As I look back, I instinctively knew that I needed some type of "break" from my life. That came a few months early in a very different way than I was planning.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses how network meta-analyses spin the data on antidepressants, especially when financed by pharma.
This week, I wanted to see what ChatGPT would have to say about the long-term impact of antidepressants and about the STAR*D study.
A common critique of the borderline personality disorder diagnosis is its complicity in oppressing abuse survivors.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses that depression pills increase mortality, and that psychiatry mistakes withdrawal effects for relapse.
I’ll never forget standing beside my sister Lucy as she was strapped to a gurney during a midnight admission to an E.R. in Cambridge, Mass.
I stopped thinking of akathisia in terms of the disease model and instead began thinking of it as an injury. Akathisia is not the car crash; it is a result of the car crash.
ChatGPT has perfectly captured the pattern of psychiatry’s response to the research that tells of harm done.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses the harmful effects of lithium and anti-epileptic drugs used for bipolar disorder.
During the last year of Tuva’s life, her psychiatrists took away her hope of ever leaving psychiatry and becoming better.
I imagine that I am like many people when it comes to AI, which is that I don’t really know what to make of it. My first request was “write an essay about the Mad in America website.”
When my son was 5, I ended up as a single mum, with ‘bipolar’ disorder, in a foreign country. I had to always work harder to prove that I was worthy.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, including in children, and the lack of evidence for any benefit from lithium.
Mad in Denmark, which is newly launched, is the 11th affiliate in the MIA network, and three others are expected to launch later this year.
When plastic surgery goes awry, doctors defend themselves by labeling the harmed patient with mental illness.
Psychiatrists believe people can have both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, referred to as “borderpolar,” although this is not an official DSM diagnosis.
We all want to help our kids or our students, and sometimes finding the right key to unlock a child’s gifts is a matter of time, patience, trial, and error.
Peter Gøtzsche on more harms caused by depression pills, including akathisia and its connection to homicide.
Tardive dyskinesia, a serious and horrible harm of psychiatric drugs, is often overlooked or deliberately ignored by psychiatrists.
I see my 3-year-old’s innocent smile as she plays and rides her tricycle, and I can’t help but feel sad and worried about my daughters’...
The psychiatric genetics field is historically based in eugenics and diverts our attention from evidence-backed causes of human suffering and dysfunction.
Recognition of C-PTSD might be a double-edged sword, further marginalizing the very individuals it aimed to assist.
Researchers have again and again demonstrated that depression pills double suicides both in children and adults.
Should I keep silent when I am well, or continue talking about it, knowing that I will probably deal with stigma for the rest of my life?
Peter Gøtzsche continues to detail the increase in suicide attempts and deaths found in studies of depression pills.