America Fooled: The Truth About Antidepressants, Antipsychotics And How We've Been Deceived

America Fooled is the non-sensational, fact-filled story of how Americans have come to believe that depression and other mental problems are caused by chemical imbalances which can be fixed with pills. It reveals how the drug studies used to achieve FDA approval are designed, paid for and written by the drug companies themselves and are purposely deceptive. Part 1 of America Fooled is focused on antidepressants, their effectiveness, and their side effects including the permanent brain damage that results from long-term use about which so few Americans have any knowledge (including those who prescribe and those who take antidepressants). Part 2 deals with the various approaches used throughout history to treat more serious mental problems including the use of antipsychotics. The side effects of antipsychotics are also discussed. Part 3 relates how to avoid and overcome the mental problems which have increased so dramatically across our nation and do so without drugs. Over 1,800 references to the best of the medical and psychological research are given though each page is written to be understood by the average American.

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By Mary Beth (Milton, DE) · ★★★★★ · November 10, 2007

"I used to HATE Tom Cruise because of what he said about psychiatric medicine. I went so far as to never watch and movie or TV with him in it. The front of this book says "Tom Cruise was Right." I would have burned this book before. But guess what? Even thou... ...more