Overload

Anti-psychotics

Category: Medicines

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

 

What do we really mean when we say someone is psychotic?

  Sometimes people who are just very sad or depressed are labelled as psychotic.

Some people on medications they should never have been given who experience hallucinations are called psychotic. 

Sometimes institutions refer to someone as psychotic when they don't obey the rules. 

In totalitarian states, this was a relatively normal definition.  Or maybe I should say common definition.  And of course someone who doesn't believe, in what those in power want us to believe, have to be 'treated'. 

 

Then there are those who are nutritionally deprived, from Vitamin deficiency, for example, who as a consequence experience hallucinations, who are described as psychotic.

Or they may be people who have been abused as a child or suffered some other psychological trauma, who are classified as psychotic.

There are people who have suffered brain damage, as a consequence of a difficult birth, or concussion, or a virus, or bacteria, who may suffer hallucinations and they too may be labelled as psychotic.

Now let us glance at the list of illnesses in the overload section.  At the time of writing,  there were already well over 200 illnesses in this section that had caused hallucinations, so this impressive list of illnesses also cause people to be called psychotic.

 

Now we need to have a look at pharmaceuticals.  Of which this is of course but one.  Turn now to overload and pharmaceuticals.  Not as many in this list, you may say, only 100 pharmaceuticals cause hallucinations and psychoses, but, ....wait ......these are classes, within every class we probably have around 10 to 20 actual drugs, which means that so far I have managed to find 2000 pharmaceuticals that cause hallucinations - psychosis - and these are prescription or over the counter medications - like cough medicine and antihistamines.

Now let us turn to the eHealthme site.  Here we have an actual list of drugs, there are well over 2500 that cause hallucinations.  This site keeps a record of all the adverse pharmaceutical drug reports recorded by doctors, so it is the tip of the iceberg, as most hallucinations caused by pharmaceuticals are never reported to doctors, but tend to get discussed over cups of coffee by terrified individuals with their friends.  But it still means that 167,719 people as at 2014 would be labelled as psychotic.

 

Now turn to the overload section and look at all the events that caused hallucinations.  Again, round about 80 so far and they include such everyday events as childbirth, dental fillings, grief, overwhelming fear and terror and listening to sub-woofer speakers. 

Lots of hallucinations, lots of psychosis.

After a little while, as I compiled my lists and added to the site, I came to the conclusion that given the number and diversity of events and illnesses as well as pharmaceuticals that have caused hallucinations, visions and out of body experiences, you had to be pretty abnormal not to have had one.  In other words we have pretty much all been psychotic at one time or another. 

The official definition

Wikipedia says

Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality". ….. the term Psychosis is used to describe the more severe forms of psychiatric disorder, during which hallucinations and delusions and impaired insight may occur.  The term psychosis is very broad and can mean anything from relatively normal aberrant experiences through to complex expressions of schizophrenia and bipolar type 1 disorder. Moreover a wide variety of central nervous system diseases, from both external poisons and internal physiologic illness, can produce symptoms of psychosis.

 

So there you are – it is a weasel word meaning we can’t be bothered to find out what caused the symptoms. 

The more enlightened and kindly doctors and psychotherapists have even said – ‘this is not a diagnostic term, it is meaningless, it is dangerous to label anyone this way without understanding what caused the symptoms.  We are in danger of labelling people who show only a small amount of non normal behaviour this way’ ……….

And of course I will add my two pennurth and say – what is wrong with abnormal behaviour?

Some of the most creative people in history were ‘abnormal’. 

And who are these people that define ‘normality’?  This is truly dangerous stuff – it should send alarm bells ringing in all your heads – the fascists defined ‘normal’, stalinist communists defined ‘normal’ – millions died because they didn’t meet the definition.

 

Abnormal thus appears to mean not like me.  Unpleasant stuff. Give me the eccentric abnormal person any day.

And as you can see from the above, this ‘abnormal behaviour’ can be caused by external poisons, internal physiological illnesses like heart failure or kidney failure or brain tumours or hearing loss or liver disease or stomach ulcers or stomach cancer or the beginnings of a stroke or …. There are some very serious illnesses which cause ‘abnormal behaviour’.  And it can be caused by grief, loneliness, stress, fear, abuse – problems we should be  treating with kindness not weasel words. 

And as you will be able to see if you scan through the rest of the pharmaceuticals section, hundreds of thousands of hallucinations are caused each year by doctors who prescribe drugs to those who do not need them. 

In effect, because we continue to use symptom based medicine and not cause based medicine, not attempting to find the illness and the reason for it, psychosis is caused by doctors and their approach to medicine.

Or to put this another way, doctors have become a leading cause of psychosis.  And people are begining to get angry about it.

From eHealthme case report  Jason on May, 31, 2013:
31 year old male. I am taking risperdone and I had bad side effects from it. 2mg before going to sleep. I woke up to go to the bathroom and when I got up I almost dropped to the ground from side effects. I called the Dr. Shantala Umashankar in Norwich, CT and was told to cut pill in half and take 1mg. I took it and I woke up feeling groggy and light sensitive. I have had ADD in the past and I've been misdiagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and take another pill called Lamotrigrine which does nothing. I live with grandparents because I can't get a job because no one is hiring me. I tried to get SSI Benefits but unable to ... I would rather make my money rather than play the system because someone wants me to be their lab rat. Rather than work resolving a problem these doctors pushing pills like drug dealers to make money rather than provide real assistance to make things better.

Strong stuff, he is not the only case report in the same vein.

The Drugs

The standard treatment for anyone who has the misfortune to be labelled this way by their doctor is – surprise surprise  - drugs.  Irrespective of the cause, irrespective of the severity of the symptoms – ‘abnormal behaviour’ is treated with drugs and these drugs are called anti-psychotics.

 

A large number of antipsychotics act on the dopamine receptors.  The main reason is that there are a number of psychiatric theories or hypotheses that link depression and lack of learning ability, lack of motivation, poor memory, inability to feel pleasure, glumness, despondency, gloom and so on, with either a hereditory or an acquired  lack of dopamine receptors. That is the theory. The drugs invented to treat people with these problems, aim to boost the activity of the reduced number these poor people may apparently be stuck with.

Note however that there is no way a doctor can ever measure how many dopamine receptors a person has, so the diagnosis is wholy unscientific and somewhat arbitrary in its approach.  Dopamine receptors can indeed be killed off when a person is overdosed on any substance which acts on these receptors, so technically speaking it is possible.

The hereditary link is, in my view, unproven.  There are papers on Pubmed that show that anyone taking these very drugs whilst they are pregnant affect their baby; thus a baby can indeed be born with its receptors destroyed from overdosing on the drugs its mother is taking.  After they are born the drugs can be delivered via breast feeding  Read this paper and be horrified, if you are not horrified you need to be put on these drugs:

Antipsychotics and breastfeeding - Winans EA Psychiatric Clinical Research Center, University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy, Department of Psychiatry, 1601 W. Taylor, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
Nearly 10% of all postpartum women will experience some form of psychiatric illness [sic]. The development of postpartum psychosis consisting of symptoms such as auditory hallucinations, delusions, and disorganization is greatest within the first 4 weeks after delivery. In fact, a majority of cases (54%) occur within 14 days of delivery.
Due to a more favorable side-effect profile, atypical antipsychotics are generally preferred over traditional antipsychotics for the treatment of psychotic symptoms. Unfortunately, there are minimal guidelines established with regard to the use of antipsychotics during lactation. This article will review currently available data on the excretion of traditional and atypical antipsychotics into breast milk and make recommendations with regard to the use of individual agents during lactation.
PMID: 11847903

Given that having a baby causes lack of sleep many so called depressed mothers are actually suffering from sleep deprivation and the after effects of shock from delivery.  Occasionally it is due to inbalance of endorphins.  To give them drugs is downright cruel - to her and the baby.

All these drugs are extremely complex. 

The following picture comes from a patient website dedicated to helping those who have been prescribed these medications.

They can also act on the serotonin receptors and have subsidiary activity on other receptors including the adrenergic receptors and even histamine receptors, so they can be highly complex products, having many unwanted side effects.  The majority of drugs in this category are hugely complex acting on a number of receptors.

eHealthme case report
I have been on these pills.    you cant think or finish a page on a book you have to read that page 5 times and still cant concentrate,     the only food that makes you feel full and good is bread, sugar, fast food.   how many people gain weight? i gained 80 pounds …knees, feet, heart, brain, ... get messed up at that weight...
eat good and exercise if you still dont feel good do something else dont take these pills ever. ...
exposure to certain things (famine, pesticides..) can damage you ….if you say you feel bad you get put on more pills, if you lie and say you feel good then you get off and they report the pills were successful.
do whats most important first- health
if the kids on drugs, let him stop and start eating good and using his brain. ( brain games, talking, ... math)  …dont even talk to a psychiatrist- they only give you a pill and cause confusion because they cant/wont explain anything. …..If you get a dietitian or counsellor all they say is "use the food guide" and " use calm down techniques..." ….change something if you can. If you cant don't worry about it. If one way doesn't work try something else. Dont believe anything.
Know it.

Healing yourself.

Side-effects

Again, these charts come from patient self help websites.  They provide a good summary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 

One side-effect which is worth exploring in a little more detail is death.  Using the eHealthme website as my guide, I have taken each of the drugs listed below and I will give you the figures for the number of deaths caused by each drug, as at mid 2014:

  • Abilify - On Aug, 12, 2014: 28,371 people reported to have side effects when taking Abilify. Among them, 526 people (1.85%) have Death
  • Thorazine - On Aug, 29, 2014: 2,422 people reported to have side effects when taking Thorazine. Among them, 63 people (2.60%) have Death.
  • Fluphenazine - On Sep, 1, 2014: 1,131 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluphenazine. Among them, 22 people (1.95%) have Death.
  • Droperidol - On Aug, 22, 2014: 1,386 people reported to have side effects when taking Droperidol. Among them, 74 people (5.34%) have Death
  • Haloperidol - On Sep, 2, 2014: 172 people reported to have side effects when taking Haloperidol. Among them, 8 people (4.65%) have Death.
  • Haldol - On Aug, 15, 2014: 9,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Haldol. Among them, 302 people (3.21%) have Death
  • Loxapine - On Aug, 16, 2014: 1,161 people reported to have side effects when taking Loxapine. Among them, 42 people (3.62%) have Death
  • Trilafon - On Aug, 8, 2014: 1,004 people reported to have side effects when taking Trilafon. Among them, 34 people (3.39%) have Death
  • Navane - On Aug, 19, 2014: 1,357 people reported to have side effects when taking Navane. Among them, 25 people (1.84%) have Death.
  • Thiothixene - On Aug, 25, 2014: 287 people reported to have side effects when taking Thiothixene. Among them, 2 people (0.70%) have Death.
  • Trifluoperazine - On Aug, 8, 2014: 277 people reported to have side effects when taking Trifluoperazine hcl. Among them, 8 people (2.89%) have Death.
  • Olanzapine - On Sep, 2, 2014: 11,944 people reported to have side effects when taking Olanzapine. Among them, 301 people (2.52%) have Death.
  • Zyprexa - On Aug, 14, 2014: 42,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyprexa. Among them, 1,539 people (3.60%) have Death
  • Clozaril - On Aug, 18, 2014: 25,520 people reported to have side effects when taking Clozaril. Among them, 1,930 people (7.56%) have Death.
  • Clozapine - On Aug, 17, 2014: 21,766 people reported to have side effects when taking Clozapine. Among them, 2,141 people (9.84%) have Death.
  • Invega - On Aug, 16, 2014: 4,583 people reported to have side effects when taking Invega. Among them, 60 people (1.31%) have Death.
  • Quetiapine - On Aug, 19, 2014: 4,676 people reported to have side effects when taking Quetiapine fumarate. Among them, 166 people (3.55%) have Death.
  • Seroquel - On Aug, 13, 2014: 76,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 2,391 people (3.14%) have Death.
  • Risperidone - On Aug, 19, 2014: 13,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperidone. Among them, 401 people (2.93%) have Death.
  • Risperdal - On Aug, 19, 2014: 41,458 people reported to have side effects when taking Risperdal. Among them, 1,847 people (4.46%) have Death.
  • Geodon - On Aug, 13, 2014: 14,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Geodon. Among them, 371 people (2.56%) have Death.
  • Buspirone - On Aug, 15, 2014: 624 people reported to have side effects when taking Buspirone hydrochloride. Among them, 7 people (1.12%) have Death

Summary

According to the eHealthme web site using Adverse Drug Reports submitted by doctors to the FDA and SEDA, as of August 2014

No of people with side effects: 304,584

No of deaths 12,260

 

These figures apply only to the USA and thus exclude the figures for the rest of the world.  Furthermore they only include those people who were ill enough to convince a doctor a report needed to be filed.  The deaths as a consequence may be being considerably under reported as there is no one there to complain.  Note that suicidal ideation is a frequently reported side effect.

 

from eHealthme case report of death
saphiris, depakote, trazadone, zoloft, zolpidem, were all on medication list from hospital to doctors office to mental institute.

Who knows what she was taking.

Who cared????

Not the person's she went to for treatment they just kept adding medications.

 

How it works

How do these drugs give you an hallucination, vision, out of body, near death or death experience?     Essentially we can class these drugs as Toxins

And that is how the work, if work is the right word, to give you a spiritual experience.

Observations

In the tables that follow I have shown the overall numbers of hallucinations caused by these drugs.  The data comes from the  eHealthme web site derived from SEDA and FDA figures.  I have also added a few individual instances of people who had hallucinations and other odd experiences these mostly come from EROWID.  

As you can see from this class of drug alone, up until round about 2011 [I haven’t included any more after this date]  there were 6,763 hallucinations caused by these drugs. 

I hope you are shocked.  I was. 

The drugs in this category are usually divided into two types typical antipsychotics and atypical antipsychotics:

  • Typical antipsychotics:  The following typical antipsychotics had no record, as far as I was able to ascertain, of hallucinations, at the time I didn't check for deaths.  Acepromazine, Azaperone, Benperidol, Bromperidol, Clopenthixol, Flupentixol, Fluspirilene, Mesoridazine, Methotrimeprazine, Nemonapride, Penfluridol Perazine, Periciazine, Pimozide, Promazine, Sulforidazine, Sultopride, Thioridazine, Triflupromazine, Trifluperidol, Zuclopenthixol.  Note that this does not mean they don’t cause hallucinations, just that no data had been collected at that time which showed they could.  It may simply mean they are rarely used, or are used outside the USA
  • Atypical antipsychotics  - the following had no record, as far as I was able to ascertain, of hallucinations.  Amisulpride, Asenapine, Blonanserin, Carpipramine, Clocapramine, Gevotroline, Iloperidone, Lurasidone, Melperone, Molindone, Mosapramine, Ocaperidone,  Perospirone, Piquindone, Remoxipride, Sertindole, Sulpiride, Tiospirone, Ziprasidone, Zotepine Again this does not mean they don’t cause hallucinations, just that no data had been collected which shows they could and again they may be sold outside the USA. 
  • Miscellaneous  - There are also some uncategorized drugs within this class.  The following antipsychotics and antidepressants also have no record, but again for the same reasons as I have mentioned above - Butaclamol, EEDQ, Eticlopride, Fananserin, L-745,870, Nafadotride, PNU-99,194, Raclopride, Sarizotan, SB-277,011-A,  SKF-83,566, SKF-83,959, Sonepiprazole, Spiperone, Spiroxatrine, Stepholidine, Tetrahydropalmatine, Tiapride, UH-232.

 

Observation identifiers

Observation name

No of hallucinations

001491

Abilify

294

001492

Thorazine

71

001493

Fluphenazine

13

001494

Droperidol

6

001495

Haloperidol

298

001495

Haldol

200

001496

Loxapine

9

001497

Trilafon

37

001498

Navane

52

001498

Thiothixene

42

001499

Trifluoperazine

22

001500

Olanzapine

677

001500

Zyprexa

854

001501

Zyprexa case history

1

001502

Clozaril

243

001502

Clozapine

240

001503

Invega

39

001504

Quetiapine

500

001504

Seroquel

874

001505

Risperidone

784

001505

Risperdal

1246

001506

Geodon

216

001507

Amoxepine

8

001508

Buspirone

37

 

TOTAL

6,763

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