|“Thomas S. Szasz has steadfastly defended the values of humanism and personal autonomy against all who would constrain human freedom with shackles formed out of conceptual confusion, error, and willful deception.”|
— Dr. Richard E. Vatz, Professor, Towson State University,
Lee S. Weinberg, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
WHAT PSYCHOTROPICS REALLY DO click on TITLE OR LINK BELOW to watch this video about the side effects of psychotropic drugs for children.
CHAPTER 11 IS AN INFORMATIVE DESCRITION OF THE COMMON PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS 'MECHANISM OF ACTION' WHICH IS OFTEN "UNKNOWN" AND THE COMMON 'SIDE EFFECTS' FOR THE CHILD - THE MAIN ONE BEING "THE FLATTENING OF EMOTIONS," AND THE REDUCING THE EXPERIENCE OF ANY JOY.
SHOULD WE BE DOING THIS SO COMMONLY TO CHILDREN AS A SOCIETY?
Though psychotropic drugs are being sold as “safe and effective” by psychiatrists and drug companies, we are seeing an alarming increase in consumer reported adverse side effects for children.e.g. flattening of mood,poor sleep,agitation and sudden death.
In children, we see obesity, heart disease and diabetes. In pregnant women, a near tripling of the risk of severe birth defects. And for senior citizens, a drastic shortening of life span.
Perhaps most serious of all is the significant risk of violent behavior, including suicide. Once on an antidepressant, the suicide rate jumps from 11 for every 100,000 people to 718—over 65 times more.
And there is ample evidence that if the short‑term side effects of psychotropics don’t get you, the long-term effects will have an impact.
The very real probability of significant long- and short-term side effects should give anyone considering taking psychotropic drugs or a prescribing professional cause for great pause.
But what about those already taking them, who no matter how hard they try, cannot get off these addictive drugs?