Mother’s Little Helper by the Rolling Stones

This week’s Song of the Week was recommended by MIA reader Peter C Gøtzsche: “This song describes the abuse of benzodiazepines among people who are not really ill, as Mick Jagger sings: “And though she’s not really ill, there’s a little yellow pill…” Today, it is exactly the same with the abuse of depression pills. The song is from 1966 but is more relevant than ever. I sang it three days ago at a meeting in the Danish Critical Psychiatry Network and we all loved it.”

-Peter C Gøtzsche


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