The other reason is that I believe that to raise awareness we have to write testimonies in many posts as possible. She said it all at this post and if someone finds it in another blog it will be of great help. It's a way of working together. Validating other's blogger work is a way to make it more valuable to those who are not aware of what is going on with mental health psych-drugs.
"Abilify spokesperson Andy Behrman speaks out against the drug
Andy Behrman, author of the book based on his life, "electroboy" was a spokesperson for the antipsychotic Abilify. While on the drug and being a paid to speak about it, he suffered side effects and now has gone up against Bristol-Myers Squibb by speaking candidly about Abilify.
The one minute long video is worth watching, and can be found on the mental health news site Furious Seasons HERE.
From Furious Seasons:
"Andy Behrman, author of "Electroboy," was a spokespatient for Bristol-Myers Squibb's Abilify for a time and, according to yesterday's Wall Street Journal piece on him and his broken relationship with BMS, he made upwards of $400,000 speaking on behalf of the drug. Ironically, Behrman was suffering severe side effects from the drug during much of that period."-Philip Dawdy
I've said it before and I shall say it again--take some time to consider what this drug can do to your body, and remember this is an antipsychotic being re-marketed as an add-on for use for depression treatment. Abilify is yet another drug the doctors trialed on my daughter while she was in psych wards. One doctor even had her on Abilify and Clozaril at the same time, as a matter of fact that's what she was on when I got her out of that hospital. The doctor who cares for her now removed Abilify immediately, saying 2 antipsychotics were dangerous used in tandem, and Abilify actually is charted in her chart over the last 3 years as increasing agitation, and severe insomnia.~*my photograph of a DTC ad on a Seattle phone booth in March 2007"
If you are considering taking any psych-drug you have better make a research on side effects and withdrawal symptoms. These drugs are dangerous. Most of the people who are at my blog list are doing the same work I'm trying to do. There are others.
Please take good care of yourself. Don't trust ads!