It is long past time to pull back the curtain on the truth about the unholy relationship between psychiatry and Big Pharma. Here’s a start.
Psychiatry Now Admits It’s Been Wrong in Big Ways – But Can It Change?
BRUCE E LEVINE – Truthout
When I interviewed investigative reporter Robert Whitaker in 2010 after the publication of his book Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, he was not exactly a beloved figure within the psychiatry establishment. Whitaker had documented evidence that standard drug treatments were making many patients worse over the long term, and he detailed the lack of science behind these treatments.
Phi Beta Iota: Mental illness is often caused by cognitive dissonance and external insanities. What we have done to our veterans and our families can easily be categorized as an atrocity, a high crime against society. Completely aside from the inherent corruption attentant to charlatans practicing psychiatry and crooks practicing faux pharmaceuticals, is the larger matter of social design. Industrial era top-down Weberian practices and the commoditization of human beings makes people crazy. It’s not their fault. They are in fact the canaries in the coal mine.