Children were prescribed the antipsychotic drug Risperdal for unapproved uses in children.
A CBS evening news report, exposed the shocking news about the use of Risperdal in children. Children who, in fact, were not psychotic at all, were prescribed the antipsychotic drug, Risperdal for unapproved uses in children. A law suit was announced on the makers of Risperdal for the increased use of diabetes and growth of breasts in boys as young as 4 years old. These boys have had to undergo surgery to remove the breast(s)
In addition to the horrifying news of what Risperdal does to children, there were increased warnings put on this drug for the use in elderly.
New Risperdal information has shown the increased incidence of stroke or stroke-like events in elderly Risperdal patients. In April 2003, Risperdal information was released by Johnson & Johnson saying letters would be sent to thousands of U.S. physicians advising them of the increased risk of stroke or stroke-like events such as blood clots and hemorrhages in elderly Risperdal patients.
WARNING: INCREASED MORTALITY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA
RELATED PSYCHOSIS Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Analyses of 17 placebo-controlled trials (modal duration of 10 weeks), largely in patients taking atypical antipsychotic drugs, revealed a risk of death in drug-treated patients of between 1.6 to 1.7 times the risk of death in placebo-treated patients. Over the course of a typical 10-week controlled trial, the rate of death in drug-treated patients was about 4.5%, compared to a rate of about 2.6% in the placebo group. Although the causes of death were varied, most of the deaths appeared to be either cardiovascular (e.g., heart failure, sudden death) or infectious (e.g., pneumonia) in nature. Observational studies suggest that, similar to atypical antipsychotic drugs, treatment with conventional antipsychotic drugs may increase mortality. The extent to which the findings of increased mortality in observational studies may be attributed to the antipsychotic drug as opposed to some characteristic(s) of the patients is not clear. RISPERDAL® (risperidone) is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis. [See Warnings and Precautions (5.1)
What is important to remember is that every individual has the right to Informed Consent. For more information contact the Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida (CCHR Florida), a non-profit organization that investigates and exposes psychiatric violations of human rights. CCHR was co-founded in 1969 by Professor Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, and the Church of Scientology, dedicated solely to eradicate mental health abuse. It works side-by-side with like-minded groups and individuals who share a common purpose to clean up the field of mental health. HYPERLINK " http://www.cchrflorida.org/informedconsent" www.cchrflorida.org/informed-consent.
The Informed Consent includes your rights to know about the side effects and the alternatives to psychiatric drugs.
Very often when a person is experiencing emotional or behavioral problems, there is an underlying, undiagnosed medical condition causing the symptoms diagnosed as a psychiatric disorder. These conditions include, but are not limited to, allergies, infections, sleep disorders, toxins, nutritional deficiencies and hormone imbalances.
It is recommended to get a complete physical examination by a competent medical practitioner who does not prescribe psychiatric drugs
WARNING: No one should stop taking any psychiatric drug without the advice and assistance of a competent, medical doctor who does not prescribe psychiatric drugs!