The Marketing of Madness

The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

Many years ago my doctor sent me to a rheumatologist. During the interview the rheumatologist recommended I start taking Zoloft to help with my depression. At the time I thought why on earth would a take an anti-depressant? I went to visit the doctor because of back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease.

Marketing of MadnessI tried explaining to the doctor that if I was depressed it was due to the constant pain I was enduring. Fix the pain, the depression goes, too.

In the end, she prescribed Zoloft for me. I took the drug a total of one time. It left me so wrung out, I slept for 18-hours straight and then had a rough time getting up out of bed. Thanks, but, No, Thanks. I don’t care that it might have been only temporary.

After watching The Marketing of Madness, I thank God that I had the sense I was born with to turn down this doctors treatment. I have family members on psychiatric drugs and now I’m terrified for them. These drugs are dangerous and nothing is being done to protect us. Everyone has a piece of the pie, the doctors, the pharmaceutical companies, even our legislators turn a blind eye. No one is looking out for us, not the FDA, not our doctors, no one. Blind eye is probably the wrong term. These government exployees tasked with our safety are actually being paid by the companies they’re reviewing. This is crony capitalism.

I’ll never forget the day I learned my daughters doctor had prescribed a powerful psychiatric drug for her to treat her diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder — while she was pregnant. Her doctor claimed it was perfectly safe for the baby — yet no studies have been done to back up this claim.  In fact, many children have been born with missing appendages and other serious birth defects. We can’t prove it, but it’s entirely possible this drug actually caused my granddaughter’s birth-defect.

The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

The definitive documentary on psychotropic drugging—this is the story of the high-income partnership between drug companies and psychiatry which has created an $80 billion profit from the peddling of psychotropic drugs to an unsuspecting public.

But appearances are deceiving.

How valid are psychiatrist’s diagnoses—and how safe are their drugs?

Digging deep beneath the corporate veneer, this three-part documentary exposes the truth behind the slick marketing schemes and scientific deceit that conceal a dangerous and often deadly sales campaign.

If you, or someone you love is taking psychotropic drugs, if you are considering stopping taking psychotropic drugs or you are considering starting treatment with psychotropic drugs, you owe it to yourself to be fully informed. Please take the time to watch this video series. It could save your life or the life of someone you love.

“If you, a loved one, or anyone you know is taking drugs recommended by an MD or Psychiatrist for Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive, Schizophrenia etc… then this film is an absolute must watch.”
– James Colquhoun – Producer Director, ‘Food Matters’

You can order a copy of The Marketing of Madness from Amazon, watch the complete series online for free. You may even find a copy at your public library. The Marketing of Madness is unavailable at this time from Netflix. It doesn’t matter how you get it, but you need to watch this powerful presentation.

In this film you’ll discover that…

  • Many of the drugs side effects may actually make your ‘mental illness’ worse.
  • Psychiatric drugs can induce aggression or depression.
  • Some psychotropic drugs prescribed to children are more addictive than cocaine.
  • Psychiatric diagnoses appears to be based on dubious science. Of the 297 mental disorders contained within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, none can be objectively measured by pathological tests. Mental illness symptoms within this manual are arbitrarily assigned by a subjective voting system by a psychiatric panel.
  • It is estimated that 100 million people globally use psychotropic drugs.

The Children of Huang Shi

The Children of Huang Shi is based on a true story about the life of a young Englishman George Hogg, portrayed by Rhys Meyers.

Set in war-ravaged China during the late 1930s, Hogg, leds sixty orphaned boys on a journey across the Liu Pan Shan mountains to safety on the edge of the Mongolian desert. The 700 mile hike took months to complete; a harrowing journey for grown men, let alone young boys.

The Children of the Silk Road (Huang Shi) is an absolutely heartbreaking movie. It’s hard to imagine the conditions these children were forced to endure. The end of the movie was touching, in that it gave voice to these boys as adults, their dialog is quite moving. The film is slow to develop in places, which is to be expected when a movie is based in fact, rather than fiction.

This movie has inspired me to learn more about this time period in history.

Amazon posted this review:The Children of Huang Shi is a powerful, inspiring film about a real-life, outsider hero who emerged from Japan’s catastrophic invasion of China in 1937. A British journalist, George Hogg (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) sneaks into Nanjing at the height of Japan’s destruction of that cosmopolitan city.

Rescued from certain death by a suave rebel named Chen Hansheng (Chow Yun-Fat), Hogg goes deep into China’s countryside in search of another front to the war. Instead of furthering his career, however, Hogg is talked into taking control of a destitute orphanage occupied by starving, lice-ridden, half-savage boys.

A roving nurse, Lee Pearson (Radha Mitchell), keeps Hogg focused on his task, provides him with medical supplies, and ultimately becomes his lover. But the former reporter has to figure many things out on his own, including how to inspire the boys to help fend for themselves.

With the Japanese closing in on the orphanage and the Chinese looking at the boys as likely soldiers, Hogg, Pearson, and Hansheng lead the kids on an extraordinarily strenuous, 700-mile hike to Marco Polo’s so-called Silk Road, leading to the Gobi Desert. The second half of The Children of Huang Shi is taken up by this sometimes deadly labor, and director Roger Spottiswoode balances the dreariness of it with knockout images of mountains and eerie, desert vistas.

The multi-national cast is the best thing about the film, which avoids canonizing the saintly Hogg by not ignoring his sins of pride (he refers to the kids as “my boys” to the wrong Chinese authority, and pays the price) and jealousy. Chow’s jaunty persona adds an essential swagger to this Schindler’s List-like story, but it’s Mitchell’s gritty, soul-weary performance that really grabs one’s attention. —Tom Keogh

I Am Because We Are

I Am Because We Are” with Bill Clinton and Madonna. A documentary, released in 2008, about the extreme poverty, AIDS and practices in the African nation of Malawi, which just happens to be where her 2 adpoted children came from.

I don’t know, is it just me or does Madonna have a tough time pulling off the caring mother routine? She’s simply not credible in that roll, if you ask me. She speaks throughout the film in a monatanous tone that made me want to scream.

“I Am Because We Are” presents the same old tired message that we are one and we must help. None of the information is new or even creative. Basically, Madonna knew that she could sell DVD’s if she produced this film, with her name on it. She simply did not put much effort into it. All proceeds from this film go to Madonna’s non-profit charity, Raising Malawi.

While I feel for the citizens of Malawi, until they stop some of their risky social practices, nothing is going to make a difference in that country. I’m certainly glad she’s there to help them.

Contains nudity and adult themes.