In German: Declaration of Dresden Against Coerced Psychiatric Treatment

Info This is the version in deutsch: Several psychiatric survivor organizations, including MindFreedom International, helped develop and issue this call to end force and coercion in the mental health system. The timing of the statement is to coincide with a special conference by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) on the subject of coercion in psychiatry…

wpa-dresden

Info wpa-dresden A number of psychiatric survivor and mental health consumer organizations have united to speak out directly inside a special conference by the World Psychiatric Association on the topic of ending coercion and force in the mental health system. Psychiatric Survivor Organization Dialogue at World Psychiatric Association Coercion Conference At a special meeting of…

Abstract: Study shows higher recovery off neuroleptics

Info This is a summary of an article published in the May 2007 issue of the Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease. 195(5):406-414. Factors Involved in Outcome and Recovery in Schizophrenia Patients Not on Antipsychotic Medications: A 15-Year Multifollow-Up Study. Harrow, Martin PhD; Jobe, Thomas H. MD Abstract: This prospective longitudinal 15-year multifollow-up research studied…

Mad Music

Info Mad Music A few songs and musicians celebrating free minds, and challenging psychiatric human rights violations. Die gedanken sind frei Background, lyrics and more about the classic “free mind” anthem. Historians say the idea originated in the 12th century and was sung by rebel German peasants in the 16th century. Lyrics to “Crazy and…

Psychiatry: A fraudulent and dangerous practice.

Info Document Actions Print this New Zealand newspaper covers electroshock hazards. Psychiatry: A fraudulent and dangerous practice. Date Published: May 09, 2007 03:00 AM Author: KAMALA HAYMAN Source: The Press, New Zealand A Christchurch man says “barbaric” electric shock therapy failed to lift his depression but robbed him of treasured memories. David O’Neill’s health deteriorated…