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“Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems… Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.” Dr. Peter Breggin

Apr 27, 2012

Who will stand up for the children like Herbert Coley has for our Soldiers?


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This is the sixteenth story in an ongoing series.
The Army Surgeon General's office is backing away from its long-standing endorsement of prescribing troops multiple highly addictive psychotropic drugs for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and early this month warned regional medical commanders against using tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium to treat PTSD.

An April 10 policy memo that the Army Medical Command released regarding the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD said a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which include Xanax and Valium, could intensify rather than reduce combat stress symptoms and lead to addiction.
The memo, signed by Herbert Coley, civilian chief of staff of the Army Medical Command, also cautioned service clinicians against prescribing second-generation antipsychotic drugs, such as Seroquel and Risperidone, to combat PTSD. The drugs originally were developed to treat severe mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The memo questioned the efficacy of this drug class in PTSD treatment and cautioned against their use due to potential long-term health effects, which include heart disorders, muscle spasms and weight gain. here

About time someone had some sense!   Thank you Herbert Coley for acting on behalf of our men and women in the Military!

Now let's see someone, like Senator Tom Carper raising the alarm and putting a stop to drugging our children with the very same highly addictive psychotropic drugs!  Haven't heard a peep about any follow up to the investigation into the drugging of children or the Senate hearings conducted on December first.  This is the third investigation into the harm being done to children by psychiatric drugs.  How many times do we need to quantify the fraud and corruption being committed in order to do serious harm to children by giving them teratogenic psychiatric drugs?  Where is the effort to stop what is in fact, widespread Human Experimentation on children?  Given the actual death and disability rates; The American people are literally paying for hundreds of thousands of children to be permanently disabled and killed--because they are poor, and on Medicaid.  It's 'just business' for the Big Pharma and the bio-maniacs into 'psycho' pharmacology.  

I didn't deal with Corporate Pharma, so my anger is for the so-called doctors who are academic research psychiatrists.  These so-called experts have aided and abetted in perpetrating a massive fraud---it could not have been done without their expert opinions...The Key Opinion Leaders, "KOL"s, who are the Who's Who of Academic Fraud---have not been honest, and did not have to SHOW their WORK, to be considered 'lead researchers.'   It is now well known that the benefits of the drugs were largely illusory and exaggerated, and the risks were denied or minimized. Psychiatry, specifically, 'psycho' pharmacology, has a seriously corrupted 'evidence-base.'  As a result, many standard 'treatment protocols' and 'algorithms' and Practice Parameters used in clinical practice have little to NO scientific validity---particularly, the practice of prescribing neuroleptic and other neuro-toxic psychiatric drugs to children for behavioral problems----These drugs have the risks of disability and death, and in the case of the neuroleptics, or 'antipsychotics,' it is more a question of when, not if, a child or adolescent will experience deleterious effects from the drugs. 

Jon McClellan testified on December 1, 2011 at a hearing about the use of psychiatric drugs in foster children; which is only part of the story.  See What were the parents of 18,800 children told?  He also wrote a document which estimates 50% of children given neuroleptic drugs will develop Tardive Dyskinisia, a neurological condition which can be disabling and permanent--even if the child stops taking the drug.  Where the figure comes from is not cited, but these drugs have been used for decades.  So it is strange that Jon McClellan did not seem alarmed at all when he testified as an expert witness that drugs he has authoritatively stated will cause half of the kids who take the drugs to develop a neurological impairment which can be permanent, are now in widespread use 'off-label'!  The neuroleptic, or 'antipsychotic' drugs alter the function of every major physiological process...Digestive, metabolic, cardio-vascular, neurological, endocrine, or hormone system; in fact the entire parasympathetic nervous system can be altered, not correcting an identified dysfunction but causing dysfunction.  These drugs are minimally effective for a small percentage of children diagnosed with the conditions for which they were intended and FDA-approved to treat.  Why are we allowing children to be given these teratogenic drugs in the absence of sound scientific reasoning, sound clinical judgement, and in violation of the Hippocratic Oath, the Ethical Guidelines for Informed Consent and the Nuremberg Code?  Make no mistake, 'off-label' prescriptions which are not supported by empirical data and---anecdotal evidence alone is not a substitute---without empirical evidence of either safety or efficacy to validate the 'off-label' prescribing of psychiatric drugs, it is in fact, experimental.  

It is Human Experimentation on children. 
It is is not something that needs to be regulated.

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