Even Docs Get Killed by Akathisia

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The following is an open letter published in response to an article we ran in Around the Web recently, “Why ‘Happy’ Doctors Die by Suicide.”

From RxISK: “Pamela Wible, M.D. has been one of the leading voices speaking out about physician suicide.  She has done a lot of good, too, by being open about the abuse of doctors by the system – students and junior folks especially – instead of just reciting bland slogans about mental illness and ‘stigma.’

A week ago, however, she blogged about ‘Why Happy Doctors Die By Suicide.’  It was also published on Medscape, a bigger and more corporate-type audience than she usually gets.  It’s a big step backwards.

The doctor guy whose death she recounts was clearly a victim of his psychiatric treatment far more than his professional or personal angst.  Yet she turns his death into a sanitized plea for less harsh treatment of doctors (by the ungrateful public, mainly) and easier access to treatment.

Here’s my ‘open letter’ response.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. A bartender can be charged for giving too much alcohol .

    “Bartenders who serve intoxicated patrons may be at risk for legal and civil charges as a result of these actions. Many states have enacted legislation to allow for prosecution and civil suits of commercial establishments that serve alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals or to minors.”

    And the doctor was on a mind altering substance like alcohol.

    Heads I win, tails you lose. Win- Win for psychiatry
    With no science to measure good thoughts to bad thoughts from being chemically altered it still is a win-win position for psychiatry.

    If the patient does well after given-forced medicines, psychiatry helped.
    If the patient does poorly after given-forced medication, psychiatry says we told you he/she was ill. We are trying to help.

  2. I know this occurred in 2019 and it is tragic. The even more tragic thing is that it just proves that the nefarious dangers of these psych drugs, including horrific side effects, brain damage and various complications that could lead to death in some manner do not discriminate. Anyone, no matter who, who takes these drugs is subject to this horror and not only is it the patient suffers and might die, but those who around them. I see the ads on tv for these psych drugs and unlike some other drugs, they never mention death as a side effect. Sometimes, they mention suicidal thinking, especially in teens and those over agr 65 or so, but they don’t mention death. They should. These psych drugs can kill even more than the alleged disease they are supposed to be treating. It is becoming more and more clear that it is the psych drugs than cause the very diseases that are written up in the DSM and ICD. And, it is about time, all the mental industry people come clear about this. Who knows what the true death count is each year in regards to these drugs? Who knows? Thank you.

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