This book has been written by American psychiatrist Dr. Grace Jackson. The publishers say:
“Are patients aware of the fact that pharmacological therapies stress the brain in ways which may prevent or postpone symptomatic and functional recovery?
Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent is a critical appraisal of the medications which an estimated 20% of Americans consume on a regular (and sometimes involuntary) basis.
It is the philosophically, epidemiologically, and scientifically supported revelation of how and why psychiatry’s drug therapies have contributed to a standard of care which frequently does more to harm than to cure.
Extensively researched and documented, the book addresses:
- The process by which psychiatric drugs reach the market.
- The history and philosophy of Evidence Based Medicine.
- The common flaws in research methodologies which negate the validity of the psychiatric RCT (Randomized Controlled Trial).
- The problem of allostatic load (how drugs stress the body).
- The history, long term effects, and utility of the drugs used to suppress symptoms of depression, psychosis, inattention and hyperactivity.
- The effectiveness of alternatives to medication.
Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent exposes the current crisis in medical ethics and epistemology, and attempts to restore to psychiatry an authentically informed consent to care …”
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