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Psyched Out: How Psychiatry Sells Mental Illness and Pushes Pills That Kill
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Mincing no words and pulling no punches, O'Meara observes, "America, the nation of tough, indefatigable people that tamed the West and were first to land a man on the moon, has become an ever-increasing population of mentally ill patients."
How is this possible and who's to blame? "Psyched Out" provides the answers with a page-by-page critique of the main culprits:
* mental health professionals -- especially psychiatrists, led by the American Psychiatric Association and its DSM bible of fictitious mental disorders;
* the multi-billion dollar drug industry, whose clever marketing schemes promote the myth of "chemical imbalance" without a shred of scientific or medical evidence;
* front groups like the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD), funded by pharmaceutical profits;
* corrupt government agencies like the FDA and National Institute for Mental Health, catering to drug companies at the expense of citizens and taxpayers;
* journalists and news organizations who treat industry propaganda as fact, without questioning the lack of science behind it.
"Psyched Out" is a hard-hitting book that raises important questions and reaches some disturbing conclusions. Read it, and you'll think twice before paying a visit to a shrink.
From personal experience, I know that the senate and congress will never take any action against these culprits that have caused thousands of death as a result of their pseudo-diagnosis and their pseudo-treatment with deadly medications, due to the continuous large contributions provided by these organizations toward their political campaigns.Read more ›
O'Meara begins with the extremely vital point that these powerful mind-altering chemicals cannot be proved by scientific testing to have any salutary effects, because there are no tests to determine "balanced" (or any other type) of chemistry in the living human brain. However, there is plenty of clinical evidence that indicates the drugs are being tragically destructive, especially antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft, which are statistically connected with much greater incidence of suicide and other violence. One cannot help but wonder, as the news is filled with the story of the young man who was killed after a mass shooting at the Naval Yard in Washington DC, whether in fact he was either taking, or withdrawing from, one such drug.
Another vital area, which concerned me a great deal when I was teaching, is the extreme overemphasis and shoddy diagnosis of ADHD in children, and the resulting tendency to medicate rather than to try to deal with actual environmental issues that might be much more profitably addressed with much less potential damage to developing kids.
I am hoping to share this book with several of my friends and relatives who, I believe, really have a "need to know" some of this vital information.
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This plainly-written, simple-to-read book lays out incontrovertible, fact-after-fact, in-your-face, commonsense proof that bio-psychiatry is based on fraud and pseudoscience! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Scott
Excellent book that gives the low down on drugs for depression, mental illness, ADHD. If you are thinking of taking any of these drugs, or are considering it for your children,... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Doodlebug
Wonderful book! What a great job this author has done in explaining the psyche industry. This is a must-read book.Published 23 months ago by Deanna Spingola
Alias Barack Obama: A lie is born (Alias Barack Obama: the greatest identity fraud in history)Kelly Patricia O'Meara is an excellent writer. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dr RJP
If you've not read much on Big Pharma this book will get your attention. I've read it twice now and it's still an attention grabber.Published on March 31, 2013 by Annie
This is a must read for all parents. Wake up America! Big Pharma wants to get your kids hooked on these Rx drugs.Published on March 3, 2013 by La Suzy
Since the turn of the millennium there's been a veritable flood of books questioning the role of medicine in our lives in general, and psychiatry in particular. Read morePublished on July 10, 2011 by Mira de Vries
The book begins with the same strategy as scientology uses to try to discredit psychiatry and psychiatric drugs - because the beginnings of psychiatry had misunderstandings,... Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by Pen Name