Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
The FDA is attempting to down-classify the shock device to say that shock treatment (shooting electricity through the head to cause a grand mal seizure) is 'safe enough' for people with "treatment-resistant" depression or who "require rapid response".
This video is about #FDAStopTheShockDevice Sign petition here: https://www.change.org/p/fda-stop-fda-from-down-classifying-the-shock-device-to-a-class-ii-device-stop-shock-treatment Info for submitting your own comment to FDA here: http://www.madinamerica.com/2016/02/40-days-to-tell-the-fdastoptheshockdevicePosted by Lauren Tenney on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Please speak out before it's too late. Our petition and complaint to the FDA are below.
Monday, March 21, 2016
PTSD and domestic violence
Traffic and similar problems
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Saturday, March 19, 2016
Progress in the World Radio Show: 9 Things You Had Better Know When Facing Corrupt CPS and Family Court Officials
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Below, please see the photographic record of comments that were made by myself, Lauren Tenney, and then subsequently deleted. I also was blocked from commenting and reacting to posts made by others.
To see the NIMH transcript and deleted comments, please visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByfGR4ZrDF0oVGhCd0FfS01wcTg/view
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Direct link if embed fails: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkwithtenney/2016/03/16/talk-with-tenney-special-13-days-left-to-say-fdastoptheshockdevice
On March 15, 2016 from 9 - 11 PM Eastern, call in (267) 521-0167 to join people who are shock treatment survivors and allies discuss the current state of the FDAs attempts to down-classify the shock device to a class II device putting it in the same category as eyeglasses or wheelchairs.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
17 Horrific Facts About Psychiatry That You Need to Know: Lauren Tenney on Progress in the World Radio Show
- Institutional and structural racism and classism in psychiatry
- Psychiatric slavery
- The mass drugging of people of all ages
- Shock treatment
- Shock treatment on veterans
- Shock treatment on pregnant women
- The current effort by the FDA to make shock treatment 'safe enough' for people who are said to be "depressed" and "treatment-resistant" or "require rapid response" of shock.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Combat the American Psychiatric Association's Pro-Shock Treatment Campaign: Do Not Be Fooled! #FDAStopTheShockDevice
#FDAStopTheShockDevice: Sign the MindFreedom International Petition here:https://www.change.org/p/fda-stop-fda-from-down-classifying-the-shock-device-to-a-class-ii-device-stop-shock-treatment
Join 900+ Supporters saying #FDAStopTheShockDevice
Do Not Be FooledIt is important to understand that the psychiatric industry - the trade organization for the psychiatrists, the American Psychiatric Association--have their own campaign supporting the use of shock treatment on people that they assign as "depressed", "bipolar", "treatment-resistant", or "require rapid response".
They are threatened by the truth. This statement is from the American Psychiatric Association to its members in its push to support shock treatment:
"A similar reclassification proposal by the FDA in 2010 met significant resistance from anti-psychiatry groups and did not pass. That is why it is so important for psychiatrists to take the lead in expressing their views in regard to the role that ECT plays in clinical practice and in the treatment of major depressive disorder."The American Psychiatric Association tells its membership blatant lies: specifically they are arguing that the Shock Device is currently listed as "Class III (high risk)" and that what the FDA is proposing is to move them to Class II (low risk)".
Class III means that the device has never been tested for safety or efficacy (and is usually high risk).
Because the shock device existed prior to the FDA, it was grandfathered in as a Class III device.
There is a move at the FDA to either have all Class III devices moved to Class I (general controls) or Class II (special controls) devices--or-- taken off the market.
The American Psychiatric Association's claim to its membership that Class II is "low risk" is an outright lie.
Class II means that there are special controls put on a medical device to try to mitigate risk.
In the current case of the shock device, what the FDA is trying to do is say that by labeling the device with its known risks and brain and body damaging consequences, the risk is mitigated. This of course, is ludicrous.
Putting a label on a device will not mitigate the real risks of shock treatment.
What Psychiatric Survivors and Allies Are Doing
People who are psychiatric survivors, particularly people who are survivors of shock treatment, allies, and MindFreedom International members have held 9 national teleconferences since the FDA released the proposed rule, December 29, 2015.
We have created a petition stating that the FDA should not down-classify the shock device for any reason. We are also demanding that the FDA hold hearings about this proposed rule to down-classify the shock device. If this rule is put in place the use of shock treatment to soar.
What You Can DoPlease join the 900+ supporters who are calling on the FDA to do the right thing and not down-classify the shock device, and listen to those who have been damaged by those who subjected them to shock treatment.
Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/fda-stop-fda-from-down-classifying-the-shock-device-to-a-class-ii-device-stop-shock-treatment
Thousands Are Having Shock Treatment For Breakfast. #FDAStopTheShockDevice
Sunday, March 6, 2016
|3 FOIA Requests Reveal Shock Treatment Used on Veterans and Their Fetuses|
Most disturbing, the draft data released shows that only 2 or more shock treatments were counted.
We have no idea of how many vets were shocked once.
Even more problematic, guidance on the use of shock treatment was released, and this included using shock treatment as a first line treatment for women who were pregnant.
That is electricity shot through her brain, general anesthesia, muscle relaxers, and pain killers, and not eating for long periods of time before the brain-damaging procedure, multiple times a week.
For more information see my Mad in America article:
Electroshocking Veterans and Their Fetuses.
You can hear more on the Talk with Tenney episode, FOIA: Evidence of VMAs Electroshocking Veterans:
Right now, the FDA is trying to say that shock treatment is 'safe enough' for people experiencing a "depressive episode" as part of "major depressive disorder" or "bipolar disorder" that is "treatment-resistant" or "requires rapid response".
Please join our efforts to stop the FDA from being able to do this.
You can sign and share the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/fda-stop-fda-from-down-classifying-the-shock-device-to-a-class-ii-device-stop-shock-treatment
Friday, March 4, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Sign the petition to tell the FDA they must hold hearings about the down-classification of the shock device and that the shock device must not be lowered to a Class II device for any reason.
Sue Clark-Wittenburg (1955 - 2015), 2015 shared her experiences on Talk with Tenney and reminds me and everyone else to keep focused. Shock treatment is torture.
Sue through her work in organizing the International Campaign to Ban Electroshock would be working to stop the FDA from its current shady proposed rule to down-classify the shock device from a Class III experimental device to a Class II device, putting the machine used to generate the shock in shock treatment in the same category as eyeglasses or a wheel chair.
The FDAs proposed rule allows that shock treatment is 'safe enough' for people who experience a "depressive episode" as part of "major depressive disorder" or "bipolar disorder" and who are "treatment-resistant" because you 'failed' neuroleptic or psychotropic drugs, or "require rapid response".
In the Talk with Tenney episode that this excerpt of Sue is taken from, Electroshock: A Crime Against Humanity, Sue explains that when she was a teenager, she was shocked, and that the last shock treatment she had stopped her heart.
Sue is not physically here to lead the fight, but her memory persists and what happened to Sue, and millions like her, will not be in vein.
In Loving Memory of Sue Clark-Wittenberg from Lauren Tenney on Vimeo.
In 2011 the FDA held public hearings on the shock device that delivers electric shock treatment (electroconvulsive treatment, ECT). The panel voted in nearly all situations to keep the shock device a Class III Experimental Device.
Now, the FDA is proposing to down-classify the shock device to a Class II device with "special controls" that would put it in the same category as a pair of eyeglasses or a wheelchair specifically for people who are over 18, have a "major depressive episode" as part of "major depressive disorder" or "bipolar disorder" are deemed "treatment-resistant" or "require rapid response".
The FDA is proposing that since they held hearings in 2011 they do not need to hold hearings now. Not one of the members of the decision-making panel from 2011 is on the panel today.
Please get involved and tell the FDA not to down classify the shock device for any reason and to hold public hearings.
Psychiatry ought not be allowed to get away with this fraud! The FDA needs to be held responsible for the damage this will cause. Shock treatment will soar.