Psychiatric Drugs are Responsible for 500,000 Deaths Every Year

Given their lack of benefit, I estimate we could stop almost all psychotropic drugs without causing harm – by dropping all antidepressants, ADHD drugs and dementia drugs … and using only a fraction of the antipsychotics and benzodiazepines we currently use. This would lead to healthier and more long-lived populations.

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“Given their lack of benefit, I estimate we could stop almost all psychotropic drugs without causing harm – by dropping all antidepressants, ADHD drugs and dementia drugs … and using only a fraction of the antipsychotics and benzodiazepines we currently use. This would lead to healthier and more long-lived populations.”Professor Peter Gøtzsche – Research director at Denmark’s Nordic Cochrane Centre

According to Peter Gøtzsche, a leading Danish scientist, the psychiatric drugs of the west are responsible for the deaths of over half a million people every year over the age of 65. The benefits of these drugs are widely overstated and most patients will only receive minimal benefits mainly in the beginning of usage. Gøtzsche says psychotropic drugs are “immensely harmful” if used for extended periods of time. “They should almost exclusively be used in acute situations and always with a firm plan for tapering off, which can be difficult for many patients”

Gøtzsche’s research was recently published in the British Medical Journal and is bound to receive some controversy, but his findings are not entirely new concerns. Doctors and Scientists worldwide have shared similar discoveries through research and patient observation. Awareness is spreading to people who struggle with these psychiatric conditions who are seeking alternative routes of healing or maintenance.

The reason these stated “miracle drugs” are evaluated by some researchers as offering more benefits than Gøtzsche believes is due to improper research. Almost all current research conducted is biased because they included patients already taking another psychiatric drug as well as multiple other types of drugs. These patients chosen for research are told to stop taking their medication. The people in the placebo group are then put in a withdrawal state. The effect of the drug is often exaggerated and increases the harm in the placebo group which has driven patients taking the placebo to suicide in trials in schizophrenia.

Stated in Gøtzsche’s research – “Under-reporting of deaths in industry funded trials is another major flaw. Based on some of the randomized trials that were included in a meta-analysis of 100,000 patients by the US Food and Drug Administration, I have estimated that there are likely to have been 15 times more suicides among people taking antidepressants than reported by the FDA—for example, there were 14 suicides in 9,956 patients in trials with fluoxetine and paroxetine, whereas the FDA had only five suicides in 52,960 patients, partly because the FDA only included events up to 24 hours after patients stopped taking the drug.”

A cohort study including Gøtzsche, with patients of average age 55, found that benzodiazepines and similar drugs doubled the death rate. Another cohort study of patients older than 65, where they were their own control group, discovered the all-cause mortality was 3.6% higher when patients were taking the newer antidepressants for one year versus when they did not take any antidepressants. The benefits of drugs for ADHD are uncertain, but the short term relief seems to be replaced by long term harms, and animal studies strongly suggest that these drugs can produce brain damage, which is probably the case for all psychotropic drugs.

For most people currently taking psychotropic drugs it can be quite overwhelming, even frightening, to imagine living without these drugs. Gøtzsche’s solution – “We need new guidelines to reflect this. We also need widespread withdrawal clinics because many patients have become dependent on psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants and need help so that they can stop taking them slowly and safely.”

Are Cellphones and Wi-Fi Linked to Cancer?

We are currently living in an environment estimated to contain more than 10 billion times more RF radiation than it did in the sixties. If this environment is safe we’re talking about in the order of 15,000 to 25,000 papers – peer reviewed scientific journals – all being wrong. That has never happened before.

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“We are currently living in an environment estimated to contain more than 10 billion times more RF radiation than it did in the sixties. If this environment is safe we’re talking about in the order of 15,000 to 25,000 papers – peer reviewed scientific journals – all being wrong. That has never happened before.” –Neuroscientist Professor Olle Johansson

It is not the power in your cell phone, I-pad or laptop that is possibly causing major health issues to adults and children with no other predisposing risk factors, the power of these small gadgets are actually quite weak, it is the nature of its signal and its ability to disrupt resonance and interfere with DNA repair. Radiofrequency (RF) radiation is currently classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Group 2B carcinogen. This is now believed to be the most reasonable explanation for a wide array of random health impacts discovered including cancer.

A few countries are already taking action by placing laws and raising awareness to the public of these somewhat recent discoveries that many scientist and researchers claim as true due to the large body of evidence to support their claims. Any wireless handheld device or electronic using Wi-Fi is not only dangerous, but downright lethal. The French government has banned Wi-Fi in nursery and primary schools, Los Angeles has reduced Wi-Fi 10,000 times below United States standard and the German government issued a country wide warning to avoid Wi-Fi at home and work. Lloyd’s of London Reform School are now insisting parents sign a waiver excluding liability coverage from electromagnetic fields (EMP) to their students.

Laptops and iPads with Wi-Fi have become growing in popularity in most schools. Teachers and school caretakers are understandably too busy to read all the research, digest and make changes for the health of students. Still, young children and teens are at greatest risk as their thinner skull bones allow for greater penetration of RF radiation and their developing brains & immune systems leave them more vulnerable to serious health concerns like constant cell phone usage leading to parotid gland tumors and brain tumors. For this reason, many scientist & researchers believe Wi-Fi and cell phones are the cause for brain tumors having replaced leukemia as the more common cancer in Western Countries.

One of the more pressing concerns is where you keep your cellphone while you are not using it. An interesting case that serves as in illustrative warning of cancer-causing potential of cellphones is that of a young woman with no other predisposing risk factors for cancer who came down with multi-focal breast cancer. As it turns out, the young lady had the curious habit of tucking her call phone into her bra. Two cancer specialists, Robert Nagourney and John West, connected the dots – and the dots quite literally lined up perfectly with the shape of her cell phone as a distribution of the cancerous cells to her breast.

What of the men? Almost every man wears their cell phone in their hip pocket, right? In 2009, a study of 150 men who wear their cell phones in their pockets were followed for 6 years. At the end of the study, bone density on the hip that the phone was carried was weaker. One could conclude that the lower body organs and glands such as the liver, kidneys, colon & prostate could also be affected. Previous studies have found that cell phone radiation can affect men’s sperm count, and the quality and motility of their sperm, which may be considered a far greater issue.

Research has discovered these other links to Wi-Fi and cell phones:

-Israeli research on Parotid Gland Tumors from holding phones to the ear – 4x increase from 1970 to 2006

-You are more likely at risk of a Parotid Gland Tumor if you are a regular cellphone user for more than 5 years with a 34% higher risk. 58% higher risk if you have had more than 5,500 calls in your lifetime. 49% if you have spoken on the phone for more than 266.3 hours during your lifetime.

-In 2008, a study found 5x risk increase risk of Glioma, form of Brain Cancer, now recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as being linked to mobiles who began usage under age 20.

-Those who begin using cellphones heavily as children or teenagers have 5x more chance of brain cancer as young adults.

Tips for Cell Phone and Wi-Fi safety

-Children should NOT use cell phones or a wireless device of any type. I know this is hard to digest for most parents since cellphones/Wi-Fi are a large part of our current lifestyle, but do your best to reduce their time or use some creative parenting to replace their electronic habits. Have your teenagers read the studies and stories of people their age who now have cancer. Research other ideas.

-Reduce your cell phone use. Change your lifestyle habits by not carrying your cell phone on you. If you can, learn to turn it off since it still emits radiation as long as it is on. Reserve it for emergencies. If you must have it on, put the volume up so you can hear it when you receive a text or call, but leave it somewhere off your body like a desk, then offer to return the call on a landline.

-Reduce or eliminate your use of other wireless devices.

-Be careful to turn OFF all devices while you sleep so they will not continue to broadcast.

-Pregnant woman may consider limiting cell phones and eliminating Wi-Fi completely. A study conducted with 13,000 children shows a strong link with behavioral problems as toddlers, children and teens with moms who used cell phones 3x a day. Some of the behavior begins as the lifestyle continuing from birth to adult age.

-Use a land line at Home or Work. More and more people are switching to using cell phones as their exclusive contact, but this is a dangerous trend. Replace with a corded line instead of a wireless landline.

-Use your cellphone only where there is good reception. The weaker the reception, the more power your phone must use to transmit which means more radiation is emitting.

-Use safer headset technology. Wired headsets will allow you to keep the cell phone farther away from your body. The best kind of headset to use is a combination shielded wire and air tube headset. These operate like a stethoscope, transmitting the information to your head as an actual sound wave, although there are wires that still must be shielded, there is no wire that goes all the way up to your head.

-Do NOT use Wi-Fi for internet. Instead, use an Ethernet cable and buy a router with no wireless capacity or disable it. Disable Wi-Fi on all your devices. Put your cell phone on flight mode when you aren’t using it.