A colleague asked me for the three most important things for people to know about psychiatric drugs. His idea was to have three potent ideas to open people’s eyes. My new blog on Mad in America is my answer.
Bonnie Burstow’s new novel, The Other Mrs. Smith, is a beautifully written poetic story of the tragic human suffering and despair surrounding ECT. It is also a reassuring testament to the strength and beauty human spirit as we see the protagonist Naomi heroically move beyond despair and piece by piece […]
A Massive Lacuzong Paxil product liability suit settled in January 2002 against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The suit, Lacuzong v. SmithKline Beecham, was brought in California.
Today we introduce our new Honored Guest Bloggers Award & Publishing Platform No one in the world has done more than Peter Gøtzsche MD to elevate professional ethics and scientific integrity in medicine and psychiatry. He co-founded the highly respected Cochrane Collaboration for scientific integrity. He is the first recipient […]
Peter C. Gøtzsche MD is an inspiration for and the first recipient of the Honored Guest Award in Ethical Human Sciences and Services. Dr. Gøtzsche is a specialist in internal medicine and a biologist. He cofounded the Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 and in the same year established the Nordic Cochran Centre at Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark. He is professor in Clinical Research Design and Analysis at the University of Copenhagen and a world leader in the production, analysis and promotion of quality scientific research.
On Thanksgiving Day, Ian, who has been my research assistant for eighteen years, sent me a note giving thanks for my being alive: Happy Thanksgiving! 😀 One thing to be thankful of is Hunter Brown and his henchmen never “Got Breggin” ! 🙂 Also thankful we’re still going strong as […]
For many years, the greatest frustration in my life and the source of much sadness has been my inability to help my wife Ginger recover from her severe immune disorders that in the last few decades have caused her daily severe pain and grave physical limitations. The most recent official […]
Estimates by peers and clinicians find that three-quarters of medical students and young residents are taking psychiatric drugs, mostly antidepressants or stimulants.
Two new 2017 research studies confirm that antidepressants shorten lives and make them worse. Maslej et al. found that antidepressants “increased mortality risk by 33%” and increased cardiovascular events by 14%, in the general population. Our findings provide corroborative evidence that cardiovascular status moderates the health risks associated with AD […]
Stephen Paddock, the worst mass murderer in US history, was prescribed benzodiazepines in the form of fifty 10-milligram diazepam (Valium) tablets on June 21, according to records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). I have also received an unconfirmed report that he was prescribed antidepressants, which are commonly given […]