Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Raising Awareness: FAIL / Psychiatry has to make a decision

.Matisse - Joy of Life is the most visited post of this blog.

I visited The Carlat Psychiatry blog and came across with this post where you read:

"But when I see a patient in my office, I do just the opposite. I try to maximize the placebo effect. I say things like, "I've had great success with Zoloft in patients like you....I would say you have an 80-90% chance of feeling much better within the next 2 weeks....These drugs are remarkably effective...."

This is from one of the psychiatrists who ís at my blog list and is considered ethical. It seems to me that psychiatry fears stop prescribing these drugs even after all the harms that are already undeniable.
Psychiatry keeps going as if nothing is happening. I don't know what to say. I'm tired and unfortunately nothing I say is considered "evidence". This is sad because I see people getting addicted to clonazepam, a benzodiazepine that is very hard to withdraw, and is being prescribed for any kind of anxiety. They claim "diazepam" doesn't work... they say... they say...
Informed consent? "This drug helped so many of my patients!"


Mark p.s.2 said...

The new priests are failing, and society will fall eventually from the lies of a "brain chemical imbalance" explination.
The world health organization W.H.O. expects a growing percentage of the population to be seriously mentally ill.

Ana said...

Yes... they have the power.

Michael said...

I think the problem is linked more to the payment for medical practice- we don't pay doctors to do anything more than pop in, prescribe, and move on. This is all they CAN do these days. The whole medical establishment needs to be burned down and started over again.

Ana said...

Yep! They are arrogant. Instead of saying: "we don't know what is the cause of the diseases we try to cure."
they read the laboratory propaganda and repeat their hypothesis as if they were scientifically proved.
The other huge problem are Governments from all over the world receiving money.. blah blah blah...
It is a shame! To say the least.
Thank you very much for the comments Michael.
It helps a lot knowing that other people care.