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There is a Huge Epidemic of drug overuse with SSRI’s, Peter Gotzsche, MD
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“We have repeated the same mistakes with the SSRIs that we made with benzodiazepines, and before them with barbiturates,” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.
“We have created a huge epidemic of drug overuse with just as many drug addicts on SSRIs as on benzodiazepines (see Chapter 12).”
History Repeating Itself
History repeating itself with SSRI’s just like with benzodiazepines and barbiturates
“I am a specialist in internal medicine and took an interest in psychiatry in 2007 when Margrethe Nielsen from the Danish Consumer Council approached me with an idea for her PhD thesis: “Why is history repeating itself? A study on benzodiazepines and antidepressants (SSRIs).”
“Her studies showed that, indeed, history has repeated itself. We have repeated the same mistakes with the SSRIs that we made with benzodiazepines, and before them with barbiturates. We have created a huge epidemic of drug overuse with just as many drug addicts on SSRIs as on benzodiazepines (see Chapter 12).
“Margrethe’s findings were not welcomed by two of her examiners, who had turfs to defend. One, Steffen Thirstrup, worked for the Danish drug agency, the other, John Sahl Andersen, was a general practitioner. Our drug agencies have contributed substantially to the current misery, and most of the drug harms are caused by general practitioners, who prescribe about 90% of the 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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