This is one scary show. Not only does it show how certain inventions changed the direction of our future but it shows where this technology is likely to take us in the future. Gene manipulation?
James Burke the scientific detective is back tracking the fascinating links between technological invention, social history, economics, and, well, everything. Life is a giant 3-dimensional globe made up of millions of threads that cross and recross each other, says Burke as he traces the lines that lead from a French loom to IBM, from a kink in a water pipe to a carburetor. He makes two dozen international stops by way of explaining how the steam pump led to carbon paper, to the entire Industrial revolution and the moon landing, with drill bits, X-rays and genetic engineering along the way; says New York Newsday. In one half-hour! Your head spins, but its the same as splendid champagne. [Read more…]
There are some scenes that I believe should have been left on the cutting-room floor. For example, there is some partial and full nudity, though tastefully done. If you are marketing to children why put that stuff in here?
It is a fascinating show but I would recommend watching the show with your children and talking about the difference topics. Of course, you can always fast forward through the portions that aren’t of interesting to you. The show did a very good job of drawing connection to the past that actually match sense. I’m on Connections 2, get all three.
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.
I 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 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’
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.