibromyalgia" can be found on this site as well.

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This organization has initiated clinical studies for the treatment of "bi-polar" disorder.  They stress proper nutrition and market a product that has found wide endorsement by many victims of these troubling symptoms.

http://www.truehope.com

I have a pdf copy of the article (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - December 2001), which details this bi-polar treatment study.  I'll send it to you if you'd like.   An entire website was created by enthusiastic supporters of this product because it enabled them to come off their psychiatric medications and enjoy a life free of the symptoms of "bi-polar" disorder.  You can read their testimonials here:

http://www.redumbrellas.ca/ostory.html


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Lots of help available from this site:
http://www.uncommon-knowledge.co.uk

And this one:
http://www.nutritional-healing.com.au/content/home.php

And this one:
http://www.alternativementalhealth.com

This series of four articles provides an excellent understanding of the causes and solutions of depression.  An excerpt:

"Treatment that solely focuses on symptoms is inefficient - and negligent. Depression is the number one worldwide cause of death and disability, and it is essential for us to get to the bottom of this problem. Unfortunately, modern "symptom treatment" is more like "symptom cover-up." The truth is, symptoms are the messengers of a deeper problem - they are not the enemy. To get to the bottom of the mystery, we have to pay attention to the symptoms and follow them instead of covering them up."

http://www.primalworks.com/thoughts/thought021118.html
http://www.primalworks.com/thoughts/thought021125.html
http://www.primalworks.com/thoughts/thought021202.html
http://www.primalworks.com/thoughts/thought021209.html

This is a fabulous article for parents who are struggling through the "terrible teens":

http://students.alliant.edu/envoy/1405/0102.htm

And here are a few of my favorite for parents wondering what to do with the "terrible twos" and other adventures of "childhood":

http://www.wildestcolts.com
http://www.naturalchild.org


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HELP FOR THE "ADHD" LABELED CHILD


Underlying medical conditions can manifest themselves as symptoms which are then labeled "ADHD".  Parents should demand that any of these possible factors are ruled out:

Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory:
http://www.gsdl.com/assessments/finddisease/add

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New Video Advocates Dietary Approach to Fighting Children's Behavioral and Learning Problems

ADD/ADHD: Smart Solutions, approximately 45 minutes long, is accompanied by a Healthy Resource Guide which provides contact information for a variety of organizations that help families of children with learning and behavioral problems.

Emphasis on the Feingold Method:
http://www.associatedproducers.com/project4_development.html

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The Cactus Clinic:
http://www.tees.ac.uk/depts/cactus/clinic.cfm

Please also refer to the information on these sites:

http://www.adhdhelp.org
http://www.save-one-starfish.org/frames.html
http://www.sparkisland.com/public/articles/parents_adhd_/?view=parent
http://www.hacsg.org.uk

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Dr Mary Ann Block:
http://www.blockcenter.com

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John Breeding, Ph.D.
http://www.wildestcolts.com

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Dr David B. Stein:

Dr. David B. Stein is a practicing clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Longwood College in Farmville, VA.   Dave has been listed several times in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.  He continues speaking out in his unwavering campaign against the use of amphetamine drugs to "treat" children labeled as ADD/ADHD.  He offers a truly effective alternative to drug "treatment" known as the Caregiver's Skills Program (CSP).  He is author of several books which include Ritalin Is Not the Answer and Unraveling the ADD/ADHD Fiasco.

http://www.longwood.edu/staff/dstein

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The Doctor Within:
http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/index_fr.html?content=/articles/index.html

From the home page, click on:  ADD - A Designer Disease
Scroll down to about 5/6 of this page, and you will see the subheading:
"Natural Solutions"

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Doctor Yourself:
http://www.doctoryourself.com/hoffer_ABC.html
Natural nutrition for ADHD children

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13 years of successful use in over 700 Clinics,
Hospitals, Drug and Alcohol rehab centers.

Clinical Studies are referenced:
http://www.adderall-free-kids.com


Alternative Approaches for ADHD
http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/weblinks.htm


SUPPORT GROUPS


http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/SSRI-Crusaders
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/PROZACAWARENESS
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/prozactruth
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/safeharbor2
http://www.paxilprogress.org/forums
http://www.wildestcolts.com/purpose.html
http://www.ablechild.org/board/?topic=topic1


PETITIONS


http://www.petitiononline.com/lilpro
http://www.petitiononline.com/effexor
http://www.petitiononline.com/oky71
http://www.ablechild.org/declaration%20of%20refusal.aspx
http://petitiononline.com/forkids/petition.html

 
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