Ron Bassman, PhD

Info Ron Bassman is author of the new book, A Fight to Be: A Psychologist’s Experience from Both Sides of the Locked Door, available in the MindFreedom madmarket at www.madmarket.org Click to view full-size image… — Size: 26.9 kB Document Actions Print this

Book Review: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry

Info Document Actions Print this Ron Bassman (pictured here) is a psychologist, a survivor of extreme psychiatric human rights violations, and an author. Ron reviews the book Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry. Book Review: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry Date Published: Jan 01, 2008 01:00 AM Author: Ron Bassman Review of: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry co-editors: Peter Stastny and Peter…

Resources, books, publications, reviews

Info Resources, books, publications, reviews Here are reviews and listings of books, publications on human rights and alternatives in the mental health system. Book Review: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry Ron Bassman (pictured here) is a psychologist, a survivor of extreme psychiatric human rights violations, and an author. Ron reviews the book Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry. Ron Bassman,…

Norman Sartorius

Info Norman Sartorius, MD, past Director of the Division of Mental Health of World Health Organization, retired in 1993. Dr. Sartorius helped conduct studies comparing mental health recovery rates in poor and more developed nations. Click to view full-size image… — Size: 5.4 kB Document Actions Print this

World Health Organization Study Comparing Mental Health Recovery in Developed & Developing Nations

Info The World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored major studies comparing how people recover in poor and more developed nations. The people in the poorer developing nations, on average, recovered at a far higher rate. Here is information about those studies. MindFreedom asked Professor Norman Sartorius to briefly summarize these studies, which he was directly involved…

Events related to alternatives & human rights in mental health

Info Events related to alternatives & human rights in mental health These are conferences, meetings, congresses, gatherings related to the topics of human rights in mental health. Inclusion of these events is not necessarily endorsement, and is for your information. Unless specified, these are not events sponsored by MindFreedom International. Are We Mad? Critical Perspectives…

APA statement on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders”

26 September 2003 — American Psychiatric Association statement on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders.” Subject: AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS APA Statement For Immediate Release: September 26, 2003 Release No. 03-39 For Information Contact: Amy Levey, 703-907-8534 Hillarie Fogel, 703-907-8536 AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT…

Scientific Panel replies to APA statement

15 December 2003 — Reply by Scientific Panel of the Fast for Freedom in Mental Health to the 26 September Statement by American Psychiatric Association. 15 December 2003 From: MindFreedom Support Coalition International 454 Willamette, Suite 216 PO Box 11284 Eugene, OR 97440 USA E-mail: office@mindfreedom.org To: James H. Scully, Jr., M.D., Medical Director American Psychiatric…

Response from APA

12 August 2003 — Letter from American Psychiatric Association to Fast for Freedom in Mental Health. August 12, 2003 Mr. David Oaks c/o Stuart Shipko, M.D. 97 W. Bellevue Drive Pasadena, CA 91105 Dear Mr. Oaks: I am acceding to your request that I send my response to your letter of July 28, 2003 to…