Overpill - When Big Pharma exploits mental health

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Three years ago, the prognosis was that the pharmaceutical market worldwide will reach $1170 billion in 2021. The US has a highly developed pharmaceutical industry offering treatments for all kinds of mental disorders.

Millions and millions of Americans get their daily dose of medication for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and many more. Even young children get their dose of psychiatric drugs. And if parents decline the treatment, social services may intervene.

Many people and patients believe that the pills do more harm than good. The controversy about the influence of the pharmaceutical industry has been around for a while.

Now, a team of film makers are taking the controversy to a new direction. They went and meet some of the sufferers. They wanted to show and tell the story of the patients battling to shake off prescribed medicines.

Some of their claims are supported by lawyers and medical professionals.

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