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September 20, 2005

UK: Bill To Mandate Cocercive Psychiatric Treatment

Proposed mental health legislation in the UK is feared to extend forced psychiatric drug treatment - that is treatment against the patient's will - to as many as 13.000 Britons over the next fifteen years, according to groups opposing the measure. The proposed law will make it too easy to detain people, even if they have relatively light mental problems, BBC reports in this article.

Meanwhile, prescriptions of methylphenidate, also known as Ritalin, have increased 180-fold since 1991, from 2000 to more than 350.000 prescriptions, as reported by The Telegraph. Mood-altering drugs - Ritalin is an amphetamine-based stimulant - for kids in school? Many parents say no, but the trend is still on the increase and psychiatrists are criticized for their easy-going way of doling out what amounts to legal drugs to kids in school.

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Whether there is any benefit at all to these treatments, apart from filling the pharma manufacturers' coffers, is the subject of much debate. Thomas A.M. Kramer, MD, says that prescription of psychiatric remedies follows the sales rationale of drug makers. "Sometimes," he says, "the best use of evidence-based medicine is to remember how little evidence we have." His article was published in Medscape Psychopharmacology. Vera Hassner Sharav of the Alliance for Human Research Protection, says Kramer inadvertently
confirms that psychiatry is given to prescribing mood swings. He acknowledges that sometimes effective treatments are dropped (benzodiazepines) for new ones that are worse, citing SSRI antidepressants.

SSRIs - selective serotonine uptake inhibitors - and other psychiatric drugs are addictive, just like street drugs, and coming off them is often extremely difficult. So we are creating a drug-dependent stratum of the population, all the while trumpeting up a "War on Drugs" that is actually feeding the criminal element, rather than eliminating it. A recent article by Mike Adams ("the Health Ranger") with the telling title "The raw (and ugly) truth about the war on drugs" discusses the problem in more detail.

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Study finds no best schizophrenia drug


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Tuesday September 20 2005
updated on Thursday December 9 2010

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Readers' Comments

The following comment was received by email from a friend in Canada.

The PDF file for the British Draft Mental Health Bill is located here:

It is based on consultations with Australia and Canada, who had already passed near-identical legislation.
"The conclusion is that, in many respects, the Bill does not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights, or with the minimum international standards agreed by nations as being the baseline for countries that wish to be considered civilised in this respect."
32 pages

- Civil Compulsion under the Draft Mental Health Bill, 'Journal of Mental Health Law', December 2002. ... 'A Measure of Evil', CTV, Canada. In production. ...

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