Monday, August 01, 2005


Indymedia Medical Advice

As if their news reporting wasn't accurate enough, Indymedia is now dispensing medical advice.
There is growing concern in Ontario that far too many doctors are prescribing "contraindicated" medications with utter disregard for patient safety, and Stemetil is no exception. This is a very bad trend. I am personally aware of another such case involving questionable use of Stemetil when it was clearly "contraindicated", that resulted in death.
Having beein prescribed Stemetil in the past, I was naturally alarmed by this. Last time I checked, it did not result in my death. It seems, not only is Stemetil prescribed to alleviate nausea (as was my condition) but also "In the management of manifestations of psychotic disorders such as agitation, confusion, delusion, tension and anxiety." (Source).

The Indymedia author writes:
In summary, Prochlorperazine, and all neuroleptics, cause chemical lobotomies with no specific therapeutic effect on any symptoms or problems.
Well my nausea sure cleared.
Their main impact is to blunt and subdue the individual. They also physically paralyze the body, acting as a chemical straightjacket. Additionally, these drugs are the cause of a plague of brain damage effecting up to half or more of long-term patients
Here is my favourite bit
Psychiatry refuses to accept these criticisms despite a large amount of evidence to the contrary. The psychiatric industry cannot tolerate dissemination of the truth as this strikes at the very core of their theoretical foundation (which is largely false).
According to whom? Predictably, the author does not provide his/her name nor qualifications for the remarkable statements made. Dare I say it, like many Indymedia contributors, they have probably had plenty to do with the psychiatric establishment, and probably not on its payroll...

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