For schizophrenia, Robert Whitaker said, "40% of those off drugs are recovered after five years; 5% of those on drugs are recovered after five years." (on Madness Radio)
I believe this research. What is called "schizophrenia" (for the last hundred years only) is not assisted by medicine (the drugs).
"Once you are on the drugs, there's a pretty high chance you'll relapse. ", said Robert Whitaker on Madness Radio.
"That relapse rate is greatly increased by the fact that the drugs change their brain" -- R.W.
Are the changes in the brain shown in colour photos of those with "schizophrenia" caused by "schizophrenia" or the medicine (the drugs)?
"How is it working for society as a whole?
-- Robert Whitaker
Who profits? Not patients. Investors.
"From science's point of view
exposure to drugs [antidepressants]
doubled the risk of chronic illness."
Someone I know also became labelled manic-depressive (bipolar) only after on antidepressants. This is very common, according to Robert Whitaker.
"In psychiatry almost all [are] on advisory boards, consultants to pharma..."
Robert Whitaker said that "...drugs [can be] used as tools in thoughtful ways." There must be "honest research, honest reports," informed decisions, and "weigh[ed] benefits."
Who benefits, really? Who profits.
Madness Radio, Sane Medication Policy, Robert Whitaker
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