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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Another schoolboy suicide linked to ADHD drugs. Do we confront it or let it carry on?

When writing about a subject that’s difficult to confront, it’s possible that the content could be ignored or avoided. But what do you do when the subject involves schoolchildren dying while taking psychiatric drugs? A psychiatric label or ‘disorder’ usually gets diagnosed before the introduction of the drugs. So it is with the psychiatric label Attention […]

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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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RIP Jake McGill Lynch

On 20 March 2013, Stephanie and John‘s lives changed in a way they could never have imagined. This is the true story of their son who was prescribed the antidepressant drug Prozac. Four years ago today, fourteen-year-old Jake McGill Lynch from Clondalkin, Co Dublin died at Tallaght Hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound forty-six days […]

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Another fatality linked to the antidepressant licensed for under-18s

Fluoxetine currently has a license to be prescribed to under-18s labelled with moderate to severe depression. Sadly, it’s been reported this week that another young life has been lost where the antidepressant was involved. An inquest at Oxford Coroner’s Court this week heard that 16-year-old Ela Ozbayraktar was found hanging in her bedroom on 28 November […]

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Psychiatry versus Medicine

Psychiatry is one of the very few professions that has to continually advertise its failures in order to get more Government funding. An example of this occurred recently when a documentary revealed a 50% increase in the number of unexpected patient deaths reported by England’s mental health trusts. These included deaths by suicide, neglect and […]

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Independent investigations into homicides committed by patients being treated for mental illness

In April 2013 NHS England became responsible for commissioning independent investigations into homicides (the killing of one person by another) committed by patients being treated for mental illness. According to the NHS England website, the purpose of an independent investigation is to review thoroughly the care and treatment received by the patient so that the […]

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