Sunday, November 27, 2022

Comments by Tessa

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  • I admire Attorney Rich for her endeavors here, especially in light of the loss of her son. I, too, lost my only son to psychiatry/Big Pharma (killed by Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa, he died of profound hyperglycemia). After battling for many years, I finally cut back my involvement due to exhaustion and delayed/complicated grief. Many of my cohorts (other parents who lost children in similar ways) have also tossed in the towel, or have died. Such battles can take a severe toll, and I wish Rich the best in maintaining her energy and zeal.

  • More power to you, Shiloh! If you ever want to compare notes and/or collaborate, feel free to get in touch with me. I was able to get off psych drugs (lithium and benzos) after 34 years. It wsa rough, and ended up being life changing, but I did it.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Tessa

  • I’ve found it astonishing that Moncrieff’s work here has made it into the “mainstream media”..and since it has, I’ve seen it callled “rightwing” malarkey by several sources..
    The truth hurts, and I suspect BigPharma flacks are out there doing whatever they can to shed doubt on this hard core evidence.

  • Yes, it looks like a fishy group, of which there are many.
    I just know that, after long-term antidepressant and benzo use – prescribed by a psychiatrist who told me I would “always” have depression – getting off was close to hell. But – in the end – it was all worth it, as now I know that, whatever my reactions to life happen to me, they are genuinely mine, unfiltered through the lens of a pharmaceutical haze.

  • Thank you for this excellent, if totally disheartening, report. In earlier years, when I followed pharma-psychiatry corruption more closely, it was academic medical center psychiatrists who were the “thought leaders” and big buck earners. I wonder whether their shaming and public exposure led them to retreat and find less obviously ways to make money.
    As for hope that the excellent work done here and elsewhere to not only expose what amount to crimes (given the death rates of those subjected to these drugs, including my close family member), but to change the practices and system in which they are allowed to thrive and flourish, I see little hope, unfortunately.