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Psychiatry Has Spiraled Out of Control, Peter Gotzsche, MD
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“Very few leading psychiatrists are willing to admit that their specialty has spiralled out of control and when issues of overdiagnosis and overtreatment are brought up, their standard reply is that many patients are underdiagnosed,” 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.
“In a 2007 survey, 51% of 108 Danish psychiatrists said they used too much medicine and only 4% said they used too little.”
Organised Denial by Psychiatry
“I consider it organised denial, whose purpose is to protect guild interests, that silverbacks all over the world ignore the clear results of the loose diagnoses and the loose hand at the prescription pad.
One-Quarter of Denmark Could Be On Nerve Drugs
One-Quarter of Denmark could be on drugs for nervous system
“Sales of drugs for the nervous system in Denmark are so high that one-quarter of the whole population could be in treatment.
US: Most Sold Drugs in 2009, Antipsychotics
Most Sold Drugs in US in 2009 were Antipsychotics, Antidepressants fourth; [This is insane.]
“In the United States, the most sold drugs in 2009 were antipsychotics, and antidepressants came fourth, which cannot possibly reflect genuine needs, but it gets worse all the time.”
Other Quotes from This Book
Other quotes from Prof. Gotzsche’s book
Other quotes from Prof. Gotzsche’s book can be found here.
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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