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Psychiatric drugs a proven menace

Published 17/03/2016

The air accident investigation agency in France has said that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was using antidepressants when he crashed Flight 9525 into the Alps, carrying 150 people.

This tragedy is yet another example of the senseless violence consistently associated with the use of antidepressant drugs that have been documented to cause mania, psychosis, violence and suicidal thoughts.

It is now becoming commonplace to ask what psychiatric drugs the person was taking whenever there is a story of senseless violence around the world.

The safety of psychiatric drugs, especially antidepressants, has been questioned for years now and, with so many violent deaths and suicides linked to their use, public safety is being compromised.

The time for change is long overdue.

A return to real medicine, rather than practising psychiatry, would save millions in taxpayers’ funds and — above all — could save lives.

BRIAN DANIELS

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