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Tag Archives: Psychiatric medication
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
Posted in medication madness Tagged Health Canada, medications, Psychiatric medication Comments Off on 151 Prescription drugs under safety investigation in Canada
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
Posted in anatomy of an epidemic, medication madness, myths about mental illness Tagged bollocks, Evidence-based medicine, Joseph Hall, Psychiatric medication, Robert Whitaker, Toronto Star Comments Off on Is The Chemical Imbalance theory a myth?
Psychiatry: the Drug Pushers – Will Self
Writer Will Self knows a thing or two about drugs – he was once [in]famously sacked for admitting he had snorted heroine on the [UK] Prime Minister’s plane – so he likely also knows how to spot a drug pusher: … Continue reading
Posted in anatomy of an epidemic, medication madness, Psychiatry, The Mad Ones Tagged drugs, DSM, mental health, Psychiatric medication, Psychiatry Comments Off on Psychiatry: the Drug Pushers – Will Self
TopDog Talks Drugs
A reblog today of a recent piece by me ol’ mucka TopDog Ashton, the voice only one person can hear. TopDog gives us his voice-eye perspective on a question: is pills, drugs, meds a lifestyle choice? and on what it … Continue reading
Posted in anatomy of an epidemic, medication madness Tagged drugs, pills, psych meds, Psychiatric medication, TopDog Ashton, TopDogTalks Comments Off on TopDog Talks Drugs
psych meds and drugs – some straight talk
So much talk about mental health is really just talk about about drugs. on meds v off meds meds as magical cure v … Continue reading
the combo – psychiatric soup
[…continued from Reducing the pool of normal] The Big Book of Woe, soup-in-a-can, psychiatrists as car mechanics and dreaming of white lavender scented sheets… DSM and inclusion For all the fuss, at least DSM5 is, unlike its predecessors, inclusive – since its … Continue reading
Drug sales reps skip the side effects – D’oh!
An article in Globe and Mail, Wed 10 Apr, reporting the results of a survey of Doctors in three countries including Canada that reveals just how much drug company reps skip out information about side effects when telling your doctor about … Continue reading
Posted in Learning, medication madness Tagged David Healy, drug rep, medication, mental health, Psychiatric medication, side effects 2 Comments
Compulsory Treatment does not reduce hospital re-admission
Article in leading medical journal, The Lancet, from a study revealing that Community Treatment Orders have no impact on rate of hospital admissions. Community treatment orders remove a person’s right to choose whether or not to take medications – and … Continue reading
Posted in advocacy and rights Tagged CTO, Lancet, mental health, Psychiatric medication 4 Comments
Ben Goldacre: Bad Science, Bad Pharma, not too shabby Valentine ?
Ben Goldacre is a UK physician, epidemiologist and writer who has been an outspoken critic of the current research / publication system. He has written two books on the topic, and also has two very engaging TED talks . He … Continue reading
are psychiatric drugs the culprit behind tragic mass shootings ?
Let’s really talk… A slightly different message from most of those you’ll hear today and this week as part of “Let’s Talk”. Here’s Psychiatrist Dr Peter Breggin talking with Fox Business’ Tom Sullivan , about the association between acts of … Continue reading
Posted in medication madness, what's going on? Tagged Let's Talk, mental health, Paxil, Peter Breggin, Prozac, Psychiatric medication, Psychiatry 4 Comments
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