- Mental Health
Shocking Facts about Psychiatric Medication
In the world of psychiatric medication, it is generally divided into six main groups; anti-depressants, stimulants, anti-psychotics, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics and depressants. These groups treat disorders like eating disorders, bipolar, anxiety disorders, sedatives and even appetite suppressing conditions. The sad truth is these psychiatric medications were once only prescribed in psychiatric settings like mental health institutes and asylums but now, psychiatric medication are now readily available off pharmacy shelves through prescriptions given off on a whim. As psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies race to release more and more psychiatric pills that treat even the slightest disorders, the global population is paying the price for their profits and massive financial gains.
Harmful psychiatric medication
Over a hundred million people in the world are on psychiatric medication. These medication, in fact, do not cure diseases and disorders, merely controlling and maintaining them, causing the people already on the medication to keep on taking them until someone effectively puts a stop to it. Studies have shown that psychiatric medications are almost no better than having a placebo, with serious adverse side effects. Thorazine, a psychiatric drug that treats bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, has numerous permanent damaging side effects ranging from greatly reducing the reproductive system to disrupting frontal lobe nerve activity causing emotional numbing and cognitive dysfunction. Paxil, the famous anti-depressant that “cures” social anxiety, has side effects that cause a decrease in a person’s IQ and discontinuation of Paxil has been known to cause a withdrawal syndrome that has led to several instances of suicide.
The horrifying truth is products like Paxil alone amass over a billion dollars in sales. Paxil has over twenty million prescriptions in the United States alone, making it the fifth most prescribed anti-depressants in the country. The psychiatric medication industry makes over 330 billion dollars worldwide each year and these psychiatric drugs have made its way into general practitioners’ offices. Through marketing blitzes and effective campaigning, psychiatric medications, which contain no known medicinal values that can actually cure someone is being prescribed by doctors worldwide. With each psychiatric medication making an average of seven million dollars a year, this trend of prescribing patients with a highly disastrous drug looks as if it will not end anytime soon.
Drug Withdrawals, Psychiatry, Mental Health Medication
Psychiatric medication does not go through stringent testing as well. In fact, studies done by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (site:http://www.cchrint.org/) shows that a majority of labels that are considered a psychiatric drug only underwent clinical trials of up to eight weeks before being released into the market. This only means that any dangerous or life threatening side effects of the psychiatric drug that takes place after a few months will only be found out by the general public. This shows that these psychiatric firms and pharmaceutical companies that manufacture these drugs are only out to make a huge financial profit and are making the public guinea pigs since the drugs do not undergo proper clinical trials and tests.
Research has also shown that pharmaceutical companies manipulate test data to be in accordance to FDA standards in the United States and when a legal discovery process uncovered the secrets behind unfavorable research results in Paxil, it was also discovered that these pharmaceutical companies pay out a substantial amount of money to psychiatrists to be a leading expert on the psychiatric drug and hold talks and lectures regarding the “effectiveness” of the drug, fooling the public and the government on the actual statistics and ineffectiveness of these psychiatric medications.
So, before you go about and agree to a prescription for fringe medical disorders, it pays to do some little research on the product before taking it. Remember, adverse side effects of psychiatric drugs can lead to substantial damage to the body, even death.