Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Comments by sawdawg

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  • I’m curious to understand this viewpoint. The vast majority of those in the ‘mental health system’ come of their own volition seeking a service, isn’t that right?

    I do understand the point that is being made about involuntary ‘treatment’ AND I understand the viewpoint that most here hold that the ‘treatment’ is not helpful.

  • Thought provoking article Dr. Healy. I was wondering, can you direct me to the references that support this paragraph, specifically the doubling of risk for suicide and homicide?

    “Whatever the risks of suicide or homicide linked to such anxiety or depressive states might be, in clinical trials antidepressants close to double them – and not just in younger adults. They do so by causing psychosis, or by producing an agitation laced with suicidal or homicidal thoughts, or by producing an almost lobotomized state in which people will do things they would ordinarily never do”

    I’m eager to alert friends to these issues, but some people require extra convincing…