CCHR protests American Psychiatric Association in New York City

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Group protests at APA meeting the use of psychiatric drugs for troops | Navy Times

    By Patricia Kime, May 3, 2014

    A watchdog group turned out in force Saturday at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting to protest the practice of medicating troops and veterans with psychiatric drugs.

    More than 400 members of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights marched from Times Square to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City to oppose what they say is overmedication of military personnel with potentially harmful prescriptions.

    Citing cases of accidental overdoses and sudden unexplained deaths, organizers said APA members have “failed to warn military psychiatrists against the mass drugging of the armed forces and veterans.”

    “The drugging of the military has become so egregious ... these drugs are associated with mania, homicide, suicide, psychosis,” CCHR President Bruce Wiseman said.

    The crowd chanted “APA, APA, drugging troops is not okay,” at the physicians, pharmaceutical representatives and others entering the convention. Many protestors carried placards with the faces of service members who have died, including Senior Airman Anthony Mena, 23 who stopped breathing in 2009 from accidental drug toxicity, and Marine Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Bachus, prescribed opiate painkillers and psychiatric drugs, who died in 2008.

    CCHR is a non-profit established by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas Szasz, a professor of psychiatry at State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse.

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  2. BlooAnon Member

    A thing of beauty. *Muah!*
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  3. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Those vets with PTSD need medication. I'm sure when the rate of suicide in troops with un medicated PTSD goes up it will be due to something else like psychs not doing a good job or something.
  4. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    He is right about ending the wars as the best cure.
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  5. RightOn Member

    "The crowd chanted “APA, APA, drugging troops is not okay,”
    but it is ok for the COS to target veterans and mega bomb them with niacin and sitting in a sauna?
    I fucking hate this cult
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  6. 599

    Some do, some don't.
  7. BlooAnon Member

    "Three! Word! Chant! Three! Word! Chant! Three! Word! Chant!"
  8. O.K. Let's humour them for a moment, and let's say, in this case, they stop the medication.

    Now is anyone a betting man?

    Who wants to bet that suicides will go up?
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  9. The Internet Member

    The CCHR’s whole premise is goofy. For one, it is dumb to have a big bias against a style of treatment. Why? Why not just use evidence of risk v benefit for all treatments, regardless of the treatment’s superficial form? Pick the treatment that has the best chance of success for a particular person.

    Second, so long as the vets get a realistic summary of the risk v benefit based on the peer reviewed scientific literature, they can consent to treatment or not. That is how healthcare works now. Doctors and patients as partners.

    So the CCHR really should go protest the vets for agreeing to take the pills. Then they should go protest the evidence of risks and benefits in the scientific literature, because it is the evidence that is causing all the pill taking. Then they should protest life for not being like Hubbard said.
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  10. thewayup Member

    "APA, APA, Davey lobs grenade your way!"


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