Nice badge Harry!
AH Harry – are you the new Lundbeck puppet? Exactly how many Doctors and Psychiatrists are on Lundbeck’s payroll?
I must say Harry, you really disappoint me, I thought you were a good guy! Have you moved over to the dark side or do you actually believe the pharmaceutical tripe that Lundbeck are feeding you?
An article today in the Irish Examiner states…Virtually everyone who presents with depression gets a pill. As severe depression is diagnosed in only 5% of cases, this means that 95% of patients are being given anti-depressants contrary to guidelines.
Basil Miller, a collegue of Dr.Corry’s, and who incidently is not being paid by any pharmaceutical company, said it is clear from the data that anti-depressants are grossly over-prescribed. This is largely down to inappropriate prescribing.
In relation to anti-psychotic drugs, usually prescribed for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or to manage psychosis, former mental health inspector Dr Dermot Walsh maintains that second generation anti-psychotics, such as the current most commonly prescribed olanzapine (better known as Zyprexa) — cause “substantial adverse effects, compromising life expectancy in psychiatric patients”.
Dr Walsh said that there is emerging evidence that some changes in the structure of the brain, previously thought to be the consequence of the schizophrenic process, may actually be treatment-related.
Back to Harry – Harry was one of three experts on the Late Late Show (Irish TV show) the night we were on, a few weeks after Shane’s death. We wanted people to know about the dangers of Lundbeck’s Citalopram. So tell me Harry, are you a new recruit or were you there on behalf of Lundbeck? Were you there as an expert to help awareness or as a representative for this drug company? You seemed like a nice guy Harry but you never mentioned working for Lundbeck, the company that manufacturers the drug that I’m blaming for Shane’s death, Cipramil/Celexa.
Dr. Barry says, “Common anti-depressants in 1990s were Prozac, he says. Now Lexapro, which he describes as a more modern and powerful form of Prozac, is more commonly prescribed”. Lundbeck also manufacture Lexapro.
Lundbeck and Harry again. The 2011 Lundbeck Mental Health Barometer indicates that more than two people in every five would not want to know if a loved one were experiencing major depression. The ‘barometer’ also showed that 70 per cent would find it difficult to discuss depression with a doctor. According to Dr Barry, it was “an extremely useful indicator of how we view major depression”.
Harry and Lundbeck, The Irish Times.
Harry even gets a mention in Lundbeck’s “Mind Yourself” leaflet.
Dr Harry Barry has some hard-hitting advice for people in the grip of a depressive illness at the launch of the Lundbeck Mental Health Barometer. He was the quest speaker for Lundbeck.
Lundbeck’s “Lean on me” website is also sponsored by Aware. Coincidently Dr, Barry is a board member of Aware, the Mental Health Charity.
So why is a mental health Charity and a pharmaceutical company that manufacture antidepressants (with known suicide risks), so closely involved? Why do we not have full disclosure for the payments that Doctors and Psychiatrists receive from the pharmaceutical industry here in Ireland just like in the U.S, Dollars for Docs? Now that would be very interesting!
Incidently, we have a meeting in the Lundbeck offices of Valby Copenhagen, in 2 weeks, 2 years since this happened to our family and my lovely son. That should be interesting…will keep you posted!