America Fooled: The Truth about Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and how We've Been Deceived

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Argo Publishing, LLC, 2006 - Medical - 523 pages
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Discusses the chemical imbalance theory, the FDA drug approval process and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, deceptive designs of drug studies, long-term side effects of antidepressants and antipsychotics, and how to achieve good mental health without drugs.
  

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Contents

Preface
9
Introduction
23
Are Mental Problems Mental Diseases?
43
How Psychiatrists and Doctors Are Fooled
79
Advertising Works
111
Analyzing an Antidepressant AdEffexor XR
125
Ghostwriting
133
Tricks of the Trade
141
What Really Causes Severe Mental Problems Schizophrenia?
305
The Continuum Model
323
An Effective Guide for Avoiding and Overcoming
339
Epilogue
381
Appendix 1 Getting Off Antidepressants
389
Appendix 4 Personal Assessment InventoryM
401
Box Endnotes
407
Endnotes
423

Do Antidepressants Work?
157
The FDA Drug Approval Process
187
Side Effects of Antipsychotics
293

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About the author (2006)

As a full–time psychology professor for over 20 years, Dr. Scott's primary academic concern has been the inability of college graduates to critique research. “No skill is more important and yet most college graduates and most MDs lack that skill. Until large numbers of Americans can read original research and see the flaws in the design of poor or deceptive research studies, Americans will continue to be fooled.” Dr. Scott holds MS, MMFT, and PhD degrees. He is now writing and lecturing in order to reach a larger audience than he has reached in the classroom.

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