Friday, November 21, 2008
Has psychiatry become so corrupt and filled with greed that Big Pharmaceutical has everyone bought and paid for now? From the FDA, to All the Major University research programs and clinical trials, and then you add in almost every well known and influential psychiatrist in the business!
We can look at a long list of the people Dr. Fredrick K. Goodwin has provided intros, endorsed, and wrote books with!
Manic-Depressive Illness: Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison: Minkoff and Robert E. Drake, Jossey Boss, 1991
Manic-Depressive Illness - Fredrick K. Goodwin, M.D., & Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Oxford; 1990
Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know by John McManamy endorsed on the cover by Fredrick K. Goodwin
This barely even touches the surface of his endorsements, influence, and the power he wielded within the psychiatric community.
We read almost every week about about Harvard's Baderman, Emory's Dr. Nemornuts, the FDA's psychiatry products chief Thomas Laughren, and the list just goes on and on, one bad apple after another dropping from the same tree of greed and influence by Huge Multi-Billion Dollar Mega Corporations called the Pharmaceutical Industry!
So that puts everything in Question now doesn't it!
The whole medical model and drug treatments are put into question? Since other options that were never explored because of people like Goodwin were in the pocket of Good Old Big Pharmaceutical! Isn't this unfolding stacked deck of cards just wonderful! NOT!
Now you can understand why I say you cannot trust any mental health professional in psychiatry in these times, because they have all scratched each others backs to get to where they are. They have had it driven into their heads and bank accounts that drugs are the way and only way to treat mental health issues; and if they had their way we would be handing out more and more drugs all the time with Fantasy Diagnosis like Childhood Bipolar and a slew of other fallacies waiting in the pipeline for Corrupt Doctors and Big Pharmaceutical to jump all over.
The Mental Health Nightmare Puzzle is starting to come together and it's looks extremely ugly and scary for the mental health community as a whole; but especially for the millions upon millions of patients that have fallen victim to this giant hoax!
Dr. Goodwin perhaps the most influential researcher and writer in the world of bipolar disorder--and the well-known radio show "The Infinite Mind."
The New York Times just reported that National Public Radio will finally kick psychiatrist Fred Goodwin off the air after more than a decade of his shows promoting the mental health system.
Because Congress discovered that Dr. Goodwin was one of many well known psychiatrists who took huge pay offs from psychiatric drug companies without disclosing it.
By coincidence, Dr. Goodwin was reassuring radio listeners of low side effects of a drug on the very same day he received one of his pay-offs from the drug's manufacturer.
Thank you MindFreedom, Senator Grassley, and Congress for finally stepping forward and actually doing something for the American people and those with Mental Health issues.
Each year, drug executives spend $4 billion on prescription drug ads for pills they say will make you feel happier, sleep better, and improve your sex life.
The ads are not educational, and do not promote public health.
They can be extremely dangerous, as the Vioxx tragedy shows.
The Public Health Protection Act will stop all direct-to-consumer drug ads. Thirty-nine organizations have endorsed this legislation.
Now we need your help.Tell your Members of Congress to support the Public Health Protection Act. Take action now.
Let's get this out there as clear as it can possibly be!
Anti psychotics drugs do not help Kids in the vast majority of cases; if ever! They just put huge amounts of $$$$$Dollars$$$$$$$ in Big Pharmaceuticals basket, The FDA stands by and watches with their hands tied be hide their backs, while taking no action what so ever!
CORRUPTION, GREED, AND A GOVERNMENT AGENCY COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL!
Today's New York Times has news that Sen. Charles Grassley has caught yet another researcher in his conflict of interest probe. This time out, it's Fred Goodwin--perhaps the most influential researcher and writer in the world of bipolar disorder--and the well-known radio show "The Infinite Mind." As a result of these new revelations, the show is going off the air.
FDA psychiatry products chief Thomas Laughren is accused of in the past ghost-authoring studies for pharmaceutical companies and of working hand-in-hand with his "friends" at pharmaceutical companies.
FDA goes with and recognizes the fantasy and dreamed up Child Bipolar diagnosis without any evidence or DSM criteria?
FDA refuses to respond to criticism and questions from the Public! Isn't that who they are supposed to represent?
FDA is allowing off label use of anti psychotic drugs in children with no studies or substantial data to back up such a gross health hazard to the public and our children's safety.
FDA allows Pharmaceutical companies TV, Radio, and print ads to run unabated with misinformation, and advertising anti psychotics as anti depressants?
I hope your starting to get angry! I know I am!
It's time to be calling your Senator, Congress Person, the FDA, and the President, both Bush and Obama on a daily basis; and ask why this is happening to our Kids?
Please take the time to make your voice heard!
Here's the link: http://www.usa.gov/Contact.shtml
Monday, November 17, 2008
Ray Sandford is regularly given involuntary outpatient electroshock in Minnesota.
Read more here at MindFreedom
Correction: Mark author of psych survivor 2.0 actually left the link to this video over at Furious Seasons
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
MindFreedom has a call to action to telephone Minnesota Governor Pawlenty every day and ask these questions regarding the forced ECT treatment of outpatient Ray Sandford:
Monday, November 10, 2008
Mind Freedom has an alert out for awareness regarding outpatient Ray Sandford's forced ECT treatment.
This is a call to action.
We all have rights, civil liberties and basic dignity.
it's completely unimaginable to me is that ECT is being forced on patients at all, yet PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS ARE ON A DAILY BASIS. There is little difference, in my opinion. Forced is forced.
Please Write letters and make phone calls, speak up and be a voice and advocate for Ray Sandford.
The past Wednesday morning after the historic USA election what were you doing?
I know what Ray Sandford, 54, was doing. Each and every Wednesday, early in the morning, staff shows up at Ray's sheltered living home called Victory House in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, adjacent to Minneapolis.
Staff escorts Ray the 15 miles to Mercy Hospital. There, Ray is given another of his weekly electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments, also known as electroshock. All against his will. On an outpatient basis. And it's been going on for months. Ray says the weekly forced electroshock "scary as hell." He absolutely opposes having the procedure. He says it's causing poor memory for names such as of friends and his favorite niece. "What am I supposed to do, run away?"
Instead, Ray phoned his local library's reference desk to ask about human rights groups, and the librarian referred him to MindFreedom International."
Thank you Stephany at soulful sepulcher for the content of this post!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
"In the second study of Abilify, 381 patients who had failed at least one antidepressant medication trial were treated for eight weeks with an antidepressant followed by the addition of Abilify or a placebo for six weeks. Abilify showed an -8.5 change on the 26 item Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) versus -5.7 for placebo, a difference of 2.8 points, a difference of 11%. 26% of patients on Abilify versus 4% on placebo had akathisia, and 10% versus 1% had restlessness.
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