Earlier this year, a formal complaint was submitted to the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) against its president Wendy Burn, and David Baldwin (Chair of its Psychopharmacology Committee). The complaint stated that Professors Burns and Baldwin (in a letter published by The Times in February), misled the public over antidepressant withdrawal by falsely stating that in the vast … Continue reading Get the Hippocratical Boat
Copenhagen, 16th Sept, 2015 - 'Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good'. Peter Gøtzsche is the director of the Nordic Cochrane Center, Copenhagen and co-founder of the Cochrane collaboration. Peter's new book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial contains our personal stories of the harm done by psychiatric drugs. See our conference speeches below: Leonie Fennell (me): Stephanie McGill Lynch: Kim Witczak: Wendy … Continue reading Copenhagen Conference; Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good
Psychiatric Drugs do More Harm Than Good. Myself, Stephanie, Kim, Mathy and Wendy spoke at Peter Gotzsche's Copenhagen Conference 'psychiatric drugs do more harm than good' (see the last post for details). I'm very proud to call these women my friends. This video shows Stephanie's talk followed by mine. I'll put the others up as … Continue reading Jake and Shane’s story.
18th July 2015. For decades Psychiatry has pushed a false notion that antidepressants are safe. Slowly though the public are realising that in fact the opposite is true, that antidepressants are not as safe as once thought and instead can cause suicide, violence, mania, akathisia, worsening depression, severe withdrawal, long-term sexual dysfunction, birth defects, depersonalisation, … Continue reading Some Expert quotes for the Purposes of Informed Consent..
Today is the 1st of June 2015. Despite the huge strides that Ireland has recently taken, most notably in marriage equality, it seems, at least in medicine, we may have officially reverted to the dark ages. Despite wonderful world-renowned experts like David Healy and Peter Gotzsche making huge strides in making medicines safer for us all, three … Continue reading Ireland’s academics and pharmaco-wha?
Céad míle fáilte mo thóin. Apologies to all you Gaeilgeoirí - "Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Bearla cliste". Today the Irish Independent published an article which was just 'shockin altogether'! Sure aren't we Irish just plain feckin mad? The article confirms what we suspected all along, that over half of Ireland's youth "may have a form of mental health disorder". Now pardon my stupidity but more … Continue reading And the mad shall inherit the earth..
TG4 has recently televised a brilliant documentary on SSRIs (Selective Serotonin ReUptake Inhibitors) - you know, the dangerous antidepressants I'm always on about. The drugs which can cause people to kill themselves and others, and did so in my son Shane's case with Lundbeck's SSRI Citalopram (aka cipramil/celexa). At this stage, Irish Psychiatry et al, … Continue reading TG4 – The Dark Side Of a Pill.
How many dead children does it take before the medicine regulators take action? How many parents screaming 'STOP' will it take before this medication madness is banned? This week another inquest sheds light on the dangers of prescribing SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) to children. George Werb was 15 when he was admitted to the Priory Hospital … Continue reading George Werb, Another Iatrogenic Death?
Robin Williams’ close friends have expressed the opinion that the drugs he was prescribed caused his suicide. Following his death, the media frenzy has once again brought ‘mental illness’ to the forefront of peoples’ minds. Opinions have varied hugely, ranging from the unfounded - “vastly underdiagnosed ‘chemical’ depression” to the over-simplification “if [suicide victims] could … Continue reading How Many Coroners to turn on that lightbulb?
Marlon Wayans on Robin Williams' Suicide. Whatever the reasons behind Robin Williams' death, there will be a stunned, grieving family, looking for answers. Not surprisingly, the media have gone into overdrive, blaming his death on financial pressure, depression and even a recent diagnosis of parkinsons disease. Yet going on the facts provided, there may be an equally … Continue reading Marlon Wayans on Robin Williams – Iatrogenic Death?