Abilify and other newer drugs may cause increased violence

Info Document Actions Print this Abilify and other newer drugs may cause increased violence. A Tacoma Washington investigative reporter asks intelligent questions about akathisia and increased violence at Western State Hospital in Washington. “This has not been adequately studied” at any psychiatric hospital, said Dr. Stefan Kruszewski, an expert on psychoactive med side effects. “Most…

MindFreedom Mad Pride

Info MindFreedom Mad Pride A short clip of what’s to come regardling MindFreedom’s “jump” into the age of video logging. Let us know if you enjoyed our first clip and would like to see more! The footage is taken from an event in Eugene OR. The event took place early May 2007. This was a…

In German: Declaration of Dresden Against Coerced Psychiatric Treatment

Info This is the version in deutsch: Several psychiatric survivor organizations, including MindFreedom International, helped develop and issue this call to end force and coercion in the mental health system. The timing of the statement is to coincide with a special conference by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) on the subject of coercion in psychiatry…

wpa-dresden

Info wpa-dresden A number of psychiatric survivor and mental health consumer organizations have united to speak out directly inside a special conference by the World Psychiatric Association on the topic of ending coercion and force in the mental health system. Psychiatric Survivor Organization Dialogue at World Psychiatric Association Coercion Conference At a special meeting of…

Abstract: Study shows higher recovery off neuroleptics

Info This is a summary of an article published in the May 2007 issue of the Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease. 195(5):406-414. Factors Involved in Outcome and Recovery in Schizophrenia Patients Not on Antipsychotic Medications: A 15-Year Multifollow-Up Study. Harrow, Martin PhD; Jobe, Thomas H. MD Abstract: This prospective longitudinal 15-year multifollow-up research studied…

Mad Music

Info Mad Music A few songs and musicians celebrating free minds, and challenging psychiatric human rights violations. Die gedanken sind frei Background, lyrics and more about the classic “free mind” anthem. Historians say the idea originated in the 12th century and was sung by rebel German peasants in the 16th century. Lyrics to “Crazy and…