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Occupy Psychiatry is a network currently consisting of the following groups to bring together under one banner the many protests against the abusive power of psychiatry to lock people up, drug and electroshock them against their will, based on what are essentially lies:
|The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights®)||MindFreedom International|
|Voices of the Heart||The Freedom Center|
|Portland Hearing Voices||Madness Radio|
|Speak Out Against Psychiatry||Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP)|
Other like minded groups are encouraged to join us.
We recognize that the psychiatric industry, allied with Big Pharma have massively misled the public to people's and society's great detrimentIn essence, psychiatry has sacrificed the lives of its victims on the alter of corporate profits.
The story the American Psychiatric Association and individual psychiatrists (Psychiatry) have been telling their patients and the public is not true.
There are no proven chemical imbalances or other known brain defects that result in what gets diagnosed as mental illnesses.
Most of the drugs given to treat people diagnosed with mental illness are no better than placebo and many cause tremendous physical problems.
The second generation of so-called "anti-psychotics" (neuroleptics) are effective for few and harmful to all. Contrary to drug company hype, they are not more effective than first generation neuroleptics and far more harmful.
Largely as a result, the disability rate of people diagnosed with serious mental illness has increased 6-fold on a per capita basis since the introduction of the supposed miracle drug Thorazine in 1954.
Largely due to the use of these drugs, the life expectancy of people diagnosed with serious mental illness is 25 years less than the general population.
The stimulants used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the so-called antidepressants have dramatically increased the incidence of people diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and converted it from a good prognosis diagnosis to one that is quite poor.
The ubiquitous use of psychiatric drugs is at least halving the percentage of people who recover after being diagnosed with a serious mental illness; it appears about 80% of the people presenting with an initial psychosis can recover if they are not given and maintained on psychiatric drugs.
The American Psychiatric Association and individual psychiatrists are either fooled or complicit to the extent they do not publicly acknowledge and act onthese facts.
Sources: Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, by Robert Whitaker; andScientific Research by Topic on PsychRights' website.
*The Lucy "Fooled or Complicit" transformation of the Peanuts® "the Dr. is In" cartoon is used without permission under the Fair Use provisions of the copyright laws, 17 U.S.C. Section 107.
Last modified 11/17/2012