Families and Friends of Psychiatric Survivors

Info Families and Friends of Psychiatric Survivors What role do parents, siblings, children, relatives, colleagues, friends have in supporting psychiatric survivors? How can relatives and allies help us find the services we choose, want and need? How can mothers, dads, sisters, brothers, wives and husbands stand with us side by side in resisting the severe…

Permanent muscle twitching from antipsychotics: Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia

Info Permanent muscle twitching from antipsychotics: Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia It’s been known since the 1950’s that the family of psychiatric drugs called antipsychotics — also known as neuroleptics — can lead to involuntary muscular movements that can often be permanent. Among these are the “TD’s,” which stands for both Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive…

Permanent muscle twitching from antipsychotics: Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia

Info Permanent muscle twitching from antipsychotics: Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia It’s been known since the 1950’s that the family of psychiatric drugs called antipsychotics — also known as neuroleptics — can lead to involuntary muscular movements that can often be permanent. Among these are the “TD’s,” which stands for both Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive…

Tardive Dyskinesia Rates Remain High With Atypical Antipsychotics

The psychiatric drugs commonly known as antipsychotics (neuroleptics) have been known to cause permanent involuntary muscle movements in many people. Since the 1990’s, the mental health industry has reassured patients and the public that newer neuroleptics known as “atypicals” cause far less TD. However, the actual data is now back. Reuters reports on a Journal…

Journal Seeks Papers from Mental Health Consumers & Psychiatric Survivors

Info MindFreedom Members, Marcela Musgrove, Leticia Villarreal Sosa, and colleague Madalyn Marcus, are working on a special issue of The Journal of Participatory Medicine on Mental Health. They are seeking diverse perspectives from participatory research, opinion pieces, book reviews, writings by survivors/consumers, etc. The Journal of Participatory Medicine (JoPM) is looking for submissions from mental…