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”Gør psykiatrien rask”: analyse af pamflet fra Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskab

Published on November 15, 2021

Denne artikel blev først publiceret på Mad in America: “Make Psychiatry Healthy”: Analysis of a Leaflet From the Danish Psychiatric Association. På Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskabs hjemmeside ligger der en pamflet fra 2020 på 21 sider med titlen ”Gør psykiatrien rask.”1 Da jeg også synes, at psykiatrien er syg, nærstuderede jeg pamfletten. Jeg kom frem til, at psykiaternes forslag ville gøre psykiatrien endnu sygere end den allerede er. Læs mere

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“Make Psychiatry Healthy”: Analysis of a leaflet from the Danish Psychiatric Association

Published on November 10, 2021

The Danish Psychiatric Association has a 21-page leaflet from 2020 on its website entitled “Make Psychiatry Healthy.” Since I also think psychiatry is sick, I studied the leaflet closely. I found that the Association’s suggestions would make psychiatry sicker than it already is. Read my analysis.

The Cochrane Tapes reveal a horrendous show trial against a critic of psychiatry

Published on November 1, 2021

I (Peter Gøtzsche) recently published an article with this title and explained why the Cochrane Collaboration’s motto “Trusted evidence” is misleading. Virtually every Cochrane review of psychiatric drugs should be distrusted because there is too little attention to all the flaws in the trials. As an example, the Cochrane 2021 network meta-analysis of depression pills in children, with the editor of the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group, Sarah Hetrick, as first author, is garbage in, garbage out, and so misleading that it is outright dangerous. It is similarly misleading as the 2018 notorious network meta-analysis by Cipriani et al. in Lancet, which I described as: “Rewarding the companies that cheated the most in antidepressant trials.” A commentator wrote that nothing will change unless the recommendations of previous critiques are actually implemented: To continue “flogging the Cochrane Review dead horse” won’t make it run.

Cartoonist axed for cartoon about mandatory vaccination

Published on October 30, 2021

Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig was axed from his position in The Age’s prized Monday editorial page position over a cartoon about mandatory vaccination. The Age’s editor told Leunig that the cartoon was “out of touch with the readership” whereas Leunig feels it is a cartoonist’s job to challenge the status quo. Indeed. China was responsible for the massacre at the Tiananmen Square and also for the much bigger massacre on the whole world via the COVID-19 epidemic. If China had not played with fire in its gain-of-function experiments, mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 would never have been an issue. I (PCG) therefore think the cartoon is brilliant.

 

Fate of a whistleblower: I spoke out about abrupt med withdrawal

Published on October 26, 2021

A too-rapid psychiatric drug withdrawal can be very dangerous and even deadly. “I documented it all, but was called for an interview and was banned from documenting my observations. I was also banned from contacting the doctor.” This brave nurse was fired. Read her story.

Fake psychiatric diagnoses

Published on October 1, 2021

By Peter C Gøtzsche.

On April fool’s day, 1 April 2006, Ray Moynihan from Sydney published the article, “Scientists find new disease: motivational deficiency disorder,” in the BMJ. The article starts this way:

“Extreme laziness may have a medical basis, say a group of high profile Australian scientists, describing a new condition called motivational deficiency disorder (MoDeD). The condition is claimed to affect up to one in five Australians and is characterised by overwhelming and debilitating apathy. Neuroscientists at the University of Newcastle in Australia say that in severe cases motivational deficiency disorder can be fatal, because the condition reduces the motivation to breathe.” …

Udtrapning af psykofarmaka og skæbnen som whistleblower

Published on September 30, 2021

Læs sygeplejerske Helle Lengsholms artikel om, hvad hun oplevede, da hun deltog i et udtrapningskursus, og om, at hun efterfølgende blev fyret for at påpege helt korrekt, at en plejehjemslæge trappede beboerne alt for hurtigt ud.

The Cochrane Tapes reveal one of the worst show trials ever conducted in academia

Published on September 13, 2021

Researcher and journalist Maryanne Demasi published today an account of the Cochrane show trial against Peter Gøtzsche (me) and of subsequent events. I have uploaded the Cochrane Tapes, with an introduction and explanations. The show trial was intended to be kept secret, but the tapes from the Governing Board meeting were leaked. They show that the board violated virtually all rules for charities and for Cochrane itself and that its co-chairs lied profusely, also to the public. The board expelled one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration in order to protect drug industry interests, guild interests, and the dictatorial role of CEO Mark Wilson who is now history after he destroyed the Collaboration.

Disclosing disclosures would be a disclosure too far

Published on August 25, 2021

Journalist Jeanne Lenzer asked if panellists in the American Heart Association have any financial conflicts. “Oh, no, no, no. When we put people on a panel, we insist on financial disclosure.” “Fine, would you send me those disclosures?” “We don’t disclose disclosures.” Imagine if “me too” worked that way. Oh yes, all the bastards have declared what they did but we do not disclose their names or what they did … Read the whole article by Paul Thacker here.

The head of WHO’s COVID-19 mission reveals China’s total cover up on Danish TV

Published on August 20, 2021

On 12 August 2021, Danish TV2 broadcast a brilliant documentary about WHO’s mission to China. The film is unique for understanding the scale and nature of the systematic Chinese cover up about the origin of SARS-CoV-19. I wanted to share its messages with the rest of the world and have provided a comprehensive summary, with Danish bits translated into English.