This book has been written (2009) by psychiatrist, Dr. Grace Jackson. The publishers say:
“… the global prevalence of senile dementia is expected to increase more than four-fold within the next forty years. … In the face of this imminent crisis, concerned observers have called for policies and practices which aim to prevent, limit, or reverse dementia. Drug-Induced Dementia: A Perfect Crime is a timely resource which reveals why and how medical treatments themselves – specifically, psychopharmaceuticals – are a substantial cause of brain degeneration and premature death.
A first-of-its-kind resource for patients and clinicians, the book integrates research findings from epidemiology (observational studies of patients in the ‘real world’), basic biology (animal experiments), and clinical science (neuroimaging and autopsy studies) in order to demonstrate the dementing and deadly effects of psychiatric drugs.
Highlighted by more than 100 neuroimages, slides of tissue specimens, and illustrations, the book uniquely describes:
- the societal roots of the problem(target organ toxicity, regulatory incompetence, and performativity)
- the subtypes and essential causes of dementia;
- the patterns, prevalence, and causes of dementia associated with antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, and stimulants;
- the actions and reforms which patients, providers, and policy makers might immediately pursue, in an effort to mitigate the causes and consequences of this iatrogenic tragedy …”
You can find out more from here.