Year: 2015

Drug consumption in psychiatry is harmful

Translation of two articles published in Danish newspaper Politiken 30 August 2015 Politiken Sunday, 30 August 2015 Front page By Lars Igum Rasmussen Professor: Drug consumption in psychiatry is harmful The consumption of drugs is “insanely high,” warns known professor. It should be substantially reduced since the drugs do more harm than good, he says. …

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Launching a war on psychiatric drugs

Prescription pills are Britain’s third biggest killer: Side-effects of drugs taken for insomnia and anxiety kill thousands. Why do doctors hand them out like Smarties? 80 million prescriptions for psychiatric drugs are written in UK every year  Psychiatric drugs are the third major killer after heart disease and cancer  Professor Gøtzsche reveals the scale of …

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Tre psykiatriprofessorer på afveje

Debatindlæg i Politiken 3. sept. 2015 af Peter C Gøtzsche Professor Poul Videbech mener, at jeg ”imod bedre vidende” skyder min modstander ufine motiver i skoen (30. august). Han nævner, at man i 20 år har kendt til, at teorien om den kemiske ubalance i hjernen ved depression er alt for simpel, og at det …

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Psykofarmaka gør større skade end gavn, interviews

1. juni 2015, tv fra en anden planet (56 min) 31. august 2015, radio 24syv (8 min) 31. august 2015, spørg professoren, Politiken (10 min) 2. september 2015, radio 24syv (18 min)  

Mammography screening should be stopped, as it is harmful

Keynote lecture that explains why mammography screening doesn’t save lives (16 minutes). Evidence Live conference at the University of Oxford, England, 25 March 2013. How we got involved with mammograpy screening research in 1999 and published: Is screening for breast cancer with mammography justifiable? Lancet 2000;355:129-34 (7 minutes). Evidence Live conference at the University of …

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Why I think antidepressants cause more harm than good

Peter C Gøtzsche, Nordic Cochrane Centre, Dept 7811 Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, I declare no competing interests. This paper was published in Lancet Psychiatry 9 July 2014. Citation: Gøtzsche PC. Why I think antidepressants cause more harm than good. Lancet Psychiatry 2014;1:104-6: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(14)70280-9/fulltext In The Lancet Psychiatry, David Nutt and colleagues1 stated that headlines such …

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Antipsykotika er farlige legemidler

Peter C. Gøtzsche, Professor, dr. med. og direktør for Det Nordiske Cochrane Center, Rigshospitalet, København Erik Johnsen og Rune Andreas Kroken viser, i sitt tilsvar til meg i Klassekampen 9. mars, igjen til en studie fra Sverige om dødelighet hos schizofrene ved bruk av antipsykotika, også denne gangen uten å oppgi referansen. Jeg har imidlertid …

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Antipsykotika gjøre mer skade enn gagn

Peter C. Gøtzsche, Professor, dr. med. og direktør for Det Nordiske Cochrane Center, Rigshospitalet, København Med henvisning til Robert Whitaker bok, En psykiatriske epidemi, har både allmennpraktiserende lege Anders Danielsen Lie og psykiaterne Erik Johnsen og Rune Andreas Kroken fremsatt en rekke påstander om antipsykotika i Klassekampen som det ikke finnes vitenskapelig belegg for. Jeg …

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