2005N-0354 Consumer-Directed Promotion of Regulated Medical Products; Part 15 Public Hearing
FDA Comment Number : EC50
Submitter : Ms. Elizabeth Root Date & Time: 12/07/2005 06:12:07
Organization : Ms. Elizabeth Root
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
As a Mental Health Care Professional in a county mental health clinic (working with children) I see first hand the harmful effects of drugs on consumers, especially children. Yet the drug industries have brain-washed the public regarding the "effectiveness" of psychotropic drugs. We must abolish the myth of the "chemical imbalance" perpetrated on the public through their advertising in all media. The truth is there is absolutely no evidence proving that emotional distress ("mental illness") is caused by any chemical imbalance. But we do know that psychotropic drugs create a chemical imbalance, causing chronic dependency on these drugs and on mental health systems. I refer you to a new book by Grace E. Jackson, M.D. Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs (unable to underline or italicize), a scholarly work that reveals the potential harm of psychotropic drugs. This is just one of many reputable works revealing the truth about these drugs. See also Mad in America by Robert Whitaker. Drug company advertising must be regulated and held accountable for spreading false information!