An unprecedented 1 in 66 Americans is a diagnosed psychotic

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posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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Outselling even common drugs to treat high blood pressure and acid reflux, antipsychotic medications are the single top-selling prescription drug in the United States.

Once reserved for hard-core, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest type of mental illnesses to treat hallucinations, delusions or major thought disorders; today, the drugs are handed out to unruly kids and absent minded elderly.

A recent story in Al Jazeera by James Ridgeway of Mother Jones illuminates the efforts by major pharmaceutical companies to get doctors prescribing medicines like Zyprexa, Seroquel, and Abilify to patients for whom the drugs were never intended.

Focusing on psychiatrists because they rely on subjective diagnoses, the drug reps have been so successful that they've changed the criteria for mental illness and disability payments. Ridgeway quotes former New England Journal of Medicine editor Marcia Angell.


From my experience, 1 in 66 is a very conservative estimate. More like 50-50 imo; and rest assured my self diagnosis has determined that my boots aren't laced all the way to the top either. How's that for an obscure euphemism from the panhandle of Texas?

Anyway, the pharmaceutical industry has the American culture in its evil clutches by convincing Dr's to prescribe potent pills for basically nothing. Especially the practice of prescribing Ritalin for over active kids and sedatives for geriatrics that won't quit talking; Hardcore speed for fat people. It's obvious that people want immediate relief even from imagined maladies and the Doc's are all to happy to prescribe something; probably because they are heavily invested in the manufacture of drugs.
Well that's my short rant against the big pharma and pill pushers. I'm so worked up now that I need a Valium.




posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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Yeah I'd say that number is very conservative...

This country is owned by big pharma, they never produce cures, only treatments.



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 09:52 AM
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Watch what happens when these people are unable to obtain their meds..

3 days later, complete anarchy.

They ( TPTB) already have it worked out. Its just a matter of when.



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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1 out of every 1 politician, police officer, and judge who "wants" to control others and tell them how to live their lives... is 100% psychotic.
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posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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So what you're saying is that 1 in 66 Americans have an ATS account.....

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posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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Good grief.

This world will drive you to be psychotic



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
So what you're saying is that 1 in 66 Americans have an ATS account.....

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What are you trying to say?


When you think about it, we are all a few bricks short of a full load.




More like 50-50 imo


Oh no, it is much higher percentage like 100. How do we know the seemingly sane ones aren't really the crazy ones?
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posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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What about smallpox? That has been completely cured. Polio, malaria, leprosy, diphtheria are on their way out too.

Aren't antibiotics a cure too? (When they actually work, mind you)



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Yeah, SD...

euphemisms is my middle name...

A few clowns short of a circus
The wheel is spinning, but the hamster's dead
Suffering from a marble deficiency
There's a rip in his marble's bag
A sausage short of a barbecue
Surfing in Nebraska
Not all there
Married to a Lizard







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posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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That article is just plain scary. But think about it - all you have to do is look at everyone around you - I'd bet that any given person knows at least one other person who is on meds for some sort of mental issue, depression, etc... Granted, there are some folks out there who really do have a legit medical condition that warrants these types of medications, but it's getting a bit ridiculous, I think. I'm in my 30's and as I'm sitting here, I can't think of one single person I know who is not on a daily prescription (other than myself). The pill pushers scare me way more than do the folks who are being fed the pills...

Besides, who decided that your boots not lacing all the way to the top is a bad thing? I thoroughly enjoy being a little "throwed off" myself...



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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Your story makes me so angry I just want to kill someone...
Need to take one of my anti anxiety pills and maybe a few antidepressants to calm down... provided they don't interfere with my blood pressure meds or Viagra!!!

You know I'm only half joking... My doctor would gladly put me on all those drugs or more... if I let him... Old as I'm I've had my share of bad experiences with doctor drugs... take one pill of one thing then need two more to deal with the side-effects... no thank you.... Besides a little pain is good for ya... reminds you stop doing stupid S**t

S&F as always
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posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by whaaa
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Yeah, SD...

euphemisms is my middle name...

A few clowns short of a circus
The wheel is spinning, but the hamster's dead
Suffering from a marble deficiency
There's a rip in his marble's bag
A sausage short of a barbecue




a few stubbies short of a six pack



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by guessing
Watch what happens when these people are unable to obtain their meds..

3 days later, complete anarchy.

They ( TPTB) already have it worked out. Its just a matter of when.

I have always felt that most people are misdiagnosed and they are given medication to control the "rage" building up inside of them. Now don't get me wrong here, I full understand that there are people with serious issues that MUST be on medication but the medication is being handed out like candy these days and you have to ask yourself why?

BTW, I would not want to be around 3 days after the medications stops. The rage that will be unleashed will be frightening.



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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I use to work with this fellow... nice guy... young man married to a pretty wife, had a cute little girl together... regular ole fashioned god fearing churchgoing folks...

but he was a body builder and took testosterone to help him bulk up... OMG you didn't want to be around him then...
he made use of his rage though... Moonlighted as a bouncer at a local club...
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posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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If you fail to educate those around you it will only get worse. These psychotics are still human, you can still help them. They say love is a cure to pretty much anything. Good luck.



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Married to a Lizard


Never heard that one.
I don't get it.





posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by Griffo
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What about smallpox? That has been completely cured. Polio, malaria, leprosy, diphtheria are on their way out too.

Aren't antibiotics a cure too? (When they actually work, mind you)


Give me a break, antibiotics a "cure"


What about the big 2 - Cancer & HIV/AIDS...

You don't really believe they will ever make a "cure" known to the public, do you? They would lose TRILLIONS.



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:43 AM
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It's just insanity all around.

The environment is mucked up, and that leads to mucked up bodies, with mucked up brain chemistries.

Instead of promoting detoxification techniques, the establishment tells us to pop pills to become mindless drones.

Now I do think there's some truth that if the supplies of RX suddenly stopped, anarchy would ensue, but that doesn't mean we should remain addicted to them.

I also agree that the rage is useful when channelled properly, and it's a shame most do their best to suppress this



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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but the medication is being handed out like candy these days


It truly is not necessary, thirty years ago when I was diagnose with panic attacks no one ever heard of them,
However many years ago they gave my mother shock treatments for menopause, she was delusional though, maybe I am too and don't know it.



posted on Jul, 20 2011 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
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Married to a Lizard


Never heard that one.
I don't get it.




It's an original spawned from the boards of ATS...thanks to laiguana
The reference is a bit obscure.





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