“No, Psychiatry Could Not Have Prevented the Germanwings Disaster”

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In The New Yorker, Gary Greenberg points out that half of Americans allegedly have a mental disorder at some point in their lives and mental health professionals are not particularly apt at preventing the statistically miniscule portion who might do something catastrophic.

No, Psychiatry Could Not Have Prevented the Germanwings Disaster (New Yorker, April 2, 2015)

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4 COMMENTS

  1. “mental health professionals are not particularly apt at preventing the statistically miniscule portion who might do something catastrophic.”

    Great. Can we now please get rid of the involuntary commitment and “danger to self and others” please?

  2. Despite 22 international drug regulatory warnings on psychiatric drugs citing effects of mania, hostility, violence and even homicidal ideation, and like hundreds of high profile murder suicides tied to psychiatric drug use and withdrawal reactions, big media refuses to even mention that this pilot was given these drugs.

    Call your doctor if you feel like crashing a plane after taking this medication…

    Wasted my time reading the whole stupid article when I knew before I even clicked on it that psychiatry’s drugs and their suicidal side effects would be omitted .