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CNN article casts doubt on long-term antipsychotic use

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Well, perhaps Bob Whitaker's work and others critical of psychiatry are starting to bear fruit. Read the CNN.com article below, which speaks of big pharma corruption and how Abilify may not help patients get well in the long-term. I was particularly impressed with how the article explained how pharma-sponsored drug studies rig the placebo/control groups in their favor. It seems the organizers of the Abilify study played the same tricks as those who coordinated the Upjohn Xanax trial. That is, they made sure the placebo group was already deeply symptomatic going into the trial by yanking the placebo group OFF the med to be tested so the placebo group would be suffering horrible withdrawals and would by default seem far more symptomatic than the group taking the drug to be tested. Inhumanly cruel of course, but grrrrreat for business.

 

Long-term use of bipolar drug questioned

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Healing

Yippee! Good news! Thanks for the find, Cine!

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Altostrata

"After noticing that a growing number of patients seemed to be asking for Abilify by name..." -- maybe because the ads are on TV every 10 minutes in the United States??

 

"Psychiatrists have continued to refer to the results of the trial despite these weaknesses, Tsai says. "Frankly, I think it's an embarrassment to the profession that [Abilify] has been accepted so uncritically for this indication.""

 

At this point, is psychiatry capable of embarrassment?

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