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In this post a summary of an actual book book on the internet (still online!) by one of the most respected psychiatrists in the anti-psychiatry movement - Peter Breggin.
The book is mostly about electroshock treatment (Electro Convulsive Therapy - ECT).


THE RESULTS
In his book Breggin debunks the so-called “scientific evidence” that electroshocks have beneficial effects and its adverse effects are only temporary (these are myths). In reality electroshocks have only adverse effects on the physical and mental state of the victim.
The most frequent disabilities caused by ECT are memory loss (retrograde amnesia) and inability to learn (anterograde mental dysfunction). There is evidence of structural damage in the cortex of the left frontal lobe caused by electroshocks.

The short-term effects are even more drastic.
On awakening, the victim suffers from an acute brain syndrome: a severe headache, nausea, and physical exhaustion.
Typically the victim feels "out of touch" with reality and helpless and frightened. Victims suffer from extreme confusion, bewilderment, emotional labiality, and hallucinations (delirium).
If ECT is given intensively, neurologic collapse occurs. Some victims cannot take care of their daily needs anymore, have to be spoon fed for days, and become incontinent.

The experiments on lab animals confirm the destructive effects of electroshocks.
Animals showed vessel wall changes, gliosis, and irreversible damage to nerve cells. They showed signs of dead and dying cells throughout the brain.
Virtually all brain biochemistry is disrupted by ECT.
Some human victims became brain death from electroshocks, autopsies showed that the brain damage in these humans was comparable to the effects in lab animals.


TORTURING VICTIMS INTO SUBMISSION
For me the most interesting topic in this book is the explanation that ECT is used to torture victims of psychiatry into a nice and docile state.
Psychiatry has a history of terror and intimidation to make the victims easier to handle. Before the 1930s the victims were whipped, strapped into spinning chairs, dunked into cold water, poisoned with toxic agents, bled, confined in straitjackets, or kept in solitary confinement.

In the 1930s cleaner approaches were sought that wouldn’t be so evidently damaging.
In the 1930s, psychiatrists experimented with insulin coma and concluded that the brain-damage made the victims “better” patients. In this period surgical destruction of the highest centres of the brain became popular (lobotomy). Also in the 1930s convulsive therapies were developed.
In the 1950s, major tranquilizers were developed with even “better” results.
Another technique tried by the “humanitarian” psychiatrists was refrigerating the lower body temperatures with 10 to 20 degrees, producing deep coma. One victim died, but the therapy was highly recommended: they became pacified and calm.

Electroshock torture was recommended for patients who "cannot be controlled by such means as restraint and sedation”. After being tortured with ECT they became "better": more cooperative and manageable on the ward.
When the victim looses the ability to take care of their daily needs, he asks for help (and becomes more accessible).


TIEN - REPROGRAMMING
Peter Breggin specifically describes the torture by Michigan psychiatrist H.C. Tien that used electroshock in the late 1970’s and early 80’s to give women a new personality in what he called “family counselling”.
ECT to erase memory and personality, thereby eradicating the woman’s identity; in order to reprogram it according to a “blueprint” worked out with the interested parties prior to the electroshock torture.


TARGET GROUP FOR ECT
Breggin estimates that in 1977, 32,000 patients per year were tortured with ECT in the USA alone. In 1972, ECT was at its peak popularity, around double of 1977.
While originally electroshocks were used to torture patients of schizophrenia; from the end of the 1970s it’s officially only used for severe psychotic depressions.
Strangely ECT is mostly used on women (more than twice the percentage of men). Maybe this is because men like their women nice and docile and in help of need.
In 2017, the practise of ECT is steadily rising.


MALFUNCTIONING ECT MACHINE
In 1974, an incident was described where a new ECT-machine had been used for 2 years before they discovered that it was non-functional. The medical personnel didn’t notice anything unusual.
These patients were the lucky ones.


Peter Breggin – Electroshock it’s brain-disabling effects (1979) - 16.5 MB, 215 pages: http://www.ectresources.org/ECTscience/ ... __Etc_.pdf
(http://web.archive.org/web/202107061305 ... __Etc_.pdf)
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In MKULTRA they wanted to experiment on healthy individuals. Obviously they are especially interested in talented young men from the lower classes.
So they invented a non-existent disease AD(H)D...

People with AD(H)D do not have problems with concentration when they are not bored, which leads to the conclusion that the children that are sentenced to ADHD do not suffer from any mental disease, but something is wrong with the (boring) state education.
The story of ADHD is that some children (coincidently mostly boys of the lower classes) suffer from a chemical imbalance in their brain (that usually miraculously stops in adulthood), causing concentration problems and makes them hyperactive. They do not diagnose ADHD by measuring this chemical imbalance of the brain, but by studying behaviour. How ridiculous the story really is, becomes apparent when the lack of attention can also lead to exact opposite – really quiet behaviour - ADD (mostly girls of the lower classes). So psychiatrists can choose at will which (poor) kids are sentenced to AD(H)D.


Over the years some retired psychologists put their reputation on the line by revealing that ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease, for example: Leon Eisenberg (who played a part in inventing ADHD) and Jerome Kagan (of Harvard University).
Here an interview with Kagan: http://www.spiegel.de/international/wor ... 47500.html


You might have heard the tale that only children with ADHD improve on Ritalin (but others get hyperactive).
According to L. Alan Sroufe, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, Methylphenidate (Ritalin) was given to radar operators in World War II to help them focus on boring, repetitive tasks (is this an accurate description for school?):http://web.archive.org/web/201701240137 ... .html?_r=0


Even the state media confirms that people with AD(H)D do not have problems with concentration when they are not bored, which leads to the conclusion that the children that are sentenced to ADHD do not suffer from a mental disease, but something is wrong with the state education.
If children refuse a little too hard to get brainwashed, they “need” psychiatric treatment.
In the US schools are stimulated to sentence kids to AD(H)D by a child find bonus, and additional money for each schoolchild with AD(H)D: http://www.rense.com/general4/addd.htm


In Massachusetts 60% of the orphans and in Texas between 31% and 42% of the foster children are on psychiatric drugs:http://www.texastribune.org/2013/01/29/ ... igh-doses/


Ritalin is similar to amphetamine, a highly addictive hallucinative drug. Because kids get hooked, they could even say that Ritalin is beneficial (so they get their drugs). Quitting Ritalin leads to withdrawal effects, which is used as an argument for Ritalin (look what happens without Ritalin!). Nadine Lambert concludes Ritalin leads to drugs abuse: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan ... talin.html


It is well known that using amphetamines leads to extreme and aggressive (hyperactive) behaviour; because of Ritalin more people will suffer from attention disorders and hyperactivity.
The list of adverse effects of Ritalin includes – aggression, psychosis, depression, bad results at school, stomach ache, headache, seizures, coma and insomnia: http://web.archive.org/web/201801261817 ... ummary.pdf


The MTA study compared different kind of treatments, including a large group that got no drugs, for 579 children diagnosed with ADHD according to DSM and ran for years. In the first 14 months the hyperactive behaviour of the children with ADHD notably “improved”, but from 3 years on the group on Ritalin was just as hyperactive as the group without (drugs).

After 6 years the group that got no drugs showed less: 1) depressions or anxiety disorders (4.3% compared to more than 16.4%) and 2) psychotic or manic disorders (0.9% compared to more than 2.0%). Another conclusion is that the group with ADHD was less successful than a control group.

After 8 years: 70% of the group didn’t show hyperactive symptoms (independent of treatment), so why did they give them drugs in the first place?

Molina et al - The MTA at 8 Years: Prospective Follow-Up of Children Treated for Combined Type ADHD in a Multisite Study (2009): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article ... 271449.pdf
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Giving millions of children hallucinative drugs like Ritalin is like a time bomb leading to a large increase in psychosis related illnesses. According to the almighty DSM, these are also caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain ... using drugs of course creates a chemical imbalance.
So now the psychiatric victims "need" antipsychotics... and before you know it everybody is on a cocktail of psychiatric drugs, drugged senseless.

Some experts describe antipsychotics as a chemical lobotomy. If your (future) work is the treatment of psychotic patients you should read the scientific reports referenced by Robert Whitaker: http://psychrights.org/Litigation/WhitakerAffidavit.pdf


1) Psychiatry in the “developed” world is worse than (the lack of treatment) in the third world - Leff et al. - The international pilot study of schizophrenia: … (1992): http://psychrights.org/research/Digest/ ... y/who1.pdf

2) Antipsychotics (Haldol, Risperdal (Risperidon) and Zyprexa (Olanzapine)) frustrate the recovery of people with mental problems - Lehtinen et al. - Two-year outcome in first-episode psychosis … (2000): http://psychrights.org/Research/Digest/ ... grated.pdf

3) Antipsychotics have terrible (side) effects like shrinking of the brain - Gur et al. - Subcortical MRI volumes in neuroleptic-naive … (1998): http://psychrights.org/Research/Digest/ ... rtical.pdf

4) Because of antipsychotics patients die younger (murder by prescription).
Waddington et al. - Mortality in schizophrenia (1998): http://psychrights.org/research/Digest/ ... (1998).PDF
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One of the main effects of antipsychotics is Parkinson, so before you know it, the patients need anti-Parkinson drugs like Akineton (Biperiden). Akineton is also an addictive hallucinative drug leading to dementia (cognitive impairment) making the treatment full circle.

Where the madness began by prescribing the addictive hallucinative drug Ritalin to children, the madness ends (or continues) with addictive hallucinative drugs for Parkinson.
All of these drugs affect the short term memory (cognitive impairment), so the victims of psychiatry get Alzheimer’s disease. Now the rich (psychiatrists) say mental diseases are hereditary and the lower classes are inferior because they suffer more from psychiatry.


In a study by Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics they concluded that anti-Parkinson agents in more than 1 out of 7 cases leads to impulse disorders, like gambling, compulsive buying and sex addiction: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 161348.htm


Here's an example of the terrible effects of Akineton – addiction, not being able to perform the simplest tasks and dementia.
Espi Martinez et al. “Biperiden Dependence: Case Report and Literature Review” (2012): http://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/c ... 949256.pdf
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When I looked for information on the most popular antidepressant Prozac (Fluoxetine), I found information on other antidepressants as well.
Prozac (or antidepressants in general) block receptors in the brain (coincidently antipsychotics also block receptors in the brain). The first few days this could result in blocking of all bad (depressed) thoughts and the first few days the (depressed) patient/victim could suddenly get euphoric.

Of course not noticing things will result in apathy (docile). Lack of stimulation results in depression (any idea what psychopaths prescribe drugs that induce depression for depression?).
Because of missing stimulation they will also behave more extreme to try to get some kind of stimulation. This agitated hyperactivity is called manic, and the DSM has invented the manic depression label (that can and will be caused by the drugs prescribed for this condition!).


Prozac is a Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) and for 94% Fluoride, Fluoride is a highly toxic chemical waste from the production of aluminium (and other metals). The Nazis experimented with Fluoride to discover that their slave labourers in concentration camps became docile.
The following story by psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin is based on scientific reports: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter- ... 77185.html


The following report shows that receptors in the brain of rats diminish because of Prozac.
Wamsley et al - Receptor alterations... (1987): http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1 ... uxA%2BM%3D


The following literature review concludes that most patients stop taking antidepressants (because they don’t help). For Prozac the dropout rate was 40 to 54%.
Andrews et al - Blue again: perturbational effects of antidepressants... (2011): http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1 ... 16rddQY%3D


Prozac causes: suicidal and homicidal behaviour, impotence, anxiety, insomnia, akathisia, birth defects and withdrawal effects. Antidepressants usage results in: Depression, Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dysphoria.
Mallakh et al – Tardive dysphoria: The role of long term antidepressant use... (2011): http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/1 ... LNbqJQc%3D


The following literature review shows that even on short term antidepressants are no better than placebo.
Kirsch - Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits... (2008): http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/a ... 050045.PDF
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Regularly we hear in the news about some psychiatric patient that has committed murder.
They never mention the fact that most of these psychiatric patients have become homicidal because of the prescribed psychiatric drugs.


The manufacturer of Prozac (Ely Lilly) already knew in 1978 of these adverse effects of Prozac. In 1988 an intern report of Ely Lilly showed that 38% of the users of Prozac suffered from “reactions”.
Not only are studies of the psychiatric drugs manipulated, but also judicial trials: http://ssristories.org/deadliest-market ... -suicides/


The following article explains how this works, including at least 35 school shootings with 79 killed (including the 1999 Columbine high school) and at least 25 other acts of violence with 251 dead (including the airplane crash on March 24, 2015 in France that killed 150): https://www.cchrint.org/2012/07/20/the- ... opic-drug/


Here´s some scientific looking evidence to proof that psychiatric drugs cause violence. The following report shows that from 484 evaluable drugs, 31 cause violence, these 31 drugs accounted for 1527 out of 1937 cases of violence (79%).
The actual number of violence related to psychiatric drugs is much higher: between 2004 and 2012, there were 14,773 reports to the U.S. FDA about psychiatric drugs causing violence. The FDA estimates that this is less than 1% of all serious events.
Moore et al. - Prescription Drugs Associated with Reports of Violence Towards Others (2010): http://journals.plos.org/plosone/articl ... ne.0015337


One of the drugs that make patients/victims homicidal is Wellbutrin (also known as Bupropion and Zyban), although it´s not even in the top 31 drugs of Moore et al.
Here´s the connected story about how GlaxoSmithKline settled a law suit for 3 billion dollar regarding the illegal promotion of the drugs Advair, Avandia, Paxil and Wellbutrin in situations that were not approved by the FDA. GlaxoSmithKline paid TV-doctor Dr. Drew Pinsky (of “Lifechangers” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”) $275,000 in 1999 to advertise Wellbutrin on his shows: https://archive.md/9xNDD
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Lithium is interesting from a historic perspective because it was already used in the 19th century to treat psychiatric patients.
In Denmark the brothers Carl and Frederik Lange started using Lithium for the treatment of melancholic depression in the mid 1880s. But wasn’t used in the first half of the 20th century (possibly because it wasn’t effective?). The modern revival of Lithium began in 1949 when John Cade in Melbourne, Australia started experimenting with lithium on his manic patients/victims.
The real breakthrough began in 1952, when Erik Strömgren, in Risskov, Denmark undertook an experiment on the effect of Lithium in the treatment of mania: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3712976/


Lithium blocks the functioning of the nervous system to result in a drowsy, lethargic and slowed up (zombielike) feeling. On the short term this stops the exited, manic state in manic-depressed people, but on the long term there’s only adverse effects (like all psychiatric drugs).
Lithium causes permanent memory and mental dysfunction (dementia), depression, a decline in neurological function and quality of life. Long-term lithium exposure also causes severe kidney failure. Withdrawal from Lithium can cause manic-like episodes and psychosis.

Also interesting, regarding the broader subject of an out of control psychiatry. George Winokur found out that in the USA between 1934 and 1944 psychiatric patients with an episode of mania had a relapse at a rate of 15% per year. Margaret Harris and David Healy found that in a North Wales asylum in the 1890s, the relapse rate was 20% a year. In the 1990s, people with manic depression had a much higher average relapse rate of 31% per year: https://joannamoncrieff.com/2015/07/01/ ... n-lithium/


The Effects of Benzodiazepines include: sedation (tranquillity), cognitive impairment, extreme agitation, homicidal, psychosis, paranoia, depression, aggression, and addiction. But the withdrawal effects are possibly even worse: anxiety, insomnia, psychosis, agitation, aggression, and even seizures.

One study showed that Triazolam has even worse adverse effects than other Benzodiazepines (temazapam/Restoril and flurazepam/Dalmane).
See the following written by Peter Breggin: https://www.benzo.org.uk/breggin.htm
(https://archive.md/XMtRn)


The following meta-analysis shows that benzodiazepines results in cognitive impairment.
Barker et al. - Cognitive Effects of Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use (2004): http://www.academia.edu/24712569/Cognit ... zepine_Use
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From the 1970s on, lead has gradually been removed from houses, drinking water and gasoline.
Lead poisoning is interesting in this context, because it’s toxic effects are especially large on the functioning of the brain. It is once again mostly the poor that suffer, and because the half year life of the lead in the brain is 2 years (while only 35 days in the blood), the effects continue even after it is removed from our enviroment.

Who knows what new toxics do the most damage.
And what about all of the pesticides in our food or fluoride?

Lead has been used in many poor households: in toys, house paint, gasoline, and in the water supply. Lead infection has a variety of adverse effects: disrupts neurotransmission, impairs the brain, and impairs the cognitive and neuropsychological development.
The adverse effect in children are even worse: neuropsychological impairment, poorer reasoning, less verbal skills, slowed fine motor speed, clumsiness, abdominal cramps, anorexia, irritability, behaviour problems, vomiting, stupor, coma and seizures, and can even cause death or make them retarded. It is clear that because of lead (poisoning) in childhood, the intelligence is severely impaired, but there are differences of opinion on the size of this effect.

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Get them while they're young seems to be the main objective of the eugenics psychopaths that use psychiatric torture strategies to "prove" that the elites are superior to the poor..
Making a “shared society” where the poor do all the work while the rich get all the money?


Former British PM Theresa May has claimed that 25% of adults have a mental illness. No doubt this will become a reality if we let psychiatry continue their evil practices!

In the UK the authorities are advocating the (mandatory) review of all children and adolescent across the country for mental health so that Britain can become a “shared society”: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-38548567


Likewise the US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended the screening of all children between 12 and 18 years of age for mental disorders: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/he ... ren-adults


Of course the tests to establish mental disorders are unreliable because the objective of psychiatry is not mental “health care”, but population control.
Here’s an article by Bruce Levine who has reached a similar conclusion as me - anti-authoritarians are labelled mentally ill for political reasons (so now get the children while they're young before they grow up to be rebels): https://www.madinamerica.com/2012/02/wh ... tally-ill/


I will compute what this mandatory testing means based on the following example.
I will take for the estimated percentage of the population with a psychiatric disorder 0.2% in accordance with the percentage at the beginning of the 20th century.
I will assume that the tests for mental disorders are 85% reliable; that is if either 100 “sane” or “insane” people are tested for a mental disorder 15 are put in the wrong category. Of course the assessment of mental disorders is nowhere near this (high) reliability.

I will compute the percentages for 1 million people which means an estimated 2000 (0.2%) are mentally ill and 998,000 are “sane”.
Of the “sane” 998,000 we can expect that 15% are erroneously labelled mentally ill – 149,700.
Of the “mentally ill” 2000 we can expect that 85% are rightfully labelled as mentally ill – 1,700.

So in this example the mandatory assessment of mental health (that the government is pushing for) results in 98.88% of the children forced into psychiatric treatment (torture) without a psychiatric disorder.
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In November 2021, Dr. Melvin Bruchet and his friend Dr. Daniel Nagase, filed criminal charges against government officials in British Columbia (Canada) over the lockdowns, vaccine mandates, and vaccine passports. The complaint included reference to a dramatic rise in stillbirth deaths at a Vancouver hospital that was probably caused by the COVID “vaccines”.

In December 2021, the Canadian authorities sent 3 RCMP squad cars and 6 RCMP officers to the elderly Dr. Melvin Bruchet (in his early 80s) and hauled him off in handcuffs for a “psych evaluation”. No surprise, the "respected" psychiatrists declared him insane so he could be locked up against his will and treated for being a horrible thoughtcriminal.
Dr. Nagase tried to get his friend out of the gulags. Nagase thought they had drugged Bruchet senseless as he was slurring his words, a common effect of anti-psychotic drugs.

They say that the MKULTRA program was stopped, but it is an open secret in that program (that has served as the blueprint for "modern" psychiatry) dissidents were publicly exposed as having “mental illnesses” and drugged (so they would act strange) to discredit them: https://rairfoundation.com/soviet-canad ... interview/
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