Before I’ll listen to one word this guy says, I want to know if he is at all connected to Scientology.
It’s always nice to know that depression now has no link to suicide. Very little reporting effort seems to have been spent on learning whether or not victims of suicide, who were putatively on antidepressants, had actually been taking the medication up to the day of their suicide, or had discontinued them well in advance.
It’s so much easier to draw the obvious link, antidepressants, than actually work. Much the same as the war against SUV’s, which have been repeatedly accused of killing people, as though nobody actually sat behind the whee.
He denies being a Scientologist, but there is a history, as there is with his wife. He has certainly been connected to the CCHR (the component of the "Church" of Scientology most closely associated with anti- antidepressant propaganda), although he has taken great pains to sever all ties and repudiate them -- at least once the connection became known.
I think it's a valid, and in my opinion still open question.
That all said ...
You don't have to be a Scientologist to be a rabid opponent of antidepressants. A lot of people in the psychology and psychiatry professions don't like them. Why not? Actually, for the very same reason that Scientologists don't: it cuts into their racket. Why should somebody pay hundreds of dollars a month to talk to a shrink when the pharmaceutical alternative is so much cheaper and so much more effective?
We would never even consider the prospect of trying to "talk" a diabetic out of his insulin problem, but when the gland in question is the brain, for some reason we still hang onto these thoroughly discredited ideas that brain chemistry problems can be solved by talking. They can't. People who claim they can be are quacks.
Yeah, there was a *really* weird posting yesterday along the same lines of this one. Hope the AdminMods have got their eyes open for any subversive activity by that scam cult.