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  • #23610
    elijah
    elijah
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    The following is excerpted from “Are too many kids taking antipsychotic drugs?” ConsumerReports.org, December 2013:

    “The number of children taking powerful antipsychotic drugs has nearly tripled over the last 10 to 15 years, according to recent research.

    The increase comes not because of an epidemic of schizophrenia or other forms of serious mental illness in children, but because doctors are increasingly prescribing the drugs to treat behavior problems, a use not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And a disproportionate number of those prescriptions are written for poor and minority children, some as young as age 2.

    Doctors are prescribing antipsychotics even though there’s minimal evidence that the drugs help kids for approved uses, much less the unapproved ones, such as behavioral problems.

    ‘What’s not known about the long-term effects is very troubling,’ Christopher Bellonci, M.D., assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, said. ‘The younger you go, the more you can affect the developing brain.’

    ‘There’s a societal trend to look for the quick fix, the magic bullet that will correct disruptive behaviors,’ David Rubin, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia … ‘in children and adolescents, the drugs are most commonly prescribed to treat disruptive behavior disorder in boys.

    Antipsychotics have become huge moneymakers for the drug industry. In 2003, annual U.S. sales of the drugs were estimated at $2.8 billion; by 2011, that number had risen to $18.2 billion.”

    Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
    Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!

    #23627
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    That’s right, drug your kids instead of disciplining them.

    When mom’s on anti-depressants and dad’s sucking down viagra and cialis with his beer, what do you expect?

    A nation of chemically induced Zombies.

    #23629
    Selco
    Selco
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    member6

    It is modern way of living. People want too much and too fast. And of course there is whole industry and bussines behind the story to push everything.

    When everything collapse it will be very bad.

    #23634
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
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    <div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>Selco wrote:</div>
    When everything collapse it will be very bad.

    What, you don’t expect everyone to be fine after they run out of anti-depressants and other “happy drugs”?
    Just because someone who can’t deal with reality now when there’s nothing wrong, doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to handle the lack of running water, food, heat, electricity and their evening dose of the Kardashians…. (Sarcasm)

    The lack of electricity is an amazing thing.
    What happens if the lights don’t come back on for a while?
    Refrigeration/power is off and products can’t be made or delivered.

    Type 1 Diabetics run out of insulin quickly, it quickly goes bad without refrigeration.
    The psychotic can’t get their pills.
    The depressed can’t get their ‘happy pills’.
    Here’s a scary percentage for those who are paying attention:
    Twenty-three percent of women aged 40–59 take antidepressants, more than in any other age-sex group.
    (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db76.htm)

    And these people are walking about with us every day.

    #23643
    Malgus
    Malgus
    Survivalist
    member8

    Whirl,

    Most – not all, but most – folks on psychotropics can get by without them.

    But a small percentage of folks on psychotropics are the genuine article. Psychopaths. Sociopaths. Multiple personality disorder. More and worse. Since the rise of modern medicine, we’ve emptied the Sanitariums. These very ill people can function, more or less, with regular medication and walk amongst us…

    Most people have about a 30 day supply of medication at their home. Those medications might or might not even be made in their country, depending on how rarefied it is. When SHTF, there won’t be any more regular deliveries of any medications… including psychotropics and opiate derived medications…

    Which means about 4 weeks after SHTF, you’re going to see people go completely off their axles, either because they’re off the psychotropic drugs that keep them under control, or because they’re in the cauldron of withdrawals… and they’ll be amongst us….

    I expect Very Bad Things…

    The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1

    #23655
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    MountainBiker
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    When the drugs run out, be they legal or illegal drugs, most of the users will either become useless (perhaps they already are), or desperate, with many of the desperate becoming violent. We will similarly see heavy smokers and drinkers who can’t get through a day without their smokes and/or alcohol also going through withdrawal. Not all of these people will survive the transition, and they’ll likely take a few others with them on the way out.

    #23706
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
    Survivalist
    member10

    I used to deal with the nvts on a regular basis.
    For some reason they liked my shift to lose it.
    I’ve dealt with them all, but I’d say the bipolar were the most fun.

    The Wyoming state hospital is here in town, they are out walking the streets on a daily basis, thanks to the meds. It is not a comfortable feeling.

    #23738
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    Novus Ordo
    Hunter
    rprepper

    Now, let’s add to this the link between the drugs and mass shootings. When is the last time you heard of anyone NOT on these things commit a mass shooting?

    http://www.cchrint.org/school-shooters/

    Check out the site for other disturbing vids – then ask yourself, “When has even one of these people who are on all these drugs been ‘healed’?” Even the psyciatrists can’t admit to it – yet they keep pumping the drugs out by the millions and prescribing them like they’re the “cure all” for anything.

    How about the hundreds of PTSD suffers from the long wars? Feeling anxious? Drugs. Feeling angry? Drugs. Feeling apathetic? Drugs…..

    http://www.cchrint.org/2014/03/18/cchr-documentaries/

    I’m no expert, but there seems to be a serious disconnect from previous help for mental issues and the now routinely prescribed “drug cocktails” mixed up by ignorant medical personnel.

    Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
    - Thomas Paine

    #23741
    Jay
    Jay
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    I dont want to get started with this topic. Our quick fix pill popping culture is so wrong on many levels, its disgusting. What the pharma companies do is some of the most evil and greedy stuff thats happening. They even lobby that new conditions get added to the DSM that more people are put on pills. Screw that.

    Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")

    #23746
    Whirlibird
    Whirlibird
    Survivalist
    member10

    There are no cures for most of these people.
    But millions can be made on palliatives daily.

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