Psychiatric Drug Facts via :

“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

Aug 17, 2011

Medicine is the art and science of healing. Was Biederman ever taught this?

Somehow I really doubt if he is concerned by the facts or the effects of his invention: BipolarBiedermania  


The Real Biederman Scandal

"One million children have been diagnosed with this new and
controversial diagnosis – “childhood bipolar.”  And one million
children are being treated for “childhood bipolar” disorder and
more and more at younger and younger ages."

After the AHRP Infomail about the ever so gentle rebuke meted
out to Drs. Joseph Biederman, Thomas Spencer and Timothy 
Wilens by Harvard University-affiliated Massachusetts General 
Hospital, we received an essay (posted below) from Jacob 
Azerrad, PhD, a clinical psychologist. 
Dr. Azerrad notes--and we wholeheartedly agree:
" The real scandal perpetrated by Biederman has

nothing to do with his consulting fee shenanigan 
and everything to do with the real life (and death)
 consequences of the methods now used by modern pediatric
 psychiatry to tag normal childhood behaviors with diagnoses – like

 “childhood bipolar” -- and the pediatric medical profession’s complicit
 acquiescence to such malarkey.  It has been nothing short an
 epic assault on our children by those who prescribe
 antipsychotic medications as an antidote to normal childhood
Notwithstanding the notoriety attached to Dr. Joseph Biederman's 
dubious diagnostic method-- resulting in the unprecedented number
of children being "diagnosed" as bipolar; notwithstanding  his irrespon-
sible recommendation for the expansive use of antipsychotics for young
children; not to mention the millions of dollars he received covertly from 
these drugs' manufacturers, US News lists Joseph Biederman among 
it "Top Doctors" List-

And why not? Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital continues to
 promote Dr. Biederman as an "outstanding" physicians and scholar:
" Dr Biederman has also been selected every year since its inception into the “The Best Doctors in America” compilation of the best physicians in the country.  Dr. Biederman has been a mentor to more than 15 junior investigators in the field.  He is on the editorial board of multiple journals, a reviewer for most of the Psychiatric journals, and has served as a grant reviewer in the Child Psychopathology and Treatment Review Committee of the NIMH.  Dr. Biederman is the author and co-author of close to 600 scientific articles, 650 scientific abstracts, and 70 book chapters."  read here.
WHY is it that this guy is considered one of the best?  He is a unethical and what he's
doing has nothing to do with "medicine."  Medicine is the art and science of healing.
Bullshit artists: Need not apply; and have no "therapeutic" effect.

"Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm." 

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