Tagged: Mental Illness

What Did They Prescribe Devin Patrick Kelley?: Texas Shooter’s Friend Says ““His parents had him on high doses of ‘psych’ meds from 6th to 9th grade, the time I knew him”…


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/06/texas-church-shooting-who-is-gunman-devin-patrick-kelley.html

Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child

Shocked former classmates who attended middle and high school with Texas church gunman Devin Patrick Kelley described him Monday as being heavily medicated and someone who kept to himself — despite a deluge of posts on his apparent Facebook profile about weapons and atheism.

Kelley — dressed entirely in black and “wearing a face mask with a white skull on it,” according to Texas Department of Public Safety’s regional director Freeman Martin — burst into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday and killed at least 26 people, one as young as 18-months old.

A former middle school classmate told Fox News that Kelley would complain about his parents and medications during school.

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Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, of New Braunfels, Texas as pictured in his driver license photo.  (Texas Department of Public Safety)

 

“His parents had him on high doses of ‘psych’ meds from 6th to 9th grade, the time I knew him,” said the student, who only wished to be identified as Reid.

The student also said Kelley often posted on his Facebook page about his assault rifle and atheism, and that “a lot of friends quit talking to him by senior year.”

Courtney Kleiber, a New Braunfels High School student who identified herself as Kelley’s “best friend for a number of years,” said in a Facebook discussion about the shooting that Kelley once was heavily involved with the First Baptist Church.

“I was his best friend for a number of years and he was a happy, caring person back then. It’s crazy what time and [mental] illness can do to you,” she wrote.

“Great, now I can’t even look through my senior yearbook without seeing this,” she posted on her Facebook page late Sunday, next to a picture of her and Kelley.

Another classmate who spoke to Fox News and wished to remain anonymous described Kelley as a quiet student, though he had his share of friends.

“He recently added me on [Facebook]. I accepted hence we went to school together, and any time I saw him on my timeline he was sharing stuff about guns and being atheist,” she said. “He was pretty negative. The last post I remember was of a rifle.”

Kelley’s Facebook page has since been taken down.

Chatter amongst other students on Facebook who say they knew Kelley suggested he had a volatile relationship with his parents.

One student said Kelley used to tell her about issues with his dad, while another said they watched Kelley verbally abuse his parents.

Kelley was also a member of his high school’s football team, Reid said. One student said Kelley’s father would go “crazy” if Kelley messed up on the field.

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (KSAT via AP)

Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday Nov. 5, 2017.  (AP)

Brittany Adcock, a 22-year-old who told NBC News that she dated Kelley for two months when she was 13 and he was 18, said Kelley would constantly call her after she broke off the relationship.

“He would offer me money to hang out with him quite a bit. There has been one point that I called the police because he was just calling me so much I wanted to report harassment,” Adcock told the network. “One time he told me I should move in with him and his wife and that he would take care of me as long as I walked around topless.”

Kelley had previously served in the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until his discharge in 2014, an Air Force spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.

He was court-martialed in 2012 for assaulting his wife and his child, and later received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force, in addition to confinement for 12 months, and was reduced in rank.

Law enforcement officers work in front of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after a fatal shooting, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday Nov. 5, 2017.  (AP)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said there was a connection between the “very deranged individual” and the church where the slayings took place, telling “FOX & Friends” that people will learn about a link.

“I don’t think the church was just randomly attacked,” he said. “I think there was a reason why the shooter chose this church.”

The gunman was also denied a Texas gun permit, according to Abbott.

“He was rejected either because he did not fully answer all the questions that are required to get a Texas gun permit, or he answered those questions wrong, that we still don’t know,” he said.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told Fox News that Kelley’s former father-in-law did attend the First Baptist Church, but he and his wife were not there Sunday.

His ex-mother-in-law’s P.O. Box was also listed as having a mailing address in Sutherland Springs, the Daily Beast reported.

Kelley previously registered to vote in Colorado in 2014 and listed his address as a parking space in a RV park in Colorado Springs, according to the New York Times.

A woman who lived in the spot next to the address said a man of similar age and description lived in that space for a few months during that time, and that he had a pit bull puppy that was left tied up in the sun all day.

She told the New York Times that there was an incident where police were called because the man — who she never learned the name of — struck the dog in the head, leading to a standoff with police in which the man refused to come out of his trailer for an hour.

Records show Kelley was charged with cruelty to animals in August 2014 but the case was dropped, the New York Times reported.

Kelley worked as a security guard for a Texas waterpark this past summer, according to a resume under his name that appeared online.

The suspect, who is from New Braunfels, a suburb outside San Antonio, was found dead in his car after he sped away from the scene of the shooting and was chased by two Good Samaritans.

Tackitt told Fox News on Monday authorities believe the gunshot wound that ultimately killed Kelley was “self-inflicted,” however, there was also an exchange of gunfire before and during the case.

“All I know is he stopped another resident right over here and said, ‘Lets go we got an active shooter, we need to get him stopped,’ and they were chasing him,” he said. “They were shooting rounds at him and then he went off the road, we don’t know if he was actually hit again or what, but wrecked out. He was from my understanding self-inflicted gun shot wound.”

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Supermodel Cara Delevigne Doesn’t Agree With Anti-depressants…


Interesting article about super-model Cara Delevigne…

I wonder what ‘meds’ she was prescribed?…


http://www.tv3.ie/xpose/article/entertainment-news/212493/Cara-Delevingne-doesnt-agree-with-antidepressants

Cara Delevingne ‘doesn’t agree’ with anti-depressants

4th Aug 16 | Entertainment News

Cara Delevingne stopped taking anti-depressants because she didn’t want to become dependent on medication.

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The model-turned-actress has been candid about her battle with depression, and how it left her feeling so low that she even contemplated suicide around the age of 16.

She was placed on a strong cocktail of medication but decided to come off the tablets when she was 18 because she never wanted to become reliant on them.

“I hate meds,” she told Britain’s Esquire magazine. “I don’t agree with them. It’s so easy to abuse them.”

She added that she immediately felt the difference once she came off her medication because her feelings returned and she had sex for the first time.

“That week (I stopped taking them), I lost my virginity, I got into fights, I cried, I laughed,” she admitted. “It was the best thing in the world to feel things again. And I get depressed still but I would rather learn to figure it out myself rather be dependent on meds, ever.”

During the interview, she spoke about having a mental breakdown as a teenager. Dealing with her hormones and the pressure of achieving good school grades sent her into a downwards spiral so severe that she even considered taking her own life.

“I couldn’t deal with it anymore. I realised how lucky and privileged I was, but all I wanted to do was die,” she explained. “I felt so guilty because of that and hated myself because of that, and then it’s a cycle. I didn’t want to exist anymore. I wanted for each molecule of my body to disintegrate. I wanted to die.”

During that time, Cara, 23, dropped out of boarding school and pursued a career in modelling, following in the footsteps of her older sister Poppy.

© WENN Newsdesk 2016

What Kind Of ‘Treatment’ Did The Nice Truck Attacker (Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel) Receive?… Was It Psychiatric Drugs?


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3693752/Family-Nice-killer-reveals-suffered-psychological-problems-received-treatment-years-amid-claims-depressed-marriage-breakdown-deadly-attack.html#ixzz4Elv7mMp7

The terrorist who killed 84 people including at least 10 children in Nice had suffered from ‘psychological problems’, it has been revealed.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, a French Tunisian and married father of three, had suffered a nervous breakdown and received medical treatment for mental health issues for ‘several years’ before leaving Tunisia for France in 2005, his family said today.

Bouhlel was shot dead by police after he ploughed a lorry into crowds of people who had gathered on the city’s Promenade des Anglais to watch Bastille Day fireworks. The attack left 202 people injured, including 50 who are ‘between life and death’, according to President Francois Hollande.

Five people connected to Bouhlel have been questioned as part of the police investigation, including his estranged wife Hajer.

Previous reports suggested Bouhlel was depressed about the break up of his marriage before he mounted the pavements at high speed and careered into the revelers on Thursday night.

From the BBC –
Dr Chamseddine Hamouda was the only psychiatrist who briefly treated Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel 12 years ago.

From the Independent UK-

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nice-terror-attack-killer-mohamed-lahouaiej-bouhlel-sent-84000-to-family-in-tunisia-days-before-a7141221.html

The killer’s father, Monthir Bouhlel, claimed his son suffered from psychological problems and was sometimes unstable. “He had some difficult times, I took him to a psychiatrist, he took his treatments and he said he had a serious mental illness.

“For four years, from 2002 to 2004 he had problems, he had a nervous breakdown. He would get very angry, and would break things for no reason, he was put on medication. But the one thing he did not get angry about was religion, he did not go to mosque, he drank.


Some interesting news coming out about the Nice Van Attack Terrorist, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. According to some news outlets he was receiving psychological and psychiatric treatment for ‘several years’ before he carried out the attack.

Psychiatric and psychological treatment, almost always, means the prescribing of psychiatric drugs. If Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was prescribed psychiatric drugs for several years, it would be interesting to find out what drugs they were, on what dose was he prescribed them, and for how long?

Psychiatric drugs (such as anti-depressants like Seroxat, and anti-psychotics) are notorious for causing psychotic, manic and homicidal/violent/aggression reactions. The BBC are currently investigating the violence aspect of anti-depressants for a forthcoming documentary, according to Katinka Blackford Newman (author of a new book about her personal experience of SSRI’s and the devastation she suffered because of them).

It will be interesting if we find out what psychiatric drugs the Nice terrorist was on, and if these drugs contributed to this terribly violent act.

My heart goes out to all those who died, and to the injured, and their families, from the Nice tragedy. I have been to Nice several times (growing up we used to camp near Nice) and I have an affinity with that part of the world.

The websites AntiDepAware and SSRI Stories have both been documenting medication induced violence etc for years…

check them out here:

http://antidepaware.co.uk/

https://ssristories.org/

Amy Winehouse Was An Under-18 Seroxat (Paxil) Guinea Pig


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” I used to do Seroxat… and it made me really loopy… really scatty…”

Amy Winehouse- ‘Amy‘ Film 2015 (22.oo mins)

http://forward.com/culture/music/311613/amy-winehouse-and-me/

“….Winehouse had been taking Seroxat, an anti-depressant, since age 14. After a messy breakup with a bad-influence boyfriend named Blake Fielder – coupled with the constant media frenzy – Winehouse stopped eating and started drinking heavily. One scene at the recording studio shows her nursing a whiskey in between takes. She is bulimic, disappearing mid-rehearsal, leaving the studio’s toilet bowl splattered with that day’s lunch, and returning with eye makeup smeared across her face. Over the course of the documentary, her full, round voluptuous body becomes withered and sickly. In the beginning, we see her dangling a bag of weed in front of the camera before performing a big concert. To get high and relax a little, presumably. But later in the movie, she and Fielder are doing cocaine, crack-cocaine and heroin regularly. She was 23…”

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/celebrity/160386/amy-winehouse-gives-first-interview-on-drug-addiction.html

“…Often I don’t know what I do, then the next day the memory returns. And then I am engulfed in shame.’ The troubled star also discussed her battle with depression, which she had suffered since the age of 16. ‘I saw a picture of myself when I came out of the hospital. I didn’t recognise myself,’ admitted Winehouse. ‘Since I was 16, I’ve felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression.”..

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/16/seroxat-study-harmful-effects-young-people

“…An influential study which claimed that an antidepressant drug was safe for children and adolescents failed to report the true numbers of young people who thought of killing themselves while on it, re-analysis of the trial has found

Study 329, into the effects of GlaxoSmithKline’s drug paroxetine on under-18s, was published in 2001 and later found to be flawed. In 2003, the UK drug regulator instructed doctors not to prescribe paroxetine – sold as Seroxat in the UK and Paxil in the US – to adolescents. ..”


I have just finished watching the recently released, brilliant documentary on Amy Winehouse ( simply called ‘Amy’). I really liked her music (particularly Back to Black), she was a true original, and she was a really interesting woman too. She was extremely smart, savvy, charismatic and a great lyricist. Musically she was always superb, but I liked the documentary as it revealed Amy’s personality and we get to see real footage of Amy behind the stage image and the media-constructed persona. The film is also interspersed with stories from her close friends over the years, and this adds to the authenticity of it. It’s very sad that she succumbed to addictions, and her demise was profoundly tragic: the kind that is symptomatic of hugely influential people who die in harrowing circumstances at the height of their talent and fame. The paparazzi also played their dark part in her life (as they did with Princess Diana) in hounding Amy to her grave.

I also found it interesting to learn that Amy was put on Seroxat when she was a teenager, and apparently she was prescribed it for depression. Having been prescribed Seroxat myself at a young age (21) I can’t help but wonder did Seroxat have any affect on Amy’s development? And also, could it be possible, that for some, Seroxat (and other SSRI’s) can become a kind of ‘gateway’ drug?

Seroxat is extremely powerful and potent, highly addictive, and in many ways resembles a narcotic (with ‘hypnotic’ type qualities). It changes your personality, and your behavior, and personally, I believe, that after experiencing such a dangerous psychotropic, this can alter a person’s psyche in many ways too. Seroxat does not cure depression, and in many cases it can exacerbate depression and anxiety, and Seroxat often prolongs the time it takes to recover from depression because it offers only a chemical distraction. Children who are prescribed drugs like Seroxat are given a signal by adults that its appropriate to deal with your emotional issues with potent drugs. This could arguably harm a child’s development, not to mention set them up for much more trouble down the line. It could also perhaps lead them to take other drugs, such as cannabis, heroin, cocaine etc because they would have been introduced to addiction, or dependence, through taking a drug which induces these effects early in their lives.

Addiction counselors often talk of cannabis being a ‘gateway drug’ in youth- it’s arguable then perhaps that extremely strong, addictive, mind-bending- drugs like Seroxat could also serve that function. I also believe that alcohol and nicotine could also play their part in wiring kids brains for other addictions later on, but a drug like Seroxat is perhaps an even bigger gateway drug for a young person, because it’s sanctioned, and legally prescribed, by an adult (doctor/professional/psychiatrist etc), in the guise of help and healing, therefore this would re-enforce the drug as a ‘gateway’ both psychologically as well as psychically.

“..In a 2007 interview followed her first highly publicized overdoses, she speaks candidly about her depression. “Since I was 16, I’ve felt a black cloud hangs over me,” she said. “Since then, I have taken pills for depression. I believe there are lots of people who have these mood changes.”

A reanalysis of a Seroxat (in children) study published in the BMJ in 2015 (study 329) confirmed what Seroxat users, and ex-users, have been saying for decades- this drug is highly dangerous and largely ineffective. Furthermore not only is a drug like Seroxat useless for depression, a possible gate-way drug, and also- most likely- delays recovery, but it also can cause suicide, self harm, violence etc. It’s simply lethal.

Amy Winehouse was (like many other kids)- a Seroxat guinea pig.

The adults, and young adults, who took it were too.

I was a Seroxat guinea pig too (thanks GSK!)

I don’t know how long Amy was prescribed Seroxat, but she says herself in this documentary that she was prescribed it and it made her ‘loopy'(crazy) so who knows what affect Seroxat had on her early development, or on her attitude to drugs later on? It’s  unclear if Amy took other SSRI’s or psychiatric drugs after Seroxat, or if she suffered withdrawals etc. It’s also unclear what age she was first prescribed anti-depressants, in some articles it says she was just 13 years old, in others 14, 15, or 16..

What is clear though is: Amy Winehouse deserved better ‘mental health’ treatment, I deserved better too, we all did..

Seroxat shouldn’t have been prescribed to anyone…

The irony of Amy’s death was that, despite almost killing herself with cocaine and heroin, and going through various detoxes, and rehab for those Class A drugs, it was alcohol (a legal drug) and Librium (a prescription drug-benzo) that killed her in the end..

SSRI’s often don’t show up on toxicology reports, and it can take repeated tests to find traces of anti-depressants. Amy could have been taking anti-depressants well into her 20’s and up until her death, she could have been experiencing cravings for alcohol to take the edge off the side effects.. she could have been going through various psych-drug withdrawal symptoms and side effects over the years.. the only way to know would be to see her medical records…

Drugs like Seroxat are notorious for causing alcohol cravings..

http://www.nme.com/news/amy-winehouse/59158

“…Mitch Winehouse has said that he believes his daughter died after a seizure, related to the drug Librium.

Amy Winehouse was prescribed the tranquilizer to ‘calm’ her withdrawal symptoms from alcohol, but it has been linked with the deaths of a number of people, including Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland.”

Perhaps if she wasn’t prescribed Seroxat, and instead was given compassion, empathy, and a listening ear when she needed it as a teenager, things could have turned out a lot different? Who knows?..

RIP Amy..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/8754374/Amy-Winehouse-had-prescribed-drug-in-system-when-she-died.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-2360326/Amy-Winehouse-said-knew-shed-join-27-club.html

Amy became disruptive in class and began to play truant, as had Kurt Cobain.

Amy came to dislike singing the songs that had made her famous

Amy came to dislike singing the songs that had made her famous

She pierced her upper lip and her mother was horrified when, aged 15, she had her first tattoo done.

Amy later said, ‘My parents pretty much realised (at that stage) that I would do whatever I wanted.’

But even before she had left school and entered the music business she had begun taking antidepressants, with Janis suggesting that she might be bipolar.

Later she would begin self-harming, cutting herself to get attention.

Success arrived quickly after that troubled childhood and, as with the six other principal members of the 27 Club, it proved overwhelming.

Her surgeon cousin Jonathan Winehouse became concerned early on after seeing her perform and meeting her backstage: ‘She was very distant… and really sort of out of it.’

He told her manager that she needed psychological support, but the manager simply said that Amy would go her own way.

After her first album, Frank, was released in 2003, when she was still only 20, Amy began to drink to excess. A nervous performer, she drank to calm down before a show, but then, like Janis Joplin, another troubled and insecure female singing star who lined up glasses of tequila during concerts, she began drinking during the show.

And when she wasn’t performing, Amy went to the pub, the Good Mixer in Camden becoming her second home.

She’d arrive shortly after it opened and usually drank doubles of Jack Daniel’s, sambuca, vodka or tequila. After a while, she was drinking everything mixed together in a pint glass.

Psychiatric Medications and Teenage Violence


For Full Video Interview With David Healy: Check out the link below…..

Dr. David Healy is a renowned Irish Psychiatrist who many people consider the guardian angel of patients on SSRI drugs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors). This controversial and widely used group of psychiatric medications, that includes Prozac and Paxil, has been linked to mass murder, suicides and serious violence; especially when they are given to teenagers. Dr Healy exposed the profit motive behind the overuse of these drugs in his highly important book, Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression, and in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings, he has become a go to guy for interviews on a possible connection between gun violence and SSRIs.

What he did say to Dr. Corsi and what he has been saying for years in his speeches, his lectures, his articles and his books, should be of enormous concern to every single family in America. He spoke at length about the risks involved in prescribing these drugs to teenagers and young adults while their bodies are still growing and their minds are still developing.

Sometimes that drug induced fog may give way to another state of mind that is truly terrifying. Dr. Healy was quite blunt in his comments about the links between the recent mass murders and SSRIs:

“When roughly nine out of every 10 cases in these school shootings and mass shootings involve these drugs being prescribed, then at least a significant proportion of these cases were either caused by the drugs or the drugs made a significant contribution to the problem.”

The level of senseless violence, sudden suicide and mass murder being committed by teenagers and young adults in America is reaching epidemic proportions. The need to honestly evaluate the proper use of SSRIs and confirm any potential links to aggression is too important to let the subject dissolve into a partisan debate on gun control. In order to get to the heart of this serious medical issue, The Inquisitr extended an invitation to Dr. Healy to participate in a no holds barred interview with Wolff Bachner and he has graciously accepted.

Our interview with Dr.Healy will take place later this week and when it is completed, we will be sharing it with our readers. Dr. Healy will be given a forum to tell you what these drugs are, how and when they should be used, and what dangers come with their use. Dr. Healy is one of the few doctors who is willing to break the seal of silence that surrounds the world of medicine and risk the wrath of the world’s most powerful corporations to find safe and effective treatments for some of the most vulnerable members of our society. We look forward to sharing his insights and wisdom with you.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/492942/author-of-let-them-eat-prozac-links-psychiatric-medication-to-teenage-violence/#bT4KkZG0xSJst63z.99

http://www.inquisitr.com/492942/author-of-let-them-eat-prozac-links-psychiatric-medication-to-teenage-violence/#ooid=hyeHdtODoIBWk39mlWBL9P7flHZEqr0t

This is a lecture from 2003 (10 years ago) where Dr Healy has been drawing attention to the dangers of the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 10 years now.  For latest David Healy Video see the link above….

The Psychiatric Bible “DSM 5” and The Medicalization of Grief.


There has been much comment made recently online about the new edition of the psychiatrist’s diagnostic bible- the DSM 5.

It seems that psychiatrists intend to widen the ‘depression spectrum’ now in order to include ‘grief’ as a form of mental illness.

It will be interesting to see if this proposal actually goes into the DSM 5 when it is published soon.

Personally- I think if ‘grief’ becomes medicalized by psychiatry- it would be a great travesty.

Psychiatrists have already bastardized the human condition to death, and pathologized human behavior to such an extent -that now almost anybody can be diagnosed with a psychiatric illness.

Is the psychiatric medicalization of the human grieving process a step too far?

One thing is for sure- it will widen the psychiatric catchment and make more billions for the drug companies

And that- seems to be the bottom line- as always.

From Pharmalot: 

http://www.pharmalot.com/2012/12/bereavement-depression-happy-drugmakers-pt-2/

Bereavement, Depression & Happy Drugmakers, Pt. 2

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By Ed Silverman // December 27th, 2012 // 8:04 am

In a move certain to create controversy, the American Psychiatric Association has voted to include bereavement in the definition of major depressive disorder, or MDD, that will be contained in the upcoming version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which will be known as the DSM-5, The Washington Post writes.

The decision is significant because the manual is widely considered to be a biblical-like reference tool for psychiatrists and by eliminating the so-called bereavement exclusion – which appeared in the last DSM that was published in 1994 – the APA may generate what some experts contend could be inappropriate diagnoses and treatment (back story).

When the possibility arose last year, The Lancet wrote an editorial noting this would mean “that feelings of deep sadness, loss, sleeplessness, crying, inability to concentrate, tiredness, and no appetite, which continue for more than two weeks after the death of a loved one, could be diagnosed as depression, rather than as a normal grief reaction.”

Such diagnoses could also boost the sale of antidepressants and the Post points out that the upcoming change in the DSM-5 was developed, “in large part, by people affiliated with the pharmaceutical industry,” which helps fund the APA. Moreover, most of the experts on the committee that drafted the new guideline have either ties to pharma.

Eight of 11 members of the APA committee reported financial connections to drugmakers, the Post reports, in the form of speaking or consulting fees, research grants or stock holdings, according to the disclosures filed with the APA. Six reported financial ties during the time that the committee met, and two more reported financial ties in the five years leading up to the committee assignment, according to APA records, the Post writes.

In addition, the paper adds that Sidney Zisook, a psychiatrist at the University of California, San Diego, and a key adviser to the committee, was the lead author of a 2001 study that found the Wellbutrin antidepressant could be used to treat bereavement. Glaxo, which sponsored the study, markets the Wellbutrin and Paxil antidepressants (see this).

As noted last year, he has received honoraria from Glaxo (GSK) and AstraZeneca (AZN), which sells Seroquel, an antipsychotic that is approved for adjunctive treatment of MDD, although he tells the Post that work preceded his involvement in the DSM-5 guidelines.

Such conflicts are not surprising. A paper published last year in PLos Medicine noted that 69 percent of the DSM-5 task force members have ties to drugmakers, which is up from 57 percent of the DSM-IV task force members. The paper also found gaps in the APA disclosure policy of DSM committee members (back story).

As we wrote at the time, 67 percent of the panel for mood disorders, 83 percent of the panel for psychotic disorders and all of the panel for sleep and wake disorders have ties to drugmakers that sell meds for treating these disorders or companies that somehow service the industry.

“It’s not that this is a Machiavellian plot by the pharmaceutical industry,” Lisa Cosgrove, a research fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts, tells the Post.

“But when you have so many of these industry relationships on a committee, it creates a pro-industry bias that compromises their ability to be objective,” she adds. Cosgrove was a co-author of the PLoS Medicine paper that last year criticized the APA.

APA ceo James Scully Jr. tells the Post that the organization took steps to reduce conflicts as part of its preparation for the DSM-5. The APA, for instance, required that panel members regularly file disclosures and placed limits on their financial connections to drugmakers, the Post writes.

Each committee member was allowed to receive up to a $10,000 in annual income from drugmakers, hold as much as $50,000 in stock and receive unlimited amounts of money to conduct research. He maintains that, if no financial ties were permitted, many qualified psychiatrists would be excluded because many university studies are funded by pharma, according to the Post.

However, the Post notes that a survey of academic researchers found that 36 percent of full professors at medical schools report no financial connections to pharma in the previous year.

Adam Lanza And The Psychiatric Drug ‘Fanapt’…


There has been much speculation about what motivated Adam Lanza to commit such an unspeakable massacre at an American elementary school.

One in particular involves the obvious correlation between school shootings/mass murders and psychiatric drugs (SSRI’s in particular).

http://ssristories.com/

Check out this video for more:

 

Diagnose a psychiatrist? …


Psychiatrists like nothing better than to diagnose us all with bogus and ambiguous illnesses and diseases that they cannot prove scientifically, while at the same time vehemently defending their claims of psychiatry being a valid medical science…

That’s quite ironic don’t you think?

If I decided to invent an ‘illness’ based on my own ideology, but couldn’t prove it existed, people would call me mad…

I wonder if we were to diagnose a psychiatrist what would we come up with?…

Yet, it is these sinister and scary psychiatrists that hold the paradigm of mental health in their hands… I think that the ideology of psychiatry is the definition of sick and mad….

Their arrogance and audacity is beyond belief…

But, I must admit, I do find solace when I do a search on ‘Youtube’ with the keyword of ‘psychiatry’ and every single video (including the number one word search) brings up a massive amount of anti-psychiatry and critical psychiatric exposes and documentaries…

At least future generations can educate themselves about this sociopathic regime…

and as the years go by, and the internet becomes the primary source of where people find their information, it will get harder and harder for psychiatry to fool the masses..

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=psychiatry&aq=f

Mental Health Blogger Clarissa On GSK : “I can’t believe how these arseholes are getting away with this stuff”


Many thousands would undoubtedly agree with her… That’s for sure..

While surfing the internet tonight I came across yet another fellow blogger who has had enough of psychiatry, the bullshit mental health system and GSK lies..
Check out her blog called ” Just Difficult – Working Away From Mental Illness” (thanks for the linking too Clarissa, I left a comment)

http://justdifficult.com/category/seroxat/

Category Archives: Seroxat

European Medicine’s Agency Pull Avandia off the Shelves

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I just caught this on another blog, but check the press because it has huge implications for all of us on psychiatric meds: if you remember the Seroxat scandal, or if you took it, then you will understand the background to this case on Avandia.

You may wonder why a diabetic drug has any connection to psychiatric medicines. Simply put, it does because of the way that GlaxoSmithKline have deliberately suppressed negative findings in GSK safety studies ordered by the European Medicines Agency, in order to put a positive spin on the drug. In the case of Seroxat, the problems stemmed from the same desire: to keep the public ignorant of the risks and also the way that the drug actually works.

To check the entire article on Avandia posted on blog GSK – License to Kill, click here…

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Posted by justdifficult on 24/09/2010 in Avandia, European Medicines Agency, GlaxoSmithKline, Safety Study Suppression, Seroxat

>And now Avandia…

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>Like thousands of others, I watched Panorama this evening in their expose by Shelley Jofre on the drug called Avandia, manufactuered and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline. Although the drug concerned is not connected with those mentioned under the umbrella of mental health medication, it does have a thing in common with one very well documented drug used for depression: Seroxat. What’s that in common then? Well, guess what: it’s made by GSK too!

Yes – they’ve done it again, except this time, there was a focus upon how the industry promotes its products and even skews data to meet its own ends.

Gotta go to bed now, but more on this tomorrow…

(Tomorrow)… Do check out this blog: GSK: Licence to (K)ill – it’s a hard hitting jot on the subject of GlaxoSmithKline and Seroxat. The guy has just posted about Avandia and is waxing lyrical about the selling of drugs by GSK. I can’t believe how these arseholes are getting away with this stuff. We all need to wake up and wise up…

Robert Whitaker Again


It is great to see that challenging voices like those of Robert Whitaker’s are being listened to …
At last someone who can stand up to the deluded psychiatrists…
He speaks sense and he speaks the truth..
The gauntlet has been laid down..
Bravo Mr. Whitaker ..
Michael Corry would be proud..



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