Navigation Links
A Cluster of Veterans' Deaths; By Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD
Date:6/20/2008

EL CAJON, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently four Charleston, WV-area veterans -- Derek Johnson, 22, Andrew White, 23, Eric Layne, 29, and Nicholas Endicott, with "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" (PTSD), treated with the Paxil, Klonopin, and Seroquel -- died in their sleep. All were said to be in good health. (Julie Robinson, Charleston Gazette, May 24, 2008).

In a democracy, we have a right to "informed consent." Physicians have a legal obligation to tell us the facts regarding (1) diagnosis and (2) treatment. Regarding diagnosis: Is there a disease or isn't there? Which disease? If there is no disease, that leaves emotional or psychological. Regarding treatment, physicians have a duty to tell us the facts, about all available treatments, not just the treatment they prefer. The choice is ours. This is informed consent.

Were these veterans and their families told by their psychiatrists that PTSD, bipolar disorder, clinical depression and other mythical psychiatric "diagnoses" are "disorders," "diseases," or "chemical imbalances" of the brain? Were these the reasons, according to their psychiatrists, that they needed psychiatric drugs? If they were told this to gain their "informed consent" to treat, then they were lied to, and their right to informed consent was denied.

In fact, there is no such thing in the annals of medicine as a psychiatric disease. In 1948 neurology and psychiatry were made into separate specialties -- neurology to deal with actual diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, epilepsy, etc. -- and psychiatry to deal with emotional and behavioral problems, none actual medical diseases. By definition, the terms "disorder" and "disease" mean an objective physical abnormality is present. Never the case in psychiatry. And yet it is standard practice in psychiatry today, to tell patients they have "chemical imbalances" of the brain; "chemical imbalances" needing "chemical balancers" -- pills. In the DSM-IV, of
'/>"/>

SOURCE Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Drug for cluster headaches may cause heart problems
2. New Treatment Explored for Cluster Headaches
3. Consortium Health Plans Cuts Down on Power Usage and Cooling in Its Data Center Using ONStors Green Clustered NAS Solution
4. SGI Introduces the SGI BioCluster Life Sciences Workflow Solution
5. FDA Narrowing Tainted Tomato Probe to One Cluster
6. Singapore Is One of the Fastest Growing Bioclusters in Asia; Wave of Investments in Drug Discovery and Translational Research
7. Easter Seals Launches Program for Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injuries
8. Lilly Grant to VA Will Enhance Services for Returning Combat Veterans
9. The Jericho Project Announces Rehabilitation Residence for Homeless and Low-Income Veterans
10. Mismanagement at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Results in Chronic Staff Shortages, Budget Issues
11. Younger Veterans at Greater Suicide Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 For ... why are bodies can readily absorb the nutrients in food. ... tiny particles that are small enough to be absorbed by ... DZ10 team, a lack of enzymes in regular food is ... is a product that was started by Michelle DelPresto, a ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 “Critical Care ... New and Late-Stage Four-Factor PCCs and Recombinant Products ... the critical care market in the US, UK, ... report provides an estimation of market size for ... covers critical care indications that are being treated ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 As reported in ... Institute of Standards and Technology), the June 25th, 2014 Supreme ... electronic discovery world. It was also met with ... depending on whether it was seen from an individual privacy ... much is fact, there is now precedent which will require ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Dubai is buzzing with the announcement ... to the UAE. The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) ... the UAE from 28-31 October to lead the Kareem ... awareness. The event is being organized by Maven Marketing ... company based in Dubai. The announcement was made today ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Praeclarus ... Made Simple as a valuable new resource for women ... two-thirds of American women work away from their children. ... touting the benefits of breastfeeding, but often feel unsupported ... nurse their babies. With its evidence-based insights, and written ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Super Digestive Enzyme, DZ10, Supercharges The Digestion Process 2Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 3Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 4Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 5Health News:Critical Care Therapeutics in Major Developed Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to $2.5 Billion in 2019 6Health News:Mobile Device Forensics Guidelines Play Key Role in Supreme Court’s Smartphone Evidence Warrant Decision 2Health News:Mobile Device Forensics Guidelines Play Key Role in Supreme Court’s Smartphone Evidence Warrant Decision 3Health News:Mobile Device Forensics Guidelines Play Key Role in Supreme Court’s Smartphone Evidence Warrant Decision 4Health News:Mobile Device Forensics Guidelines Play Key Role in Supreme Court’s Smartphone Evidence Warrant Decision 5Health News:Los Angeles Basketball Legend Headed to Dubai 2Health News:Los Angeles Basketball Legend Headed to Dubai 3Health News:Praeclarus Press Announces the Release of Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher, A Much Needed Resource For Today's Working Mothers 2
... fertility law so that couples in UK can choose the ... UK government highlighted more than 70 fertility issues on Tuesday ... update of the 1990 Human Fertilization and Embryology Act. The ... law which allows scientists to alter the genes of future ...
... or those who have long working hours face increased risk ... is. Infact employees who work overtime were 61 percent ... those who didn't. ,Previous studies had established a ... certain occupations, industries or companies. It has been for the ...
... disorders like rheumatoid arthritis may be reduced by ... carrots and sweetcorn. //, ,Vitamin C and ... in brightly-coloured fruit and veg, may act as ... damage and inflammation. ,The levels of intake ...
... of the hospitals may face an increased risk of medical ... August issue // of Critical Care Medicine., ,Researchers found ... intensive care units at an academic hospital, a medical intensive ... experienced an adverse event. Because these patients are among the ...
... produced from Human embryonic stem cells by Researchers from University ... to produce the required cell type. The nerve stem cells ... // The new nerve stem cells can be used ... ,The university's Dr Steven Pollard said: "This is incredibly exciting ...
... wearing high protection sunscreen lotions may be better protected ... published the research report in the topic // . ... involved in the development of skin cancer, says the ... has been shown to prevent squamous cell skin carcinoma, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy 2Health News:Sunscreen Lotions Offering High Protection May Be Better Than Usual Sunscreens 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  The U.S. Department of Health ... to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer ... model aimed at improving care for patients with complex ... project will test a unique model developed at UH ... disease, significant comorbidities, or demonstrated need for high health ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... JORDAN, Utah , July 10, 2014  BC ... solutions, and MiE America , Inc., a leading ... have entered into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical ... the US. MiE and BC Technical ... strategic agreement to establish BC Technical as the service ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: ... has approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 (27.5 cents) per ... on August 1, 2014, to holders of record on July ... CVS Caremark is dedicated to helping people on their path ... the United States . Through the company,s ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: