Generation RX 2008 NR

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For decades, scores of doctors, government officials, journalists, and others have extolled the benefits of psychiatric medicines for children. GENERATION RX presents "the rest of the story" and unveils how this era of unprecedented change in Western culture really occurred - and what price has been paid by our society.

Starring:
John Abramson, Fred A. Baughman
Runtime:
1 hour 21 minutes

Generation RX

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Genres Documentary
Director Kevin P. Miller
Starring John Abramson, Fred A. Baughman
Supporting actors Jeanette Blagbrough, Peter Blagbrough, Peter Breggin, Pallie Carnes, Daniel Casey, Lisa Cosgrove, Beth Cothern, Mike Donnelly, Irene Dotson, Caroline Downing, Mathy Milling Downing, Cathy Eckstein, Michael Gilbert, Burton Goldstein, Melinda Harris, Linda Hurcombe, Suzanne Johnson, Sheldon Krimsky
Studio Common Radius Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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I felt like a zombie.
Quadro Sinead Summer
This film moves at a good pace, presents informative and at time disturbing realities about what we are doing to entire generations of children.
Suzanne
The drugging of children for profit is one of the most despicable crimes that is occurring in our society at this time.
software geek

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By software geek on December 12, 2008
Format: DVD
The drugging of children for profit is one of the most despicable crimes that is occurring in our society at this time. This movie educates and raises awareness of what is occurring right now.

Generation RX is an extremely well-done documentary that documents the facts of how we are being used for financial gain. There are innocent victims that are being exploited - children. This was once an untapped market that the Pharmaceutical industry mines using the best talent from Madison Avenue and then spreading the wealth to others that are in a position to forward their goals (JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, doctors, ...).

You'll learn how we got where we are today. The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) lists disorders, including the behavioral disorders such as ADHD, bi-polar, and so on, that enables doctors to prescribe a drug even though there is no medical test to support it. One thing I learned is that the committee / authors of the DSM have financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry. In some areas 100% of the panel members have financial ties. The corruptness of the FDA is also made clear and how we need a firewall between the regulators and those that profit from what is being regulated. Right now we have a "fox watching the hen house" scenario.

How these drugs got approved when there was clear evidence of the harm they cause is brought out. The data of prozac was available 20+ years ago, yet these drugs were approved.

Many have stated that ADHD is a made-up disease to collect patients that manifest the stated symptoms of ADHD. Yet when such a panel of "experts" met and a question was raised to describe the symptoms, the so-called expert could not answer the question.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Bob Kim on May 22, 2009
Format: DVD
The producer and writer obviously have a passion for the kids in America. I don't have kids yet, heck, I don't even have a girl friend. BUT I do know that when I was in school, I was lucky to have teachers who choose the challenge of stimulating my imagination and burn off my energy in productive ways - NOT drug my imagination until it dies.

If you think I'm exagerating, I work in Hollywood. I'd say 100% of the creatives I meet have done Cocaine. When I asked them when they started, they say, "Jr High. My counselor gave me ADHD drugs. Same thing." - @journik on twitter
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Quadro Sinead Summer on May 4, 2013
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Cutting to the chase, I want to tell you that I am living proof of how these drugs can destroy your life. I didn't sit and watch this documentary feeling any need to be convinced. I feel sorry for those who deny the claims made within this horrifying expose. Ritalin and Prozac have the capability of truly crippling your mental and physical health as they have done to me. In 1969 I was diagnosed as having a mental condition because my teacher informed my mother that I was too hyperactive in class. The truth is I was just figity and not paying attention enough to suit the teacher. I was seen by a shrink and put on Ritalin. I was 8 years old. The drug made me feel so strange and dopey that I couldn't function well at all. I felt like a zombie.I was on it for years. It was a horrible experience. After I was taken off the drug I was never the same again. I became distant from people, very shy, depressed, and had suicidal thoughts often. I also suffered from psychotic episodes where I felt like I was loosing total touch with reality. By my teens I couldn't fit into society at all. In 1980 I suffered a total mental breakdown, and have been seeing phychiatrists ever since. I developed severe IBS, and episodes of severe mental symptoms that would last 10 to 21 days that went on for more than 17 years. I was put on prozac a few years ago which caused some of the worst mental suffering I have ever experienced, so alalming in fact that the doctor took me off of it after just a couple of weeks.. These drugs are simply evil. Eli Lilly who introduced prozac into society interestingly enough also created LSD, and used the basic blueprint of that drug to create Prozac, Check into it if you think I'm fibbing,. I feel so very sad for the hundreds of thousands of children that will be destroyed by these drugs as I was destroyed, and cry in my heart for those who have or will commited suicide because of these horrible medications.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Wronka on May 23, 2011
Format: DVD
This film, based in part upon serious and sound scholarship, that draws poignant links among the pharmaceutical companies, the Federal and Drug Administration (FDA), and mental health professionals is a must see for anyone who wants to improve upon our health care system, so that it is truly in accordance with fundamental ethical principles in order to improve upon the quality of life for all. Some of its facts that the German equivalent of the FDA did not approve Prozac because of its links to suicidal ideation and gestures; that in one year alone 2,000 children had attempted suicide who were on psychotropics; that close to one third of children in Atlanta are on psychotropics; the hypocrisy to have Drug Free Zones around school districts with so many children on drugs in side the schools; 90% of the drug ritalin, banned for decades and now where the USA consumes 90% of its global sales; and the conflicts of interest of those who authored the DSM-IV are definitely not in the mainstream media and need to be better known. Certainly, not all health professionals are "in collusion," so to speak and the film has a plethora of experts who acknowledge the failure of these drugs that have destroyed lives of children. It might have been enhanced by noting international human rights law by referring to such documents as the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness, which clearly asserts that drugs should not be administered for the convenience of others, but only to enhance the well being of patients, something our health system has failed to do.
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