A Rush to Medicate Young Minds

Info Document Actions Print this A psychiatrist and author questions the massive increase in psychiatric drugging of young people in this guest column in the influential Washington Post. A Rush to Medicate Young Minds Date Published: Oct 08, 2006 03:00 AM Author: Elizabeth J. Roberts Source: Washington Post, page B07 I have been treating, educating…

Advocacy

Info Advocacy Court ruling on Illinois warehoused psychiatric inmates Federal Court Advances Challenge to Illinois Policy Warehousing Residents Labeled with Mental Illnesses Psychiatric Advance Directives “Advance directives” on mental health topics can sometimes help prevent forced psychiatric treatment, but too often the psychiatric industry is allowed to override these documents. US Supreme Court on Freedom…

MFI Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today

Info MFI has reports of an alarming increase in the use of brain altering technology for the psychiatric purposes, and issued this statement. Example of an rTMS high-powered device in use today. MindFreedom International Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today by David Oaks, Director, MindFreedom International Because of anecdotal reports, medical articles…

Brain Altering Technology Experiments

Info Brain Altering Technology Experiments Psychosurgery, vagus nerve stimulation, and rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) are all examples of brain altering technology that may be used for psychiatric purposes and that are currently openly used internationally. MFI Statement on the Rise of Brain Altering Technologies Today MFI has reports of an alarming increase in the…

US launches federal center on ‘trauma informed’ care.

Info The US government announces a new national center on care from a trauma perspective. Disclaimer: This is a forwarded public service announcement and views do not necessarily represent MFI. From:       nmhic-info@SAMHSA.HHS.GOV    Subject:     CMHS Consumer Affairs E-News: NEW LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRAUMA INFORMED CARE    Date:     October 30, 2006…

Trauma model as alternative

Info Trauma model as alternative Viewing emotional distress through a trauma perspective can be one alternative to the domination of the medical model. US launches federal center on ‘trauma informed’ care. The US government announces a new national center on care from a trauma perspective. Disclaimer: This is a forwarded public service announcement and views…

APA Protest

When the American Psychiatric Association held their annual meeting in May, 2003 several hundred psychiatric survivors and activists gathered to protest. How to Have Mad Pride While You’re Protesting in Front of Thousands of Psychiatrists by David Oaks, Director, MindFreedom.org [2003] Brace yourself for some news: Some day, one of your friends or family members…