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The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs free read Ù 106 Antipsychotic neuroleptic drugs have become some of the biggest blockbusters of the early 21st century increasingly prescribed not just to people with 'schizophrenia' or other severe forms of mental disturbance but for a range of common psychological complaints This book challenges the accepted account that portrays antipsychotics as specific treatments that target an underlying brain disease and explores early views that suggested in contrast that antipsychotics achieve their effects by inducing a state of neurological suppression Professional enthusiasm for antipsychotics eclipsed this understanding exaggerated the benefits of antipsychotics and minimized or ignored evidence of their toxic effects The pharmaceutical industry has been involved in expanding the use of antipsychotics into territory where it is likely that their dangers far outweigh their advantage. This is a thorough and thoughtful book which presents a careful analysis and criticism of psychiatric prescribing and the influence of the drug industryThat said I m not sure that what she says here adds significantly to information given elsewhere If you ve read for example Richard Bentall s books Doctoring the MInd and Madness explained plus her excellent Straight talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs this book will not add a great dealIt also leaves the patient and their family wondering what to do about this situation We have this knowledge yes but how can it help us and what can we do instead At the end of the book I m armed with information on what NOT to do plus perhaps some ideas for searching uestions for mental health practitioners I needed to know what to do instead of relying on antipsychotics

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The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs free read Ù 106 Antipsychotic neuroleptic drugs have become some of the biggest blockbusters of the early 21st century increasingly prescribed not just to people with 'schizophrenia' or other severe forms of mental disturbance but for a range ofcommon psychological complaints This book challenges the accepted account that portrays antipsychotics as specific treatments that target an underlying brain disease and explores early views that suggested in contrast that antipsychotics achieve their effects by inducing a state of neurological suppression Professional enthusiasm for antipsychotics eclipsed this understanding exaggerated the benefits of antipsychotics and minimized or ignored evidence of their toxic effects The pharmaceutical industry has been involved in expanding the use of antipsychotics into territory where it is likely that their dangers far outweigh their advantages. Bien

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The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs free read Ù 106 SAntipsychotic neuroleptic drugs have become some of the biggest blockbusters of the early 21st century increasingly prescribed not just to people with 'schizophrenia' or other severe forms of mental disturbance but for a range of common psychological complaints This book challenges the accepted account that portrays antipsychotics as specific treatments that target an underlying brain disease and explores early views that suggested in contrast that antipsychotics achieve their effects by inducing a state of neurological suppression Professional enthusiasm for antipsychotics eclipsed this understanding exaggerated the benefits of antipsychotics and minimized or ignored evidence of their toxic effects The pharmaceutical industry has been involved in expanding the use of antipsychotics into territory where it is likely that their dangers far outweigh their advantag. Well written and thoroughly researched this book tells the bizarre tale of how mainstream psychiatry persauded itself it had discovered specific treatments for schizophrenia and psychosis but it could only do this by ignoring the fact that these drugs are highly toxicPsychiatrists are so desparate to believe that antipsychotics are safe and effective they ignore or discount the evidence to the contrary The Bitterest Pills is above all a book of evidence There is no research evidence that antipsychotics improve the outcome in the long term and plenty of evidence that suggests they make it worseI know this is hard to believe Would all those clever doctors mislead us all Don t take my word for it read this book and make up your own mindIn Dr Moncrief s own words It is important to state straight away that I am a practicing psychiatrist and that I believe that antipsychotics have a role in helping to suppress the manifestations of severe mental disturbance I have seen people who are locked into an overwhelming psychotic state which can sometimes be sufficiently suppressed by antipsychotics of one sort or another that they are able to regain some contact with the outside world again This suppression comes at a price however as other thoughts and emotions are also slowed and numbed but for some people this price is worth paying at least initially The cost benefit analysis of long term treatment especially in people who have recovered from their acute episode is difficult to fathom I hope this book will enable readers to re evaluate the story of antipsychotic drugs as it is usually told and appreciate the many dangers they represent as well as the opportunities they provide some people in the grips of a severe mental disorder It is intended to throw a sceptical light on the acres of research literature and marketing material that present these drugs as a practically untarnished boon to humankind but also to show through first hand accounts how the drugs might be distinctively helpful in some situations It should also raise uestions about the conseuences of long term treatment and why six decades after their introduction we still cannot be sure if antipsychotics help or harm people who take them for long periods of time


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    pdf epub The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free As a carer for someone with depression with psychotic symptoms i saw first hand that low doses of antipsychotic can bring on parkinsonism I am spreading the word that Peter C Gotzsche said in his book Deadly Medicines and

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    read Ù PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í J. Moncrieff J. Moncrieff Í 6 review pdf epub The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free If Joanna Moncrieff is no than half correct in her suggestion that antipsychotics are not treating an underlying brain disease then psychiatry still lies in ruins one of a number of important recent books uestioning the who

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    pdf epub The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs – vivaldirestaurant.co.za Free Great book Really pushes the fact that no real proper research has been carried out on mental health in years I admire the courage of the author In our National Community Mental Hospitals are being closed just as they were 40 years ago

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