Neglect of Mental Illness and Its Toll


Rethink Mental Illness

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Even the economy is affected

But the problem is, could we trust the psychiatric industry? Even most of psychiatrists themselves agree that psychiatry doesn’t work and the psychotropic drug industry is like a $330 billion scam.

I even believe that human stupidity is more of the problem than mental illness.
http://www.mendeley.com/research/stupidity-mental-illness/

‘Mental health care is one of the biggest unmet needs of our time. Nearly one in two people in the U.S. will suffer from depression, anxiety disorders or another mental health ailment at some point in their life, and about one in 17 Americans currently has a serious mental illness. Young people are especially prone to these troubles. Yet millions of people living with these conditions do not receive the care they require. In recent years the health system and state and federal governments have taken steps to right that wrong. Progress has been slow, and budget cuts and legal wrangling have now put many of these measures at risk. Doctors, insurers and politicians need to pick up the pace…’
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=a-neglect-of-mental-illness&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20120223

Deadly Duo: Alcohol and Prescription Drugs
Alcohol and Xanax, both found in Whitney Houston’s hotel room right after she died, inhibit the central nervous system and depend on the same enzyme for bodily clearance

‘It is unclear how Houston developed her substance problems, but like many other addicts, she eventually began mixing drugs along with alcohol. Many prescription drug users who are not addicted or dependent consume alcohol concurrently as well, despite medical advice against it. According to a 2008 study published by researchers at Brown University and the University of Rhode Island, 60 percent of people who regularly take prescription drugs known to interact with alcohol also drink, and 5 percent have at least three drinks in a row when they do…’
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=mixing-alcohol-prescription-drugs-result-addiction-accidental-death&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20120224

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