Peter Breggin, professor of psychiatry at several universities in the USA, private consultant as a doctor in Ithaca (New York), columnist for scientific journals and author of numerous books, once stated in public that if you have a psychiatric problem, you should not consult a psychiatrist, because it is too dangerous. Peter C. Gotzsche, a professor of medicine and a specialist in the analysis of medication, wrote in one of his books in 2018, addressing all those who take psychiatric medication and especially psychotropic drugs:
A few days ago I received an article in my inbox about the case of a girl in Murcia, a region of Spain, who had been diagnosed with BPD, Borderline Personality Disorder, at the age of 17 and at the age of 20 she could no longer cope.
Apparently this young girl went to the emergency room of a hospital, the Morales Meseguer, on the 4th of January with suicidal ideas, but far from being concerned about her condition, according to Cayetano Toledo, secretary of the TLP Cartagena Association, on a radio station: They had limited themselves to giving her an appointment with her psychiatrist for the 11th of March.
In response to this, the parents of the young woman began to exert pressure, as did the association, and the young woman received a call from her psychiatrist telling her that as she had BPD she should continue to take medication and receive a lot of psychotherapy. Do we think that this is the way to deal with helping a young woman in the prime of her life, by people who are supposed to be very well read?
An acquaintance of mine, J.T., was receiving psychiatric treatment for a serious anxiety problem, he had been prescribed so many pills that he was unable to get his life back on track in a normal way. Two months ago he went for a regular psychiatric consultation where his doctor told him categorically that all he was doing was drugging him, but that this did not solve the problem. He recommended an appointment with the Social Security psychologist, which she got several months later.
After the COVID, psychiatry seems to have been strengthened, but should we believe everything these doctors tell us, or should we doubt their diagnoses?
In 2010, Antonio Muro, a columnist in specialised journals, published an interesting article in which he argued the following:
More and more personalities in the scientific world are against the use of psychotropic drugs on a regular basis. And they even conceive medicine as a business that globally absorbs us as mere statistical numbers to achieve deep-rooted economic objectives, without really caring about our own health. Antonio Sitges-Serra, Professor of Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, among many other activities, including that of scientific columnist for the newspaper El Periódico from 1997 to 2017, commented in one of his books:
And what is the trigger to be branded as mentally ill by one of these brainy doctors, to show that life, the things that happen to him, the fears that certain issues cause him, affect him on the level of emotions. But aren’t emotions part of who we are? I am not going to go into this area, but suffice it to say that if you go to a family doctor today and tell him that you have some strange moods, I would even encourage you to make them up, he will immediately diagnose you as depressive, prescribe you some dangerous medication, which I am sure will have in its contraindications that causes depression, If you exaggerate the “presumed delirium” he will discharge you or worse, he will make an appointment with a psychiatrist who will put you on a psychotropic medication wheel that will only lead you into the darkest of caves.
The author I quoted earlier, Antonio Sitges-Serra, wrote a book entitled Si puede, no vaya al médico (If you can, don’t go to the doctor). Another of the aforementioned doctors, Peter C. Gotzsche, a specialist in drug analysis, went even further in one of his books How to Survive in an Overmedicated World, where he stated:
A few days ago in the Clinic of Valencia, Spain, a 12-year-old girl died, after going three times in eight days to the emergency room, where she was told that her abdominal and stomach pains were the result, among other misdiagnoses, of her menstruation. In the end she died of peritonitis, something that her parents had been warning might be happening to her. The arrogance and useless wisdom of some emergency doctors ended this girl’s life. Who puts a price on such a tragedy?
And to conclude, I would like to comment on what Thomas Dorman, a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and Canada, said in the first decade of the 2000s about the DSM, a kind of bible for psychiatrists which, created by themselves, serves as a bedside book for them to argue their diagnoses in a shameful way without any scientific backing:
It would be interesting if, in a coordinated way, different health-related, serious, committed and ethical bodies, i.e. not manipulated by the pharmaceutical industries, decided to permanently detoxify the millions of people who are being overmedicated and led into a dark forest where they are irreversibly lost in a tangle of sensations caused by the drugs they are taking, they are addicted and all they need is for someone to give them a hand to stop taking whatever they are taking. Let us remember that medicine today is a big industry that is driven solely by money, nothing more than money.
* DSALUD magazine, nº 128 – Art. Is psychiatry a scientific discipline or a swindle, author Antonio Muro, year 2010.
* Book: How to survive in an overmedicated world, author Peter C. Gotzsche, Roca Editorial, 2019.
* Book: Si Puede no vaya al médico, author Antonio Sitges-Serra, DEBATE, 2020.
* Onda Cero – https://amp.ondacero.es/emisoras/murcia/murcia/noticias/acude-urgencias-fuertes-ideas-suicidas-dan-cita-psiquiatra-referencia-dentro-tres-meses_2023020963e4e4e9308cc000010a5fb2.html