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Pop a million happy pills? Antidepressants, nuance, and the media

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1069 (Published 09 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1069

Psychiatric Drugs: Fact or Fiction

Psychiatric drugs (stimulants, tranquilizers, and antidepressants) ostensibly help patients by correcting imbalances in neurotransmitters, like dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and norepinephrine (noradrenaline). But psychiatric drugs are so toxic and addictive, that they are common, covert causes of anxiety, depression, anger, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, and violence, the very symptoms they falsely claim to cure. Psychiatry is up a tree, and lost at sea, in psychopharmacology.

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 March 2018
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA