Category Archives: medication madness

we spend billions…


Billions on Bollocks: that ‘s what mental health spending looks like. Continue reading

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we reduce ourselves to fiddling around…


When we reduce our understanding of human struggle
to a problem of brain chemicals
we reduce ourselves
to fiddling around with chemicals Continue reading

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A long, complex and stubborn history with trauma


Bessel van der Kolk  at bigthink.org offers  a potted history of psychiatry and society’s difficult relationship with trauma. Psychiatry started as study of what were then deemed bizarre behaviours, but discovered they were understandable when considered in context with extraordinary … Continue reading

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now that’s what I call a chemical imbalance


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151 Prescription drugs under safety investigation in Canada


Toronto Star has published a list of 151 prescription drugs undergoing safety investigations in 2o13. The Star obtained the information only after persistently bugging officials at Health Canada. With a remarkable example of doublespeak, up till now Canada’s drug safety authority … Continue reading

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papering over the cracks in a fractured society


Sort of disclaimer for talk about Psych Meds Here at recoverynet.ca we believe that medications are not a moral issue. Taking meds is not a moral issue – no more than not taking meds is a moral issue. For each … Continue reading

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if it’s forced it’s not treatment


How do we force someone to heal? How can we make someone recover? We can’t. Healing can’t be scheduled into a ten minute appointment and healing can’t be forced. Treatment can’t be forced because if it’s forced it’s not  treatment …its … Continue reading

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Toronto doctors say no to free samples from drug firms


Sing it loud! Article in Saturday’s Toronto Star about a group of twelve Doctors in a city centre family practice who are taking a stand for their beliefs in how medicine can be practised – and saying no to the … Continue reading

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Is The Chemical Imbalance theory a myth?


This is the question question posed in a  Toronto Star article by Joseph Hall. The answer is of course, a resounding  “D’oh!”…. or, if  you need a  translation: “yes, of course”. The real question would be: is psychiatry beginning to … Continue reading

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rip it up – Orange Juice


Rip it up and start again I said rip it up and start again I said rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and rip it up and start again When I … Continue reading

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