The Shocking Truth Behind America's Mental Illness Epidemic
America has another health epidemic on its hands. Not only are we a nation of obese and prediabetic individuals, our mental health is on a downward spiral as well. The tragedy is that it's not because of the progression of mental disease. That would be heartrending enough. But experts suggest the real cause of this decline is the pharmaceuticals mainstream physicians pass out like candy to treat mental disabilities.
According to Dr. Robert Whitaker, the author of Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, the disabilities of individuals taking psychiatric drugs have increased 600%. What that amounts to is that multiples of millions of Americans have actually been made crazy–not from disease but from the psychiatric drugs used to treat the disease.
Never underestimate the powerful forces behind Big Pharma.
Dr. Gary Cole's brings into light just how powerful these influences actually are when he says:
“Psychiatric drugs, whose developers, marketers and sales persons are all in the employee of the giant drug companies, are far more dangerous than the drug and psychiatric industries are willing to admit: these drugs, it turns out, are fully capable of disabling–often permanently–body, brain and spirit.”
Big Pharma has lured unaware patients and well-intentioned doctors alike into accepting these dangerous, mind altering psychiatric drugs as an appropriate and safe method of treatment. The truth is they are far from safe. Any synthetic chemical that has the ability to cross the blood/brain barrier also has the ability to alter the brain, especially when they're taken long-term.
5 drugs with tragic consequences for the mind, body, and spirit.
Medical science doesn't fully understand exactly what these drugs are capable of. But one thing is for sure. Open-minded doctors and self-educated psychiatric patients have found out they can permanently disable not only their brain, but their body and spirit as well.
There are five classes of drugs (mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, antidepressants, psychostimulants, and tranquilizers) that show both microscopic and microscopic, clinical and radiological evidence that the brain has been damaged in some way. This in turns leads to dementia, other related brain disorders, and even premature death.
The captains of pharmaceutical drug companies are very much aware the drugs submitted for FDA approval have been tested on animal trials for mere days and only six weeks for clinical trials. That way they can say they are safe and effective–but only for a short-term use. That’s were they get you.
They know the real truth. Usually, mentally ill patients are on these drugs for years and it’s the only treatment they receive at all. Of course that's just fine with the Big Pharma captains. As a matter of fact, as they watch their bank accounts bulging at the seams, it could be what they were hoping for all along.