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Psychiatric drugs kill 500,000 people each year, Peter Gotzsche, MD

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Published on Aug 8, 2016

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Psychiatric drugs kill 500,000 people each year 65 and older in the US and the European Union notes Prof. Peter Gotzsche, MD.

“Psychiatric drugs are responsible for the deaths of more than half a million people aged 65 and older each year in the Western world [in the US and the European Union],” writes Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD.

Later in the article he writes, “I used Danish prescription statistics to estimate the number of deaths caused by these three classes of drugs. “Because falls, which are much more common in older people, are an important cause of death in people taking psychotropic drugs, I included only people at least 65 years of age and used conservative death rates: 1% for antipsychotics, 1% for benzodiazepines and similar drugs, and only 2% for antidepressants. “The total number of deaths a year in Denmark (3693) when scaled up corresponded to 539,000 in the United States and European Union combined.”

About Dr. Gøtzsche

Dr. Gøtzsche is the author of several wonderful books including Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial in which he talks about the problems with psychiatric drugs.

He is also author of the wonderful book Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare.

Dr. Gøtzsche also cofounded the Cochrane Collaboration in 1993, which is a group of scientists around the world who analyze data to try and figure out the truth about drugs and other health topics.

Reference

Gotzsche PC, Young AH, and Crace J. Does long term use of psychiatric drugs cause more harm than good? BMJ, 2015 May 12; 350: h2435.

The paper is available for free here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25...

Author’s Contact Info

Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD
pcg@cochrane.dk

A list of these drugs include: Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Paroxetine, Citalopram, Escitalopram, Dapoxetine, Seproxetine, Mesembrine, Zimelidine, Venlafaxine, Duloxetine, Desvenlafaxine, Milnacipran, Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Desvenlafaxine succinate, Duloxetine hydrochloride, Milnacipran hydrochloride

Citalopram (Celexa)
Escitalopram (Lexapro, Cipralex)
Paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat)
Fluoxetine (Prozac)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
Sertraline (Zoloft, Lustral)

Effexor XR
Pristiq
generic name: desvenlafaxine
Cymbalta
generic name: duloxetine
Savella
generic name: milnacipran
Effexor
generic name: venlafaxine
Fetzima
generic name: levomilnacipran
Khedezla
generic name: desvenlafaxine

Vortioxetine (serotonin modulator and stimulator)
Brintellix,
Levomilnacipran (SNRI)
Fetzima,
Vilazodone (SSRI)
Viibryd,

SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)

Citalopram Celexa
Escitalopram Lexapro, Cipralex
Fluoxetine Prozac, Sarafem; Pexeva
Fluvoxamine Luvox
Paroxetine Paxil, Paxil CR
Sertraline Zoloft

Desvenlafaxine Pristiq
Duloxetine Cymbalta
Levomilnacipran Fetzima
Milnacipran Savella
Venlafaxine Effexor, Effexor XR

Mirtazapine Remeron, Remeron SolTab

Bupropion Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, Zyban; Aplenzin

Atomoxetine (Norepinephrine reuptake Inhibitor) Strattera
Agomelatine (5-HT2C receptor antagonist) Valdoxan
Buspirone
(5HT1A receptor agonist) Buspar
Nefazodone
(5HT2-receptor antagonist) Nefadar, Serzone
Tandospirone (azapirone, 5HT1A receptor agonist) Sediel
Tianeptine
(Serotonin reuptake enhancer) Stablon
Trazodone
(5HT2-receptor antagonist, triazolopyridine-derivative) Desyrel, Apo-Trazodone, Oleptro
Reboxetine
(Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) Edronax, Vestra
Viloxazine (NRI) Vivalan
Vilazodone
(Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, Serotonin 5HT 1A receptor agonist) Viibryd
Serotonin Modulator and Stimulator
Vortioxetine Brintellix
Combinations
Fluoxetine/Olanzapine
(SSRI/antipsychotic) Symbyax
Amitriptyline/Perphenazine
(TCA/antipsychotic) Etrafon, Triavil

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