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Mom Faces Down SWAT Team & MRAP for Refusing to Give Daughter Deadly Antipsychotic Drug

Suicide, birth defects, heart problems, hostility, violence, aggression, hallucinations, self-harm, delusional thinking, homicidal ideation, and death are just a few of the side effects caused by psychiatric medication.

There have been 150 studies in seventeen countries on antidepressant-induced side effects. There have been 134 drug regulatory agency warnings from eleven countries and the EU warning about the dangerous side effects of antidepressants.

Despite this deadly laundry list of potential reactions to these medications, the use of antidepressants and antipsychotics has skyrocketed by 400% since 1988. 

Currently, 11 percent of all Americans 12 years of age and over take antidepressant medication, this is a higher rate than all other countries in the world.

While the skyrocketing use of psychiatric drugs in adults is certainly worrisome, the exponential increase of use in children is downright scary.


The following information is the most accurate and documented data available on psychiatric drug usage in the United States. The information is from IMS Health, a company that provides information, services and technology for the healthcare industry. It is the largest vendor of U.S. physician prescribing data. The following data was taken from IMS Health Vector One National database Year 2013, Extracted April 2014.

The numbers are startling.

Article continues below these stats.

Drug Class:            Age Group:          Number of

All Psychiatric       0-5 Years               1,080,168

0-1 Years                274,804
2-3 Years                370,778
4-5 Years                500,948

6-12 Years             4,130,340
13-17 Years           3,617,593

Grand Total           0-17 Years               8,389,034 kids on psychiatric drugs

ADHD Drugs          0-5 Years                188,899

0-1 Years                1,422
2-3 Years                10,413
4-5 Years                181,023

6-12 Years             2,723,126
13-17 Years           1,775,896

Grand Total           0-17 Years               4,404,360 kids on ADHD Drugs

Antidepressants  0-5 Years                 110,516

0-1 Years               26,406
2-3 Years               46,102
4-5 Years               45,822

6-12 Years            686,950
13-17 Years          1,444,422

Grand Total          0-17 Years               2,165,279 kids on antidepressants

Antipsychotics     0-5 Years                 27,343

0-1 Years                654
2-3 Years                3,760
4-5 Years                24,363

6-12 Years             359,882
13-17 Years           490,272

Grand Total           0-17 Years               830,836 kids on antipsychotics

Anti-anxiety           0-5 Years                   727,304

0-1 Years                  227,132
2-3 Years                  282,759
4-5 Years                  247,754

6-12 Years               790,149
3-17 Years             650,273

Grand Total             0-17 Years               2,132,625 kids on anti-anxiety drugs

According to Dr. Allen Frances, author of Saving Normalone of the reasons we are seeing such a steep incline in American children being prescribed these drugs is that primary care physicians, not psychiatrists, are doling our these drugs like candy. According to Dr. Frances, the primary care doctor is not nearly as qualified to prescribe these drugs, and most of them are doing so based on the information given to them by entirely unqualified pharmaceutical sales reps.

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Even more disturbing than the growing trend in psychiatric drug use is the fact that the state will remove children from their parents for refusing to give these dangerous and untested drugs to their kids.

Last week, a Detroit mother, Maryanne Godboldo, was the subject of her 5th appeal by the prosecutor’s office for the ‘crime’ of preventing her child from being forced to take a psychiatric medicine.

Godboldo made international headlines in 2011 when she refused to administer a dangerous psychiatric drug to her daughter, resulting in Child Protective Services (CPS) assaulting her civil and human rights to the extent that many could not believe this could occur in America. The truth is any parent could be targeted by the mental health system via CPS and lose their rights as a parent, as reported by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).

On February 17, 2010, Maryanne Godboldo was told to put her daughter Ariana on the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.

There have been 39 studies in eight countries on Risperdal highlighting the horrid side effects of this drug. (United States, Denmark, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Italy). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

8 studies on Risperdal causing death or increased risk of death
7 studies on Risperdal causing weight gain
4 studies on Risperdal causing heart problems
3 studies on Risperdal causing diabetes
3 studies on Risperdal causing blood disorders
2 studies on Risperdal causing sleep problems
2 studies on Risperdal causing stroke
2 studies on Risperdal showing lack of efficacy
2 studies on Risperdal causing Parkinson’s Disease
1 study on Risperdal causing cognitive decline
1 study on Risperdal causing sexual dysfunction
1 study on Risperdal causing Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder)
1 study on Risperdal causing violence

After watching her daughter experience some of these severe side effects from the drug, she consulted another doctor and they slowly weaned her off of it.

When social services found out that Maryanne had taken her daughter off the drug, they took legal and physical action to force her hand. On March 24, 2011, social services, accompanied by the Detroit Police SWAT team and an illegal order, forcibly entered Maryanne’s home to remove Ariana, citing Maryanne’s refusal to give her Risperdal.

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CCHR explains what happened next.

• A 10-hour standoff ensued between Maryanne and the Detroit Police’s “Special Response Team.”

• Maryanne made phone calls to the leaders of the Detroit community to help her in the effort to save her child.

• On March 25, 2011, in the early morning hours, Maryanne agreed to turn over her daughter only after the police and CPS assured her that Ariana would be placed in the custody of Maryanne’s sister, Penny Godboldo and would NOT be drugged. This was the agreement between Maryanne, the police and CPS.

• Social services lied to Maryanne: They placed Ariana at the Hawthorn Center, a state-run juvenile psychiatric facility.

•  At Hawthorn, psychiatrist George Mellos prescribed Ariana a powerful antipsychotic drug despite the fact he did not have her medical records nor the consent of her mother, Maryanne.

It took Maryanne several days to locate her daughter and find out where she’d been taken. When they finally found her, Ariana was so doped up on Risperdal that she was drooling and despondent.

Days later, Maryanne was arrested and charged with 8 felony counts for trying to protect her daughter from being kidnapped.

Eventually, the charges would all be dropped and Maryanna and Ariana would be reunited again.

This happy ending, however, would soon come to an abrupt end as Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy has made it her mission to continue to attack this woman.

According to Maryanne, the criminal case is on “stay” as well as a lawsuit filed against the city and they are going broke fighting the continued appeals against them by the prosecutors office.

“All I have ever wanted to do is to protect my child, and we want very much to be able to get on with our lives and get this case behind us,” Maryanne said.

However, law enforcement working on behalf of a criminal medical industry are making that nearly impossible. Maryanne’s Family has since set up a Go Fund Me account to garner support for their legal fees in the battle against medical tyranny.

It is important to note that there are certainly people, of all ages, who can benefit from certain prescription medication.

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However, there are 26,000 babies under the age of 12 months who are prescribed antidepressants like Prozac and Zoloft. Another 274,000 babies under 12 months are on anti-anxiety medication such as Valium and Xanax. Between the ages of 1-5, those numbers jump up into the millions!

To top this incredible medical blunder off, these prescriptions are written off-label, meaning that there is absolutely no evidence to show that these drugs work in children. There are people out there with the letters M and D attached to the back of their names who are trusted by society. They are betraying this trust by giving 188,000 children between the ages of 0-5 ADHD medicine that is in the same class as crystal meth. 

To reiterate the dangerous premise of overmedicating children in such a manner, with drugs that aren’t even proven to help them in any way, and are in fact dangerous, let’s revisit the first sentence of this article again.

Suicide, birth defects, heart problems, hostility, violence, aggression, hallucinations, self-harm, delusional thinking, homicidal ideation, and death are just a few of the side effects caused by psychiatric medication.

Aside from the known side-effects, there are incidents of the drug companies deliberately falsifying the safety data and allowing a known dangerous drug to be given to children. For years, GlaxoSmithKline was illegally persuading doctors to prescribe paroxetine, sold under the brand name Paxil, as an antidepressant for children and teenagers.

GSK used contrived data, known as Study 329, which was conducted and funded by the drug company and published in 2001, to convince the doctors to write scripts. The study made the claim that Paxil is “well tolerated and effective” for kids. Their bolstered claims worked, and in 2002 alone, doctors wrote two million Paxil prescriptions for children and adolescents.

What we voluntarily choose to put into our bodies and our children’s bodies is of no concern to the state. When the state attempts to force society to ingest medication, it must be resisted. History is riddled with governments laying waste to human life through forced or experimental medical practices. We shall not be so ignorant as to embark down the same path.

Please share this article with your friends and family to empower them with knowledge while at the same time exposing such a dangerous practice.

  • Andy Cripps

    Babies prescribed antidepressants, this has got to be BS. Nobody in their right mind could justify doing that.

    • Nite_Owl

      Welcome to America, Home Of The Moran. Have you seen who’s running for President?

  • Matt Agorist

    Cops were in her house trying to kidnap her child ALL the charges were eventually dropped. Why should she be forced to attend a meeting to discuss forcing her child to take medication? You missed the point of this entirely. but nice attempt at trolling.

  • Guy

    The only problem I see is, She Missed her shot ! Me, I would have aimed better ! You put a hand on my child and you will get back a bloody stump !

  • Rick_N

    Yah- I come here for more balanced coverage than this.

    “However, there are 26,000 babies under the age of 12”- I expect hack hyperbole like this from FOX News, not this site. It really sounds like this article was written by a liberal arts major with no understanding of moth or science whatsoever.

    It’s not that I agree with the states position here- but the way it has been presented here I can’t form an opinion based on facts. As bad as big pharma can be- they are not the ones recommending the drugs for the kid. since you don’t go to the depth necessary in this hack piece, we do not know if the child had been treated with other drugs and found them to be ineffective.

    I have a lot of mixed feelings about this issue. Should the state be allowed to step in when the parents are to stupid to care for their kids? Does the state actually hire people who are smart enough to make healthcare decisions? There are tons of important questions this article does not cover. Hey You don’t have to go total long form, but a little more depth would be nice.

    And come on call a science major when you have stories about medicine- cause if your last science class was earth science in middle school, you should not be covering stuff like this.

    Just do better.

    • Thebob

      No it is just the big pharma drug rep who pushed the drugs to the doctors to get their bonus’ and pay the docs with golf trips and vacations etc..etc…Not only that but when big pharma screws up no one goes to prison, just fines….Kids should not be taking any form of drugs especially anti-psychotics and meth….They are still developing, but go ahead and trust the man made chemical cocktails they call “drugs”…

      • Rick_N

        Hi Thebob-

        I feel that you may be (well are is the right word here) in the unfortunate situation that you just don’t know enough to understand that your opinion has no value. When I want to know about the best place to get a burger in your town, I may come to you for your opinion. But not if you are a vegan.

        You got to get past statistics and organic chemistry before you are a even novice at this stuff. And I have never met some one with a solid science and math background that holds opinions like yours.

        I mean I am sure you are a nice guy and I would love to have a beer with you and ask your opinion on the fishing in the creek down the road. But for health care stuff, nope nope nope. You just don’t know enough to even understand your opinion is worthless in this field. It would be like you advising what kind of fuel should be used in a guidance thruster on a rocket if you where an ice cream man. You could have an opinion on it. But it aint worth a bag of organic fertilizer.

        Thanks for your input though.

        • Thebob

          Well considering my brother is a Dr and was also a Drug rep. I kinda have a good insiders point of view, also have 4 other family members in the medical field from Nurses to PA’s. They have adjusted the laws, but the Doctor’s literally prescribe meds with info that is just provided by the rep’s…

        • Thebob

          Let me guess you are a bio-chem? or Organic-Chem? No you are correct in saying I am not “fluent” in that subject, doesn’t make me a moron nor does mean I can’t understand the topic. I do know that most crap medicine is man-made junk chemicals and that is it. Big-pharma does not want nor use natural organic medicinal plants in their “medicine” or if they do they alter it so it can be patented…Dandelions tea and garlic and other natural organic herbs and spices are better for you and better than any man made crap chemical cocktail at protecting our bodies and boosting our immune systems…Big pharma had done nothing to help with providing aid, only padding their pocket books by getting the Average American to “believe” they have some ailment that needs a magic pill to make it go away. I believe the stat is almost 50% of the nation is on some form of daily “maintenance” drug…And this lady is concerned about a few minor Pot heads….Sorry reality is mostly everyone is doped up on something at any given time, but it is state sanctioned so it’s okay…Again my point still stands IT ALL COMES BACK TO MONEY $$$$ plain and simple. If it weren’t we would have had a cure for most cancer’s decades ago, when in less than 1 generation we wiped out Polio, and you are telling me they can’t solve cancer…It’s pretty simple 100% of cancer’s come back to your life style choices…Keep on sucking those chemicals into your bodies and please continue to drink their water, as it is just more of the same crap.

          • Rick_N

            Your tinfoil hat is on crooked.

          • Thebob

            Nothing of substance typical peanut gallery.

  • Bob Btme

    current police state is so sad. We’re destroying our bodies & families the same time we’re destroying the atmosphere and oceans.

    And it works by people being dumbed-down and lulled into submission. I honestly believe compulsory public schooling is among the worst evils ever perpetuated by this country, yes even worse than napalming millions of southeast Asians or nuking Japanese civilians.

    • Thebob

      The even more sad part, is the police are willing participants in this scheme…

      • Deanie

        I could not agree with you more.

  • Gordon Klock

    There seems to be a larger malevolence hiding behind this, it’s too stupid to be an accident, forcing small children to take antidepressants with a straight face like that, when even the most ignorant of parents would find it questionable, backed up with the threats of state violence & forced separation of kids from their parents, there is more to this than ‘shamelessly greedy big pharma in bed with the legal system’, this has the feel of odious manipulation/control, with diabolical intentions……..

    • Deanie

      Yes, sometimes the better part of valor is to move out of the area and disappear. Live to fight another day. It is called self preservation. The ones that moved out of Germany early survived because they read the signs and believed them. The others not so much.

  • TrueGamer

    Maybe if crazy people would stop having kids, then we wouldn’t have this problem. In any case, this is a bullshit story and if you believe it, then you’re a fucking moron, without doubt.

    • Word of Truth

      NOT a BULLSHIT STORY I happen to know Maryanne Godboldo personally! This happened a few years ago, and all you have to do is google it. THIS IS REAL AND IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME

      • TrueGamer

        I guess you’re one of the nutters. There’s no way in hell this is true and if it happened “a few years ago” as you claim, why is it news now? Hint: it isn’t. It’s bullshit from a bullshit garbage site. Now go take your meds you whacko.

        • Thebob

          Then why are you on here?

          • TrueGamer

            Followed some random link from some other moron. Facebook isn’t evidence of anything except more stupidity. Don’t be so damn gullible.

          • Thebob

            Your immatureness is showing you might want to put it away.

        • Thebob
        • Thebob

          Please, don’t come out of your mom’s basement anymore…You kinda smell funny.

          • TrueGamer

            My mom is dead and I own a 300K house. Now fuck off idiot.

  • Word of Truth

    Hey Free Thought Project, if you want free thinking then why did I have to go through

  • Word of Truth

    @Rick_N:disqus I have a lot of mixed feelings about this issue. Should the state be
    allowed to step in when the parents are to stupid to care for their
    kids? WITH A SWAT TEAM??????

  • morsextenebris

    God bless you Maryanne!!

  • Toma Ter

    Why is a complete suicide on Risperdal not mention, It is happen to adult man, 29 years old. It’s so difficult for me to to wright about it every time without any futher notice. Risperdal is cost a DEATH in ANY AGE.

  • Reflextions

    Imagine sending the military to raid a home to over a parents right to medicate her child. Sending SWAT! There is an excellent documentary on #peaceofficerpbs about trying to stop police violence. It shows the way local law enforcement are using military operations and deadly force tactics to simply serve a search warrants. Serving a search warrant is now military operation with deadly force. Strom (no knock raids)someone’s home for minor crimes. Law enforcement is creating violence. Using massive use of deadly force on raids. Guerrilla Tactics by our warriors who have contempt for taxpayers.