Vintage psychiatric drug advertising

i-75fa6f7cebb4145668724f37f5a52b36-steve_icon_medium.jpgThis gallery is sweet! The Online gallery of modern and vintage psychiatric drug advertising has a large selection of some pretty scary old drug advertisements and packaging.

Like these:

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I wonder what the people of the future are going to say about our current psychiatric system?

HT: Dave

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http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/05/21/lost.parrot.ap/index.html

"He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.

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I know...when I hear about placing psychiatric patients in bathtubs filled with ice water and locked in by a wooden board I think, "What was anyone thinking??" My mother says,"The patients quieted down." Well, I guess they did. Same questions about group talk therapies for biochemical imbalances.

The pharmaceutical and insurance industries have been the cause of problems since the dawn of modern medicine, not doctors. I do find it ridiculous to find Psychology and Neuroscience students opining and making judgments about appropriate treatments, diagnoses, and the general validity of "our current mental health system."
Finish your degree, toil in the field for thirty years, or better yet, experience it firsthand as a client. Then I will hear you out. (Mo, you are included.) I am not an MD btw, I have been a purveyor of the "current mental health system" for 35 years. Cheers.