How Big Pharma & Psychiatry Gaslight Us: Interview with Bruce Levine


From Radio Free Sunroot: Kollibri terre Sonnenblume sits down with Dr. Bruce Levine to discuss the following topics:

Critiquing the “defect model” of mental illness; how psychiatry resembles religion; the financial motivations of Big Pharma; that SSRIs are no more effective than placebos in clinical trials; the lack of connection between depression and serotonin levels; how Big Pharma loads the dice in their studies; how Big Pharma influences the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (known as the DSM); the subjectivity of diagnosing mental health issues; when anti-authoritarian people are diagnosed as “mentally ill”; how blaming individuals for their mental difficulties gives systemic factors a pass; the role of trauma in adversely affecting mental health; the importance of community and its role in healing; the recent legalization of psilocybin mushrooms in Oregon; and his recent book, “Resisting Illegitimate Authority.”

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