The Marketing of Madness: Are we all insane?
A Documentary review by Ingri Cassel
The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has been on the cutting edge of exposing the criminal enterprise we know as psychiatry. The documentary, Psychiatry: An Industry of Death, chronicled the sordid history of “diagnosed” mental illness and the birth of the psychiatric industry, and became CCHR’s classic debut in professional documentaries. Their latest documentary, The Marketing of Madness, is professionally produced and well organized – in three parts separated into 13 chapters, including a great booklet for summarizing what was presented, and ending with a list of 11 important actions that can be taken after viewing this shocking and compelling documentary.
The film starts out with a brief history of psychiatry and psychology, and how the drug industry reclassified apparent mental disorders of a soul/psyche basis to a brain disorder that required shock therapy, lobotomies and finally drugs (chemical lobotomies) for treatment. To date, psychiatrists have never had to prove that mental conditions they prescribe drugs for have a physical disease basis in the brain. Furthermore, no nutrient deficiency is ever explored in this Pharma-controlled racket to explain various mental anomalies such as depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, etc., even though countless independent studies using orthomolecular nutrition and diet have been used successfully. Articles printed in medical journals and funded by drug companies claim there is a chemical imbalance in the brain for which psychotropic drugs are necessary to correct the imbalance despite the fact there are no tests performed to support such a claim.
So who was the man historically responsible for this focus on drugging for mental conditions? None other than Sigmund Freud, the man responsible for explaining away parental incest with the Oedipus and Electra complexes, and much more… Freud created a major cocaine epidemic throughout Europe, benefiting Merck and Parke-Davis and making $millions. When this scam was exposed, psychiatrists turned to amphetamines until these drugs were also discovered to be highly addictive, ineffective and toxic.
In 1952 psychiatrists published the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) that listed 112 mental disorders that were based on psychiatrists voting for each disorder that is included. With each new edition of the DSM, the number of voted-on behaviors expanded and now encompasses whole population segments. The latest one being voted on will include such behaviors as internet surfing addiction, religious preoccupation and political conspiracy paranoia, making sure the entire population can be classified as mentally ill to justify the need for drugs. In 2007, the market for antipsychotic drugs was a $22.8 billion a year industry.
How safe is this new class of anti-depressant drugs? During the trials, on healthy adults, for Prozac - the first psychotropic drug of its kind, - 50 percent experienced suicidal ideations. But since drug safety testing is done by the drug companies themselves, researchers skewed the results in favor of FDA approval. We now have psychotropic drugs being prescribed for nearly every emotional state, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and under a variety of brands – Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, Zyban, Celexa, Sarafem, etc. Although these drugs were never approved for use in children, foster children are being prescribed these drugs at alarming rates. In Texas, 60 percent of foster children as young as 3 yrs. old are prescribed psychtropics, and in Massachusetts 66 percent of them are prescribed these drugs. An alarming 75 percent of our soldiers are on psychotropics, leading to the fact that more soldiers are now dying from suicide than in combat.
How can a class of drugs so provably dangerous and addictive be legally prescribed and their use encouraged by psychiatrists, doctors, the government, the media and schools? It all boils down to the power and influence of the pharmaceutical companies through money. Doctors and nurses are required to take continuing medical education (CME) to maintain their state licenses. These classes are state approved yet funded by pharmaceutical companies. Psychiatrists are paid handsomely to teach CMEs since it has been proven that prescribing rates skyrocket after such classes. In other words, CME equates to glorified drug indoctrination classes. An estimated 66 to 75 percent of medical journal articles are funded by drug companies, and 50 percent of medical journal articles endorsing psychiatric drugs are “ghostwritten”. Authors of such studies are unfamiliar with the study data when interviewed. The American Psychiatrist Association convention is also funded by the pharmaceutical industry with both of them lobbying federal and state legislators. This is how programs such as Teenscreen get into our schools. Nine out of ten children screened in schools are prescribed psychotropic drugs with 84 percent of teens being falsely diagnosed. The goal is to get our children hooked on drugs making them lifetime consumers. 66 percent of patient advocacy groups are also funded by drug companies –groups for eating disorders, cancer, depression, addictions, etc.
We are bombarded in the media, on the internet and through “educational” programs:”You are sick; we have the answer; Ask Your Doctor.” There are obvious conflicts of interest due to $millions in media advertising – the reason we are not hearing of the provable adverse reactions to these drugs and the resulting suicides, homicides and addictions. Due to the ignorance of consumers and the ability to pump subliminal messages through TV commercials, doctors are now being told by their patients what drugs they want them to prescribe. An independent study was conducted where actors went to doctors requesting a specific drug and a full 50 percent of doctors were willing to fulfill their prescription requests. How can this be? Since 1997, the year that Big Pharma pressured Congress to relax advertising rules via commercials on TV/radio, requiring that only a few of the adverse side effects be mentioned at the end of the commercial, has lead to the average TV viewer watching 16,000 hours of drug advertising per year.
And this is the tip of the proverbial iceberg regarding what this information–packed, SHOCKING documentary contains. For those of you who value your soul’s connection to your Creator, these drugs were designed to cut off this connection. Once you are addicted to these drugs, it is SO important that you follow a very specific protocol for getting off of them. Frankly, if we are going to save our country at this stage of the game, it will be because enough people were able to assimilate this documentary and take the appropriate action to put an end to this madness.
The Marketing of Madness is a full three-hour documentary on DVD. It is recommended that you take the time to watch it in two segments, taking notes. Available from The I.O. for $25 including S&H. Send check or M.O. to P.O. Box 457, Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869 or order through PayPal by clicking here.
"I think we're going to see a huge, huge increase in viOlence and suicide and a lot of bizarre behaviors that we haven't seen. Because only in the last sixty years have we really started intoxicating our brain with these incredibly toxic, toxic substances"