Psychiatrist tries to silence forced electroshock survivor

Info Psychiatrist tries to silence forced electroshock survivor In New Zealand, a psychiatrist, Stephanie du Fresne, was administering involuntary electroshock (also known as electroconvulsive therapy). During an outing the recipient of the electroshock went to a TV station and got on national television about her human rights abuse. Dr. du Fresne filed a complaint against…

MindFreedom’s library of information about mental health, psychiatry, human rights & alternatives

Info These are items gathered by MindFreedom about mental health care, the psychiatric profession, advocacy, humane alternatives and more. This information is gathered for public education, and does not necessarily reflect the position of MindFreedom and its board. Nothing on MindFreedom.org or in our material should be construed as an attempt to offer or render…

MindFreedom’s library of information about mental health, psychiatry, human rights & alternatives

Info These are items gathered by MindFreedom about mental health care, the psychiatric profession, advocacy, humane alternatives and more. This information is gathered for public education, and does not necessarily reflect the position of MindFreedom and its board. Nothing on MindFreedom.org or in our material should be construed as an attempt to offer or render…

MindFreedom’s library of information about mental health, psychiatry, human rights & alternatives

Info These are items gathered by MindFreedom about mental health care, the psychiatric profession, advocacy, humane alternatives and more. This information is gathered for public education, and does not necessarily reflect the position of MindFreedom and its board. Nothing on MindFreedom.org or in our material should be construed as an attempt to offer or render…

MindFreedom’s library of information about mental health, psychiatry, human rights & alternatives

Info These are items gathered by MindFreedom about mental health care, the psychiatric profession, advocacy, humane alternatives and more. This information is gathered for public education, and does not necessarily reflect the position of MindFreedom and its board. Nothing on MindFreedom.org or in our material should be construed as an attempt to offer or render…

UK Guardian: Studies say antidepressants no better than placebo

Info UK’s Guardian newspaper covers the news that a major study says SSRI antidepressant psychiatric drugs are no better than placebo. Capsules of Fluoxetine, the generic name for Prozac. Photograph Joe Raedle/Getty Images Original article click here. UK Guardian – 26 February 2008. A bitter pill Millions of prescriptions for SSRIs are written up in…

AlterNet: Are Antidepressants Faith-Based Treatment?

Info Psychologist Bruce Levine, longtime member of MindFreedom, evaluates the science behind claims that antidepressants work far better than other alternatives, in this article published by AlterNet. Bruce Levine, PhD is a practicing psychologist in Ohio and author of Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic. For original article click here. AlterNet – 28 February 2008 By Bruce…

Timeline of MindFreedom Organizational Development

Info Here are some of the milestones in the organizational development of what has become MindFreedom International. 22 December 1986 – Incorporation of originating nonprofit project with start-up funding from Levinson Foundation. The goal is to publish a newsletter, Dendron, and provide a “Clearinghouse on Human Rights and Psychiatry,” to help network mental health consumers,…