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…

A few of the public comments about the Bob Whitaker controversy

Info When Bob Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, was “unconfirmed” as a speaker of the federally-funded Alternatives 2010, MindFreedom International sent out a “What About Bob?” alert on 21 July. Immediately many MindFreedom alert readers responded, and a number of those comments to President Obama and SAMHSA Director Pamela Hyde are copied below.…

What About Bob? USA Mental Health Agency May Cancel Journalist Robert B. Whitaker as Keynoter of “Alternatives 2010”

Info Will the US federal government allow the author of the new book, “Anatomy of an Epidemic” to criticize the psychiatric drug industry at the annual Alternatives 2010 conference? UPDATE 23 July: This campaign had a victory just two days after its launch! Thank you! Bob Whitaker is author of the new book, “Anatomy of…

VICTORY: Journalist Bob Whitaker is “Re-Confirmed” as Keynote for Alternatives 2010

Info Whitaker is a critic of psychiatric drug company claims, with his new book, “Anatomy of an Epidemic.” US federal government officials objected to Whitaker keynoting Alternatives 2010 conference. An MFI alert 48-hours ago is called “effective,” and Whitaker is now re-confirmed as keynoter. Thank you MFI News readers! Bob Whitaker is author of the…

Should Bob Whitaker be allowed to speak at federally-funded Alternatives Conference?

Info Should Bob Whitaker be allowed to speak at federally-funded Alternatives Conference? All about controversy of whether Bob Whitaker should be allowed to speak as a keynoter at the annual conference funded by the US government, “Alternatives 2010.” What About Bob? USA Mental Health Agency May Cancel Journalist Robert B. Whitaker as Keynoter of “Alternatives…

“Undue influence of pharmaceutical industry” opposed by USA mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders.

Info Key national mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders at a national USA federal meeting on mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor inclusion issued a statement of “alarm” about the “undue influence of the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry,” and the “urgent necessity for more non-drug alternatives in mental health care.” Speaking for themselves as individuals, and not…

“Undue influence of pharmaceutical industry” opposed by USA mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders.

Info Key national mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor leaders at a national USA federal meeting on mental health consumer and psychiatric survivor inclusion issued a statement of “alarm” about the “undue influence of the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry,” and the “urgent necessity for more non-drug alternatives in mental health care.” Speaking for themselves as individuals, and not…