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SSRI-Research
July 8, 2006

1. PSYCHIATRIC "DISORDERS" ARE NOT MEDICAL DISEASES.

In medicine, strict criteria exist for calling a condition a disease: a predictable group of symptoms and the cause of the symptoms or an understanding of their physiology (function) must be proven and established. Chills and fever are symptoms. Malaria and typhoid are diseases. Diseases are proven to exist by objective evidence and physical tests. Yet, no mental "diseases" have ever been proven to medically exist.

2. PSYCHIATRISTS DEAL EXCLUSIVELY WITH MENTAL "DISORDERS," NOT PROVEN DISEASES.

While mainstream physical medicine treats diseases, psychiatry can only deal with "disorders." In the absence of a known cause or physiology a group of symptoms seen in many different patients is called a disorder or syndrome. Harvard Medical School's Joseph Glenmullen, M.D., says that in psychiatry, "all of its diagnoses are merely syndromes [or disorders], clusters of symptoms presumed to be related, not diseases." As Dr. Thomas Szasz, professor of psychiatry emeritus, observes, "There is no blood or other biological test to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness, as there is for most bodily diseases."

3. PSYCHIATRY HAS NEVER ESTABLISHED THE CAUSE OF ANY "MENTAL DISORDERS."

Leading psychiatric agencies such as the World Psychiatric Association and the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health admit that psychiatrists do not know the causes or cures for any mental disorder or what their "treatments" specifically do to the patient. They have only theories and conflicting opinions about their diagnoses and methods, and are lacking any scientific basis for these. As a past president of the World Psychiatric Association stated, "The time when psychiatrists considered that they could cure the mentally ill is gone. In the future, the mentally ill have to learn to live with their illness."

4. THE THEORY THAT MENTAL DISORDERS DERIVE FROM A "CHEMICAL IMBALANCE"
IN THE BRAIN IS UNPROVEN OPINION, NOT FACT.

One prevailing psychiatric theory (key to psychotropic drug sales) is that mental disorders result from a chemical imbalance in the brain. As with its other theories, there is no biological or other evidence to prove this. Representative of a large group of medical and biochemistry experts, Elliot Valenstein, Ph.D., author of Blaming the Brain says: "[T]here are no tests available for assessing the chemical status of a living person's brain."

5. THE BRAIN IS NOT THE REAL CAUSE OF LIFE'S PROBLEMS.

People do experience problems and upsets in life that may result in mental troubles, sometimes very serious. But to represent that these troubles are caused by incurable "brain diseases" that can only be alleviated with dangerous pills is dishonest, harmful and often deadly. Such drugs are often more potent than a narcotic and capable of driving one to violence or suicide. They mask the real cause of problems in life and debilitate the individual, so denying him or her the opportunity for real recovery and hope for the future.

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

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.april.org.uk
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

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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

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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

You can read their testimonials here:

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

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An internal medicine doctor in Oklahoma was appalled to learn how many of his patients had been prescribed antidepressants before coming to see him. He began to study the problem of depression, and came up with a program to help patients discover which factors were actually contributing to their depressive symptoms. He believes you MUST understand the underlying causes, and then determining appropriate solutions for those causes. He has an established rate of success in assisting his patients to come off psychiatric drugs while finding long lasting solutions to help them alleviate or manage the various factors contributing to their depression.

See: http://www.drnedley.com

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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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