‘Psychiatric drugs: more harm than good’ by Prof. Peter Gøtzsche on Guardian Comment

To coincide with the launch of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry at the House of Lords, Professor Peter Gøtzsche has written an opinion piece which is published today in The Guardian.




2 Responses to ‘Psychiatric drugs: more harm than good’ by Prof. Peter Gøtzsche on Guardian Comment

  1. h carberry 01/05/2014 at 5:57 pm #

    I Know these drugs killed my son .Non of the drs will believe that they have the effects they do and when patients show symptoms of addiction they just prescrip other drugs to combat them .They are like legal drug dealers these drugs are highly addictive and need to be made acountable for what they have done to 1;000 of people

  2. Leonie Fennell 08/05/2014 at 12:07 pm #

    I noticed this great article here from the Voice of Russia with Peter Gøtzsche – http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2014_05_01/Anti-depressants-doing-more-harm-than-good-leading-medical-researcher-8795/

    Defending the drugs, Marjorie Wallace from the mental health charity SANE said:

    “Anti-depressants, particularly the new anti-depressants, are very important for people who have severe depression because the alternatives recommended by NICE say that counselling should be the first option, some form of psychotherapy, particularly cognitive behaviour therapy.” and “The problem with someone with severe depression is that they can’t usually benefit because they are so down in the darkness. they need to have their mood lifted first. And that’s where it’s very important that anti-depressants can be used.”

    My issue here is that SANE are supported by Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, who happen to make Antidepressants – http://www.lundbeck.com/uk/the-community/charities

    The conflict of interest here is shocking! Mental Health Charities supported by a drug company that make drugs which increase the risk of suicide?

    In 2011 Marjorie fom SANE published a press release following the inquest of Lord Milo Douglas on aspects of his care – http://www.sane.org.uk/resources/news/show_news/187

    There was no mention that Lord Milo was prescribed Lundbeck’s Citalopram the week before his death.


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