Is a lack of social connection in the US harmful to health? In a review of social connection and health literature, researcher calls for a societal shift in values towards interdependence.
In light of the recent events and media discussions pertaining to the issue of sexual violence, we feel that it is of the utmost importance to speak out about this issue in the context of psychiatry and the treatment of those perceived as mentally ill.
In September 2017, a gift of 200 million dollars was given to the University of California, Irvine, to create new buildings and new programs dedicated to forwarding the model of integrative healthcare. This large donation is bound to lead to changes in both the training of psychiatrists as well as the delivery of mental healthcare.
The most spectacular part of Rep. Murphy’s hypocrisy has nothing to do with abortion or reproductive rights. Allegations of his dangerous behavior and his lack of insight into his own actions would be enough to commit him, involuntarily, to psychiatric treatment under the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act that he championed.
The FDA approved the prescribing and sale of a new hi-tech compliance-monitoring “antipsychotic” drug this week. A new chapter in human darkness has descended — one that is applauded by the alliance of control addicts that made it happen.
“Unfit to study” policies are “respectable fascism.” Where marginalization, exclusion, and control on the basis of putative “mental illness” is starting to happen in any arena, or to any designated group, we need to oppose the institutionalized oppression and stand in solidarity with those under siege.
Even if Borderline Personality Disorder were a valid construct, does meeting the criteria for the diagnosis necessarily mean something is wrong with me? Does it mean my personality is disordered and I need to learn coping skills? Could it possibly say more about society than it says about me?
Mad in America Radio Host James Moore was recently interviewed for Not Broken® Radio. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Lancet Psychiatry, a UK-based medical journal, recently published a study that concluded brain scans showed that individuals diagnosed with ADHD had smaller brains. That conclusion is belied by the study data. The journal needs to retract this study. UPDATE: Lancet Psychiatry (online) has published letters critical of the study, and the authors' response, and a correction.
Sandra Steingard, MD, provides an in-depth review of psychiatric medications: their mechanism of action, their efficacy over the short and long-term, and their side effects. She then sets forth an evidence-based protocol for a more selective use of neuroleptics.
Open Paradigm Project - Oryx Cohen
Forced Psychiatric Detention
Sandy Steingard on Mad in America's Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Course
Robert Whitaker Withdrawal Series
Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Course
Birgitta Alakare, MD at "Pharmaceuticals – Risks and Alternatives", 15th of October, 2016.
Sami Timimi, MD at "Pharmaceuticals – Risks and Alternatives", 15th of October, 2016.
Olga Runciman at "Pharmaceuticals – Risks and Alternatives," 15th of October, 2016
Open Paradigm Project - Will Eberle
Open Paradigm Project - Marty Hadge
"Moving Beyond Psychiatric Labels"
Carina Håkansson, PhD at "Pharmaceuticals – Risks and Alternatives", 15th of October, 2016.
John Read at "Pharmaceuticals – Risks and Alternatives," 15th of October, 2016.
Open Paradigm Project - Matt Samet
Open Paradigm Project - Sera Davidow
UCLA/ISEPP - Robert Whitaker
UCLA/ISEPP - Bob Fancher
Open Paradigm Project - Amy Long
Open Paradigm Project - Leah Harris
UCLA/ISEPP - Allen Frances
Open Paradigm Project - Cheryl Sharp
UCLA/ISEPP - Peter Whitehouse
UCLA/ISEPP - David Healy
Open Paradigm Project - Faith Rhyne
Antidepressants & Pregnancy: The risks and potential harm to normal fetal development
Open Paradigm Project - Leonard Roy Frank
Open Paradigm Project - Dorothy Dundas
UCLA/ISEPP - Bonnie Burstow
Open Paradigm Project - Sean Donovan
UCLA/ISEPP - John Read
Open Paradigm Project - Celia Brown
Open Paradigm Project - Joanna Moncrieff
Interview with Bruce Levine
Open Paradigm Project - Iden McCollum
Interview with Peter Gøtzsche
About Mad in America (2013)
Mad in America's International Film Festival
Will Hall at "Pharmaceuticals – Risks and Alternatives", 15th of October, 2016.
Open Paradigm Project - Jenna Fogle
Jaakko Seikkula, PhD at "Pharmaceuticals – Risks and Alternatives," 15th of October, 2016.
Open Paradigm Project - Laura Nicole Sisson