Livestream 2016-12-19 - Part 2 -
Part 1: vimeo.com/debalie/gotzsche1 -
Part 2: vimeo.com/debalie/gotzsche2 -
Last year the Danish professor, Doctor of Medical Science, Peter Gøtzsche stirred up debate by openly exposing the pharmaceutical industry as organized crime. With his new book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial he now aims his arrows at the psychiatric drug industry. He argues that the way we currently use psychiatric drugs does far more harm than good, and that the side effects are often far more severe and dangerous than is generally claimed by psychiatrists and health specialists. Gøtzsche documents that psychiatric drugs kill more than half a million people every year in the United States and Europe. This makes the drugs the third leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer.
On December 19th at De Balie, for the first time Peter Gøtzsche talks with psychiatrists and specialists by experience about the use and abuse of psychotropic drugs. Psychiatrists Frenk Peeters, Jim van Os and Peter Groot (researcher and specialist by experience) will respond critically to and reflect on his rather provocative and uncomfortable conclusions. Has psychiatry really gone astray? Or is Gøtzsche exaggerating the harms patients face from long term psychiatric medication?
Moderation: Natasja van den Berg
"Dodelijke psychiatrie en stelselmatige ontkenning"