My Angry Pills Don't Work! That Makes Me So... Oh

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Antipsychotic drugs, used for everything from treating threatening behavior to being Britney Spears, may not be doing what you think they're doing-- AND do it a lot less well than your garden-variety tic tac.

The drugs (such as name brands like Haldol and Risperdal) were originally developed to treat schizophrenia but found their usage increased for treating all kinds of aggressive behavior. Based on a new study of 86 adults with low I.Q.'s in England, Wales and Australia (there's an offensive generalization in there somewhere, I just know it) performed by doctors at the Imperial College of London (much more famous than the Nonexpansionist College of London), the antipsychotics reduced aggressive behavior 65% of the time while placebos worked 79% (that's 14% BETTER, if you're scoring at home). These drugs rack up more than $10 billion in annual sales, which leads me to wonder how much the makers of placebos are pulling down considering how often they are almost as effective as actual medicines to treat disease. I think they just need a better ad campaign ("Feeling angry, tired, not tired, uptight, upset, anxious, stir crazy, actually crazy, or hungry? Take Placebalimycinex- it'll cure what ails you, you crazy nimrod").


 

Posted by Glis on 2008-01-05 15:09:36
"Feeling angry, tired, not tired, uptight, upset, anxious, stir crazy, actually crazy, or hungry? Take Placebalimycinex- it'll cure what ails you, you crazy nimrod"

You fotgot the list of horrible side effects.

Tired of solid wastes coming out your body? Tired of sleeping, eating and not feeling dizzy?
 

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