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Posted on May 7 at 2:04 p.m.

You haven't understood my comments. If you want to learn the actual statistics, please read this book before making further remarks.

The truth about the drug companies: How they deceive us and what to do about it

M Angell - 2005 -

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Posted on May 4 at 4:13 p.m.

Medication of the "mentally ill" has never proven to be effective. Legitimate studies of effects show the opposite: more harm than good. Most studies of drug effects are not legitimate because they are funded and controlled by drug companies. There are several studies of groups of funded research that show that negative findings are not allowed publication. Especially after the first three months, during which most of the positive effects are placebo, they are a scam

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Posted on May 3 at 4:53 p.m.

Yes. I have been a sociologist of "mental illness" for 53 years, many books and articles. The symptoms of schizophrenia have never been defined clearly enough to allow them to be systematically studied. It still means what it has always meant:: miscellaneous craziness.

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Posted on October 22 at 7:27 a.m.

Although I didn't know Larry well, I was always impressed with his tireless and highly intelligent activism. His relatively early death saddened me, and led me to think about his life.

The thought that finally came to me concerns the Hebrew phrase, tikkun olam. As I understand it, the idea is that for each and every one of us mortal beings, we should all try to repair the world. That's a tall order for most of us, since we are so involved in just taking care of ourselves and those closest to us. But if we don't repair the world, who will?

I don't know if Larry was Jewish, but it doesn't matter. To me his life exemplified tikkun olam better than anyone I have known.

On Lawrence Badash: 1934-2010

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