Jeffrey Dach, M.D. NewsLetter
Medical School Days and SSRI Research
In 1972, I started medical school at the University of
Illinois in Chicago. In those days, Robert Mendelsohn
was my advisor and I remember a few evenings at his
dinner table where I learned there were problems with
medicine in general that I couldn't safely repeat to
In 1973, after spending a full year sitting in the
lecture hall learning basic sciences, our clerkships
started on the hospital wards. This involved making
rounds with the intern and resident team examining
patients and doing the “scut work” which maintained
the University teaching hospital. Doing rounds was a
daily ritual, and we methodically worked our way up
and down the long corridors which had the distinctive
smell of alcohol and pseudomonas.
My first rotation was internal medicine, and we saw
the usual litany of diseases: diabetes, rheumatoid
arthritis, GI bleeding, congestive heart failure,
cancer, and various bacterial and viral infections.
After examining each patient, we convened in the
hallway wearing our long white coats and
stethoscopes as in a football huddle to discuss the
diagnosis and treatment. Actually the discussion
was between the intern and resident while the rest
of us listened in. The two of them routinely had a
running debate punctuated by brief forays into the
rooms to examine patients. Both of them were
armed with a pocket notebook inscribed with
references to the medical literature which was
brandished to support their decisions regarding
testing or treatment. On a good day, I endeared
myself to the intern by starting a difficult I.V., or by
making a diagnostic coup like homonymous
hemianopsia or acute intermittent porphyria.
In those days, the medical literature was rock solid
truth and trustworthy beyond question. It was
inconceivable that any doctor would ever falsify or
distort the results of a medical study. After all,
people’s lives were hanging in the balance. Of
course, later, this all changed. I am not sure when
awareness of problems with the medical literature
emerged and it became sadly obvious that medical
science is for sale. After this revelation, I became
skeptical and tended to believe the data more than
the written conclusions of any medical study.
A recent example of fraudulent conduct in medical
research is the BBC documentary on the SSRI drug
Seroxat (Paxil) for children.
discussed the adverse risks of SSRI drugs including
agitation, suicidal or violent behavior, movement
disorders, and chemical dependency.
In order to
justify its use, the benefits of a drug should outweigh
its risks. Unfortunately the benefits of SSRI drugs
over that of a placebo are so negligible that it is now
clear to most researchers in the field that SSRI
antidepressants represent addictive toxic placebos.
In order to perpetuate this ruse on the regulators
and the public, various methods of SSRI drug study
manipulation were used including:
1) Placebo washout: Patients who respond to
placebo are disqualified from participating in the
2) Suicide, agitation washout: Patients who
have history of suicide ideation are disqualified from
participating in the study.
3) Using an inactive placebo which is readily
discerned from active drug, unblinding the
4) Using benzodiazepine sedatives (valium) to
mask the agitation.
5) Simply placing unfavorable drug studies in
the file cabinet and not disclosing them to the public
or the FDA.
6) Using cash settlements for SSRI drug
litigation in order to seal records and keep
unfavorable drug studies from the public.
7) Miscoding suicidal thoughts or acts as
symptoms of depression, hiding these findings from
8) Claiming that suicide is a result of
depression, not the drug.
Of course we all know that depression is caused by a
chemical imbalance, a deficiency in the brain of the
neurotransmitter serotonin, and the SSRI drugs
increase serotonin, thereby correcting this deficiency
and curing the depression. Unfortunately this
chemical imbalance concept is also a ruse sold to us
by direct to consumer advertising with no basis in
We have known of SSRI drug induced suicide since
Teicher’s landmark article in 1990.
overpowering sense of outrage should have stopped
this madness years ago. And yet, the drug industry,
the FDA and the medical profession continue the
widespread drugging of our children with addictive
toxic placebos in an uncanny similarity to the classic
Lucas film THX 1138, a science fictional remake of
Orwell’s 1984 which paints a totalitarian world of
prescription drug users. Why is it that we continue
to allow our children to be sacrificed to SSRI induced
suicide? How can we explain as a society, why we
sacrifice our most precious possessions, our children?
There is no rational explanation for it.
Child sacrifice, the religious ritual of primitive
cultures, is also a central theme of the three modern
religions. The “Sacrifice of Isaac” was thought to
have taken place at the site of the “Al Aksa Mosque”
which is above the “Wailing Wall” in Jerusalem.
However, an angel appears at the last minute to
instruct Abraham to spare the child’s life. As a
nation and a society, are we in a trance-like state
engaged in a modern version of the ritual group
fantasy of child sacrifice?
If so, it is time for Abraham’s angel to wake us
from our trance, block the sacrificial knife from
plunging into Isaac’s heart and end all this madness.
Jeffrey Dach, M.D. is board certified in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, and has 25 years experience in the
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