Revisiting Schizophrenia: Are Drugs Always Needed?

Info Document Actions Print this This NY Times article questions whether psychiatric drugs must always be given to people labeled “schizophrenic,” and quotes Will Hall from the Freedom Center of Massachusetts, a sponsor group in MindFreedom International. Revisiting Schizophrenia: Are Drugs Always Needed? Date Published: Mar 21, 2006 01:00 AM Author: BENEDICT CAREY Source: NY…

Backstory: A pill they won’t swallow

Info Document Actions Print this Here’s an inspiring news article in the Christian Science Monitor’s Religion & Ethics section about medical students REFUSING to take drug company gifts for ethical reasons! Backstory: A pill they won’t swallow Date Published: Dec 28, 2005 01:00 AM Author: G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Correspondent Source: The Christian Science Monitor BOSTON…

World Health Organization (WHO) Exposes a Global Emergency of Human Rights Violations in the Mental Health System.

Info The World Health Organization announced they are dedicating International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2005 to all people diagnosed with mental disorders “and the all-too-prevalent violations of their basic human rights.” Benedetto Saraceno, MD, Director; Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse World Health Organization [photo credit: MindFreedom] To draw attention to this crisis…

More media articles about fraud in psychiatric drug ads

Info Wall St. Journal, United Press International, WebMD and Time Magazine Pacific all cover the story that researchers have debunked the “chemical imbalance” claim of psychiatric drug manufacturers. BELOW are more media articles about how psychiatric drug ads may be misleading the public about a “chemical imbalance,” from: _Wall Street Journal_ 11/18/05 _United Press International_…

Advertisements for SSRIs May Be Misleading

Info Document Actions Print this Medscape reviews an essay in a peer-reviewed medical journal that debunks the “chemical imbalance” myth promoted by psychiatric drug industry. Advertisements for SSRIs May Be Misleading Date Published: Nov 08, 2006 01:00 AM Author: Laurie Barclay, MD Source: Medscape Medical News Advertisements in the U.S. for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors…