You expect spin in politics. And heading into campaign season, it’s going to get worse than ever.
But there’s one place where you DON’T expect to be manipulated. And that’s your doctor’s office.
Well, I have some bad news, my friend. It turns out your doc’s office is EXACTLY where the spin is happening.
Don’t blame your doctor. He’s innocent here too.
Fact is, you’re both being spun… conned… hoodwinked… and flat-out lied to when it comes to the antidepressant and psychiatric drugs taken by millions of Americans every day.
These aren’t just drugs for depression and anxiety either.
They’re meds being prescribed by family docs, GPs, and internists for some of today’s most common complaints, ranging from digestive disorders to pain conditions and everything in between.
Doctors aren’t handing out these heavy-duty drugs out like breath mints because they don’t care. It’s because they’ve unknowingly entered the SPIN ZONE.
And unfortunately, if you’re popping one of these antidepressants, they may have unwittingly brought YOU along for the dizzying ride.
6 out of 10 published trials packed with lies?
Docs make decisions every day based on what they’ve read in the medical journals.
Makes sense, right? After all, supposedly the journals are defenders of objective science… publishing the results of research that makes it clear what works, and what doesn’t.
But that’s NOT always the case as a shocking new exposé reveals. In fact, you might want to brace yourself for the disturbing truth about what’s TRULY between the covers of many top psych journals.
Because it turns out scientists are manipulating the journals too. Scientists submit spun research that makes antidepressants seem like miracle drugs for everything under the sun.
See, most doctors don’t read the entire study and crunch all the numbers themselves.
Who has that kind of time?
Plus they don’t even usually get around to reading the analysis of each study. In many cases, they rely on a shortcut called the abstract.
That’s the quick summary you get at the start of a study. Its goal is to nail down the most critical points of the research in a page or less.
The abstract is supposed to explain…
- what the study set out to measure
- how it was conducted
- who it was used on
It gives specific results (with numbers and percentages) and reveals any conclusions that were reached.
But the new report reveals that nearly SIX OUT OF TEN of those supposedly neutral, clinical-trial abstracts published in major psych journals contain “spin.”
Even worse, most of those twisted truths are in the exact spot busy docs read the MOST: The conclusion. And sure enough, most were spun to make it look like the antidepressants, and other psych drugs worked well even when they really didn’t.
Escaping the antidepressants spin zone
So now YOU know something that your doctor probably doesn’t. That the studies he’s relying on to guide his prescribing may NOT have actually proven what he thought they did.
So if he tries to put you on an antidepressant med for pain, digestion, or anything else… even a condition like depression or anxiety… help him out of the “spin zone.”
Tell him about this new study. And ask him to review the evidence again first, just to be sure.
More importantly, ask for something that’s PROVEN to work – ideally a tried-and-true nature-based therapy backed by both repeated studies as well as years of real-world experience.
You don’t need spin to find that, or a medical journal. Just a subscription to Healthier Talk will do!