(Natural News) Just because someone holds the title of a “professor” does not necessarily mean that everything that they teach their students is based in fact. Below is a list of 14 lies that are taught in medical school to med students as pointed out by GlobalResearch.ca.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tests all new psychiatric drugs
The idea that the FDA tests all new psychiatric drugs is one hundred percent false. In reality, the FDA only reviews studies that were created and secretly performed by multinational drug companies. Most of the time these studies are done by research firms who are willing to find positive results for their corporate employers in exchange for a large paycheck.
Approval from the FDA means that a psychotropic drug is effective long-term
Contrary to popular belief, just because the Food and Drug Administration approves a product does not necessarily mean that it is safe. In addition, approval from the FDA doesn’t mean that a drug will be effective in the long term or in the short term. The pharmaceutical industry often pays researchers who have it in their best interest to produce results that would satisfy the FDA.
Approval from the FDA means that a psychotropic drug is safe long-term
The claim that FDA approval makes a drug safe in the long-term is a myth. In reality, SSRI’s and anti-psychotropic drugs are only tested on humans for a couple of months before the FDA grants them marketing approval. If these drugs only undergo human trials for a couple of months, how is it possible to know that the long-term effects are safe?
Mental illnesses are caused by brain chemistry imbalances
Despite the testing and examinations performed on lab animals and human brains by drug company-funded neuroscientists, it has never actually been proven that brain chemical imbalances exist. There are over 100 neurotransmitter systems within the human brain, and the idea that a drug could be relied upon to restore balance between two of them is laughable.
Anti-depressant drugs work like insulin for diabetics
This too is false. Put simply, while there is such a thing as an insulin deficiency, there is no such thing as a Prozac deficiency.
SSRI discontinuation syndromes are different than withdrawal syndromes
It is commonly asserted that the neurological and psychological symptoms that occur when a patient stops taking SSRI “antidepressant” drugs are relapses into a prior mental disorder — this is false. Rather, these “relapses” are actually just new drug withdrawal symptoms that are not the same as the ones that prompted the original diagnosis.
Ritalin is safe for children (and adults)
This is not true. In actuality, the dopamine reuptake inhibitor drug Methylphenidate acts in a similar fashion to cocaine, the only difference being that the drug takes a longer time to reach the brain than cocaine that is snorted or smoked. As a matter of fact, many people who are addicted to cocaine actually prefer Ritalin as they are able to acquire it in a pure form.
Psychoactive drugs are totally safe for humans
Actually, all five classes of psychopathic drugs, when used over a long period of time, have been found to alter or destroy the mitochondria inside brain and nerve cells.
Mental illnesses have no known cause
This is false. While it is true that most mental illnesses may have several contributing factors, the vast majority of mentally ill people have histories of sexual, physical or emotional abuse, in addition to brain nutrient deficiencies as well.
There is no connection between psychotropic drugs and the increase in disabled and unemployable American psychiatric patients
False. It is a known fact that many drugs that are commonly prescribed have the capability to cause long-term brain damage. This is especially true for drugs such as Thorazine, Prolixin, Clozapine and Abilify. In addition, addictive tranquilizers like Valium, Ativan and Klonopin can result in memory loss and the loss of IQ points when used long-term.
Bipolar disorder can suddenly emerge in patients who have been taking antidepressants and SSRIs.
This is false. The symptoms of bipolar disorder, including mania, agitation and aggression are actually commonly caused by SSRIs like Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro.
Anti-depressant drugs can prevent suicide
Contrary to what most people think, anti-depressant drugs actually increase the likelihood of suicidal thoughts and even attempts at suicide. As a matter of fact, drug companies have spent billions in the past trying to increase the likeliness that anti-depressant drugs will prevent suicide, with no luck.
America’s mass shooters are untreated schizophrenics who should have been taking psych drugs
The idea that the majority of America’s mass shooters are untreated schizophrenics is totally false. For proof, all one has to do is look at the statistic that says that 90 percent or more of homicidal school shooters had already been undergoing psychiatric treatment and therefore had already been using one or more psychiatric drugs.
If your patient hears voices it means he’s a schizophrenic
This is not true. In actuality, a patient who hears voices in their head is something that occurs in 10 percent of normal people and up to 75 percent of normal people claim that they have heard someone inside of their head calling their name. This does not mean you are crazy. Rather, such symptoms may be the result of sleep deprivation, sensory deprivation, or the withdrawal from certain drugs of addictive products like alcohol.
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