APA statement on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders”

26 September 2003 — American Psychiatric Association statement on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders.” Subject: AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS APA Statement For Immediate Release: September 26, 2003 Release No. 03-39 For Information Contact: Amy Levey, 703-907-8534 Hillarie Fogel, 703-907-8536 AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT…

Scientific Panel replies to APA statement

15 December 2003 — Reply by Scientific Panel of the Fast for Freedom in Mental Health to the 26 September Statement by American Psychiatric Association. 15 December 2003 From: MindFreedom Support Coalition International 454 Willamette, Suite 216 PO Box 11284 Eugene, OR 97440 USA E-mail: office@mindfreedom.org To: James H. Scully, Jr., M.D., Medical Director American Psychiatric…

The Washington Post

The Washington Post 30 August 2003   Raising Doubts About Drugs Calif. Hunger Strike Challenges Use of Antidepressants By Kimberly Edds PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 29 — After two weeks, four mental health advocates are still on a hunger strike, protesting the widespread use of prescription drugs to treat mental illnesses and challenging psychiatrists to document their…

Response from APA

12 August 2003 — Letter from American Psychiatric Association to Fast for Freedom in Mental Health. August 12, 2003 Mr. David Oaks c/o Stuart Shipko, M.D. 97 W. Bellevue Drive Pasadena, CA 91105 Dear Mr. Oaks: I am acceding to your request that I send my response to your letter of July 28, 2003 to…

Hunger Strike Debate

The original statement by the Fast for Freedom in Mental Health to the American Psychiatric Association, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the US Office of the Surgeon General sparked an important exchange of letters and statements on the validity of the biochemical model of mental illness. Original Statement by the Fast for Freedom…