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 ( – 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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A Straight-Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis

Psychiatric diagnosis has become one of the most contested practices in mental health services today. Lucy Johnstone asks ‘Do you still need your psychiatric diagnosis?’ This book will help you to decide. A revolution is underway in mental health. If the authors…
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