Friday, 18 July 2014

Patients used as human guinea-pigs

What happens when the Institute of Psychiatry and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust which are heavily involved in research want a means to get hold of vulnerable patients to research and EXPERIMENT on - well they set up a hospital called the National Psychosis Unit where psychiatrists from the Institute of Psychiatry have free reign to use patients as human guinea-pigs. Their main aim is research to the detriment of patient welfare.

Because of the research they are so keen to undertake, they test unlicensed drugs on patients. They test very high dosages on patients, sometimes way above recommended levels and consequently sometimes unlawfully. Also patients are given combinations of drugs (polypharmacy). Patients are also used in clinical trials.

Here is proof of the fact patients are used in clinical trials in the National Psychosis Unit.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/depts/biostatistics/KTP/Previous-events/2011/October/McCabe-ApotentialstudyviaMHRN.pdf





Thursday, 17 July 2014

Clozapine

Warning, if you do not want a loved one to be put on clozapine, the National Psychosis Unit is "all about clozapine" and the psychiatrists will stop at nothing to try to put all patients that are admitted to the unit on clozapine. Clozapine has serious adverse effects. Often the psychiatrists will try to put someone on clozapine immediately after admission without having had a period of assessment of the mental state of the patient. Patients are re-challenged with clozapine when they have had serious side-effects from clozapine. If a patient refuses blood tests for clozapine then blood is taken from the patient under restraint.
The National Psychosis Unit might as well be called the "National Clozapine Research Unit".

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Psychiatrist talks in depth about National Psychosis Unit and adverse effects of treatment with clozapine

To find out in detail what medications and treatments are given to patients at the National Psychosis Unit often against the patient's will, listen to one of the National Psychosis Unit psychiatrists Dr James MacCabe speak at the Maudsley Masterclass "Focus on Affective and Psychotic Disorders" which took place on 20th September 2012.
He talks in great detail about the National Psychosis Unit and it is a MUST listen. He talks mainly about the antipsychotic clozapine and its adverse effects (clozapine is used a lot at the National Psychosis Unit). He also talks about the use of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).

Here is the link to the audio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfAk6xQiSWM

The accompanying Power Point presentation that went with the speech can be viewed below
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/14444436/3220maccabe20ic2012