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It Should Be Forbidden To Make a Second Diagnosis While Someone Is On Drugs, Peter Gotzsche, MD
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“It should be forbidden to make new diagnoses while the patient is in treatment with psychotropic drugs, and if psychiatrists cannot resist the temptation, they should by default call it a likely drug-induced disorder,” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 2 What does it mean to be mentally ill? of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.
“Doctors need to realise that it’s impossible to judge whether a patient truly also suffers from these additional “illnesses,” as long as the patient is under influence of mind-altering chemicals.”
Drug Adverse Events Can Come and Go
Drug withdrawal can cause side effects, which can lead to more diagnosis, more drugs and more harm
“The adverse effects can come and go, which is an important reason why people think it cannot be the drug.
“In this way, not only routine treatment but also attempts at withdrawing a drug – which often elicit these side effects – can lead to more diagnoses, more drugs and more harm.
“Addiction experts know perfectly well that it is futile to diagnose underlying psychiatric disorders when a patient is abusing drugs.
“Drug abuse and dependence with their cycles of intoxication and withdrawal mimic every possible psychiatric problem.
“Then why don’t psychiatrists abstain from making diagnoses when people are under influence of those brain-active chemicals we call psychiatric drugs?”
Other Quotes from This Book
Other quotes from Prof. Gotzsche’s book
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Other Comments from Prof. Gotzsche
Other Comments from Prof. Gotzsche found here
Other comments by Prof. Gotzsche (which includes other quotes from this book) can be found here.
A Must-Read Book
This is a must-read book for anyone interested in psychiatric drugs
For anyone interested in psychiatric drugs, this is a must-read book.
Anyone who thinks that psychiatric drugs are safe and effective must read this book.
Anyone who thinks that you can believe the published research about these drugs must read this book.
Anyone who thinks that you can believe what the American Psychiatric Association says about these drugs must read this book.
Anyone who thinks that you can believe what the US National Institutes of Mental Health says about these drugs must read this book.
Anyone who thinks that you can believe what the FDA says about the safety of these drugs must read this book.
My Mother Suffered Tragically From These Drugs
Larry’s mother suffered tragically from psychiatric drugs
My mother (Larry Hobbs’s mother) suffered tragically from psychiatric drugs, so this topic is of great interest to me.
About the Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD
Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche graduated as a Master of Science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician in 1984. He is a specialist in internal medicine; worked in the drug industry 1975-83, and at hospitals in Copenhagen 1984-95. With about 80 others, he helped start The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 with the founder, Sir Iain Chalmers, and established The Nordic Cochrane Centre the same year. He became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis in 2010 at the University of Copenhagen.
Gøtzsche has published more than 70 papers in “the big five” (BMJ, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and New England Journal of Medicine) and his scientific works have been cited over 15,000 times.
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