The pharma propaganda machine that I used to have some tolerance for since they seemed to have some tolerance for alternative opinions no longer has my tolerance.
This article entitled Mortality Among Bipolar is also ignoring reality:
Bipolar disorders appear to increase the risk of early death from a medical illness, according to a new literature review study.
Researchers comprehensively reviewed 17 studies involving more than 331,000 patients. Evidence suggested that people with bipolar disorder have a higher mortality from natural causes compared to people in the general population of similar age and gender but without mental illness.
The various studies indicated that the risk was from 35 percent to 200 percent higher. The risk is the same for men and women. The most common conditions leading to premature death were heart disease, respiratory diseases, stroke, and endocrine problems such as diabetes.
The article continues not ONCE mentioning that the drugs we take make all these conditions worse and in many cases causes these conditions where they never would have occurred in the first place. This omission from a site that claims to be informative is CRIMINAL.
And there is not place to leave comment on their egregious omissions.
For a little documentation to back up what I’m saying I mention a study just a few days ago in this post that states clearly that these drugs make us sick and docs don’t do a damn thing about it. And now PsychCentral is making it harder for people to even realize they should be asking for monitoring.
It’s in the first sentence of his article. I can’t get the URL of the PDF with my Macintosh. There must be a way to do it but I haven’t learned how. Macs deal with PDF’s in a totally different way.
UPDATE John Grohol and discussed the issue. The result is that he ended up editing the piece to mention that the drugs themselves can cause harm. (4/24/09) Thanks, John.