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‘Mental Illness’

Disturbing US Fact: Over 1 Million 0-5 Year Olds Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs!

The data, as reported by IMS Health, the largest and most credible source of prescribing data in the United States, is staggering: 274,804 babies, 370,778 toddlers and 500,948 preschoolers have been prescribed psychiatric drugs so powerful that they carry 386 international drug regulatory warnings. In total, the number of 0-5 year olds prescribed dangerous and life-threatening drugs psychiatric drugs is 1,080,168, all before most have ever entered kindergarten. IMS Health, a company that provides information, services and technology for the healthcare industry breaks down the psychiatric child-drugging: ADHD Drugs—44 drug regulatory agency warnings 0-1 Years 1,422 2-3 Years 10,413 4-5 Years 181,023 Antidepressants—134 drug regulatory agency warnings 0-1 Years 26,406 2-3 Years 46,102 4-5 Years 45,822 Antipsychotics —72 drug regulatory agency warnings 0-1 Years 654 2-3 Years 3,760 4-5 Years 24,363 Anti-Anxiety… Read More

Mental Health Bill Caters to Big Pharma and Would Expand Coercive Treatments

On its surface, the mental health reform bill introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy looks promising. On closer inspection, however, the “Murphy Bill” appears to serve the pharmaceutical companies more than the people. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania), right, and former House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) during a news conference about the Affordable Care Act at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, October 23, 2013. (Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) On its surface, the mental health reform bill introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania looks promising. Murphy is the only licensed psychologist in Congress, everybody agrees that our mental health system is not working, and we would all like to help families in crisis. On closer inspection, however, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (HR 2646) – commonly… Read More

Does Mental Illness Truly Exist As Western Medicine Has Us Believing?

Andrew Barker, Collective-Evolution Waking Times Is mental illness real as we now define it today? Identification as the mind certainly is and this is the actual problem that we are faced with that is only just being acknowledged in the western world. Mental illness is at epidemic proportions in “developed” countries; with 1 in 4 people in the US having some sort of mental illness (this rate is always rising), and there are kids as young as 5 on antidepressants and other behavioral drugs, even pets are on these drugs too! In the mean time, there are countries and cultures where mental illness is virtually unheard of. The western world writes 170 million prescriptions for antidepressants per year and has a HUGE range of illnesses, whereas certain societies in Tibet and India… Read More