Globalization of psychiatry

Info Globalization of psychiatry Concern about expansion of the mental health industry to poor & developing countries. Q&A with Arthur Kleinman This interview by the Boston Globe of professor Arthur Kleinman — author, psychiatrist, anthropologist, and Director of Harvard’s Asia Center — touches on the medicalization of psychiatry, and cross-cultural mental health issues. Arthur Kleinman…

Global Issues

Info Global Issues International activist concerns on human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. Globalization of psychiatry Concern about expansion of the mental health industry to poor & developing countries. Report documents human rights violations in Turkey psychiatric facilities. Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) released a 2005 report about human rights abuses in…

New Antipsychotic Drugs Criticized: Federal Study Finds No Benefit Over Older, Cheaper Drug

Info Document Actions Print this A front page Washington Post article about a federal study that “challenges widespread assumptions” about one of psychiatry’s most frequently-used drugs quotes David Oaks, MindFreedom International director. A MindFreedom analysis follows. New Antipsychotic Drugs Criticized: Federal Study Finds No Benefit Over Older, Cheaper Drug Date Published: Sep 20, 2005 01:00…

Donations tie drug firms and nonprofits

Info Document Actions Print this This Philadelphia Inquirer probe uncovers hidden money ties between psychiatric drug manufacturers and nonprofit mental health groups such as NAMI and CHADD that promote these drugs. The journalist quotes MindFreedom director David Oaks: “… the entire paradigm is owned by the drug companies, and … the hazards of the drugs,…

Joe S Baletta

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Joe S Baletta “The most important thing in a person’s recovery process is to know that someone cares for you, someone outside yourself, and that you can care for yourself and that you can love yourself and get over those demons that haunt us all, that drive us…

Beate Braun

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Beate Braun “If you are diagnosed with schizophrenia, they talk with you like you are not there. They talk about you but not with you, but you have to hear it. But if you really want to talk, the doctors and nurses in the hospital don’t have time…

Ted Chabasinski

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories Ted Chabasinski “When Miss Callaghan had discovered enough “symptoms,” I was sent to the Bellevue children’s psychiatric ward, to be officially diagnosed and to made an experimental animal for Doctor Bender. I was one of the first children to be “treated” with electric shock. I was six years…