Robert Whitaker on MFI Live Web Free Radio: Why are discussions about psychiatric drug controversies so often silenced?

Info On Saturday, 9 October 2010, MFI held a live, free Internet show with special guest author Robert Whitaker, and you can hear the archive. The US government has funded an annual meeting of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors for the past 25 years. But when their conference organizers decided to address controversies involving…

Opinion: Mental health advocate Ed Knight calls for investigating SAMHSA, including employee Risa Fox

Info A long-time advocate in mental health, Ed Knight, is calling for an investigation of the way a US federal agency has been controlling mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor activity. Ed specifically is concerned about the role of Risa Fox, a Public Health Advisor who often oversees mental health consumer grants for the huge…

Review: Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Info Document Actions Print this In this review of journalist Robert Whitaker’s book exposing the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry, psychologist Bruce Levine mentions how MindFreedom International helped campaign to ‘re-confirm’ Whitaker as a keynote speaker at a federally-funded conference. Review: Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in…

Making a Killing

Info Document Actions Print this Those interested in an investigation by a journalist of psychiatric drug company research fraud are encouraged to obtain the Sept./Oct 2010 issue of Mother Jones and read the “Making a Killing” article here. Carl Elliott reveals how clinical trials and even whole universities are manipulated by the pharmaceutical industry. Making…

Robert Whitaker on Neuroleptic “Brain Damage” Debate

Info Document Actions Print this In the “climate crisis” controversy there are deniers, people who are putting out misinformation to cloud the debate about the greenhouse effect. The same thing is true in the debate about brain damage caused by the neuroleptic drugs, also known as antipsychotics. Some scientists, instead of warning the public about…

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…

Study on Five-Year Outcomes from Open Dialogue Approach in Finland for “Schizophrenia.”

Info Thisis a pdf study showing good results from the famous “Open Dialogue” mental health system in rural Finalnd, in which help for people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other “psychoses,” received help that tended to minimize psychiatric drugs. Journalist Robert Whitaker visited the Open Dialogue community and describes the experience in his book, “Anatomy of…