Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Australian of the Year? I Don't Know Why!

Who is Patrick McGorry and What Does he Promote?

He’s a psychiatrist just named Australian of the Year for his work in “youth mental health reform.”

What does that reform consist of?

What he calls a “new form of climate change.” It sure is.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International reports on Australian of the Year Patrick McGorry as follows:

"McGorry promotes youths being put on antipsychotics and antidepressants, cited by international drug regulatory agencies as causing hallucinations, hostility, personality change, life-threatening diabetes, strokes, suicide and death.

McGorry goes a giant step further—drug them before they’ve even developed a “psychiatric” disorder.

The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AHRPP) likens such concepts to “performing mastectomies on women who are at risk of—but do not have—breast cancer.”

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has expressed “serious concerns” about child drugging and Senate investigations in the United States have found high profile psychiatrists who were pharmaceutically funded and using fraudulent research being among the heaviest promoters of psychiatric drug use on children.

While the rest of the world is experiencing serious alarm at the rampant use of deadly psychiatric drugs on children, McGorry pushes full steam ahead to increase the amount of children being needlessly subjected to psychiatry’s most powerful drugs—antidepressants and antipsychotics.

What was the first thing McGorry did to capitalize on his winning his “Australian of the Year” award? He demanded the Australian government hand over another $200 million to fund more of his centers where he can drug more children.

Worse still, the government is entertaining the idea.

Yet, for who ever nominated him—apparently an “anonymous supporter”—due diligence wasn’t done on what McGorry advocates.

A cursory look at his research shows that while behavioral symptoms are evaluated and, on a hunch, drugged to see if they “prevent” the onset of a “mental” disorder, there’s no mention of the teens being given full and searching physical exams to first rule out undiagnosed and untreated medical conditions that may be causing it.

McGorry has received unrestricted research grant support from Eli Lilly, Janssen-Cilag, Bristol Myer Squibb, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Novartis.

These companies manufacture antipsychotic drugs!

He is also a paid consultant for, and has received speaker’s fees from all or most of these companies."

See the full text of the report from The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International at:

There are no research monies available from drug companies to prove that children with behavioural problems DO NOT need psychotic drugs.

However there ARE shiploads available for those who propose that psychotic drugs are necessary for children with behavioural problems. There is probably a lot more available to a researcher who advocates psychotic drugs for children before there is a diagnosed problem.

I am no fan of the Church of Scientology, a strange mob with many cult like features, but maybe, just maybe, they are onto something with their drive against psychiatry.

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