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Originally posted by drock905
reply to post by jude11
I agree with your points.
My question to everyone reading is this:
If doctors are diagnosing people incorrectly for the goal of profit isn't that unethical? Isn't that grounds for the loss of their medical license?
So what happens for example when a patient is diagnosed with a mental disorder from one doctor and diagnosed. With no disorders from one or multiple doctors?
Are there any consequences for misdiagnosis and prescription of powerful medication? Is there any real accountability?
Originally posted by jude11
In a word, Insurance.
Sad but true and when this happens, the doctor's insurance pays it out. Of course they pay 10's of 1,000's of dollars per year for it but it's all profit for both sides.
How many wrongful death suits are filed every year against doctors and hospitals?
How many doctors and Pharma reps are in prison?
Originally posted by Skewed
reply to post by babybunnies
1. Mommy and daddy are slaves to the "career", thereby neglecting the time to spend with the kids.
2. Electronic Babysitters.
3. Free reign with technology.
4. Excessively coddled.
5. School administrations actually condoning the use of drugs.
6. School administrations afraid/unwilling to discipline kids.
7. No child left behind.
8. Schools curriculum out of date and lacking challenges.
Heaven forbid we take out a terrorist, and then the public cries foul play. Then they turn around and pump themselves or their kids full of poison, and that is perfectly ok.
Only 6% or so study nutrition at medical school.
The fundamental reason why doctors do not know much about nutrition is because very few of
them study anything about it at medical school. As discussed further on, this is largely because
the curriculum is heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical drug industry.
"Economics is the driving force behind medicine."
Dr. Ray Strand (1)
This article examines why many doctors are ignorant about nutrition. Why so many of them are
unaware of the breakthroughs in nutritional medicine. It discusses the influence of the
pharmaceutical industry over their education. I have assumed that you are aware of the large
amount of medical evidence that high-quality nutritional supplements can provide you with
major health benefits. For instance, that they can greatly reduce your risk of developing
degenerative diseases like cancer and heart disease, amongst others..... www.home-business-comparison.info...
Vitamin D and Your Health Mental Health
Vitamin D and Depression
Is psychiatry that branch of medicine that can explain everything but predict nothing? [YES! ]
....In 1999, in an even more interesting study, vitamin D scientist, Bruce Hollis, teamed up with Michael Gloth and Wasif Alam to find that 100,000 IU of vitamin D given as a one time oral dose improved depression scales better than light therapy in a small group of patients with seasonal affective disorder. Gloth FM 3rd, Alam W, Hollis B. Vitamin D vs broad spectrum phototherapy in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder. J Nutr Health Aging. 1999;3(1):5–7. All subjects in the vitamin D group improved in all measures and, more importantly, improvement in 25(OH)D levels levels was significantly associated with the degree of improvement.
Reduced Sunlight, Increasing Depression
To further strengthen the case that vitamin D deficiency causes some cases of depression, evidence should exist that the incidence of depression has increased over the last century. During that time, humans have reduced their sunlight exposure via urbanization (tall buildings and pollution reduce UVB ), industrialization (working inside reduces UVB exposure), cars (glass totally blocks UVB), clothes (even light clothing blocks UVB), sunblock and misguided medical advice to never let sunlight strike you unprotected skin.
All these factors contribute to reduce circulating 25(OH)D levels. Klerman and Weissman's claim that major depression has increased dramatically over the last 80 years is one of the most famous (and controversial) findings in modern psychiatry.... www.vitamindcouncil.org...
The B vitamins are believed to be important in mood regulation as well as aiding in the production of many important amino acids. Deficiency in any of the B vitamins can produce depression, anxiety and fatigue.
B1 (Thiamin) - B1 is believed to help those suffering from anxiety, irritability and/or night terrors.
B2 (Riboflavin) - B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that assists in energy production, and helps to synthesize normal fatty acids and amino acids. B2 deficiency can result in depression, hysteria, or other psychiatric problems caused by nerve tissue damage or decreased neurotransmitter production. Studies suggest that riboflavin supplementation might also be a useful in addition to beta-blockers to help prevent migraine headaches.
B3 (Niacin) - A deficiency of B3 can result in symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, fatigue, headaches, insomnia and poor memory.
B5 (Pantothenic Acid) - B5 helps support the body's response to anxiety and panic, and helps produce stress hormones during times of psychological difficulty and physical strain.
B6 (Pyridoxine) - B6 is a is a water-soluble vitamin that eases the symptoms of PMS and is helpful for those experiencing irritability, fatigue or depression. B6 is needed for the synthesis of neurotransmitters, including serotonin. Low levels of serotonin have been found in individuals suffering from depression and migraine headaches.
Some important functions of B6 include amino acid and protein metabolism, red blood cell metabolism, conversion of tryptophan (an amino acid) to niacin and assisting in the metabolism of calcium and magnesium. The dose of B6 should be reduced if tingling in the hands or feet is present.
B7 (Biotin) - Biotin is water-soluble member of the B-complex group of vitamins and is commonly referred to as vitamin H. Individuals taking anticonvulsant drugs may become deficient in B7 as these medications can inhibit the absorption of biotin or block the action of biotinidase. Symptoms of B7 deficiency can include depression, fatigue, lethargy, hallucinations, and neurological disorders.
B12 (Cobalamin) - B12 is an important water-soluble vitamin that assists in the production of neurotransmitters. A deficiency in B12 produces fatigue, memory loss, moodiness and listlessness.
Folic Acid (Folate) - Folic Acid is a water-soluble B vitamin thats assists in amino acid metabolism and conversion, aids in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine and helps to manufacture certain neurotransmitters that regulate sleep, pain, and mood.
Symptoms of folic acid deficiency, which can be caused by certain anticonvulsants medications, include irritability, hostility, apathy, forgetfulness, headache and paranoid behavior. Research suggests that folic acid may help relieve depression, anxiety, and panic.
High levels of Folic Acid has been known to induce mania in some people with bipolar disorder, and can counteract the effects of certain mood stabilizing medications.
Inositol - Inositol is a fundamental ingredient of cell membranes and is necessary for proper function of nerves, brain, and muscles in the body. Inositol is used in the treatment depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin in the brain depend on Inositol to function properly and some research has shown that increased levels of Inositol appear to be a promising treatment for depression.
Most Americans do not get enough magnesium in their diets, and low levels have been found in many people suffering from depression and schizophrenia. .... Some people also believe magnesium plays a role in the cycling frequency of bipolar disorder.
A deficiency in manganese may contribute to depression stemming from low levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. Supplementation may also help to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia and higher amounts may reverse tardive dyskinesia that has already developed. An increase in mood and pain symptoms during the premenstrual phase has also been noted in women with low blood levels of manganese.
Originally posted by marg6043
You know what is the sad thing about all this, that more than half are children, yes there you have it, children are been doped in this nation and given antidepressants like it was jelly bean Candy.
But hey, most of the parents are also antidepressant users.
Originally posted by DaRAGE
Look I've been suffering anxiety and depression for years now, and it took me a few years to actually realize i needed help, but thank god I did. They helped, and I had to change medication after a couple years because I was still feeling anxious. So starting to try to find the right level for the new pills was a disaster i guess. The pills were good for my anxiety... heaps better. But Depression... ALOT worse, as in I would have knocked myself off if my mum didn't intervene. Now i'm on two pills and I see hope out there on the horizon sometimes.