The military is weakened by psychiatric drug prescribing and meddling

It’s been reported that the Ministry of Defence is to investigate suicide rates among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans after it was found that 42 current soldiers were believed to have killed themselves this year. Whenever suicide rates like this are mentioned in relation to various demographics, it has become commonplace to ask what psychiatric […]

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Psychiatrists need to talk to the right people

It’s a brave psychiatrist who attempts to play down the effects of prescribed psychiatric drugs, specifically antidepressants, when there have been so many reported instances of damage and death associated with their use. Two psychiatrists, Professor David Baldwin and Dr Wendy Burn, the current president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, co-authored a letter to […]

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It’s a blatant disregard for human life when psychiatrists ignore the dangers of antidepressants

There was a recent flurry of press attention that focused on the supposed efficacy of antidepressants. The psychiatric backslapping and high-fives suggested there was some kind of new discovery regarding the drugs when that was nowhere near the truth. Over the decades, so much has been written about the adverse effects of antidepressants; their link […]

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£5 billion of taxpayer’s money for antidepressants that ‘don’t work’

Since 2000, the cost to the National Health Service (NHS) for antidepressants prescribed in England alone, has just gone over £5 billion. That’s right. Despite a continual stream of media coverage concerning the dangers of the drugs, over £5 billion has been paid for antidepressants which have been shrouded in controversy for decades and have […]

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Antidepressants and the accountability of prescribers

Whenever a young person dies by suicide, the first thing that anyone should check is whether he or she had been prescribed psychiatric drugs. The latest tragic and unnecessary death concerns 15-year-old Ceri Sheehan. An inquest in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, heard how Ceri’s electronic devices had been confiscated the night before his death. The focus was […]

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‘Off label’ use of antidepressants – be fully informed

Antidepressants have been shrouded in controversy for decades due to the effects that have been reported when people take them, effects that include aggression, violence and suicidal thoughts. If that wasn’t bad enough, a recent study found that antidepressants are being prescribed ‘off-label.’ This means the drugs are being prescribed for uses other than what […]

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