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I just want to start a page on him. He is really excellent. He writes about the corruption in the drug companies that make "anti-depressant drugs" etc.

Psych Today Interview by M. Wedge  

(No one seems to be taking much care in updating this)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6GrxUjePuY Robert Whitaker at the ISEPP 2011 Conference in L.A. (part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAy8IVvS_wA Robert Whitaker at the ISEPP 2011 Conference in L.A. (part 2)


Part 1: The Roots - Robert Whitaker - Psychiatric Epidemic - PsykoVision CPH - May 14, 2014

Denmark - if you see a car coming to hit you, you might run but you won't be afraid. Happy pills/don't give a damn pills.

Anti depressants based on chemical Germans created during war as alternative fuel. 11 min ish

Chemical imbalance theory came from

- antii psychotics- they said it was too much dopamine caused psychosis

- anti depressants - not enough serotonin

but unmedicated psychoctic patients didn't show too much dopamine

also, drug caused too many dopamine receptors

and with serotonin they also found people didnt have too little

they low serotonin theory was dying in 1984

but theory came back with prozac

2000 guy wrote there is no deficit of serotonin

2005- guy wrote we looked for the chem imbalance but we didnt find them

was an urban legend. never a theory supported by well informed psychiatrists

hr said it was used as critics of psychiatry to discredit psychiatry 29:30

You're right. It was outdated But I'm pretty sure you forgot to tell the American public.

RW says that this mataphor (belief) tells us three things. I say four. Nothing wrong with society.

He asked some guy to see the date. Guy said there isn't any. It is just a meta4 to get pple to take the drugs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvCyUC_LPc Part 2: The Scope of the Epidemic Whitaker - Psychiatric Epidemic - May 14, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6_T7z-Pr70 Part 3: On The Wrong Track - Peter G°tzsche - Psychiatric Epidemic - May 14, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/wfatch?v=gigZD4RIXhg Part 4: Children & ADHD - Robert Whitaker - Psychiatric Epidemic - PsykoVision CPH - May 14, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esfwU1d2-Yg Part 5: Q &A . G°tzsche & Whitaker - Psychiatric Epidemic - PsykoVision CPH - May 14, 2014
Psychiatric Drugs: Do Psychiatric Medications Fix 'Chemical Imbalances' in the Brain
Robert Whitaker - Psychiatric Drugs: Do They Fix Imbalances or Do They Create Them - Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSX4gRLy1Ac UCLA/ISEPP - Robert Whitaker
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgab3kEB-7kiAIWJPmvwd8Q mia channel

Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry

Robert Whitaker: Our Psychiatric Drug Epidemic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDl1nwMd5G0 Robert Whitaker - Q&A on Mental Illness and their Links
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaGqM7aBnrE TAP 204 - Robert Whitaker on The Facts And Myths About Antidepressants
Real Truth About Health


2 copies on laptop

How Do Psychiatric Medications Affect People Over the Course


22 min. good summary

Public Lecture by Professor Peter G°tzsche: "Psychiatric drugs do more harm than good"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiJcSoo3C4Q Dr Peter C G°tzsche on how Psychiatry has gone astray



Today I learnd of Frederick K.Goodwin - Former director of the NIMH in the USA. A man corrupted by drug company money. (or maybe he was already corrupt) He accepted over a million dollars from them. (Jan 2018)