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BBC does not want the truth out about why antidepressants are being used far too much

Instead of telling the truth, which James Davies from Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry had told the BBC before its radio programme, this happened: ‘we heard a very confident GP referring to depression as a “chronic condition” while stating that antidepressants in many instances are “life-saving.” And we heard the President of the Royal College of…

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Editorial Misconduct: Finnish Medical Journal Rejects Paper on Suicide Risk

Editorial misconduct is as serious as scientific misconduct, and doctors should know how dangerous antidepressants are, at all ages. I have therefore told the story on Mad in America where I have also uploaded my correspondence with the Finnish Medical Journal regarding my paper they rescinded their offer to publish.

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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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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, pcg@cochrane.dk 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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