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Activism, academic bias and argument without nuance is harmful and potentially dangerous

Dheeraj Kattula

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2020.114


Abstract

Peter C Gøtzsche and Anders Sørensen in their article titled “Systematic violations of patients’ rights and safety: Forced medication of a cohort of 30 patients” alleged violation of patient rights by psychiatrists with the use of force, thereby causing immense harm. In this commentary I try to understand their motivation, expose their bias, make an evidence based counterpoint, explore real life consequences of their views and make a case for nuanced discussion on complexities in mental health.

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