E. Fuller Torrey: One of main opponents of human rights of mental health consumers & psychiatric survivors

Info One of the main crusaders to make it easier to forcibly administer psychiatric drugs to mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors — including in their own homes — is psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, and his extremist organization Treatment Advocacy Center. Click to view full-size image… — Size: 79.7 kB Document Actions Print this

Victory: FDA Panel Votes to Require Testing of ECT Device After Survivors Testify at FDA Electroshock Hearing

Info GAITHERSBURG, MD: A panel for the US Food & Drug Administration voted to ask the FDA to require testing of the device used for electroshock. MindFreedom members testified at these public hearings on whether to regulate electroshock device. Loretta Wilson, electroshock survivor from Michigan, plans to testify. 29 January 2011  Victory: Food & Drug…

Victory: FDA Panel Votes to Require Testing of ECT Device After Survivors Testify at FDA Electroshock Hearing

Info GAITHERSBURG, MD: A panel for the US Food & Drug Administration voted to ask the FDA to require testing of the device used for electroshock. MindFreedom members testified at these public hearings on whether to regulate electroshock device. Loretta Wilson, electroshock survivor from Michigan, plans to testify. 29 January 2011  Victory: Food & Drug…

Psychiatry Considers Eliminating “Bereavement Exclusion” for Depression Diagnosis

Info Document Actions Print this The American Psychiatric Association currently excludes people who have had a death of a loved one from being diagnosed with “depression” in the short term. For the APA’s next edition of their ‘label bible’ — called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual — they are considering eliminating this exclusion. In other…

Mental health hospitalizations up for troops

Info Document Actions Print this The number of hospitalizations of USA troops for psychiatric reasons has been climbing for years, and now exceeds any other cause. Mental health hospitalizations up for troops Date Published: May 14, 2010 12:00 AM Author: Gregg Zoroya – USA Today Source: Army Times Original article: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/05/gns_mental_health_051410/ WASHINGTON — Mental health…

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…