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Myth # 1: “The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) tests all new psychiatric drugs”
False. Actually, the FDA only reviews studies that were designed, administered, secretly performed and paid for by profit-driven, multinational pharmaceutical companies or farmed out by those companies to private research firms, in whose interest it is to find positive results for their employers. Unsurprisingly, such collaborations virtually guarantee fraudulent results.
Myth # 2: “FDA approval means that a psychotropic drug is effective long-term”
False. Actually, FDA approval doesn’t mean that psychiatric drugs have been proven to be either safe or effective – either short-term or long-term. Most psych drugs are never tested in clinical trials for longer than a few months, and most patients that are caught up in the psychiatric system take their drugs for years or decades. Psychopharmaceutical companies lavishly pay drug “researchers” who are often academic psychiatrists that have relatively easy access to compliant, already-drugged-up chronic patients. These psychiatrists often have financial or professional conflicts of interest – some of them even sitting on FDA or industry advisory committees that attempt to “fast track” drugs through the approval process.
Myth # 3: “FDA approval means that a psychotropic drug is safe long-term”
False. Actually, the SSRIs the so-called “anti-psychotic” drugs (historically called “major” tranquilizers), the “minor” tranquilizers/anti-epileptics/sleeping pills and the amphetamine-based psychostimulants are usually only tested in human clinical trials for a couple of months before being granted marketing approval by the Big Pharma-conflicted FDA.
Myth # 4: “Mental ‘illnesses’ are caused by ‘brain chemical imbalances’”
originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Groot
people are not really going to change thier minds about this stuff.
its not 100% safe and there is corruption and greed with the big companies and the government.
these meds help a lot of people.
i dont know why some dont accept that.
it really shouldnt even be a debate.
it helps a lot of people
if its not your bag then stick to the garlic and tumeric.
i like pharmaceuticals. and i like the natch.
all the corruption and abuse by not only patients but doctors who over prescribe should not negate the good they do.
originally posted by: ketsuko
While it is true that the FDA does not directly carry out the testing itself, it does write all the testing procedures that companies must use when doing the testing and the companies must follow those procedures and document every step, every material (even the distilled water has to be tested to make sure it's in compliance as 100% sterile distilled water), every product used must be proven to be efficacious according the standards set forth, and even if the company records a "no test" result, they must then do an investigation (also according to the guidelines set by the FDA) in order to discover why the test failed and it must all be documented.
And they can be inspected at any time and must be able to produce any or all records on demand.
Myth # 1: “The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) tests all new psychiatric drugs” False. Actually, the FDA only reviews studies that were designed, administered, secretly performed and paid for by profit-driven, multinational pharmaceutical companies or farmed out by those companies to private research firms, in whose interest it is to find positive results for their employers. Unsurprisingly, such collaborations virtually guarantee fraudulent results.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Having taken SSRI's and knowing intimately several more people I can say they DO help - if you want to feel NOTHING. No ups, no downs, just go through the motions of living without feeling anything. It's creepy as hell and I would never do it again. The results of the others I know is very similar and coming off drugs like Zoloft or Elavil is a private hell unto itself. Very difficult.
Maybe they do help some people but not anyone that I know.
It came down to being able to deal with emotions in a safe and responsible way.
I honestly don't think my brain has been the same since, I feel permanently altered in some way.
I would try everything else imaginable before going the SSRI route again.
originally posted by: ClovenSky
a reply to: Groot
It is almost like these pharm drugs don't actually cure anything. All they do is mask the symptoms.
If they were truly honest instead of partaking in the massive money making scheme, they would admit to their very limited understanding of the human body. The only other answer is they know exactly why people are getting sicker and sicker with each passing day but delivering the truth doesn't produce profits.
Depressed, hey here is a pill. Internal organs slowly failing, hey here is a pill. Imaginary restless leg syndrome, hey here is a pill. But it appears to fit in nicely with all of the other lies we are being told.
My god, maybe one of these days they will actually look at what we put into our bodies on a daily if not hourly schedule.
naaaa, that doesn't produce profits.