Tager Sundhedsstyrelsen hensyn til Lundbeck?

Kommentar til Peter C Gøtzsches kronik i Politiken ”Sundhedsstyrelsens råd om depressionspiller er farlige”. Af psykolog Anne-Marie Krogsbøll Tak til Gøtzsche for hans utrættelige kamp for evidensbaseret omgang med lægemidler, herunder depressionsmidler. Denne gang i form af en faktaproppet kronik. Når Sundhedsstyrelsen udgiver en ny faktaresistent vejledning, kan man kun gisne om hvorfor. Det er…

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Sundhedsstyrelsens råd om depressionspiller er farlige

Jeg har studeret videnskaben grundigt og selv bidraget væsentligt til den, og min konklusion er, at depressionspiller ikke bør bruges mod depression. Pillernes effekt er så lille, at den ikke kan mærkes af patienterne, og de fordobler risikoen for selvmord, både blandt børn og voksne. Sundhedsstyrelsens nylige råd om, hvordan man trapper ud af pillerne,…

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Antidepressiva fördubblar självmord och dödar även på andra sätt

Antidepressiva fördubblar självmord och dödar även på andra sätt Peter C. Gøtzsche, Professor och Direktör, Institute for Scientific Freedom, Copenhagen 6 Januari 2020 Det finns ingen som helst pålitlig forskning, som visar, at ”antidepressiva kan rädda liv”, vilket allmänläkaren Elisabeth Wolpert hävdar i Aftonbladet 28 Januari 2020.1 Tvärtom.2 En mycket väl utförd kohortstudie av patienter…

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Sir Iain Chalmers’ personal reflection on the prehistory of the Nordic Cochrane Centre

A personal reflection on the prehistory of the Nordic Cochrane Centre I am delighted to have been asked to contribute to the 25th anniversary celebration of the Nordic Cochrane Centre. Congratulations and thanks to the Centre for its important contributions to the development of the Cochrane Collaboration. I am going to offer you a brief,…

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The Harmful Myth About the Chemical Imbalance Causing Psychiatric Disorders

By Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, June 28, 2019. Mainstream psychiatry is built on myths that are harmful for patients. I described 10 of them in an article for a Danish newspaper on Jan. 6, 2014, which I published in English two weeks later on psychiatrist David Healy’s website as “Psychiatry Gone Astray” (1). On Jan.…

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The Depression Pill Epidemic

By Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche, June 4, 2019. In some countries, including the United States, about 10% of the entire population is in treatment with depression pills. This is a tragedy. These drugs do not have relevant effects on depression; they increase the risk of suicide and violence; and they make it more difficult for…

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”Trust me, I’m a doctor”

By Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, June 16, 2019. “Trust me, I’m a doctor” — One of my colleagues once turned up at a scientific meeting with a badge she had produced with this message. We were a group of people championing the new movement of evidence-based medicine where we make decisions about health care based…

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The epidemic of psychiatric drug usage – taper off the pills

We have written this article for those of you who feel you have been prescribed psychiatric drugs on a dubious basis for a shorter or longer period of time and fear that you are stuck and risk lifelong treatment; perhaps even with many drugs at the same time and with the feeling that none of…

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Chemotherapy for cancer? Surprisingly, for most cancers, it should be avoided

The most important issue in having cancer is knowing when to say no to chemotherapy. The five pages below explains why it is prudent to decline chemotherapy for cancer most of the time it is offered. Erratum added 10 Dec 2019: ” The argument was that 5-year survival for breast cancer had risen from 12%…

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