Posted By Dr. Mercola | September 03 2011
Researchers have found that antipsychotic drugs which are widely prescribed to treat severe post-traumatic stress symptoms for veterans are no more effective than placebos. In addition, the drugs come with serious side effects.
The finding is such a serious blow to current treatment standards so directly that some experts say it could change treatment practices in the near future. Although the study focused on one medication, Risperdal, the results most likely extend to an entire class of drugs, including Seroquel, Geodon and Abilify.
According to the New York Times:
"The use of such drugs has grown sharply over the past decade, as thousands of returning soldiers and Marines have found that their post-traumatic stress symptoms do not respond to antidepressants, the only drugs backed by scientific evidence for the disorder. Doctors have turned to antipsychotics, which strongly affect mood, to augment treatment, based almost entirely on their experience with them and how they expect them to work." FULL STORY
I left a nice comment on that story-
I am 60 years old. I clearly, CLEARLY remember what Vietnam (rhymes with damn) was about. It had nothing to do with the peace and security of the US. We were defending a two-bit dictator against the little yellow guys who wanted to take him out and install a new Communist dictator.
War IS hell. When our guys came back "shell shocked" the psychs invented a new "disorder"- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Of course, coming back home to find the weirdo freak Hippies had graduated college as freshly "educated" "progressives" all equipped with the new Alinsky "Rules for Radicals" and were becoming the NEW status-quo-- had "nothing to do with it"?
This world view has invaded practically ALL of the "professions" and everything is twisted up like a pretzel. Black is White, White is Black, Up is Down. Orwellian NewSpeak and NewThink rules. They have used Orwell's "Animal Farm" and "1984" as an operating manual.
Now we have become entangled in an endless series of pointless wars around the world with an enemy we cannot name due to Political Correctness.
Our boys in the military are being divorced while ON TOUR, CPS is kidnapping their children while they are ON TOUR, and nobody even knows what CPS really IS. ("Destroy the family, you destroy the country." -Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) And our own "leadership" identifies OUR WAR HEROES as "potential terrorists".
The psych industry is absolutely insane. If you disbelieve that, wait til you see the NEW DSM-V (version 5). The pharmaceutical industries grow richer and more powerful every day. The FDA has become their LapDog.
In the interest of readability, I will cut it short here. Suffice it to be said- It's a lot worse than you think it is.
If I have troubled you, please slumber on.
Leonard Henderson, co-founder
American Family Rights
"Until Every Child Comes Home"©
"The Voice of America's Families"©
I forgot to add what I consider to be a Significant Quote-
"I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people, and the West in general, into an unbearable hell and a choking life." - Osama bin Laden, October, 2001 (quoted in NewsMax.com 2/1/02)