Experts are worried – very worried
See why a growing number of world experts – doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, anthropologists and scientists – are deeply concerned about psychiatry and mental health.
There is a growing body of evidence (see below) that shows that treatments and therapies are nowhere near as effective as we have been told. They often have very serious side effects, many of which have been deliberately concealed from the public.
All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence – the dangers of antidepressant medication
Big pharmaceutical companies are run as organised crime.
Dr Peter Gøtzsche exposes big pharma as organized crime. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, is a Danish medical researcher, and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Centre at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark.
BBC – Panorama: Secrets of the drug trials
Secret emails reveal that the UK’s biggest drug company distorted trial results of an anti-depressant, covering up a link with suicide in teenagers.
Books (no doctor’s, psychiatrist’s, psychologist’s or student’s education is complete without reading the books below)
Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression by David Healy
Blaming the Brain: The Truth About Drugs and Mental Health by Elliot Valenstein
Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill by Robert Whitaker
Doctoring the Mind: Why Psychiatric Treatments Fail by Richard Bentall
Reviews and blogs
The New York Review of Books: The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why? Marcia Angell Reviews three books on the subject.
‘Behind the scenes at the NHS …’
Blog post: ‘Doctor, what’s wrong with my brain?’
It must be true … it wasn’t in the tabloids