|29 Jun 2011 @ 16:34, by Gerald Vest|
When we are able to see our world from the perspective of change, we become open to a new freedom and awareness...our world comes alive; we are whole again. Tarthang Tulku, Tibetan Meditation,, p.60
Now such an illness has in fact hit millions of American children and adults. We have just described the effects of Eli Lilly’s best-selling antipsychotic, Zyprexa.
If psychoactive drugs are useless, as Kirsch believes about antidepressants, or worse than useless, as Whitaker believes, why are they so widely prescribed by psychiatrists and regarded by the public and the profession as something akin to wonder drugs? Why is the current against which Kirsch and Whitaker and, as we will see, Carlat are swimming so powerful? I discuss these questions in Part II of this review.
—This is the first part of a two-part article.
This NY Books Article & Research is a must read for anyone who is prescribed and takes mental health drugs or psychotropics. There is now real evidence that many of these drugs cause shrinking of the frontal part of the brain as discovered in these long term studies. Psychiatry must have a very red or purple face for all of the red and purple drugs they give out to most soldiers, millions of children, and their families. These labels administered with drugs are the wrong medicine, so beware of the consequences, side effects, with drawing dangers....the independent researchers are only now finding that the patients would have improved and restored their health much better without these mind altering chemicals. [link]
Read this life saving article and these published books and pass on this important message to friends and colleagues who are engaged in the conventional mental health & VA related Programs. I've known for many years as an integrative & holistic social worker that those who passively take these meds, lose much of their motivation and desire for change, self-care, and improvement of their whole being.
The conventional and subjective mental health model of judging, labeling, and drugging without offering holistic or integrative health practices, and absence of long term research has only created high risk and long term dangers for their patients while only providing short-term relief with hazardous, long term harm, creating and establishing an American Drug Culture & Society.
There is now real evidence that many of these chemicals cause shrinking of the frontal part of the brain as discovered in these long term studies and is much like the lobotomy treatments of a few decades past. Psychiatry must have a very red or purple face for all of the red and purple drugs they give out to most soldiers, millions of children, our families and others seeking help. These labels along with the drugs are sick care medicine, so beware of the consequences and side effects....the independent researchers are only now finding that the patients would have improved and restored their health much better without these mind altering chemicals.
Interesting to me is that the vast historical evidence now shows that the Placebo is as effective as the Drug/Chemical...thus, why not take a sugar pill. This research suggests to me, our Mind-Body-Spirit knows what is best for itself when given integrative and holistic health practices as the interventions for healing and restoration. Seems to me that basic human need resources & requirements of love, social interaction, healthy touch, understanding, encouragement,respect and kindness are the best medicine for injured warriors & families when they are out of balance physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially.
Read the article and these published books and pass on this important message to friends and colleagues who are engaged in the conventional mental health & VA related Programs. I've known for many years as a military & civilian health practitioner, that those who take these meds lose much of their motivation, inspiration, and desire for change and improvement of their whole being. Beware of psychiatric labels, drugs, and conventional mental health therapy.
Please visit our Website and Homepage to view our Southern NM Alliance and our community organization response to the epidemic and catastrophic injuries of our returning Warriors and Families returning from a decade of Wars. We offer Health Services and not failed conventional mental health and chemicals for treating, restoring, and improving health and wellness of the whole family.
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