Originally posted by Ghost375
Every single "fact" you mention after that is so asinine, it's funny. People do worse with drugs than placebo? I'd love to see a study that
shows that. It's you who shouldn't talk til you provide some links to actual studies for these asinine claims.
I still can't believe you said "Schizophrenics do better unmedicated." That's just so ignorant, it's unbelievable. Second generation
antipsychotics are EXTREMELY effective at treating hallucinations and other positive symptoms of schizophrenia.
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This is just a FEW links for you, ONLY related to schizophrenia.
If you really want to have some fun, research the Soteria House, and how, after Mosher found that his non-medicated schizophrenics were faring far
better than their medicated peers, he found his funding disappeared & his career destroyed. Isn't this a CONSPIRACY site? Doesn't this sound like a
conspiracy to you?
I don't think you know your field as well as you think you do. And I'm just a layman. I think you believe what Big Pharma tells you. Best of luck
, "Are there schizophrenics for whom drugs may be
...contraindicated?" International Pharmacopsychiatry 13 (1978): 100-111.
"8% of non-medicated patients had to be rehospitalized within 3 years... 73% of medicated patients had to be rehospitalized
patients who were briefly medicated & then taken off, the rehospitalization rate was 47%)
, "Empirical Correction of Seven Myths about
Schizophrenia...", Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia 384 (1994): 14-16.
A twenty-year follow-up of schizophrenic patients showed those who had become "asymptomatic and living independently, had close relationships,
were employed, able to care for themselves and led full lives in general... all had one thing in common: they had long since stopped taking their
medications". The conclusion: "it may be a very small percentage who need medication indefinitely".
Repeated WHO studies show "being in a developed country is a strong predictor of not attaining a complete remission"
). The best outcomes in the entire study were in Agra, India, where only 3% of
patients were maintained on an antipsychotic. (This study was done in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s, all having same results.)
53% of Schiz patients never had a second episode of psychosis, and 73% were employed at 15-22 year follow-ups
During the first 3 years of treatment with antipsychotics, symptoms worsen (patient becomes more psychotic than originally), and significant brain
damage is done (shown by MRI), including shrinking brain volume. The thalamus and basal ganglia also swell. Changes are "dose related". Changes
appear to the brain within 12 WEEKS of beginning treatment. (Chakos,
), (Chakos, 2