Stigma and Psychiatric Medications: Dr. Double Bind

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Effexor: Evil?, Mad Society, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Sociology of Medicine

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I am so sick of individuals with Ph.D.s who go around trying to “spread the gospel” that people who take psychiatric medications are participating in (a direct quote from one such individual) “a worldwide Holocaust”, and who make a living writing books about how psych meds are responsible for murder, suicide, and other violent acts. I do not like Big Pharma. … Read More

jenniferlreimerStigma and Psychiatric Medications: Dr. Double Bind

“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

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Why stop one psych med that has bad side-effects when you can simply prescribe another? (sorry parents of wannabe child-stars, this has nothing to do with singing, acting, or dancing, unless you count tardive dyskenesia as a kind of dance performed by children drugged with Abilify, Olanzapine, Ritalin, and Dexedrine – to name a few…  ) Click on here to … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

Methadone Madness

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When I pick up my methadone at the drugstore, if more than one patient is picking up their dosage of “juice”, there is almost guaranteed to be some witty banter.  Some bitching about the system is a staple, as it is quite… dare I say, insane?  Us lowly patients are assumed to naturally be “messed up” folk, since the drug … Read More

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Things are Not that Black and White!: Racialization of Female Bodies and the Controversy Over the White and Black Pristiq Dolls

jenniferlreimerAds and Commercials, Feminism and Madness, Mad Society, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Other Survivors, Sociology of Medicine

Back in September of last year, I posted this when I was shocked to see that to market their “new” antidepressant Pristiq (after all it is only an isomer of Effexor – Effexor’s chemical name is venlafaxine, Pristiq’s is desvenlafaxine).  The original Pristiq television commercial showed a white doll – as we’re all probably familiar with – having to “wind … Read More

jenniferlreimerThings are Not that Black and White!: Racialization of Female Bodies and the Controversy Over the White and Black Pristiq Dolls

SNDRI (Serotonin, Norepinephrine, Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants!) – The Next Revolution in Mental Health Treatment: An Acronym

jenniferlreimerEffexor: Evil?, Mad Society, Meds, Meds, Meds!, Sociology of Medicine

Coming soon to your neighbourhood pharmacy! K.’s biopsychology professor mentioned Effexor in class today.  I had told her before how in high dosa, like the massive 450 mg I take each morning, it actes on three different neurotransmitters – serotonin, norepineprhrine, and dopamine – unlike SSRIs that only act on one.  However, it is classified as an “SNRI” – a … Read More

jenniferlreimerSNDRI (Serotonin, Norepinephrine, Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants!) – The Next Revolution in Mental Health Treatment: An Acronym

Scars sees a new psychiatrist!

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Psychiatrists

Today I went to see a new psychiatrist for the first time since my horrible experience with “Dr.” Basson at my university campus last summer. It was quite anticlimactic, considering my horrible experiences with shrinks in the past.  It turned out she is a “family doctor who specializes in mental health”, so I didn’t even get to sit in a … Read More

jenniferlreimerScars sees a new psychiatrist!

Peter Breggin’s Website… and other interesting items found on the web while researching

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Hello all…from beneath the stack of books, empty yogurt container, collection of “Bic” lighters, and dirty plates that line my bed after writing my first theoretical paper for my M.A. degree. (not actually me, but you get the idea!…only I’m in bed with my macbook, not at a desk.) Today, I finally finished this three-times deferred paper on Emily Martin’s … Read More

jenniferlreimerPeter Breggin’s Website… and other interesting items found on the web while researching

For all those interested in pharmaceutical advertising beyond the psy-world…

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This is an excellent blog that is updated constantly, through links to different sites across the web on the topic of pharmaceutical advertising. The latest article it leads you to is about Johnson&Johnson hiring Neil Patrick Harris to narrate a Listerine commercial. I tried using this stuff a couple of times, and it made my teeth burn like crazy! Perhaps … Read More

jenniferlreimerFor all those interested in pharmaceutical advertising beyond the psy-world…

Just Another Day at the Pharmacy…Big Pharma Planting Toxic Seeds at British Columbia Universities

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How wonderful… I happened to have to sit and wait at the pharmacy to pick up my meds today, a very unusual occurrence.  A young man, who appeared to be around the same age as me, entered through the door one second before me, with a “triplicate” prescription in hand, which always present difficulties at pharmacies here in B.C. – … Read More

jenniferlreimerJust Another Day at the Pharmacy…Big Pharma Planting Toxic Seeds at British Columbia Universities

Unwillingness to Participate in Debate = Another Step on the Road to Fascism

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!

Today, on facebook (evil, evilbook) I was called a “crazy psycho-bitch conspiracy theorist”, by a “friend” of a “friend” whom I have never met or spoken with before, for posting a very interesting bit of information that I read the other day in a medical journal: that glycine, an ingredient of the “H1N1” vaccine (constituting 20-some percent of the vaccine’s … Read More

jenniferlreimerUnwillingness to Participate in Debate = Another Step on the Road to Fascism

Documentary: Aspartame: Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World

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What a coincidence – aspartame, known to reduce serotonin levels, came out in the early 1980s, and SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) antidepressants were introduced to the populace a few years later… An important documentary for anyone to watch, as we’ve all consumed aspartame.  Aspartame has been proven to cause cancer, but the clinical trials that have come to this … Read More

jenniferlreimerDocumentary: Aspartame: Sweet Misery, A Poisoned World

Documentary: The Drugging of Our Children

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A few new good documentaries found for today! “The Drugging of Our Children” focuses on AD(H)D, and violent acts performed by children and adolescents while on SSRIs.  Not exactly new news, but very well put together, a number of researchers and doctors with different opinions are interviewed, and the use of the fMRI to detect “mental illness” is discussed, for … Read More

jenniferlreimerDocumentary: The Drugging of Our Children

New Documentary on Medicating Kids – Get it while you can!

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Documentaries

This video may not be available for very long, so watch/download it ASAP! You may be familiar with Louis Theroux’s BBC series, including “Weird Weekends”.  Theroux travels to a location where a disturbing or just plain bizarre subculture exists, and films the people involved, while also participating himself – I suppose he’s a bit of an urban anthropologist.  He has … Read More

jenniferlreimerNew Documentary on Medicating Kids – Get it while you can!

a rant before going into interzone, 2005

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Poetry, Prose, Personal

I must have written this early in the morning of the day that I disappeared for several before New Year’s, finding myself in a bathtub at my dad’s house, trying to die on New Year’s Eve.  Does it give me any insight into why I disappeared?  Unfortunately not.  It’s interesting though… 3:44 am, Tuesday December 27, 2005 A rant. The … Read More

jenniferlreimera rant before going into interzone, 2005