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Psychiatry and Big Pharma

Monday, January 29, 2007 | Read Comments

Psychiatry and Big Pharma

This comic is just another way to further describe the Big Pharma / psychiatry relationship, using a familiar medical anomaly. Siamese Twins are often joined at the hip, just like drug companies and modern psychiatry.

Of course, separating them (as in, making the bribing of psychiatrists by drug companies illegal) would probably destroy both industries, or at least cause extreme downsizing. These two groups of greedy corporate profiteers depend on each other for commercial success. One group diagnoses fictitious disease, and the other group sells the drugs that "treat" fictitious disease.

It's a brilliant scam, if you think about it. All backed by the fictitious credibility of "psychiatric doctors" who are actually some of the most mentally insane people in society (and who frequently have dangerously inflated egos, to boot). If we really wanted to treat those with mental health disorders in this society, we would start with drug company CEOs and drug-pushing psychiatrists.

Today, genuine patient-centered psychiatric care is almost nonexistent. The industry is now primarily a drug pushing racket that targets adults, senior citizens, children and even infants as "revenue producing entities" who can be diagnosed with disease and pumped up with dangerous chemicals that just happen to make the wealthiest corporations in the world even wealthier.

Did you know that taking antidepressant drugs causes diabetes? It also causes enormous weight gain -- an average of 22 pounds per patient taking them for one year. They should actually be called "weight gain pills" rather than antidepressants. And if there's one thing that makes people even more depressed, it's gaining 22 pounds of body fat.

So you see, the drugs actually create their own repeat revenue. Start taking antidepressants today, and you'll be even more depressed in a year, requiring you to take even more antidepressant drugs -- plus diabetes drugs, perhaps, as well, meaning the drug companies can get you on two drugs instead of one. And then diabetes drugs cause liver damage, meaning you might need another set of drugs for your liver disorders, and so the vicious cycle continues until you're put on eight different medications and left penniless and utterly drained of life.

Without a doubt, psychiatrists are highly effective recruiting hucksters for Big Pharma. They convince people there's something wrong with them, and then offer treatment that guarantees something will go wrong sooner or later.

Want to learn some shocking facts about psychiatry you'll never hear on TV or read in the news? Read my article about Henry Cotton and mad surgical procedures, and you'll never look at the psych industry the same way agiain.

Also be sure to check out the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights to learn even more about the insanity of the psychiatric community.

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