More media articles about fraud in psychiatric drug ads

Info Wall St. Journal, United Press International, WebMD and Time Magazine Pacific all cover the story that researchers have debunked the “chemical imbalance” claim of psychiatric drug manufacturers. BELOW are more media articles about how psychiatric drug ads may be misleading the public about a “chemical imbalance,” from: _Wall Street Journal_ 11/18/05 _United Press International_…

Advertisements for SSRIs May Be Misleading

Info Document Actions Print this Medscape reviews an essay in a peer-reviewed medical journal that debunks the “chemical imbalance” myth promoted by psychiatric drug industry. Advertisements for SSRIs May Be Misleading Date Published: Nov 08, 2006 01:00 AM Author: Laurie Barclay, MD Source: Medscape Medical News Advertisements in the U.S. for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors…

Report documents human rights violations in Turkey psychiatric facilities.

Info Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) released a 2005 report about human rights abuses in Turkey, including electroshock of children. MDRI is a sponsor group of MindFreedom International. Staff member of Turkish psychiatric institution re-enacts forced electroshock. 29 September 2005 MDRI investigates forced electroshock including of nine-year-old. Below is a forwarded announcement from Mental Disability…

American Psychiatric President Admits “Bio Bio Bio” Rules

Info When the elected president of the American Psychiatric Association complains about undue influence of the psychiatric drug industry on his profession then you know there’s a problem. Here are MindFreedom’s comments, followed by the text of President Stephen S. Sharfstein’s essay warning about “Big Pharma’s” huge “kickbacks and bribes.” Stephen S. Sharfstein, MD 2005…