The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke. I know, I know, this quote is painfully overused, but I couldn't think of a more appropriate one here. So, yesterday myself (and himself) went to Seanad Éireann (the Irish Senate) to witness the second stage… Continue reading Jake’s Amendment Fails. And Yet..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VhZGK7h3IY This week the BBC aired a Panorama documentary titled 'A Prescription for Murder' which has stirred some much-needed debate on the mind-altering effects of SSRIs. The very-astute presenter Shelley Jofre is known for tackling ground-breaking medical-related issues, including 'Who's Paying Your Doctor' and 'The Secrets of Seroxat'. (Due to the circumstances surrounding my son… Continue reading Panorama – A Prescription for Murder.
Copenhagen, 16th Sept, 2015 - 'Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good'. Peter Gøtzsche is the director of the Nordic Cochrane Center, Copenhagen and co-founder of the Cochrane collaboration. Peter's new book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial contains our personal stories of the harm done by psychiatric drugs. See our conference speeches below: Leonie Fennell (me): Stephanie McGill Lynch: Kim Witczak: Wendy… Continue reading Copenhagen Conference; Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good
16th July 2015 Imagine your 14 year old child being prescribed fluoxetine (Prozac), not for any 'mental illness' but to 'help with his exams'. Then imagine going to the local pharmacy and handing in that same prescription in exchange for a bottle of innocuous-looking liquid and being sent on your merry way to administer this… Continue reading Jake’s Amendment
Elaine O’Hara, age 36. Elaine O’Hara, a childcare and newsagent worker, was discharged from St Edmondsbury psychiatric unit on the 22nd of August 2012. Following a visit to her mother’s grave later that day, she went missing; it was the last time she was seen alive. At that time, due to her psychiatric history, her… Continue reading Polypharmacy and Elaine O’Hara
TG4 has recently televised a brilliant documentary on SSRIs (Selective Serotonin ReUptake Inhibitors) - you know, the dangerous antidepressants I'm always on about. The drugs which can cause people to kill themselves and others, and did so in my son Shane's case with Lundbeck's SSRI Citalopram (aka cipramil/celexa). At this stage, Irish Psychiatry et al,… Continue reading TG4 – The Dark Side Of a Pill.
Yet again Ireland has suffered another horrific familicide. This time a retired couple, Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy from County Donegal, were found dead in their home. Their son Julian, a mechanical engineer, has been detained by Gardaí; an axe found at the family home is believed to be the murder weapon. The Irish Times reported that Julian Cuddihy had… Continue reading Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddihy – SSRI Induced?
How many dead children does it take before the medicine regulators take action? How many parents screaming 'STOP' will it take before this medication madness is banned? This week another inquest sheds light on the dangers of prescribing SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) to children. George Werb was 15 when he was admitted to the Priory Hospital… Continue reading George Werb, Another Iatrogenic Death?
Barely 6 weeks after the awful tragedy in Sligo, where Shane Skeffington (20) killed his little brother Brandon (9) and himself, Ireland is once again dealing with a shocking murder/suicide involving young brothers. Jonathan O'Driscoll, aged 21, killed his twin brothers Thomas and Paddy (aged 9) and then himself, this time in Cork. The media are divided, one newspaper states that… Continue reading Similarities in Ireland’s Siblicides
Psychiatric Drugs: Evidence Based Medicine or Psychiatry’s Smoke Ball? For decades doctors and psychiatrists have defended the use and efficacy of psychiatric drugs, from declaring that they ‘revolutionised the treatment of depression’ to just plain ‘lifesaving’. Indeed Irish Psychiatrist Patricia Casey has proclaimed that antidepressants are lifesaving and that for early improvement in ‘clinical’… Continue reading Psychiatric Drugs: Evidence Based Medicine or Psychiatry’s Smoke Ball?