Psychiatry is a paradise for the drug industry, as definitions of psychiatric disorders are vague and easy to manipulate.
My studies in this area lead me to a very uncomfortable conclusion: Our citizens would be far better off if we removed all the psychotropic drugs from the market, as doctors are unable to handle them. It is inescapable that their availability creates more harm than good.
Antipsychotics are dangerous drugs that should only be used if there is a compelling reason, and preferably as short-term therapy at low dose because the drugs produce severe and permanent brain damage. […] even most patients with schizophrenia can avoid the drugs and it results in much better long-term outcomes than if they are treated and substantial financial savings as well.
– Peter Gøtzsche, MD; Co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration