by Kelly Patricia O’Meara:
It seems these days that everything is a test. Yes, the powers that be have decided that taxpayer benevolence now is contingent upon passing a stress test. But much to the dismay of those being tested, the results may reveal, for example, that the nation’s financial wizards and auto giants are actually bankrupt midgets and unworthy of America’s support.
Given that officialdom has embraced the stress test as a barometer of future viability and success and a determinant for public financing, it seems reasonable to request that other important issues that very personally impact the health and welfare of the American people be subjected to similar stress tests. There is none more deserving of stress testing than the proposed MOTHERS Act.
On the surface, the MOTHERS Act reflects its sponsors overwhelming compassion and empathy for women suffering from alleged mental health disorders resulting from childbirth – often referred to as Postpartum Depression. But when one conducts a brief stress test on important sections of the legislation, taxpayers may find that this costly and sweeping mental health legislation actually fails women of America, but goes a long way in inflating the balance sheets of one of the most lucrative industries in the nation – big Pharma.
For instance, the MOTHERS Act legislation that currently is pending in the U.S. Senate states that Continue reading
by Amy Philo
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If you’ve never been “Teen Screened” in high school, quizzed by a college counselor about your potential perfectionism, mood swings, or alcohol use- or told you might go crazy if you don’t start taking drug x, consider yourself among the Continue reading
FYI and ACTION
Despite the serious economic crisis in the US, Congress is poised to pass a series of laws that would HUGELY expand the pharmaceutical-dominated mental health industry.
In the Senate, majority leader Harry Reid (D – NV) has slipped a controversial Continue reading
SAN DIEGO, May 23 /PRNewswire/ — The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch reported that on Mother’s Day, May 10, 1998, Sharon Alley stabbed her eight month old daughter, Brooke in the heart, killing her. Months before, Alley was prescribed Paxil, became psychotic, and threw then five-week-old Brooke to the floor, fracturing her skull.
Women of childbearing years represent the most lucrative market for the makers of psychiatric drugs. The knowledge that infants were being born with birth defects and suffering a withdrawal syndrome when these drugs were used during pregnancy was Continue reading