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"People with mental disabilities have the same rights as everybody else.
It is time to act, unite and empower people to improve
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Mental Health Policy and Service Development
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Recognizing Extrapyramidal Symptoms from Psychiatric Medications

The Effects Over Time

Psychiatric Drugs over time, produce these results:

 a) They increase the likelihood that a person will become chronically ill.

b) They cause a host of debilitating side effects.

c) They lead to early death.

Recognizing Extrapyramidal Symptoms from Psychiatric Medications

Increased Risk of Death

99 people diagnosed schizophrenic for 17 years were studied and it was found that the usage of even one neuroleptic drug increased the risk of dying by 3 fold (35% died).  The use of 3 neurleptics increased the risk of dying in 17 years by 7 fold! (57% died)

Joukamaa, M., Heliova, M., Knekt, P. at el, Schizophrenia, neuroleptic medication and mortality, In Bri. J of Psychiatry (2006), 188, P.122-127.

Increased Risk of Suicide in Drug Treated Patients

In the largest study ever done to address suicide in schizophrenia patients it was found:

The widely cited lifetime rate of 10% for suicide in patients with schizophrenia is incorrect for both the pre- and post-community care eras.

The best estimate for the life time rate of suicide in patients with schizophrenia in the pre-community care era is of the order of 1% or less.

Although de-institutionalism is probably the single most important factor in determining suicide rates in patients with schizophrenia, pharmacotherapy appears to contribute to this risk, and is the element of  current care that is undermost clinical control.

Healy, D. Harris, M. at el. (2006) Lifetime suicide rates in treated schizophrenia: 1875-1924 and 1994-1998, In Brit J. of Psych, 18, 8, p. 223-228.

Truth about Psychiatric Drugs

Truth about Psychiatric Drugs Warnings not clearly given to the public: The drug industry makes it confusing that many psychotropic drugs have different names and different warning labels in different countries and thus what is known about dangerous side effects in one country may not be common knowledge for patients or even prescribing doctors in another country. There is suppression of the research findings of negative outcomes and also suppression of reports of clinical adverse events. There is little adherence to the guidance of the Food and Drug Administration guidelines in these matters, with hospitals and mental health professionals routinely ignoring FDA warning labels and withholding the truth from patients and their families. Even a cursory view of the serious effects of these drugs would make any person be concerned. The Falicy of Chemical Imbalance Psychiatry doctors frequently mislead mental health patients. So a few basic facts regarding how these anti-psychotic drugs work is necessary. People with schizophrenia have no known “chemical imbalance” in the brain, antipsychotic drugs cannot be said to work by “balancing” brain chemistry. These drugs are not like “insulin for diabetes” nor are they like vitamins for the brain. Neither do these drugs correct any chemical imbalance and they do not serve as a corrective to a known biological abnormality. Instead, these powerful mind altering medications such as Thorazine or Clopazone and other standard antipsychotics (also known as neuroleptics) work by powerfully blocking dopamine transmission in the brain. The specific action of these drugs is to block 70% to 90% of a particular group of dopamine receptors known as D2 receptors. This prevents normal dopamine transmission. Please remember that low levels of dopamine is what causes Parkinson’s disease.

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