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Most people who run afoul of the system are traumatised in ways that are worse than their problems to begin with....
originally posted by: RedEyes619
What you've got here is a mediating variable of mental health, which must be considered.
i.e. Mentally unwell individuals are prescribed medication, to help with their illness, and you're trying to say it's this medication that causes the killing.
BUT, what you'd actually find is actually happenings is: Negative cognition's (beliefs) form due to the poor mental health (perhaps the person hates the world/ wants to kill themselves/ may even be having full blown delusions regarding a conspiracy etc.)
And when the mentally unwell individual is prescribed medication which reduces their inhibitions/ affect/ fear of repercussions, then they act on the cognitions and commit these actions.
The medication isn't causing them to kill, it is the negative cognitions, which certain individuals develop, that are resulting in the killing. This is why not everyone prescribed SSRI's etc. turns into a murderer. Without the pre-medicated negative cognitions the pills won't do anything detrimental.
Hopefully, I've clearly explained how it's the detrimental cognitions, specific to certain individuals, which lead to these events, when paired with certain drugs, and not the drugs themselves.
originally posted by: nosacrificenofreedom
I don't claim that all violence is caused by these drugs but believe there is a big problem
with the amount of people that are influenced into fluoxetine induced violence! I don't
believe that just because most research shows that many of those on Selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitor are helped by these meds does not excuse this problem!
I believe ...
that this is a symptom of a much bigger problem! this is one of the lack of proper treatment,
care and observation given by the medical industry and the carelessness which they throw
to the wind with reckless abandoned prescribing these and other meds!
Science has shown that ADHD and the other disorders Breggin discusses, including autism, are not the consequence of the causes he cites in his book. And so addressing them is not likely to remedy the child's problems. Neither is avoiding the established scientific and clinical pediatric and mental health professions as Breggin recommends. Breggin's view must be seen for what it actually is -- a not-so-subtle form of parent-bashing that lays the blame for ADHD and other complex developmental and mental disorders at the feet of the child's parents, family, and school. This is outdated psychoanalytic thinking, discarded decades ago by the scientific community for its explanatory uselessness not to mention its cruelty toward parents seeking help for their children.
The propaganda Breggin offers here will be easily dismissed by the scientific and clinical professional communities as having nothing to add to the important issues related to understanding and managing ADHD. But to the lay reader, such misguidance as Breggin provides in Talking Back to Ritalin can do real harm. Breggin literally encourages parents of ADHD and developmentally disordered children to turn away from the established fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and psychology and the professionals who practice within them. Instead, Breggin instructs parents to seek outdated, unscientific, and ineffective pop-psychological views of disorders and their treatment. What was so dismaying to me as a professional by the end of the book was the knowledge that Dr. Breggin took an oath as a physician to "first, do no harm." In my opinion, his book has violated that sacred oath.
Breggin's resumé and other biographical reports describe him as a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners; a "Specialist in Psychiatry" recognized by the State of Maryland, Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, Board of Physician Quality Assurance; a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine; and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. He also states that he is (or has been) on the editorial board of six peer-reviewed journals and has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Although these accomplishments might sound impressive, they actually are much less than they might seem.
* Breggin is not certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, which is the recognized agency for certifying psychiatrists.
* Having completed three years of psychiatric training, Breggin is entitled to call himself a psychiatrist or a "specialist in psychiatry." Until 1996, the Maryland Board of Quality Assurance maintained a list of "identified" specialists. Anyone who completed an approved training program was eligible for listing. No special examination or additional qualifications were required.
* To become licensed in the United States, every physician must pass an examination given by the National Board of Medical Examiners or an equivalent examination by a state licensing board. Thus being a "diplomate" of the National Board of Medical Examiners means nothing more than the fact that the doctor has passed a standard licensing exam. Most resumés I have seen do not list this credential.
* The American Board of Forensic Examiners is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which is the recognized standard-setting organization. ABMS offers subspecialty certification in forensic psychiatry and forensic pathology, neither of which Breggin has achieved.
* Only one of the six journals with which Breggin has been affiliated is significant enough to be listed in MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's principal online database.
* On September 5, 2002, I found that Breggin had 33 citations listed in MEDLINE. None of these publications appears to be a research report. Eight were letters to the editor, two were books, and most of the rest were expressions of his opinion on various psychiatric topics.
originally posted by: VeritasAequitas
a reply to: WhiteAlice
Thanks, I've studied the physiological and psychological effects associated with biochemistry as an autodidact the past few years. Using lateral thinking it really helps you understand a lot and make abstract connections most people don't think of. I'm always finding out ways the body works from my own brain before ever looking it up xD