Dr. Caligari's Psychiatric Drugs (Network Against
Psychiatric Assault/ Alonzo Printing) 1984:
"Psychiatric drugs interfere with neurotransmitter chemical function
and have inherently toxic potentials. Psychiatrists theorize that abnormalities
in these neurotransmitter chemicals cause 'mental illness' and that their
drugs normalize brain function. Our position is that there are no grounds
for accepting psychiatry's basic assumptions concerning so-called mental
illness and its supposed biochemical origins...
Almost all psychiatric drugs are depressants that slow down brains and
bodies. The primary effect of drugs like Thorazine, Elavil, and lithium
is to place the user in a chemical straitjacket. These drugs 'control
symptoms' by restricting the individual's ability to think, feel, and
act. Furthermore, this control often comes at the cost of discomfort,
disability, and sometimes death...
The neuroleptics are psychiatry's most powerful drugs. The term neuroleptic
means nerve-seizing and describes the semi-paralyzing effect these drugs
have on the brain and nervous system...
The first neuroleptic chemical family was called phenothiazines, of which
the first were Thorazine and Stelazine. An early proponent of the neuroleptics
described Thorazine as 'a pharmacological substitute for lobotomy.' "