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S. 1857 (111th): ENHANCED Act of 2009

Oct 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI]
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:
H.R. 4204 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 03, 2009
The bill’s title was written by the bill’s sponsor. S. stands for Senate bill.

VERY FRIGHTENING LEGISLATION!!!!! Although it died once someone is working hard to resurrect this ENHANCED ACT! Thanks to a tip from Laura Nugent I just found this interesting little site:

The ECT Chronicles – “jump starting a life with a little spark to the head”

That is seriously the title of this site promoting the use of Electro Convulsive Treatment! (The practice of electronically triggering seizures … keep in mind that seizures produce brain damage.) Now I don’t know about you, but my mom and dad taught me very well not to stick my finger in electric sockets as I was growing up so why would anyone think they could talk someone into believing they should stick their heads in one!!!

Anyway … let’s get on to the scary legislation mentioned on their site which they are so excited about – the “EHANCED Act” … put these senators on your “you know what” list and watch them closely … and even I thought Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was brighter than this!!!!

Also keep in mind once again as you read this that the VERY LARGE MAJORITY of cases of both depression, and especially the cases of Bipolar Disorder, which has absolutely skyrocketed since the introduction of the SSRI antidepressants – with an increase of 4000% just from 1996 – 2004, are CAUSED by antidepressants!!!! Both are known to be the result of elevated levels of serotonin – exactly the intended effect of SSRI and SNRI antidepressants. Reading the research by Dr. Malcomb Bowers from Yale will enlighten you on that issue. You can search him on our site and read about his concern at the high numbers of manic psychosis resulting from antidepressants.

*** PLEASE be sure you DO NOT share this site below, thereby promoting both the barbaric practice of ECT and this horrific act which takes us the exact opposite direction of where we need to go with this issue, without including my negative remarks explaining the wrong direction of this Act or at least include your own statement.***

Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness &
Author: “Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”


Senators announce the “ENHANCED Act”! Read all about it!
This is great! See below. Thank you, Senators!

Stabenow, Voinovich, Brown, Kerry Announce Bi-Partisan Legislation to Help Treat Americans Suffering from Depression and Bipolar Disorders

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), George Voinovich (R-OH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and John Kerry (D-MA) announced the bi-partisan “ENHANCED Act” to establish national centers of excellence for the treatment of depression and bipolar disorders. These centers will create a national network to help diagnose people in need and improve access to evidence-based, quality care. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) is also a co-sponsor.

“Depression and bipolar disorders affect one of every five people in the United States. Unfortunately, nearly half of all diagnoses are missed,” said Senator Stabenow. “This legislation will provide direct federal support to better treat people with depression and bipolar disorders. It will save lives and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans.”

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Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director,
International Coalition for Drug Awareness
(DrugAwareness.Org & SSRIstories.Net)
Author: ”Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? – Our Serotonin Nightmare – The Complete Truth of the Full Impact of Antidepressants Upon Us & Our World” & Withdrawal CD “Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!”

She has specialized since 1990 in adverse reactions to serotonergic medications (such as Prozac, Sarafem, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, Serzone, Remeron, Anafranil, Fen-Phen, Redux and Meridia as well as the new atypical antipsychotics Zyprexa, Geodon, Seroquel and Abilify), as well as pain killers, and has testified before the FDA and congressional subcommittee members on antidepressants.

WITHDRAWAL WARNING: In sharing this information about adverse reactions to antidepressants I always recommend that you also give reference to my CD on safe withdrawal, Help! I Can’t Get Off My Antidepressant!, so that we do not have more people dropping off these drugs too quickly – a move which I have warned from the beginning can be even more dangerous than staying on the drugs!

WITHDRAWAL HELP: You can find the hour and a half long CD on safe and effective withdrawal helps here: And if you need additional consultations with Ann Blake-Tracy, you can book one at or sign up for one of the memberships for the International Coalition for Drug Awareness which includes free consultations as one of the benefits of that particular membership plan. You can even get a whole month of access to the withdrawal CD with tips on rebuilding after the meds, all six of my DVDs, hundreds of radio interviews, lectures, TV interviews I have done over the years PLUS my book on antidepressants with more information than you will find anywhere else for only $30 membership for a month (that is only $5 more than the book alone would cost) at (Definitely the best option to save outrageous postage charges for those out of the country!)

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