“Patrick McGorry has a shameful history of leading harmful intervention into the lives of others, particularly youth. His plans for “early intervention” (code for let’s get all kids on psychiatric medicine BEFORE they show any signs of problems) is worse than Orwellian, it’s a terrifying glimpse of what future we might live in, if psychiatry is allowed unfettered power over ‘mental health’.”
President Trump’s order to sue Big Pharma for its role in the opioid epidemic could potentially have spin-off effects in the area of antidepressants. If pharmaceutical companies begin to be sued in earnest for inappropriate prescriptions, then they will stop knowingly getting their psychiatric and GP accomplices to carelessly prescribe antidepressants. Antidepressants kill 40,000 people a year.
Trump is also pushing for a major decrease in drug prices. That also is cause for some optimism as it will reduce the amount that Big Pharma lobbyists can spend ‘influencing’ the votes of members of Congress.
So far, the ‘get Big Pharma’ story has been all talk, but word is that it is about to start in the real world. And, importantly, that it has bipartisan support.
For the first time in the many years that I have been blogging here, I am cautiously optimistic that things are going to begin to move in a better direction.
I like this President more and more as time goes on. He is willing to tread on toes that others not afford to. He is also, quite obviously, a long way from the bigoted racist that the hysterical media are trying to portray him as.
If Trump is successful, Big Pharma’s massive influence (paid ads) over the mainstream media will also be curtailed.
The idea of a fake engineer holding down a job without someone spotting that they hadn’t got a clue what they were talking about are non-existent. Bridges would fall down. Competence can be objectively judged.
It’s different for psychiatry. Anyone can psycho-babble and pretend to be helping people by counseling them.
When bridges fall down we know that the engineer stuffed up. When lives fall down, we should know that the psychiatrist stuffed up.
Or, maybe, we should know that psychiatry is a fake science and that they have never helped anyone, except themselves.
No, I’m not recommending this article, except as a prime example of how someone can confuse the problem with the solution. He notes that the mass shooters were either taking antidepressants or were trying to get off them. He comes to the conclusion that more antidepressants should be forced on people who show signs of ‘mental illness’.
Since the Texas Tower Massacre in 1966, which came just after antidepressants were first marketed, the problem resulting from the ingestion of psychiatric drugs has been obvious to Blind Freddy.
The rise in the number of mass shootings parallels the rise in the ever-greater distribution of these mind-twisting, psychoactive, psychiatric drugs.
Force people to take them, knowing the death toll that they have already caused?
I do wonder whether this is just incredibly poor judgement, as in an inability to look at something clearly and logically, or whether the article was paid for by Big Pharma.
WASHINGTON—As part of their ongoing mission to keep their classifications updated with the most recent available findings, the American Psychiatric Association announced Thursday the supplemental addition of “Obsessive Categorization of Mental Conditions” to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders.