Coercive, medical model psychiatry can be dangerous to your health.
The Zyprexa Papers by Jin Gottstein
Book Review By Tom Sandborn
The Zyprexa Papers, by James Gottstein, Anchorage Alaska, 232 pp., $17.50 (paperback), ISBN-10: 0578627264
Imagine this. Someone in your life finds you inordinately eccentric, annoying or alarming, and decides you have a “mental illness,” whatever that is. Soon, you are being apprehended, sometimes violently, and locked up on a psych ward, despite your clear statements that you do not agree to being detained or to being medicated against your will. You may be injected with drugs that have a proven record of harming patients, tied to your bed with restraints and otherwise physically abused. You could be killed or sickened or numbed by the drugs forced on you. Clearly, coercive, medical model psychiatry can be dangerous to your health.
Welcome to the world of many modern psychiatric patients. Alaska lawyer Jim Gottstein’s new book, The Zyprexa Papers provides some valuable insight into how the “psychiatric-industrial complex”, made up of highly profitable pharmaceutical companies, psychiatrists, lawmakers, law enforcement and hospital administrators keep this dystopian world turning…
The Zyprexa Papers is an account of one man’s gallant fight against Big Pharma, corporate secrecy and the perverse public policies that allow people to be imprisoned and tortured because of their state of mind…
People of conscience should speak out wherever this is happening, and Gottstein’s book is a powerful reminder to us all of our moral obligations.
See full review by Tom Sandborn: Big Pharma: drugging involuntary psychiatric patients
The Zyprexa Papers, Hardcover edition
Publish Date: June 1, 2021
Buy: The Zyprexa Papers on Amazon.com
Author: Jim Gottstein
Publisher: Samizdat Health Writer’s Co-operative Inc.