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…

Hunger Strike Debate

The original statement by the Fast for Freedom in Mental Health to the American Psychiatric Association, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the US Office of the Surgeon General sparked an important exchange of letters and statements on the validity of the biochemical model of mental illness. Archived timeline of events from the Hunger…

Alternatives 2008

Info Since the 1980’s, the US federal government helps fund a large conference of several hundred mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors, many of whom are leading consumer-driven projects such as support groups and drop-in centers. This year’s conference is being held in Buffalo, New York, USA. What Convention When Oct 29, 2008 01:00 AM…

Educating public using web videos of tardive dyskinesia & tardive dystonia

Since their introduction in the 1950’s, it’s been well known that psychiatric drugs known as neuroleptics or antipsychotics, can lead to permanent involuntary muscle movements called TD’s: tardive dyskinesia or tardive dystonia. In the 21st century, it’s finally possible to show the public easily exactly how serious this disaster is, using web videos. It is…