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US teenager's parents sue school over depression screening test

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7519.714-a (Published 29 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:714

TeenScreen as Junk Science

I thank the British medical community for being the first to
recognize and
take action concerning the dangers of psychiatric drugs on the human body.

And the BMJ for its most recent article concerning TeenScreen.

I understand that publishing the full story may be controversial, but
it should
be stated that billions of dollars are at stake for the pharmaceutical
industry
in finding new markets for its drugs. The Orwellian-named and -conceived
New Freedom Commission on Mental Health was a boon to the industry in
setting the agenda for the psychiatric drugging of every single American,
beginning with children as an accesible market in the public school
system.

If there is any insanity requiring intervention, it is the idea that
redefining
normal life responses as "mental illnesses" to effect the sale of one's
product
is ethical or useful. The second illogic is that a collection of questions
and
interpretations of their answers can be used to determine a person's
mental
state, without further investigation, including tests for any of the
multiple
sources of mental anguish resulting from physical conditions. The third
is
that, despite ample evidence that SSRIs lead to suicide, such drugs are
being
touted as the solution to suicide in children.

Having watched and investigated the psychiatric and pharmaceutical
cartel for
a number of years, I find I have no argument with its senior members when

they admit to having no clue about the cause of or cure for mental
illness.

“We do not know the causes (of psychiatric disorders). We don’t have
methods of ‘curing’ these illnesses yet.” Director of the U.S. National
Institute
of Mental Health, Rex Cowdry, 1995.[1]

“The time when psychiatrists considered that they could cure the
mentally ill
is gone. In the future, the mentally ill will have to learn to live with
their
illness.” Norman Sartorius, president of the World Psychiatric
Association,
1994 [2]

This is not the forum for detailing exactly why psychiatry is junk
science, but
suffice to say, if it were not, it would obtain some positive results. Yet
study
after study not paid for by pharmaceutical companies pushing their own
drugs, shows harmful effects and less positive outcomes than sugar pills.

The main problem with their theory of a chemical imbalance in the
brain as
the cause of behavioral disorders is that no tests exist to determine the

chemical status of a person’s brain while he is living, and no delivery
system
exists to replenish any supposed "prozac deficiency," for instance, to a
specific part of the brain.

But this doesn’t discourage psychs from misdiagnosing
tens of
millions of people as having these “diseases.” Or pharmaceutical companies

from making psychiatric drugs to treat these made-up diseases.

I am happy to respond to any queries from youre readership, including

challenges from the pharmaceutical and psychiatric cartels, concerning any
of
my statements, and to back them up with specifics.

Sincerely,
Steven Ferry

1 Testimony given by Dr. Rex William Cowdry, Acting Director of the National Institute of Mental Health before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, 104th Congress, First Session, “Part 4, National Institutes of Health,” section on the National Institute of Mental Health, Washington, D.C., 22 Mar. 1995, p. 1205.

2 Lars Boegeskov, “Mentally Ill have to have Help—Not to be Cured,” Politiken, 19 Sept., 1994.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 October 2005
Steven M. Ferry
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