Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies: How prescription-only keeps doctors healthy and wealthy but not wise

September, 24, 2012 | 2 Comments


  1. Stockholm syndrome is not just about captors making friends with their captives.
    Stockholm syndrome is something I totally relate to.
    The kindly, young, South African psychiatrist who gives me a pill called Seroxat with enthusiastic zeal. It will help me out of all my problems.
    The Indian doctor who sent me to him in the first place; due to his religion or something, he could not deal with a lady’s situational crisis and unhappiness.
    The Scottish lady gp, who had not a clue what she was doing, when she decided to put a revolver to my head, by not taking psychiatrist’s advice.
    So, all these kindly people leave me ‘The English Patient’ nearly dead and go on their merry way to do what they did to me, to more folk.

    Stockholm syndrome gets nasty when the patient fights back and complains; they get all uppity and defensive and pretty nasty. So, all in all, I had three nations putting me assunder and what developed from pure Stockholm Syndrome and then what developed from these three captors, nearly made me lose the plot.
    However, I have not lost the plot, so Stockholm Syndrome is a pretty crucial piece of knowledge that I would suggest we all get our heads’ around.
    Thank you, David, for describing Stockholm Syndrome. May it help you all.

  2. Great post. I’m bookmarking it for future reference on my blog. I believe in earlier articles you have written (not for your blog) you connected the evolution of the prescription drug market in the United States to the emptying of psychiatric hospital beds that gathered steam in the 60s and 70s. I’m still fuzzy on the direct link between doctors prescribing and beds emptying. Can you expand on this?

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