Dr. Breggin rides again: the dangers of psychiatric drugs

Dr. Breggin rides again: the dangers of psychiatric drugs

by Jon Rappoport

February 24, 2014

www.nomorefakenews.com

In court, the tide may be turning against psychiatric-drug damage.

A recent jury decision, in which Dr. Peter Breggin testified as an expert witness, highlighted the extreme danger of the drugs.

The civil case was filed on behalf of a boy diagnosed with autism, who was then dosed with antidepressants and anti-psychotic medications (Risperdal and Zyprexa).

The boy developed two conditions, called tardive dyskinesia and tardive akathisia. Dr, Breggin’s website (www.breggin.com) depicts these conditions:

Tardive dyskinesia describes a group of persistent or permanent movement disorders caused by antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs including Risperdal, Zyprexa, Invega, Abilify, Geodon, Seroquel, Latuda, Fanapt and Saphris. In addition to typical tardive dyskinesia spasms and twitches of his face, eyelids, and tongue, the youngster developed a severe case of tardive akathisia involving torturous internal agitation that drove him into constant, unrelenting motion.”

Tardive dyskinesia can most definitely indicate motor brain damage. (See Breggin, Toxic Psychiatry)

In this civil suit, the Chicago jury came back with a judgment against the treating psychiatrist, Howard Segal.

The jury award was $1.5 million.

(Angel v. Segal, State of Illinois, Circuit Court, Cook County. Law Division No.09L 3496)

Dr. Breggin was an expert witness in an even more surprising case (2012), in which a psychiatric-drug-induced suicide was acknowledged by a Syracuse, New York, jury.

The jury awarded $1.5 million to the family of Joseph Mazella.

Dr. Breggin, on his Huffington Post blog, offers this description:

Mr. Mazella was a 51-year-old revered high school basketball coach, teacher and assistant principal; and his self-inflicted death was unexpected and shocking to those who knew him and to the Syracuse community.

…I found that a glaring negligence had been committed in the case. Family physician William Beals, M.D., who had a reputation for treating psychiatric and addiction patients, had prescribed Paxil for Mr. Mazella for 10 years without seeing him. When Mr. Mazella began to feel anxious and depressed again, on Aug. 9, 2009 he and his wife telephoned the doctor, who was reportedly on vacation on Cape Cod. Despite having no contact with the patient for a decade, by telephone Dr. Beals doubled his Paxil from 20 mg to 40 mg and added the antipsychotic drug, Zyprexa (olanzapine). This began an escalating decline in his mental condition that ended a little more than one month later with his suicide.”

Both these cases were suits against doctors. They weren’t built to go up against the drug manufacturers.

However, in significant measure owing to Dr. Breggin’s work, millions and millions of people are waking up to the fact that the drug companies are engaged in a form of chemical assault against the global population.

The medical front men for these companies affect an arrogant pose of certainty about the drugs’ benefits.

But the charade is falling apart.


The Matrix Revealed


As I’ve demonstrated in previous articles, none of the conditions (“mental disorders”) for which these destructive chemicals are prescribed are legitimate. That is, there are zero objective and defining tests for any mental disorder diagnosis.

No saliva, blood, urine, or hair test. No brain scan. No genetic assay.

If there were such tests, they would listed as definitive in the bible of the psychiatric profession, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

They’re not there.

Everything else is PR: “getting closer;” “new breakthrough;” “promising progress;” “step forward;” “innovative technology.”

Psychiatrists have been uttering these homilies for 40 years.

They’re no more compelling than, “Buy one now and get the second one free. And that’s not all…”

Warning: sudden withdrawal from any psychiatric drug can create highly dangerous effects on a patient. See www.breggin.com for information about this subject.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

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16 comments on “Dr. Breggin rides again: the dangers of psychiatric drugs

  1. gail007 says:

    Reblogged this on gail007 and commented:
    Saw the damages to patients first hand at the Arizona State Hospital. Chemical Straightjackets!

  2. JT says:

    Keep up the great work Jon- JT Indigo

  3. Rita says:

    The reason why drug manufacturers escape liability due to dangerous drugs that cause clear harm is the “learned intermediary” doctrine. Under this doctrine, as long as the drug company informed the physician about the possible risks of the drugs (e.g. via a warning label or insert), the law assumes that it is the physician’s responsibility to communicate the potential risks to the patients. Many legal scholars have pondered whether this “learned intermediary” doctrine will hold now that drug manufacturers are marketing their killer wares directly to the public now via the mass media.

  4. maulfair says:

    Reblogged this on Maulfair Medical Center Conversations and commented:
    Vital information for all families…we get calls from people wanting off these drugs every week. People know they do not help and they are the source of many ailments they did not have before the use of psychiatric meds. Please pass this on to your friends. Jon has many interesting articles on this subject!

  5. Afshin Nejat says:

    Now he needs to take Cannabis to help ameliorate the damage done by “medicine”. Damned idiots.

  6. David Gold says:

    The Crazy Drug They Gave Me Seems To Indicate Not Only Is Psychiatry Dangerous The Bloody Goofs Are Getting Thier Jollys Pushing Aside The Fact That The Drugs Come From The Pits Of Hell They Make People Twice The Child Of Hell That They Are Themselves Psychiatrists Are Arrogant People And As Human Beings No One Should Have To Suffer Psychiatric Drugs Have Nothing To Do With Mother Natures Cures Cafeinne Is A Blood Purifier And Also Relieves Physical And Mental Fatigue Many Of Mother Natures Drugs Bring Joy To The Mind Schizophrenics Hate The Emotion Joy It Is Unfortunate But True Thank Goodness Most Of Us Human Beings Were Concieved Throgh Healthy Sexual Intercourse And And Therefore Have Wonderful Fruitfull Positive Ability To Aquire Wisdom Steering Away From Misfortune And Have A Mind That Percieves Good Reality Which Psychiatric Drugs Bugger Up Psychiatric Drugs Are Dangerous And Cause Harm To What The Loving Creator Provided For The Majority Of The Human Family Mother Natures Cures Should Be Respected But Psychiatric Drugs Are A Creation Of A Bad Mistake They Degrade Human Dignity And Shame People Created In Gods Image And Likeness Jesus Said The Righteous Have No Need Of Repentance I I

    • RonLeifer@aol.com says:

      HE PROBLEM IS PSYCHIATRY ITSELF

      • RonLeifer@aol.com says:

        PSYCHIATRISTS FUNCTION AS AGENTS OF SOCIAL CONTROL DISGUISED AS MENTAL ILLNESS. TAKE AWAY THE MEDICAL MODEL AND IT BECOMES CLEAR THAT PSYCHIATRISTS ARE DISENGENUOUS ENFORCERS OF SOCIAL NORMS. YES, THEIR DRUGS ARE POISONOUS BUT WITHOUT THE MEDICAL MODEL THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR POISONING PEOPLE WITH THESE DRUGS

  7. Jo says:

    Reglan (anti reflux) caused this damage to my sons brain. It is still on the market.

  8. Batrinana says:

    Dr. Peter Breggin is a SAINT. A hero. A true doctor. Someone who is more concerned with the health and safety of patients, than in the almighty dollar. God bless Dr. Breggin in all he does. Zyprexa caused increased seizure activity in my autistic daughter. The hospital gave her Zyprexa TID (three times a day) and her seizures got worse, From there, the hospital had to “consult” a neurologist, who added MORE medications, but NOBODY had the sense to figure out that it was the Zyprexa triggering the seizures!! I was so disgusted at the medical ignorance. It was the CNA, certified nurse assistant that saw that something was very wrong and suggested I ask the doctor to stop Zyprexa, well low and behold, as soon as they stopped the Zyprexa, the seizures abated…..go figure, the lowest level person at the hospital had more brains than the 100 dollar an hour “psychiatry” and “neurology” consultants….

  9. Ron K. says:

    Dr. Hoffer discovered decades ago that Vitamin B-3 and Manganese will prevent tardive dyskinesia. Orthomolecular medicine has successfully treated and many times cured mental illness for over half a century.

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