If Pharma Made Cars

March, 30, 2012 | 6 Comments


  1. You see, anti-ds should never have been invented.

    They have allowed gps and psychiatrists to abuse the people taking them.

    It goes full circle: up with the dose, down with the dose, stop, start, the patient loses all sense of self and ends up with an altered state of mind which leads to all manner of discomfort and relationships breaking down.

    There are all types of doctor but all are in denial of the damage done by ssris.
    Doctors are people, they make judgements, they see someone who is deranged, hysterical, psychotic, all the symptoms in the patient information leaflets who have started, stopped, increased, decreased their dose and NOTHING will make them see the light and start to question the drugs.

    The doctors and psychiatrists are playing with fire and the ridiculous input by the MHRA with their pathetic little advice to clinicians, far too late, and far too feeble, does nothing but hint that there just might be something in this prescription drug abuse after all.

    It is abuse by clinicians; only the patient knows how distorted life has become and it is cruel, heartless and it is the most terrible and horrifying place in the world to be. In a surgery howling in agony from prescription drugs and all that is offered is abuse that your sanity is leaving you and it is you who is at fault.

    So, they give you another drug and another drug and another drug until in the end you are so completedly off the wall that nothing has any sense at all.

    Thank god, I ditched all these drugs and got my mind back to where it belonged because the abuse by clinicians taking you down the road of drug after drug after drug is not the way it should be done at all.

  2. Dr. Healy,
    There is a an additional group or subset of Drs that must be recognized. They may fall into any of the above categories. They have had no reason to question the quality of cars that they have been asked to drive previously and, therefore, have a trust in the manufacturers and overseers of the manufacturers. They have come to rely on their GPS that has safely them and passengers from Point A to Point B in the past. They probably know of notsoreputable or problem cars and steer away from them and use ‘safe cars’ instead. They take their family members and friends for rides in the ‘safe cars’ and, like airline pilots, go on that same ride. The car appear to be safe aside from sluggish and an occasional vague feeling that something is ‘off’. The feeling is pushed aside because no warning lights are coming on and even the mechanic finds nothing wrong. The car seems to be functioning, albeit not to the promises of the manufacturer, but no car ever gets the mileage stated on the new car sticker. All sorts of environmental factors come into play, especially in, say…Southern California. Everyone who drives a car in Southern California knows that stop-and-go traffic (aka ‘sig alerts’) and air pollution impact performance. Frequently, the dr upgrades to a new model which performs for awhile and then experiences the same deterioration. Then one day, while feeling that vague sense of something wrong, the GPS goes on the fritz. Recalculating…recalculating…as other cars with drivers whiz by, their GPSs still functioning ‘properly’. The dr finally pulls out the operator’s manual that now appears to be full of instructions and information that doesn’t add up. The dr slowly realizes that s/he’s gotten so used to how the car drives with clogged arteries that expectations have diminished. The GPS is spinning, recalculating…. The dr’s family is in the car in a dangerous neighborhood. They can’t get out and walk to safety and no other drs seem to notice there is a problem or won’t talk about it. Afterall, what would they say to one another…. ” I never read the information referred to in the operator’s manual and the car drivers’ journals didn’t cover this….”?? NO! Everyone trusts drivers…

    Everything the dr trusted in and learned at driver school seems like a mirage. The manufacturers were our FRIENDS and made donations to our driving program. Some drivers even married manufacturer’s representatives and the MRs went for rides in their own cars so they must have trusted….

    (Excuse if this reposts. Couldn’t tell if it went through.)

  3. First of all I apologize for posting anonymously. The email provided is real so I can be contacted there.

    I am relatively new to the anti psychiatry movement. As most people, I went through life assuming everything the pharmaceutical companies said was true because prominent psychiatrists prescribed their drugs. As it so happened, I was forcibly put into a heavy regime of antidepressants to treat OCD (how that happen is a story by itself, but I’ll keep it out for the moment). For those who are unaware, in the case of OCD treatment, antidepressants are prescribed at very high doses (2-3 times what would be normal to treat depression). I was also given anxiolytic lorazepam and antipsychotic Zyprexa (olanzapine); in the words of the psychiatrists that treated me “to increase the effect of the SSRI”. I was medicated for ~ 1 year before I decided to get out of the drugs. These drugs did nothing to improve my condition. It was my will that made me get better of OCD. I am still doing CBT therapy. What these drugs did was to cause a severe series of side effects I am still trying to recover from. In my case, it was all physiological: kidney failure, liver failure, weight gain an high cholesterol? How do I know? Because I had comprehensive blood tests performed before I was put into drugs; without changing my lifestyle, all these bad things began to show up. If that weren’t enough, I experienced severe withdrawal effects (again all physiological) when I got off the drugs.

    I have a doctoral education in a scientific field from a top notch university (it shows in the top 20 of this ranking http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2011.html ). In my scientific field, a theory (chemical imbalance of mental disorders) with such a poor record of explaining cause-effect and with such dismal record of unwanted effects would have been discredited long ago; the promoters of the idea would have been expelled from the ranks as well. How is that this is going on in psychiatry? It escapes my understanding.

    The funny thing is that I came up with a similar metaphor to the one presented here to explain what I mean to non scientists. I said, suppose one is in the business of designing planes. One would expect that the plane designers would design planes that fly in 100 % of the cases (as it is the case) with the sole unproved assumption that the laws of physics don’t change. Who in his/her right mind would like to take a plane whose designer tells you that there is no better probability than chance that the plane flies? Nobody. How is that then that people are so willing to take antidepressants when the data shows that they are no better than placebos for most people (meta study by Irving Kirsch)?

    Oh, and so you know, the antidepressant I was prescribed is the SSRI sertraline, on which Dr Healy has done a superb job exposing the corruption of those promoting it.

    As conclusion all I can say is that I am appalled at the corruption that I have found.

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