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Old 24-08-2018, 04:08 PM   #96
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Default Therapy induced suicide

I once started my investigation of psychiatry with the “clickable” Robert Whitaker. I left the forum after my posts were repeatedly deleted without any reason (or explanation)…

This month Whitaker put an interesting story on the internet on rising suicide rates. In this thread is already information on Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), which are used to poison depressed people, causing amongst others depression, aggression and suicide.
My only problem with Whitaker’s piece it’s too long...

In June of this year, the Center for Disease Control warned about the increase in suicide rate in the US with 30% from 1999 to 2016 (to an all-time high).
This happened during a time when an ever greater number of people are getting tortured under the guise of “mental health treatment”.
The age-adjusted suicide rate from 1950 to 1985 was relatively constant. In 1950, it was 13.2 per 100,000 population, and over the next 35 years, the rate mostly ranged from 12 to 13 per 100,000, with the lowest of 11.4 in 1957 to a high of 13.7 per 100,000 in 1977. In 1987, Prozac was approved by the FDA, the suicide rate was 12.8 per 100,000. The rate dropped to 10.4 per 100,000 in 2000. Psychiatrists praised Prozac and the other SSRIs as the reason.

However, since 2000, the suicide rate has risen steadily to 13.5 per 100,000 in 2016, when antidepressant use and mental health "care" continued to rise - antidepressant usage in the population aged 12 and over increased from 7.7% in 1999-2003 to 12.7% in the 2011-2014 period.
The suicide rate in the US has risen steadily since the creation of a national strategy to “prevent” it.
Higher unemployment and household gun ownership rate are associated with higher suicide rates. This could explain the changes in suicide rate from 1950 to 1999, but NOT the rise in the 21th century.

In 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention was formed that has been promoting SSRIs ever since.
Not coincidentally it was heavily funded by big pharma. At the foundation’s 1999 gala, the corporate sponsors included Eli Lilly, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Solvay, Abbott Laboratories, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, SmithKline Beecham, and Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories.

In 1998, Gregory Simon et al reported on suicides in Washington of people who had been treated for depression, and found that the risk of suicide was 43 per 100,000 person years for those poisoned with an antidepressant in primary care, compared to 0 per 100,000 person years for those treated without antidepressants.

In 2004, Philip Burgess et al compared suicide rates in countries pre- and post-implementation of a mental health legislation policy according to the WHO’s recommendations.
Introduction of mental health legislation (including forced psychiatric treatment) was associated with a 10.6% increase in suicides;
a national mental health policy was associated with an 8.3% increase;
adoption of a therapeutic drugs policy designed to improve access to psychiatric medications was associated with a 7% increase;
a national mental health program was associated with a 4.9% increase in suicides.

Ajit Shah et al studied elderly suicide rates in multiple countries, and found higher rates of suicide in countries with more mental health services, like psychiatric beds, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and the availability of training mental health (programs) for primary care professionals.
In 2010, Shah and et al reported on people of all ages in 76 countries and concluded that suicide rates were higher in countries with mental health legislation.

In 2013, A.P. Rajkumar et al assessed the level of psychiatric services in 191 countries. This comprehensive global study, once again, showed that in countries with “better” psychiatric services suicide rates are higher.

In 2014, Carsten Hjorthoj et al found that the risk of suicide increases dramatically with each increase in “level of treatment” in Denmark.
The risk of suicide was:
5.8 times higher for people on psychiatric medication (but no other care);
8.2 times higher for people having outpatient contact with a mental health professional;
27.9 times higher for people having been in a psychiatric emergency room;
44.3 times higher for people locked up in a psychiatric hospital.
Two Australian experts in suicide, referring to this study, wrote “that psychiatric care might, at least in part, cause suicide”. Even psychiatric inpatients at a “low risk” of suicide had a suicide rate 67 times higher than the national suicide rate in Denmark.

In 2016, the US Department of Veterans reported that suicide rates for veterans from 2001 to 2014 that received mental health treatment with a drug abuse problem were at least 50% more likely to die by suicide than those with the same diagnosis but without treatment.

Most suicide victims have been earlier sentenced to a psychiatric disorder: more than 90% of suicide victims. If psychiatric treatment works, it should reduce the number of suicides. Higher psychiatrist-per-population ratio increases the opportunity for contact between the victims and psychiatrist.
Not very surprisingly higher psychiatrist density (PD) is associated with higher suicide rates, because people living in countries with more psychiatrists have a higher risk of being tortured. The difference is greater for women than for men.

As a higher gross national income (GNI) is associated with lower suicide rates, the suicide rates were corrected.
Fig. 2 - Correlation between the PD and female suicide rates (FSR).

In the European Union the Kingdoms of the Netherlands and neighbouring Belgium have most psychiatrists.
Higher suicide rates are associated with higher rates of psychiatrists. This observation is consistent with previous reports.

Leo Sher – Are Suicide Rates Related to the Psychiatrist Density? A Cross-National Study (2016):
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