posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 12:23 PM
Originally posted by Ghost375
reply to post by TKDRL
You're still complaining that we don't know everything about the most complex thing in the universe....
You're also putting words in the drug companies mouth.
Again, go read that website and see how many people say they get better after taking meds. You can also see that sometimes it takes multiple tries of
multiple medications before they work. It's not perfect, but it helps in many cases.
You need to read Anatomy of an Epidemic
before you comment any further.
Schizophrenics do better UNMEDICATED.
Bipolar patients do better UNMEDICATED.
Depressed patients do better UNMEDICATED.
This has all been known to the psychiatric world since 1980, at least. MANY STUDIES BACK THIS UP. But you can't stop the wheels of big pharma.
Especially not when those wheels managed to make these franken-meds Rx only, which is the only thing that saved the psychiatric industry. Go find a
well-respected psychiatrist who ISN'T being paid by a pharmaceutical company. Please. I'll wait here.
None of the drug studies that claim improvement last more than a few weeks, or a few months. Long term studies ALL show that these drugs perform WORSE
than placebo - and many, many, many cases of bipolar only surface after bad reactions to anti-depressants. Bipolar patients become incapacitated by
their illness in 15% of unmedicated cases - but 70% of medicated bipolar patients are incapacitated by it. WTH?
And I won't even get started on how they don't even DO what they claim they do. Science has NO idea what they're doing to your brain, besides causing
major chemical & physical changes that WORSEN your long-term outcome & may not be reversible.
Would you like to hear what happens to doctors who run clinical trials to test the outcomes of patients who aren't put on medication? Their patients
do GREAT - until they suddenly lose all their funding and become pariahs in their field.
The medicating of America is one of the biggest conspiracies I have ever seen. And it isn't being discussed much here.
ETA: only very extreme psychosis patients show long-term improvement on meds. This is an extremely small percentage of the population.
18-1-2013 by Schkeptick because: (no reason given)