Depression Meds or Vitamins?
(07-01-2012, 01:54 PM)Atomagenesis Wrote: anxiety is caused by spiritual problems not by "chemical" problems. Modern psychology is a load of garbage for the most part, it is constantly trying to assign chemical problems to problems which are immaterial appetites of the soul getting out of control.

Anxiety can be entirely in the flesh, and I think it usually is. Anxiety is a reaction, a normal reaction, to certain stresses.

It is only when it interferes with life or becomes a chronic issue or is present for the wrong reasons is it a disorder.

It is clear that anxiety is something which should be examined in terms of cause and effect. It can be difficult because the stress which causes an anxiety attack may not be the major cause of the anxiety, but just the final stress.

People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder especially are prone to anxiety as we find things common in society to be stressful to us. People who do not have ASD would find living like we normally do stressful too I imagine.
Here is Dr. Glidden regarding Benzo's AKA Xanax. Very informative information here.

How Can a 4000% Increase in Bipolar Disorder Be Possible?

"The number of American children diagnosed with bipolar disorder increased 40-fold over the past decade. But now many psychiatrists are backing away from the diagnosis.

Many are worried that thousands of children may have been mistakenly diagnosed with the disorder. Overzealous doctors, quirks in the health insurance system and aggressive marketing by drug companies all contributed to the explosion of bipolar diagnoses.

According to the Star Tribune:

    "The profession's about-face could help the next generation of troubled children, but it also raises questions about the harm done to children who shouldn't have received either the diagnosis or the potent drugs used to treat it."

Mercola responds:

"    Articles like these make it very clear to me that the frighteningly "routine" practice of prescribing potent antipsychotic drugs to children is, in the majority of cases, an ill-conceived scam originating with the drug industry. In this case, a backlash against the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in children may be one of the best things that could happen.

    Now, it does seem like the incidence of very real emotional- and/or mental problems are increasing in children.

    However, the so-called 'solution' offered is likely doing double harm. Not only are these troubled children not receiving appropriate and effective treatment, but the drug therapies prescribed are further compounding their health issues.

The Astounding Rise of Bipolar Diagnosis in Children

    This is why statistics can be so important: The fact that the number of American children diagnosed with bipolar disorder has increased by 4,000 percent in a mere 10 year span (1994-2003) leads you to quickly realize that something must be askew…

    The possibility of such a radical increase being medically valid is close to nil. Another telltale sign that Big Pharma is behind much of this growth is the fact that four times as many children covered by Medicaid receive antipsychotic drugs, compared to children whose parents have private health insurance. One of the reasons for this is because it can be difficult to find a psychiatrist that accepts Medicaid. As a result, many of these children get the medication from a pediatrician or family doctor, who may or may not be fully qualified to make a proper psychiatric evaluation. All they're going by is what they've been told by pharmaceutical reps.

    The cost of "medicating away children's problems" goes far beyond dollars and cents, although that price tag is staggering in and of itself. For example, according to the Star Tribune, the cost of treating children with antipsychotic drugs exceeds $6 million annually in the state of Minnesota alone!

New Label for Troubled Youngsters is Being Defined

    It has now become quite apparent that the diagnosis of bipolar disorder is heavily misused, and that many children are being mislabeled—and subsequently drugged without meeting the criteria for the diagnosis. As mentioned in the featured article, this rise in erroneous diagnoses is being blamed on a combination of:

        Overzealous doctors
        Desperate parents
        The insurance system (a doctor or hospital cannot bill without a diagnostic code, which requires a diagnosis of some form of established disease or disorder)
        Aggressive (and sometimes illegal) marketing by drug companies

    These factors conspired to create what Dr. Stephen Setterberg, a child psychiatrist with Maple Grove-based PrairieCare calls: a "diagnostic fad."  Unfortunately, this is a "fad" that has the capacity to destroy lives.

    A primary difficulty here is the fact that most psychiatric diagnoses are entirely subjective, based on a set of behavioral symptoms. However, the bipolar profile found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was written for adults, not children. Symptoms of (adult) bipolar include long bouts of depression and mania, delusions and self-aggrandizement, hypersexuality and other risky behaviors that impact their work and social lives.

    According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about 7 percent of all children seen at psychiatric facilities fit the bipolar disorder criteria (much of which originated from Dr. Biederman at Harvard, whose influence on this 'epidemic' I'll discuss in a moment).

    The backlash against the over-diagnosing of bipolar disorder has now led the psychiatric profession to reconsider the diagnostic criteria. According to the Star Tribune, a new diagnosis will soon be 'field-tested' that may replace bipolar in many cases. The new diagnosis, called Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, would apply to "grade-school children who suffer frequent outbursts in more than one location and remain irritable between outbursts."

    However, unless they also change the way they're treating these children, the label change won't do much good.

    I firmly believe we will not get a handle on these mental health problems until we make a concerted effort to make drug therapies the LAST resort, instead of the go-to solution. This will require an open-mindedness that is rare today. And it will require a drastic change of lifestyle in most cases.

    Unfortunately, the diagnosis of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder will likely be classified as an "affective" disorder, meaning it has a biological origin, and as such it will inevitably "require" a drug treatment. It's highly unfortunate, but conventional medicine still struggles with the idea that your body is capable of self-healing and proper function given the right environment (proper nutrition, exercise, and limited exposure to toxins)…"
Fr. Ripperger, traditionalist priest and thomistic scholar, taught classes at OLGS, pastor, former-FSSP, full-time exorcist.

Gold, thanks Atomagenesis. Interesting he mentions the success rate of modern psychology as around 10%.

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