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abilify'. all most killed me. look up abilify will kill you utube. it took me 5 years to some what recover from abilify and other meds. watch out for steroids prednisone triamcinolone kenolog and others. please help the pharma big from destroying our life
I was prescribed nortilen at agz of 12 , relatin and too many others. My mom gave me tonnes also of sipralexia. Now i have xanax to treat insomnia i have heart pains. I trizd to kill myself almost 8 to 9 times. They did eegs on me. Its like the pharmaceuticals keep you client. In Belgium psygiatries believe in retraumtizing . Because of these medication i had sleep paralysis and sleepwalking my mom almost woke me up. My mom took 7 pills a day ,also alcoholist. My stephdad the same. I fear mom has korsakov syndrome now. Im 21 and on xanax . Anxiety increased. I was 18 when i learned through a doctor. She told me my mom knowing how suicidal i was . I took all of them that you list. Thank you so much for the truth . We have heartproblems in the family i did multiple medication overdoses. Also with betablockers i ended up with epileptic attack. I got more drugs for speaking about the abuse in the house. Thats all pharmacy does. I see how it affects my mom me my family .
Wow! I've been on pshyciatric meds for around 30 years. And I've been through hell mentally. I stopped taking them around 2 months ago and now I feel great! No mental torture what so ever! I'm told and know that I am left with a personality disorder, which does cause me problems but I'm starting to learn to live with that.
American psychiatry needs a total change. The laws in the majority of states accepting abiotic drugs that cause harm like this are faulty. Laws old with dyskinesia like I will f****** be one day if I don't get off Clozaril successfully.
The healthcare overlords are limiting me. It's legal addiction and death in the long run from what this man describes with antipsychotics. Forms of Cannabis could relieve my symptoms without painful addiction but I don't have legal access in my state. I plan on moving to a different state cause legal medication is an ignored tragedy in 85% of our nation.
Threw my 60mg of Prozac down the toilet 10 years ago - came off in one go! Have never looked back - I have gone from totally suicidal to a whole better place. I now take no prescription drugs at all - no statins - no diabetic drugs - nothing but organic supplements.
Hello Peter! I bought your book ( The suspension of psychotropic drugs. A handbook for prescribers, therapists, patients and their families ) and I'm buying more to give as a gift ... I'm writing from Italy. Here they are "in the third world of psychiatry". Please organize a convention here in Italy. It's important :-(
What a tragedy, it should be a a crime drug companies ( pushing these drugs and lying ) and in the medical system administering psychiatric drugs to unsuspecting clients and the parents un be-known to them what they are giving to their young children will give them a life time of hell into their adult life. Shame! Shout! This is so evil!l Psychiatric drugs
Thankyou for making this video. Changed my dad’s life. He was put on a 30 year cocktail of psychiatric drugs since age 18. He suffers many of the side effects you have mentioned but he is slowly recovering.
The European model of using pharma is to proscribe them on a short term basis. Once the crisis has passed, in conjunction with extensive therapy, they get you back off the drugs right away. The US model is that you're gonna take these from now on, little or no therapy, here, take these and go back to your damaging lifestyle.
The FDA is utterly corrupt and ineffectual--on the take. Big Pharma has more money than the government, of course they can buy anybody they need to. Opioids! They do not care about the public, it's all about the billions.
Once I read the side effects of Chantix, I wouldn't even take it to quit smoking. Even after months of stopping the drugs, you can have a psychotic break. I don't even really know what a psychotic break really is, but anything that causes damage even after you stop taking it...
My prescription for prozac was worse than coming off methadone!Benzos have ruined my memory & street drugs couldn't touch the side affects of all the pills he's talking about.
They are all just a chemical COSH!
The antipsychotics/neuroleptics, the so called "schizophrenia" treatments, that are also now being given to many other people for many other reasons, can create both the negative and positive symptoms of "schizophrenia."
The negative symptoms (lethargy et al) are created via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome, and the positive symptoms (hallucinations, psychosis, et al) are created via antipsychotic induced anticholinergic toxidrome.
By the way, that is the medical proof that the primary etiology of "the sacred symbol of psychiatry" is of an iatrogenic, not genetic, nature. And, as Whitaker pointed out, the antidepressants and ADHD drugs create the "bipolar" symptoms.
Thank you for honestly speaking out about the dangers of the psychiatric drugs, Dr. Breggin.
Too many doctors use these drugs for a fix all. Instead of running diagnostic tests to get real diagnosis for full body pain, fatigue, chest pain, headache and so on. The anxiety, depression, and sleep issues can be result of other diseases and medical conditions and are NOT the primary symptoms but a secondary issue. These drugs compound the issues. The WORST withdrawal to boot! They do dumb you down and twist reality making you increasingly aggravated and aggressive while you're not getting actual medical care for the undiagnosed diseases. That is enough to make you CRAZY and the perfect storm to SNAP. like this man says the chemical imbalance in your brain begins for many AFTER starting these drugs. It can take years for them to leave your body as they get into your bones.
Of course, the next thing is the hideousness of prescribing “sex-change” drugs to anxious teenagers, thereby b**gering-them-up for life and reducing the ability of the population to reproduce. That’s a whole other topic...
Thank you for the information! I'm very hooked on Zopiclone, at the moment, taking about 33.75mg per night, but I will take coming-off them VERY seriously now; I've had a cavalier approach, until seeing this video. I'm middle-aged and have been prescribed mood-altering drugs, since I was 19, so, for 30+ years.
My private doctor (as opposed to my N.H.S. doctor, in the UK) dished-out Zopiclone liberally and then stopped suddenly, about 3-4 months ago, and, since then, I've been getting box-loads of the drug from an international pharmaceutical company, via the internet, all the way from India.
Being orphaned at the age of 10 and suffering so much abuse, ever since then, a little bit of love and kindness might have gone a long way, to prevent my recourse to prescription drugs. I'm sure that most or many people taking prescription drugs are in a similar situation, where a little bit of love could have assisted them, in feeling supported and, thereby, allowing their own bodies to produce contented hormones, for good functioning. (*sighs*)
docs are criminals. My experience in Ontario hospitals i have seen so many crimes done by docs just so avoid doing work or to get the bonus by prescribing certain drugs Canadian docs are always chasing money for golf courses and other high ticket items. Canadian docs think they are better then the masses cause of the difference in what they know. They don't care that they are just torturing suffering poor people with drugs that can never end their poverty, they want to silence them with mind drugs and docs use that to silence the poor. They will serve you free drugs but not free food. people do starve in Canada, the difference between rich and poor is so insane. I was slowly starving to death in welfare from seizures, couldn't make it to an exact time and place for some specialist appointment in another city months down the road i was bedridden hald the time. Docs don't care if you have nowhere safe to live they just want to make money off you and send you back into poverty with more drugs and no food just so they can laugh about you being a frequent flyer because all they are doing is taking advantage of someones health problems for a paycheck and doing nothing to keep them from ending up back in there. Cops and docs hold poverty in place.
Took Zoloft for depression. Had thoughts and imaginings I have never had! Also made me a zombie. Researched and found otc supp, 5HTP. It was effective and didn’t alter my state of mind. The ingredient is tryptophan.
Nothing wrong with benzodiapenes as long as they are taken short term and not used everyday. If you take them for a few weeks or months you just need to know how to wean off. SSRIs are much more addictive. No matter how slowly it's weaned you will go thru much worse pshychological withdrawals.
When I first meet someone and they mention they are on 2 or more psychiatric drugs I never try to have a relationship with them. Friendship or otherwise. I don’t need the drama. Call me I compassionate, I don’t care.
Wow Dr. Breggin. You are very smart and very handsome. I was put on this drug called Depakote when I was 17 years old. I didn't even need it, but the doctors that my aunt took me to prescribed me on it. Every day, my aunt would always bother me no matter where I was. She would always drive over to the place I was just to take me to the doctors. When I was with my friends, my aunt would drive all the way over to my friends' house, spray them with her spicy scented perfume which they were allergic to, and drove me to the doctors. When I turned 18 years old, my aunt would always drive out to wherever I was just to take me to the doctors. She would even pull me out of class when I was in school. And when I wasn't gaining weight, my aunt yelled at me. So she gave me more of that drug. When I told her to stop giving me that drug, she yelled at me. She would even pull me out of my job site. Mommy told me that I need to stop taking that drug and I said, "don't tell me what to do. I'm a woman." And then I began gaining lots and lots of weight. I gained so much weight that I had to throw my favorite white skirt away. And then every day after school, I would lock myself in my room and take those drugs. Mommy told me to stop taking those drugs because they could kill me and I said, "shut up! I'm a woman! I need to be a woman without you butting into mt life!" I was on drugs, so I said that. And my aunt told me to talk to Mommy that way. When I was 19 years old, I couldn't stop eating. I ate all the time. To me, eating was like breathing. Mommy told me that I have to stop eating and I said, "you just gotta accept the fact that your daughter is a woman." And then, my tummy got so big that I started looking like a pregnant teenager. I couldn't fit into anything and most maternity clothes were too small for me. So in the summer of 2016, I quit taking Depakote cold turkey because nothing that looks good would even fit and Depakote was making me sick, so Mommy had to take me to the doctors every day. She called her sister-in-law (my aunt, the lady who gave me Depakote) and said, "I know so much more about my kid than you do. You are not her mother." The first doctor I went to was a guy who checked my lungs and my tummy and my liver. He asked me some questions. He even asked me why I quit taking Depakote cold turkey and I said, "because nothing would fit and I was so sick of being fat and Depakote made me very sick." And then I had to get my blood drawn. I was scared at first, but Mommy and this other lady helped me not be scared and they said that when they get their blood drawn, it never hurts and I said, "well that's easy for you because you guys are both tougher than me." Well they are both tougher than me. They have gone through childbirth. I have not. The doctor after that I went to was an ultrasound doctor and the ultrasound girl even let me use the bathroom before the exam. A couple of days later, I had to go to the hospital and I got an IV. It really doesn't hurt, but it does feel cold. My aunt didn't get arrested, but Mommy dealt with her. And then a month later, I was in the hospital again. I will never take Depakote again because the last time I took it, I was put in the hospital many times. My aunt then learned her lesson and she will never do this to another girl reaching womanhood ever again. She did that to me and when I was only 18 years old, I was the fattest person in school. Even the teachers were skinnier than me. I was so fat that I even made a teacher who was pregnant look like a stick figure. When I was 19 years old, this stupid kid named Wajahat kept on attacking me because he thought that I was pregnant because of how fat I was. He thinks that everybody who gets their period and gets pregnant are disgusting people. He even thinks that male seahorses are disgusting because they're the ones that get pregnant. I am 21 years old now and I still remember the time when my aunt gave me Depakote. I never forget! When I lost weight at almost 20 years old, I started feeling so much better about myself. My aunt has to learn that Depakote is illegal, but she doesn't listen to the doctors because she labels them as "non-Christian" and "ungodly." From now on, Depakote is banned from my house! Nobody can ever take it! Daddy got a drug that makes him gain weight prescribed to him, but Mommy doesn't give him that drug. She just keeps it sealed up in a plastic bag. And my preacher's wife, who is a nurse, told my aunt that Depakote is illegal after I lost weight. My preacher's wife is the only person my crazy aunt listens to.
Thank you for this but why didn't you mention SSRIs in this video? Almost every woman I have known is on some form of SSRI. I have been offered Prozac by doctors so many times in my life it makes my head spin. Each doctor was shocked when I refused. I was offered Prozac by a female doctor because my iron was low. I am not joking. The problems I have seen are when people come off of them and behave irrationally. I am being trained as a therapist at a university and we were told if we do not tell our clients to go to their doctors and get on an anti depressant and an anti anxiety medication we can be sued. I'm not kidding about that, either. I have been researching and discussing the problem with these pharmaceuticals my whole life and you are the first and only professional I have seen who actually agrees. And when my son was young and had ADD, the pediatrician told me if I didn't try him on one of the drugs (they were going to experiment with a few starting with Adderall), that he would be more likely to turn to recreational drugs when older. For years I wondered if I had made a poor decision by saying no to the doctor but you just validated it. Thank you.
I work in the medical industry in the South Bx of NYC, and let tell you that this man is SPOT ON! I’ve seen hardworking decent everyday people reduced to drones, mere shells of their original selves, on these poisons! And boy oh boy the real nightmare begins when our quacks (doctors) stop prescribing these drugs to them, it’s enough to bring tears to your eyes ....
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.