Not So Black: Ablixa and Homicidal Side Effects

February, 13, 2013 | 4 Comments


  1. Prescribing psychotropic medications without close monitoring & concurrent psychotherapy would have been malpractice before HMOs…and should be now.

  2. These days how would one prove malpractice? The definition is “Improper, illegal, or negligent professional activity or treatment, esp. by a medical practitioner, lawyer, or public official.” But it has become standard practice in medicine to prescribe antidepressants, even by GPs with no pre- examination or follow the patient has an even higher hill to climb.

  3. I was prescribed Seroxat and took it for a while whilst suffering postnatal depression. I stopped taking the drug myself, against medical advice but I knew that my behaviour was crazy and uncharacteristic. I know it was the drug and am always worried when I hear that friends / acquaintances are taking them. Taking antidepressants has become the norm, almost fashionable. The way we look at and treat mental illness needs a complete overhaul.

  4. It’s sad when a movie first portrays the risk of psychiatric drugs causing dangerous side effects such as violence and murder…and then the same movie and psychiatrist as some sort of weird hero prescribes a medication to the women accused so that she can turn into a zombie and her hair can fall out…and confines her to a prison sentence in psychiatric care. The movie portrays psychiatric care as being punitive punishing.

    In reality there are people who genuinely need mental health care and medications for depression anxiety etc…the movie does a disservice pottayig psychiatry as punitive

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