Obamacare: here come the toxic psychiatrists

Obamacare: here come the toxic psychiatrists

by Jon Rappoport

October 5, 2013


The toxic psychiatrists are already here, but under Obamacare their mission will expand.

A recent Washington Post article parroted the usual unscientific statistic on numbers of people in America with mental disorders: 20% of all adults have “experienced a mental-health issue.”

Propaganda focuses heavily on children, with claims that “half of all mental-health disorders first show up before a person turns 14.”

Three-quarters of mental-health disorders begin before 24. But less than 20% of children and adolescents with mental disorders receive the treatment they need.”

Obamacare has an “essential list” of services, and “mental-health treatment” is one of them. You can be sure the targeting of children will expand.

More and more children will be brought into the system and receive diagnoses of mental disorders and the toxic drugs psychiatrists routinely prescribe. More kids will be screened for depression and undergo “behavioral assessments.”

The influence of psychiatry in young children’s lives is going to expand beyond anything we’ve yet seen. America is going to experience another sea change: the medicalization of children’s behavior will blanket the country.

First of all, as I’ve established many times, NO so-called mental disorder is defined scientifically. There are no physical diagnostic tests: no blood tests, no urine tests, no saliva tests, no genetic tests, no brain-scan tests.

If there were, you would find them in the DSM, the bible of the psychiatric profession, which lists the, yes, 300 mental disorders.

Instead, disorders consist of menus of behaviors assembled by committees of psychiatrists, who decide which clusters of behaviors rate a disorder label.

In a PBS Frontline interview, during the episode called “Does ADHD Exist?”, Russell Barkley, professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, was asked about the lack of a blood test for ADHD. He made this extraordinary statement:

That’s tremendously naïve, and it shows a great deal of illiteracy about science and about the mental health professions. A disorder doesn’t have to have a blood test to be valid. If that were the case, all mental disorders would be invalid…There is no lab test for any mental disorder right now in our science. That doesn’t make them invalid.”

Dr. Barkley has his own definition of science. If, say, physics surrendered the need for physical tests, it could claim the sun revolves around the Earth, all oceans end in steep cliffs, and unexplored forests automatically contain dragons.

But “psychiatry is different.” Committees of men can assemble lists of behaviors and call them disorders. 300 and counting.

This is why all assessments of numbers of people who have mental disorders are useless. The disorders themselves are arbitrarily concocted.

But there are very serious consequences: drugs and more drugs.

When it comes to their toxicity and behavioral effects, I recommend several sources. The website “SSRI stories” presents a number of studies of the SSRI antidepressants (e.g., Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft). Consult the work of Dr. Peter Breggin, David Healy, and Robert Whitaker. Read Breggin’s essential book, Toxic Psychiatry.

Here is important information about one psychiatric drug: Ritalin.

In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].

Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms.

For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature:

Paranoid delusions
Paranoid psychosis
Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis
Activation of psychotic symptoms
Toxic psychosis
Visual hallucinations
Auditory hallucinations
Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
Effects pathological thought processes
Extreme withdrawal
Terrified affect
Started screaming
Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects
Psychic dependence
High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
Decreased REM sleep
When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia
Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.

Ritalin and other speed-type drugs are given to kids who are slapped with the ADHD label. Speed, sooner or later, produces a crash. This is easy to call “clinical depression.”

The Matrix Revealed

Then comes Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft. These drugs can produce temporary highs, followed by more crashes. The psychiatrist notices the up and down pattern—and then produces a new diagnosis of Bipolar (manic-depression) and prescribes other drugs, including Valproate and Lithium. (To see some of the toxic and dangerous effects of these two drugs, read my article, “The lying liars who lie about psychiatry.”)

In the US alone, there are at least 300,000 cases of motor brain damage incurred by people who have been prescribed so-called anti-psychotic drugs (aka “major tranquilizers”). Source: Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Peter Breggin, St. Martin’s Press, 1991

This psychiatric drug plague is accelerating across the land. Under Obamacare, with psychiatry firmly placed on a par with other branches of medical practice, the plague is going to spread further, as previously uninsured people enter the system.

At the website, “SSRI stories”, you can also read numerous reports of antidepressants’ links to violent behavior, including suicide and homicide. The correlation is not meant to establish a perfect causative chain, but the shocking number of incidents is more than suggestive.

After commenting on some of the adverse effects of the antidepressant drug Prozac, psychiatrist Peter Breggin notes, “From the initial studies, it was also apparent that a small percentage of Prozac patients became psychotic.” Paxil and Zoloft are in the same class of drug as Prozac.

Prozac, in fact, endured a rocky road in the press for a time. Stories on it rarely appear now. The major media have backed off. But on February 7th, 1991, Amy Marcus’ Wall Street Journal article on the drug carried the headline, “Murder Trials Introduce Prozac Defense.” She wrote, “A spate of murder trials in which defendants claim they became violent when they took the antidepressant Prozac are imposing new problems for the drug’s maker, Eli Lilly and Co.”

Also on February 7, 1991, the New York Times ran a Prozac piece headlined, “Suicidal Behavior Tied Again to Drug: Does Antidepressant Prompt Violence?”

In his landmark book, Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Breggin mentions that the Donahue show (Feb. 28, 1991) “put together a group of individuals who had become compulsively self-destructive and murderous after taking Prozac and the clamorous telephone and audience response confirmed the problem.”

Breggin also cites a troubling study from the February 1990 American Journal of Psychiatry (Teicher et al, v.147:207-210) which reports on “six depressed patients, previously free of recent suicidal ideation, who developed `intense, violent suicidal preoccupations after 2-7 weeks of fluoxetine [Prozac] treatment.’ The suicidal preoccupations lasted from three days to three months after termination of the treatment. The report estimates that 3.5 percent of Prozac users were at risk. While denying the validity of the study, Dista Products, a division of Eli Lilly, put out a brochure for doctors dated August 31, 1990, stating that it was adding `suicidal ideation’ to the adverse events section of its Prozac product information.”

An earlier study, from the September 1989 Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, by Joseph Lipiniski, Jr., indicates that in five examined cases people on Prozac developed what is called akathesia. Symptoms include intense anxiety, inability to sleep, the “jerking of extremities,” and “bicycling in bed or just turning around and around.” Breggin comments that akathesia “may also contribute to the drug’s tendency to cause self-destructive or violent tendencies … Akathesia can become the equivalent of biochemical torture and could possibly tip someone over the edge into self-destructive or violent behavior … The June 1990 Health Newsletter, produced by the Public Citizen Research Group, reports, ‘Akathesia, or symptoms of restlessness, constant pacing, and purposeless movements of the feet and legs, may occur in 10-25 percent of patients on Prozac.’”

The well-known publication, California Lawyer, in a December 1998 article called “Protecting Prozac,” details some of the suspect maneuvers of Eli Lilly in its handling of suits against Prozac. California Lawyer also mentions other highly qualified critics of the drug: “David Healy, MD, an internationally renowned psychopharmacologist, has stated in sworn deposition that `contrary to Lilly’s view, there is a plausible cause-and-effect relationship between Prozac’ and suicidal-homicidal events. An epidemiological study published in 1995 by the British Medical Journal also links Prozac to increased suicide risk.”

When pressed, proponents of these SSRI drugs sometimes say, “Well, the benefits for the general population far outweigh the risk,” or, “Maybe in one or two tragic cases the dosage prescribed was too high.” But the problem will not go away on that basis. A shocking review-study published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases (1996, v.184, no.2), written by Rhoda L. Fisher and Seymour Fisher, called “Antidepressants for Children,” concludes: “Despite unanimous literature of double-blind studies indicating that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos in treating depression in children and adolescents, such medications continue to be in wide use.”

In wide use. This despite such contrary information and the negative, dangerous effects of these drugs.

Exit From the Matrix

Under Obamacare, mental-health professionals are looking forward to a much larger piece of the “treatment pie.” Huge numbers of previously uninsured people, including vulnerable children, will now move under the psychiatric umbrella, and their futures are at extreme risk.

Psychiatry has deeply troubling similarities to the Surveillance State. It profiles people and labels them. However, it then treats them with highly toxic and dangerous drugs.

In the wake of recent mass killings, Obama has shown his preference for psychiatric treatment in a number of statements. He’s also launched the so-called “brain mapping project,” which aims to detect more “mental problems” that need fixing by drugs and other invasive methods, and he’s promised to establish new community mental-health centers across the nation.

This, taken together with Obamacare, signals a catastrophe, and spells out the need for public resistance.

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. 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

31 comments on “Obamacare: here come the toxic psychiatrists

  1. John_QPublic (@John_QPublic) says:

    I enjoy your writing, but this caught my eye:

    “[science] it could claim the sun revolves around the Earth, ”

    Science really cannot say one way or the other. I know you will find this incredulous, but whether you know it or not, cosmology is 90% “philosophy” and at best 10% science. Until you have come to grips with that, you have only scratched the surface on the nature of the deception.


  2. joanie says:

    It is even much worse!
    There is are black ops and software that would flag you as a problematic (for whatever reason they invent) and in picking up your prescription for something, you could be provided deathly meds instead.

    Water treatment plants (country wide) are set up with a deliver system to put in and create pandemics…

    The scary details this journalist uncovered is a reality – “blowing up her mainstream career”

    Amazing interview with Dr. Rima Laibow and journalist (over 30 yrs) Janet Fallon (not sure of spelling)

    The Dr Rima Truth Reports 2013 09 26

  3. If I were to really cut loose with my imagination regarding Obama-Care and the “health industry,” I would work to answer my own victim question of “how can they do this (to me)” by thinking like they do. (SATIRE ALERT!)

    First, if I think like a doctor, I would claim that a few hundred thousand deaths per year from “iatrogenic side effects” is a small price to pay for saving tens of millions of lives through modern pharmacy and medicine. Would we rather let 39 people die who could have been saved and healed in order to prevent the “accidental” death of the one? This is how doctors think. I know, my father was a surgeon.

    If I then move to imagine the world from the eyes of the “elite” (which by the way means “selected out” or “chosen” in Latin), I would have to start from the already overtly stated goal of eliminating 80 to 95 percent of the current human population, who like ravenous rats are destroying the Earth. Our goal is a new “garden of Eden” for us the chosen.

    Since the “masses” are already headed for self extinction anyway, it is our responsibility to preserve what is good on the earth for those of us who God endowed with our “divine right” to rule “His” garden and its protected forests as our hunting ground. That reminds me, I need to talk to the maid about my riding suit and the groom about prepping my stallion for the fox hunt this weekend.

    *Stepping out of role for a moment, let me recommend a beautiful many layered poem about this (and much more) by e. e. cummings: “All in Green Went My Love Riding.” (1916) Joan Baez long ago sang a haunting rendition:

    http://ramblingrose.com/lilt/poem.php?pid=allingreen e. e. cummings
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOlQb8L0kz0 Joan Baez

    Returning to thinking “elite,” I see that on the way to “One World Order” with our population now at a “sustainable” 500 million, we must do something to stop the farts of the 6 and a half million human vermin, and the farts of the cows they eat and the cars they drive which cause global warming.

    Just imagine, … if government health insurance requires everyone to eat healthy, and red meat causes heart disease and cancer, we could mandate that everyone become vegetarian. That eliminates all the methane from cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens. We could probably even “earn” carbon credits. We the elite will be exempt of course, because we the chosen will pay an extra hundred thousand a year for our private health insurance and millions for our private hunting grounds.

    While we’re at it, we could eliminate “the jab” of vaccines and put the viral antigens directly in GMO food. We could vaccinate everyone through their GMO apples and oranges (banana already in prototype). Our FDA could mandate the elimination of taking vitamin supplements because someone might exceed the RDA and hurt themselves. Instead we will engineer “vitamin enriched” rice, corn, carrots, potatoes, and beans (they already exist). Then we can require everyone to eat Monsanto franken-foods in order to get their required health insurance.

    Driving a car without insurance is illegal isn’t it? Why not make living without health insurance illegal? Brilliant! No more nasty vaccines or vitamin pills. Now there is only “food,” and all food is GMO owned by Monsanto. Nestle proposes to “own” and sell water as a form of food (which is therefore not a human right). I wonder who we can get to own the air?

  4. Jeffrey Hardin says:

    Reblogged this on Jericho777's Blog.

  5. Good info Jon. We need to recognize that there is no such thing as ‘mental health’, because we only have specialists in so called ‘mental illness’, who don’t recognize spirit illness (suicides), nor community illness (as in community killings like Sandy Hook and Columbine) so they call them all ‘mental illnesses’ and treat them with drugs. No wonder everyone is going ‘mental’.

  6. John says:

    Obey, obey, for mankind to go on you must obey. Here this pill will help you to fulfill your duty.

  7. CR says:

    Most have not studied psychology. Actually, psychiatry numbers are on decline. Most residency programs have slots for med students unfilled. As a psychologist, i… Primary care, I believe your comments inaccurate. I do not prescribe anything. Talk therapy and behavioral modification along w mindfulness practice works. Research is conclusive. We help people if there were not mental health professionals you would see more shootings and violence then you do. William Andrew you are not a dr so dont try to think like one. You have no clue.

  8. Lois Reynolds says:

    Mr. Rappoport, I read your articles often. Always with great interest. I have a brief question about “toxic psychiatrists” and their diagnoses. What about the often debilitating PTSD?


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  10. Chris says:

    Ritalin is amphetamines, makes a person focus and stay alert (because of their modern-day, high sugar diets)… The effects of Ritalin are similar to meth (Amphetamine)… which was developed by the Nazis, for the Nazis… it’s what drove Hitler insane… his crank addiction.

    The corrupted AMA has American kids, from young ages, all doped up, strung out and developing life-long, heavy drug habits/addictions… all because of their horrible diets.

  11. cindy says:

    Yes this is ONE of the VERY DARK aspects of Obamacare, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER’S! We will in the end DESPISE OBAMACARE–because it’s NOT about making us healthy, it’s about CORPORATIONS controlling our health!
    And we ALL know–more money is made on UNHEALTHY PEOPLE–THAT IS THE REAL GOAL!!

  12. robertdstolorow says:

    Excellent article! Here’s a link to one of my own on deconstructing psychiatry’s DSM: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-relating-existing/201204/deconstructing-psychiatrys-ever-expanding-bible

  13. abinico warez says:

    I suspect that if you resist Obamacare you will be diagnosed as a social recalcitrant and be given appropriate mind numbing medication, by force if need be.

  14. AdamXYZ says:

    Wasn’t it during the 60’s that the term, “psychiatric assault,” was coined? I’ve known several people that were assaulted by psychiatrists. Psychiatry is a fearsome profession. Every psychiatrist not only sees him/her self as a healer, but a researcher, as well. Thus, every psychiatrist is not only healer, but a researcher and every patient is a willing guinea pig. Thus, are the “Prozac” style frenzies in the profession any wonder?

  15. mark says:

    The author makes the same mistake that many do regarding what constitutes science. Scientific data need not be quantifiable or material, it can merely be observational. Of course that leads to dismissals of psychiatry as a “soft science” which are often warranted, but it’s still ultimately scientific since it’s based on the scientific method….observe, hypothesis, observe, revise hypothesis. Repeat experiment.

  16. This story and others like it remind me of a quote from Krishnamurti:
    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

  17. Sandra Hooker says:

    Obamacare mandates new charting protocols. No more handwriting in a file – it all goes on the computer. Need a job with a hiring policy which requires a physical? All that psychiatric care will be shared information.

  18. Thanks for mentioning Akathisia. It is considered living hell and is said to cause many suicides. One is unable to either relax, or do anything purposeful. It’s like being in an iron lung with your mind on fire.

  19. […] Obamacare: here come the toxic psychiatrists – by Jon Rappoport, NoMoreFakeNews.com – “Obamacare has an ‘essential list’ of services, and ‘mental-health treatment’ is one of them. You can be sure the targeting of children will expand… More and more children will be brought into the system and receive diagnoses of mental disorders and the toxic drugs psychiatrists routinely prescribe. More kids will be screened for depression and undergo ‘behavioral assessments…’ The influence of psychiatry in young children’s lives is going to expand beyond anything we’ve yet seen. America is going to experience another sea change: the medicalization of children’s behavior will blanket the country.” […]

  20. ObamaCare Run - US Shutdown says:

    Great Post, though i have a question. What are the repercussions for failing to purchase health insurance and refusing to pay the “fine,” “tax,” “penalty” or whatever it’s being called now?

  21. Tom 25 says:

    Are psychiatrists really EVOLVED enough to heal and cure?
    Can they tell the difference between mental illness, mind control, and demonic possession?
    Jon, thanks for another GREAT article!

  22. Ghana Serapis says:

    There are 2 kinds of humans; pussies and heroes. No in between. Those that fall on danger to protect the group and those who shove someone else down to take the hit. Christ asked his followers to take the hit. If you can’t feel the tension in the ethers you’re already toast.

  23. lolitta neilsen says:

    this is the most evil thing that ever happened since slavery , dare get off the plantation , if obamacare comes into effect we become slaves be ware . they will come into your house and see what you are eating and they didnt like what we are eating heaven forbids what will happens to us we are now their slaves

  24. nay says:

    You know the difference between a real science and a pseudoscience? A real science recognizes and accepts its own history without feeling attacked. When you tell a psychiatrist his mental institution came from a lazar house, he becomes infuriated.”
    ― Michel Foucault

  25. […] Obamacare: here come the toxic psychiatrists – by Jon Rappoport, JonRappoport.wordpress.com – “Psychiatry has deeply troubling similarities to the Surveillance State. It profiles people and labels them. However, it then treats them with highly toxic and dangerous drugs.” […]

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