Bibliography of First-Person Narratives of Madness In English (4th edition)

Info The most recent edition of a comprehensive bibliography concerning (1) personal accounts of madness written by survivors themselves; (2) narratives written by family members; (3) anthologies and critical analyses of the madness narrative genre; and (4) websites featuring oral histories and other first-person madness accounts. Prepared by Gail A. Hornstein with assistance from Cheryl…

Ruby Rogers

Info Ruby Rogers Ruby Rogers, made famous in the landmark case Rogers v. Okin that helped to establish informed consent laws for psychiatric patients, has died. She was 71. “Ruby Rogers; helped win key rights for mentally ill” An article in the Boston Globe about the life of Ruby Rogers. Document Actions Print this

Critical Psychiatry Network Conference 2009

Info The Critical Psychiatry Network is hosting its tenth annual conference, entitled “Promoting the critical mental health movement.” What Social Event When Jun 21, 2009 from 08:00 PM to 08:00 PM Where Dunstan Hall, Norwich, United Kingdom Contact Name Duncan Double Add event to calendar vCal iCal Promoting the critical mental health movement The Critical…

The fool on the hill

Info Document Actions Print this The Lancet, a widely-respected international medical journal, published an essay sharply critical of the psychiatric industry that reviews two books: “The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment” by Joanna Moncrieff and “Side Effects: a Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial” by Alison…

Let Garrison Keillor Know About Minnesotan Ray Sandford’s Forced Electroshock

Info Humorist Garisson Keillor has had to tangle with the American Psychiatric Association before. You can encourage this humorist, inventor of Lake Wobegone, to speak out again, this time about Raymond Sandford of Minnesota. Garrison Keillor has tangled with psychiatry before about Lake Wobegone (credit: UMN) Update: By coincidence, a Prairie Home Companion ongoing skit…

A Conversation With Nancy C. Andreasen

Info Document Actions Print this The New York Times reports an extremely important discussion with psychiatrist and neuroscientist Nancy C. Andreasen. In he conversation, Prof. Andreasen speaks out about her findings that neuroleptic psychiatric drugs (also known as “antipsychotics”) are leading to significant brain atrophy — or shrinkage — in patients. A Conversation With Nancy…