Last week on Classic hits 4FM, Niall Boylan did a show on the overprescribing of Antidepressants and the dangerous adverse effects of these drugs. There was 2 medical professionals on the show, Dr. Moira Dolan from Texas and Dr. Harry Barry from Ireland.
Dr. Dolan talked about how antidepressants have been involved in the majority of school-shootings around the world. She also spoke about Akathisia: an adverse effect of these drugs that the pharmaceutical companies are well aware of but the majority of the public are not. Akathisia is an adverse effect of these drugs which can cause a person to commit suicide and suicide/homicide.
Well done to Classic Hits 4FM for allowing this Doctor to warn the Irish Public.
Dr. Harry Barry didn’t have much input or opinion on the fact that these drugs can cause suicide and/or homicide. I guess that’s his right. Dr. Barry was the guest speaker at the launch of Lundbeck’s Mental Health Barometer. Lundbeck make the antidepressant Cipramil, the same drug that Shane was on and the same drug which caused my lovely son to commit murder suicide after 17 days. Harry also gets a mention in Lundbeck’s ‘Lean on Me’ campaign.
In my opinion (and I’m entitled to have one) doctors can of course be linked to pharmaceutical companies, it isn’t a crime, BUT if people are dying from these drugs, at least give all the information.
Anyway, I came on the show after Harry left, so I missed the opportunity to ask him directly about his relationship with Lundbeck. Maybe I’m being a bit hard on Harry, maybe he truly isn’t aware of how corrupt Lundbeck are; if he isn’t, I apologise.
For anyone with a low attention span (like me), Dr. Dolan speaks first and I am on at around 42 mins. Click on the link to listen to the show; Link