New Study Confirms What CCHR Has Said for Decades: Antidepressants Cause Violence.
That’s what mainstream press such as the LA Times and Reuters are reporting, based on a new study published in a respected medical journal, PLOS Medicine, which found young adults between the ages of 15-24, were nearly fifty percent more likely to be convicted of a homicide, assault, robbery, arson, kidnapping, sexual offense and other violent crime when taking the antidepressant than when they weren’t taking the psychiatric drug. To have heavy-hitters like the Los Angeles Times cover the issue is precedent setting, as the link between psychiatric drugs and violence has long been ignored by mainstream press. But the fact that antidepressants cause violence isn’t a new revelation as CCHR has been at the forefront of exposing this connection for nearly two decades… Click here to read the full article.
CCHR Files Complaints to MA Authorities About UHS Psychiatric Facility Abuse
CCHR has been investigating complaints from Universal Health Services (UHS) psychiatric facility patients, their families and former UHS mental health staff since 2012. In complaints filed with Massachusetts health and law enforcement officials this year, CCHR reported that in 2013, 18 psychiatrists affiliated with 10 UHS facilities in MA billed Medicare more than $2.1 million, of which 6 accounted for $1.19 million. Four UHS-affiliated psychiatrists were among the top ranked state prescribers of several psychotropic drugs, including a psychostimulant and antipsychotic.
With these complaints being filed by CCHR, another UHS owned psychiatric hospital is under investigation. Pembroke psychiatric hospital, owned by UHS as part of Arbour Health Systems in MA, is under investigation over a patient death in August. Pembroke Hospital has had 7 patient deaths this year (out of 49 statewide) and this is the first to happen at the facility.
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