psychiatry

The Sedated Society – The Causes and Harms of our Psychiatric Drug Epidemic

The publishers say: “This edited volume provides an answer to a rising public health concern: what drives the over-prescription of psychiatric medication epidemic? Over 15% of the UK public takes a psychiatric medication on any given day, and the numbers…
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Recovering from Psychiatry- Life Beyond Psychiatric Labels and Psychotropic Drugs

Below is 7 minute video from Laura Delano, who introduces her website – Recovering from Psychiatry (www.RecoveringfromPsychiatry.com) – and extends a warm welcome to those who believe in – or who are starting to wonder that perhaps there could be…
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The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder

The authors of this book are Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield. The publishers (Oxford University Press, 2007) say: “Depression has become the single most commonly treated mental disorder, amid claims that one out of ten Americans suffer from this disorder…
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Mental Illness Weaponry and Shrink Hypocrisy About Abolishing Stigma

Writing in CounterPunch , Bruce E. Levine, says: “I am a mental health professional, a clinical psychologist, which is not quite as bad as being a psychiatrist but still nothing to brag about. Hypocrisy in U.S. mental health professional policy abounds…
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52nd Maudsley Debate: More harm than good?

“The house believes that the long-term use of psychiatric medications is causing more harm than good” …  a debate staged by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College, London. In this podcast (1 hour 13 minutes) from May 2015, you can listen…
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