by Justice Lover
It seems that the big boat of psychiatry is sinking, and the rats are looking for ways to abandon ship with minimal trouble to themselves. How else can you interpret the article below written by top shrinks and published by a reputable professional magazine ?
However, how can you exonerate shrinks from all the crimes of psychiatry ? Who is responsible for psychiatric coercion ? The shrinks, of course, and they alone ! And who is responsible for the introduction and wide spread use of ECT (electric shocks) ? The shrinks, of course, and they alone ! And who is responsible for the introduction and use of lobotomy ? The shrinks, of course, and they alone ! And who is responsible for stigmatising people as "mentally ill", when such "illness" is merely the figment of the shrinks' imagination !
Sure big pharma is guilty too, but only fools would have believed the industry's lies about "medications" for the "mentally ill" when everybody knew that the pharmaceutical industry is after making colossal profits, and such profits alone !
Here is the article :
Doctors and psychiatrists have been conned by the drug industry to prescribe new, or second-generation, antipsychotics for problems such as schizophrenia, two leading specialists have claimed.
The new generation of drugs, known as atypicals, were heralded as safer and more effective than the earlier antipsychotics, and for the past 20 years doctors have been ‘beguiled’ into thinking they were superior.
The claims come from Peter Tyrer and Tim Kendall from Imperial College London as a commentary on a new study that assessed the effectiveness of nine second-generation antipsychotics against earlier, typical antipsychotic drugs.
The study, conducted by Munich University, found that the second-generation drugs were not even a new class of drug at all, but were a hotchpotch made up from ingredients used in the earlier drugs. They certainly weren’t more effective or safer.
In their commentary, Tyrer and Kendall say: “The spurious invention of the atypicals can now be regarded as invention only, cleverly manipulated by the drug industry for marketing purposes and only now being exposed.”
(Source: Lancet, 2009; 373: 4-5; 31-41).