Home
Subscribe (free)
About NaturalNews
Contact Us
Write for NaturalNews
Media Info
Advertising Info
Mental health screening

Free mental health screenings designed to promote psychiatric drug use, health author says

Friday, October 06, 2006 by: Jessica Fraser
Tags: mental health screening, disease mongering, drug marketing


Most Viewed Articles
http://www.naturalnews.com/020653_mental_health_screening_disease_mongering.html
Delicious
diaspora
Print
Email
Share

(NewsTarget) The nonprofit organization Screening for Mental Health is offering free, anonymous mental health screenings at hospitals, colleges and mental health centers across the country today, but psychiatric drug critics say the screenings are scams designed to push prescription psychiatric drugs on the public.

Screening for Mental Health says that many Americans begin feeling the effects of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) around this time of the year. SAD is often brought on by the lack of sunlight during fall and winter months, and its symptoms include sleeping and eating in excess, extreme fatigue, weight gain, depression or irritability, and lack of interest in socializing and enjoyable activities.

SAD symptoms generally subside as spring and summer arrive. Mild cases of SAD can be treated by getting additional sunlight during the fall and winter seasons, which can be accomplished by taking long walks in the daytime, or sitting by a window while the sun is out. More severe cases of SAD can be treated with light therapy devices, which expose the user to very bright fluorescent light each day.

However, psychiatrists often treat SAD patients with antidepressants, which have come under fire recently for serious negative side effects, including suicide and violent behavior. Americans who take advantage of Screening for Mental Health's free examinations will also be checked for other mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder.

Consumer advocate Mike Adams, author of "Take Back Your Health Power," calls the free mental health screenings "a thinly veiled patient recruiting scheme organized and funded by drug companies," and urges patients who believe they are experiencing SAD to seek the advice of a qualified naturopathic physician for safe treatment options.

"Seasonal Affective Disorder is really just sunlight deficiency," Adams said. "If you suffer from the symptoms of SAD, all you need is more sunlight or light therapy, not prescription drugs."

In addition to getting more sunlight, SAD sufferers can consume specific foods and supplements for enhanced brain health, including fish oils that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, raw nuts, oily fish, raw fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.

###


Join the Health Ranger's FREE email newsletter
Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time. | Learn more...

comments powered by Disqus


Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

The War on Independent Media Has Begun

A coordinated censorship attack is being waged against the entire independent media by Google, YouTube and Facebook. After we were banned by Google for nearly a week, now Facebook is deliberately blocking the sharing of our stories to further censor our important reporting for human freedom and medical choice. Soon, the only way we will be able to reach you is via email, and Google is sometimes blocking our email delivery to gmail users.

Enter your email address below to subscribe to our email announcement list (but don't use gmail). Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you don't join our email list, you may never see our valuable content again via Facebook, Google or YouTube. CENSORSHIP has now reached EXTREME levels across the 'net. The truth is being suffocated. Subscribe now if you want to escape the delusional bubble of false reality being pushed by Google and Facebook.

Once you click subscribe, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free subscription.