In Medicine, the Power of No vs. Psychiatry’s Mass Overtreatment

Unlike patients in other fields of medicine, those  who are designated mentally ill–or even declared to be "at risk" for mental illness in the future–are at once stigmatized and suffer losss of their autonomy.
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Marcia Angell: Drug Co & Doctors: A Story of Corruption

"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." Marcia Angell, MD Continue reading →

Research at US Veterans Hospitals Nationwide Under Investigation_NYT

Research at US Veterans Hospitals Nationwide Under Investigation_NYT Sun, 13 Apr 2003 Veterans returning from service in the military deserve better than the medical care that awaits them at the nation’s Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. The Associated Press reported on Friday, . . . Continue reading →