I am reposting an article from the popular consumer advocacy site, Mad in America, which serves as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care in the United States (and abroad). This is a crucial topic that not only does not get enough attention, it is often willfully ignored for emotional or financial reasons.

No, I do not wear a white lab coat, so why should you listen to me about psychiatric drugs? That is why I share this article.  Peter C. G√łtzsche, MD does wear a lab coat and is a top, critical researcher in the field of psychiatric drugs. The gist of the article can be summarized by Dr. G√łtzsche himself,

Psychiatrists have failed their responsibility towards the public to a catastrophic extent by claiming that depression pills protect against suicide when they do the opposite. I do not know of any other medical specialty whose practitioners systematically misinform the public to this extent.

Read the full story here.