Americanizing the global mind?

Info Document Actions Print this This is a review by Andrew Rasmussen of the book “Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche” by Ethan Watters. The review is published by STATS, affiliated with George Mason University in Virginia, USA. Americanizing the global mind? Date Published: Mar 15, 2010 12:00 AM Author: Andrew Rasmussen,…

Information about American Psychiatric Association Fifth Try at Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

Info Information about American Psychiatric Association Fifth Try at Diagnostic and Statistical Manual The American Psychiatric Association is attempting to update what is considered their “label bible” of psychiatric diagnoses, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The APA is planning to create a “DSM 5.” MindFreedom is calling on a halt on the process and a…

It’s not too late to save ‘normal’: Psychiatry’s latest DSM goes too far in creating new mental disorders.

The American Psychiatric Association is trying to update their “label bible” known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. But in this guest column op ed in the LA Times, the head of their fourth edition, psychiatrist Allen Frances, is basting the process leading to the fifth edition. He says, “This wholesale medical imperialization of normality…

Timeline: Asking Lane County and LaneCare to Support Mental Health Client Empowerment

For several years MindFreedom Lane County has asked the mental health agencies LaneCare and Lane County Mental Health to adopt specific guidelines to support the empowerment of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors. Instead of quickly adopting specific and strong guidelines, Lane County has delayed for years, issuing draft guidelines that leave out many key…

Different Paths to Mental Health: Alternatives to medication for mentally ill patients

Info Document Actions Print this The weekly newspaper for Eugene, Oregon covered the topic of alternatives to psychiatric drugs, quoting MindFreedom activists Ron Unger and David Oaks several times. Different Paths to Mental Health: Alternatives to medication for mentally ill patients Date Published: Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM Author: Kate Loftesness Source: Eugene Weekly Cover…

MindFreedom Academic Alliance

Info MindFreedom’s network of allies in the academic world MFI Intern Piers Gooding of Melbourne, Australia organized the MindFreedom Academic Alliance.  To go directly to list of MFI Academic Alliance participants, click here.   The Academic Alliance was born from an observation that while there are many academics doing great work in universities and many…

James B. Gottstein

Info Document Actions Print this Personal Stories James B. Gottstein “To me the main thing is that I have learned to recognize the warning signs and have been able to work out things that work for me. I could just quit taking assignments that lead me into the situation where I need to take the…