Mental Health Ministries California Review

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Psychiatry violates human rights. Psychiatry dishonest. NAMI is pharma THE RIGHT NOT TO BE TORTURED u2022 u201cNo one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.u201d (United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 5) u2022 u201cEveryone has the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishmentu201d (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 12) Psychiatric prisoners and survivors typically experience forced treatment or treatment without u201cinformed consentu201d as cruel and inhumane punishment or torture. Psychiatrists rarely inform their prisoners about the many serious effects or risks of their treatments and alternatives, especially non-medical community alternatives such as self-help groups, advocacy groups, crisis centers, co-op housing, supportive housing and drop-ins run by psychiatric survivors. All this despite the fact that u201cinformed consentu201d is spelled out in Ontariou2019s Health Care and Consent Act and the historic 1947 Nuremberg Code. For example, whenever psychiatrists and other doctors prescribe u201cantipsychotic medicationu201d – powerful brain-disabling neuroleptics such as Haldol (haloperidol), Thorazine (chlorpromazine), Clozaril (clozapine), Modecate (fluphenazine), Risperdal (risperidone), and Zyprexa (olanzapine) as well as antidepressants such as Paxil and Prozac – without your consent or against your will – they are assaulting you, punishing you, violating the Nuremberg Code, violating the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, violating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, violating The Convention Against Torture, violating your human rights. Forced drugging together with its many traumatic, health and life-threatening effects is a virtual global epidemic, an international disgrace, a crime against humanity. PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS – CHEMICAL LOBOTOMIES The labels u201cantipsychoticsu201d and u201cantidepressantsu201d are seriously misleading. The u201cantipsychoticsu201d do not combat or cure u201cpsychosisu201d or u201cmental illnessu201d, and u201cantidepressantsu201d do not combat or cure depression or the fraudulent diagnosis u201cbipolar mood disorderu201d. Psychiatric drugs (u201cmedicationu201d) chemically control and disable people — sometimes permanently. Neuroleptics is a more accurate term for u201cantipsychoticsu201d, it means u201cnerve-seizingu201d. These psychiatric drugs are much more powerful, debilitating and brain-disabling than the u201ctranquilizersu201d (benzodiazepines), which by the way are addictive. The neuroleptics and antidepressants frequently make people look and act apathetic, zombie-like as if theyu2019ve been lobotomized — even at moderate or low doses. These allegedly u201csafe and effective medicationsu201d always produce painful and serious u201cside effectsu201d, some are health-threatening and brain-damaging; others are life-threatening. Consider these common effects: muscle cramps, dizziness, blurred vision, seizures, tardive dyskinesia (a permanent neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements caused by the neuroleptics), tardive dementia, akathisia (constant restless pacing), nightmares, psychosis, parkinsonism, neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS is a neurological disorder with a prevalence rate of 2%-3%, and mortality rate of 20%-25%), and sudden death. Tardive dyskinesia (TD), tardive dementia, NMS and parkinsonism are all signs of brain damage. Although TD was discovered and reported in medical journals in the mid-1960s, the psychiatrists covered up or failed to warn patients about this horrific neurological u201cside effectu201d for about 20 years until the 1980s. After a few weeks or months on such u201cmedicationu201d, most patients look and act like a zombie, apathetic, indifferent to their surroundings. Dr. Peter Breggin (1997; 1991), Dr.Lars Martensson (1998), and other professional critics have documented these horrendous effects. Many psychiatric survivor-activists and other critics prefer the label u201cchemical lobotomyu201d, it succinctly describes their zombie experience. In a psychoprison or psychiatric ward, virtually everyone gets drugged – u201cput on medsu201d. Or threatened — u201ctake your meds, or elseu201d. This is also true of children who are admitted to psychiatric wards (LeFrancois, 2006). Forced drugging compounds this abuse. Informed consent is a cruel sham since psychiatrists rarely if ever warn incarcerated involuntary and voluntary patients about common health risks and non-medical alternatives to the drugs. More often than not, psychiatrists coerce, threaten, or intimidate patients into consenting to u201cmedicationu201d (Burstow et al., 2005; Breggin and Cohen, 1999; Lehmann, 1998; Martensson, 1998; Whitaker, 2002). Powerful personal testimonies against the antidepressants and neuroleptics, including frequent violations of the right to informed consent, were frequently voiced by approximately twenty-five Canadian survivors during public hearings sponsored by the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA) and held in Toronto City Hall in April 2005 (Burstow et al, 2005). Read More www.radicalpsychology.org/vol7-1/weitz2008.html IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: Parents are being mislead by a multi billion-dollar a year child drugging industry that a diagnoses of “mental disorder”” (ADHD

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Social Anxiety Disorder) are medical diseases or illnesses. This is a fraud. No child has a brain scan

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X-Ray or any evidence of physical abnormality to verify they are “”ill”” or “”diseased.”” Yet psychiatrists continue to pound the public with misleading and fraudulent statements that these so called mental disorders are biochemical or neurological conditions. That is false. They are simply a list of behaviors that psychiatrists vote into existence and insert into their billing bible

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