Zyprexa: An American psychosis – from Beyond Meds #Whitaker

If you have read Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America then you will probably remember this idea that is ‘excerpted’ at http://beyondmeds.com/2012/01/06/americanpsychosis/ 

There is so much information in this book it is difficult to know what to share. If you have not read it yet then check it out…

Zyprexa Olanzapine

Anatomy of an Epidemic

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About Roger Smith (in the UK)
Helping you to think about bipolar disorder in different ways so that we can eliminate the disorder and eventually eliminate the need for this diagnosis.

2 Responses to Zyprexa: An American psychosis – from Beyond Meds #Whitaker

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    Risperdal and Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa can cause diabetes.
    This is a powerful drug that can damage a young person physiologically for life.
    Please take with caution and learn as much as you can about side effects.

    ‘FIVE at FIVE’
    The Zyprexa antipsychotic drug, whose side effects can include weight gain and diabetes, was sold for “children in foster care, people who have trouble sleeping, elderly in nursing homes.
    ‘Five at Five’ was the Zyprexa sales rep slogan, meaning *’5mg dispensed at 5pm would keep patients quiet’.

    WARNING- If a drug such as Risperdal or Zyprexa lists anything about the pancreas among the side effects, it probably means it can cause diabetes.

    Atypicals such as Risperdal and Zyprexa are just glorified Thorazine at ten times the price.

    — Daniel Haszard Zyprexa victim activist.
    FMI Google–Haszard Zyprexa
    *Tell the truth don’t be afraid*


    • Roger Smith says:

      Hi Daniel,
      I hope you are OK that I added a few quote marks and spaces into your note – I didn’t need to change any words as I agree with what you are saying. It is true that these drugs are commonly used to keep patients quiet. I took a low dose Zyprexa for many years. It caused me to put weight on and only now, a year after stopping, am I able to exercise without feeling ill.
      The lists of side effects are long as with a lot of drugs, but with these many of the side effects eventually damage everyone who takes them, so these are certainly not good for long term use. Doctors need to be taking note of what patients are saying and helping patients to take less whenever possible.


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