Author Topic: "No Long-Term Trials to Know if the Benefits of Psychiatric Drugs Outweigh Harms  (Read 336 times)


This is another short video from the filmmakers of "Medicating Normal", entitled "There Are No Long-Term Trials to Know if the Benefits of Psychiatric Drugs Outweigh the Harms". It's an excerpt from a screening of the film from earlier in 2022, and it features pharmacologist Dr. Jim Wright speaking on the above topic.

Here is the information that appears below the video:

On June 10, 2022, "Medicating Normal-The Film" was screened in Calgary as part of the 'Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference 2022,' and in conjunction with the O'Brien Institute for Public Health. This clip is an excerpt from the recording of the full panel discussion, which can be viewed here:

Preventing Overdiagnosis:
O'Brien Institute for Public Health:
Work of Robert Whitaker, who was mentioned in this clip:

Panelist's Full Bio: James (Jim) M. Wright obtained his MD from the University of Alberta in 1968, his FRCP(C) in Internal Medicine in 1975 and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from McGill University in 1976. He is a practicing specialist in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. He was Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Medicine, University of BC, Vancouver, BC, between 1977 and 2019. Since 2020 he is Professor Emeritus. He was the Co-Managing Director of the Therapeutics Initiative and Editor-in-Chief of the Therapeutics Letter from 1994 to 2019. He is currently the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Hypertension Review Group and Academic Editor for PLoSONE. Dr. Wright’s research focuses on issues related to appropriate use and safety of prescription drugs, Clinical Pharmacology, clinical trials, systematic review, meta-analysis and knowledge translation.
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