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Children in foster care are told that they have malfunctioning brains and given these mind-altering substances, and the terrible, abusive and shocking circumstances that they have experienced are put in a mental corner [62].

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Since primary care doctors/family physicians, not qualified psychiatric professionals, prescribe most of these mind-altering drugs, we do not ask ourselves if these doctors really understand all the implications of using these substances [29].

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When evaluating early nervous system dysfunction among active workers, a number of factors must be taken into account. Firstly, many of the neuropsychological and neurophysiological functions that are examined diminish with age; some are influenced by culture or educational level. These factors must be taken into account when considering the relation between exposure and nervous system alterations. This can be done by comparing groups with similar socio-demographic status or by using statistical methods of adjustment. There are, however, certain pitfalls that should be avoided. For example, older workers may have longer work histories, and it has been suggested that some neurotoxic substances may accelerate ageing. Job segregation may confine poorly educated workers, women and minorities in jobs with higher exposures. Secondly, alcohol consumption, smoking and drugs, which all contain neurotoxic substances, may also affect symptoms and performance. A good understanding of the workplace is important in unravelling the different factors that contribute to nervous system dysfunction and the implementation of preventive measures.

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It is obvious that the disease model of mental health, with its accompanying concept of chemical imbalance and drug use, is not succeeding, as we have more individuals suffering from mental health issues than ever before in human history. Although there has been a 400% increase in anti-depressant use alone since the 1990s, with a similar rise in the use of neuroleptics, more and more people are being locked away in mental health institutions and more and more adults and children are being put on dangerous, mind-altering substances [34]. It is high time for a change.

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Today a psychiatrist can be praised for drugging a depressed person with mind-altering substances and, if these do not work, institutionalizing them and shocking their brain with ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) [17].

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Exposure to neurotoxic substances can produce immediate effects (acute) and/or long-term effects (chronic). In both cases, the effects can be reversible and disappear over time following reduction or cessation of exposure, or result in permanent, irreversible damage. The severity of acute and chronic nervous system impairment depends on exposure dose, which includes both the quantity and duration of exposure. Like alcohol and recreational drugs, many neurotoxic substances may initially be excitatory, producing a sensation of well-being or euphoria and/or speeding up motor functions; as the dose increases in quantity or in time, these same neurotoxins will depress the nervous system. Indeed, narcosis (a state of stupor or insensibility) is induced by a large number of neurotoxic substances, which are mind-altering and depress the central nervous system.