Saturday, 13 March 2010, guests Paula Caplan, Lennard Davis, Dan Fisher and Martin Federman answered live call-in questions on the next MindFreedom Mad Pride Live Web Radio Show. Paula and Dan challenged the expansion of psychiatry’s label bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). Dan and Martin remembered the legacy of the late Judi Chamberlin. Host was David W. Oaks, Director of MindFreedom International.

Paula Caplan has exposed the harm caused by psychiatric labeling.



Your calls are welcome on the next live MindFreedom Live Free Web Radio Show this Saturday, 13 March 2010.


  • PAULA J. CAPLAN, PhD (pictured above right) is a leader in challenging the harm caused by psychiatric labeling.

  • Lennard J. DavisLENNARD J. DAVIS, PhD (pictured lower right) is the author of the book Enforcing Normalcy.

  • DAN FISHER, MD. is a psychiatric survivor and psychiatrist, was a long-time friend and colleague of Judi Chamberlin’s.
  • MARTIN FEDERMAN, Judi’s partner.


MindFreedom Mad Pride Live Free Web Radio

WHEN:  Saturday, 13 March 2009 – 90 minutes.

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More about the guests:

  • PAULA J. CAPLAN, PhD is a leader in challenging the harm caused by psychiatric labeling.She is author of many books including, “They Say You’re Crazy: How theWorld’s Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who’s Normal.” Paula is a clinical and research psychologist, author ofbooks and plays, playwright, actor, and director. She lives inMassaachusetts. For more information, click her web sites here and here

  • LENNARD J. DAVIS, PhD is the author of the book Enforcing Normalcy. He is professor in the English Department in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Lennard is also Professor of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as Professor of Medical Education in the College of Medicine. He is also director of Project Biocultures a think-tank devoted to issues around the intersection of culture, medicine,
    disability, biotechnology, and the biosphere. Web:

  • Dan Fisher, PhD, MDDANFISHER, MD., PhD (pictured on right) is a psychiatric survivor andpsychiatrist, was a long-time friend and colleague of Judi Chamberlin’s. Danfounded the National Coalition of Mental Health Consumer andPsychiatric Survivor Organizations. He lives in Massachusetts where hedirects the National Empowerment Center. Web: and
  • MARTIN FEDERMAN was, for the last years of her life, Judi Chamberlin’s partner. Martin has helped keep Judi’s legacy moving into the future, such as assisting on securing her extensive activist archives. Appropriately enough, one of Judi Chamberlin’s favorite slogans was “label jars not people.” More about Judi:


MindFreedom director DAVID W. OAKS (lower right).

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More about Paula Caplan:

Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D., is a clinical and research psychologist and Research Associate at Harvard University. She has written 10 books and many articles and plays related to the intersection of psychology and social justice. Her books include They Say You’re Crazy: How the World’s Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who’s Normal, and her plays include the award-winning CALL ME CRAZY, a comedy-drama with music.

Paula is coordinator of the Association for Women in Psychology’s Committee on Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis, which has a new section on the AWP website at about the DSM and which will have additional articles added in the future.

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