Training Lecture #1
Grace E. Jackson, MD
My name is Dr. Grace Jackson. This presentation was originally prepared by me in 2010, when I was working as a clinician and Medical Director within several agencies that deliver publicly funded services to the mentally ill. The information which appears below is intended for health care professionals and non-professionals alike, in order to introduce the important association between psychiatric drugs, medical illness, and premature death.
This presentation was entirely self-funded by the author with no outside support. Between 2003 and 2008, the author served as an expert witness in several civil cases involving privacy and patient autonomy (the right to decline toxic drugs). In 2007 and 2008, the author provided written testimony on behalf of plaintiffs in three product liability cases involving antidepressants and suicide. The author owns no stock holdings or patents in pharmaceutical companies or their products. The author has never participated in pharmaceutical company speakers’ bureaus or advisory boards, has never received pharmaceutical company funding for research or travel, and has never participated in the ghostwriting or sponsored authorship of publications. The author is not employed, paid, or sponsored by any religious organization or church, academic department, medical school, contract research organization, or association of mental health or medical professionals.
Outline of Lecture
I. Major Classes of Psychiatric Drugs
II. America’s Drug Problem
III. Killing the Mentally Ill
IV. Psychiatric Drug Toxicity
This presentation has four goals:
1) to introduce the major families of psychiatric medications
2) to explain current trends in the USA’s consumption of pharmaceuticals
3) to describe the kinds of medical conditions which commonly affect patients who receive mental health care from publicly funded sources (e.g., Medicaid)
4) to explain the serious health risks which are associated with psychiatric drug treatments.
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