Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of by Peter R. Breggin
By Peter R. Breggin
Medications for every thing from melancholy and anxiousness to ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers around the kingdom, however the “cure” is frequently worse than the unique challenge. Medication Madness is an interesting, scary, and dramatic examine the position that psychiatric medicinal drugs have performed in fifty situations of suicide, homicide, and different violent, legal, and peculiar behaviors.
As a psychiatrist who believes in maintaining humans liable for their behavior, the load of clinical facts and years of medical event finally confident Dr. Breggin that psychiatric medicines often reason participants to lose their judgment and their skill to regulate their feelings and activities. Medication Madness increases and examines the problems surrounding own accountability while habit turns out pushed through drug-induced antagonistic reactions and intoxication.
Dr. Breggin individually evaluated the instances within the e-book in his function as a treating psychiatrist, advisor or scientific expert. He interviewed survivors and witnesses, and reviewed vast clinical, occupational, academic and police documents. the nice majority of people lived exemplary lives and devoted no legal or weird and wonderful activities ahead of taking the psychiatric medications.
Medication Madness reads like a scientific mystery, actual crime tale, and court docket drama; however it is firmly dependent within the most modern medical examine and dozens of case reviews. The lives of the kids and adults in those tales, in addition to the lives in their households and their sufferers, have been thrown into turmoil and infrequently destroyed via the unanticipated results of psychiatric drugs. on occasion our whole society used to be reworked through the tragic results.
Many different types of psychiatric medicinal drugs may cause very likely horrendous reactions.
Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Xanax, lithium, Zyprexa and different psychiatric medicines may well spellbind sufferers into believing they're better while too frequently they're turning into worse. Psychiatric medicines force a few humans into psychosis, mania, melancholy, suicide, agitation, compulsive violence and lack of strength of mind with no the participants figuring out that their medicinal drugs have deformed their mind set and feeling.
This booklet files how the FDA, the clinical institution and the pharmaceutical have over-sold the price of psychiatric drugs. It serves as a cautionary story approximately our reliance on possibly risky psychoactive chemical substances to alleviate our emotional difficulties and gives a favorable method of taking own cost of our lives.
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Physicians often disagree about the exactness of these prescribed schedules; therefore, clients can become confused. In addition, clients may be unsure which aspects of the medication or treatment regime are most important (Airaksinen, Ahonen, & Enlund, 1993). When clients ﬁrst begin taking medication, they are often confused about instructions to decrease or increase their dosage depending on their feelings or symptoms. In such cases, clients often do not trust their own feelings and may either take too much or too little medication.
For example, 95% of the body’s serotonin (5-HT) is processed within the digestive tract (Arden & Linford, 2009). Although the exact relationship is not known, we do know there is a connection between certain neurochemicals and speciﬁc feelings, thoughts, and emotions. For example, much attention has been paid to serotonin over the last 10–15 years. Its relationship with depression and anxiety has captured the interest of many professionals as well as the lay community. Research suggests serotonin is a relatively simple neurochemical that appears vital to the brain’s regulation of many bodily functions such as sleep, appetite, muscular activity, breathing, and blood circulation.
The professional’s role in understanding, relating, and recommending the best course of action for a client based on the client’s individual reaction to medication is an essential part of the intervention process. It is also wise not to consider medications as cure-alls for health or mental health issues. For example, after Prozac (ﬂouxetine) was developed to treat depression it became the gold standard for treatment, and over 20 million prescriptions are written annually, making it the third most commonly prescribed antidepressant in the United States.