A talk by Prof David Healy from the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University. The talk was presented at the Cardiff University School of Psychology on 26th November 2012.
Prof Healy makes an interesting point about Sertraline/Zoloft (the drug that Anna Byrne was prescribed in her pregnancy) at 9.40 mins and 48 mins. 80% of Sertraline trials proved negative and yet Sertraline was approved long before it was prescribed to Anna and Nicolas Maguire. So terribly tragic, so very wrong and so avoidable. An article in the Irish Independent regarding Anna’s death stated “Mrs Byrne’s GP had started her on Sertraline – an anti-depressant regularly used during pregnancy – and Dr Sheehan doubled her dosage….” This is the same dangerous drug that the NIMH deem fit to be trialed in children as young as seven…Link.
Anway, for those of you with an attention span like mine, I’ve gone through the video and put the time to the important bits:
Ghostwriting at 4 mins
Study 329 at 5.30 mins & 10.45 mins
Pfizer’s Zoloft/Sertraline worst antidepressant (80% of trials proved negative) at 9.40 mins and 48 mins
The truth behind GlaxoSmithKline’s proposal to make data available at 24.30 mins
‘It’s the disease, not the drug’. Heard that one before anyone? at 38 mins
For the seriously depressed, Antidepressants don’t work at 38.10 mins
GSK Seroxat suicide; the way around the problem of Paroxetine/ Paxil/ Seroxat causing suicide at 42.30 mins
Antidepressants in pregnancy at 51.10 mins
Sex in a spray at 51.40 mins
(Shocking) Sacked for not taking flu-vaccine at 54.35 mins
Discussion at 58.12 mins
Weight-gain on Zyprexa at 59 mins
ECT at 62.19