Ron Unger: Latest News on Brain Tissue Shrinkage from Antipsychotic Drugs

Info Ron Unger, chair of MindFreedom Lane County affiliate, is a full time mental health counselor, who has raised concerns about the way the neuroleptic or “antipsychotic” psychiatric drugs have been linked to shrinkage of brain tissue. Ron Unger, mental health counselor and chair of MF Lane County.   While MindFreedom is pro-choice about what…

Permanent muscle twitching from antipsychotics: Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia

Info Permanent muscle twitching from antipsychotics: Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia It’s been known since the 1950’s that the family of psychiatric drugs called antipsychotics — also known as neuroleptics — can lead to involuntary muscular movements that can often be permanent. Among these are the “TD’s,” which stands for both Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive…

Permanent muscle twitching from antipsychotics: Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia

Info Permanent muscle twitching from antipsychotics: Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia It’s been known since the 1950’s that the family of psychiatric drugs called antipsychotics — also known as neuroleptics — can lead to involuntary muscular movements that can often be permanent. Among these are the “TD’s,” which stands for both Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive…

Tardive Dyskinesia Rates Remain High With Atypical Antipsychotics

The psychiatric drugs commonly known as antipsychotics (neuroleptics) have been known to cause permanent involuntary muscle movements in many people. Since the 1990’s, the mental health industry has reassured patients and the public that newer neuroleptics known as “atypicals” cause far less TD. However, the actual data is now back. Reuters reports on a Journal…

Robert Whitaker on MFI Live Web Free Radio: Why are discussions about psychiatric drug controversies so often silenced?

Info On Saturday, 9 October 2010, MFI held a live, free Internet show with special guest author Robert Whitaker, and you can hear the archive. The US government has funded an annual meeting of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors for the past 25 years. But when their conference organizers decided to address controversies involving…

Review: Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Info Document Actions Print this In this review of journalist Robert Whitaker’s book exposing the psychiatric pharmaceutical industry, psychologist Bruce Levine mentions how MindFreedom International helped campaign to ‘re-confirm’ Whitaker as a keynote speaker at a federally-funded conference. Review: Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in…

Robert Whitaker on Neuroleptic “Brain Damage” Debate

Info Document Actions Print this In the “climate crisis” controversy there are deniers, people who are putting out misinformation to cloud the debate about the greenhouse effect. The same thing is true in the debate about brain damage caused by the neuroleptic drugs, also known as antipsychotics. Some scientists, instead of warning the public about…

A few of the public comments about the Bob Whitaker controversy

Info When Bob Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, was “unconfirmed” as a speaker of the federally-funded Alternatives 2010, MindFreedom International sent out a “What About Bob?” alert on 21 July. Immediately many MindFreedom alert readers responded, and a number of those comments to President Obama and SAMHSA Director Pamela Hyde are copied below.…

What About Bob? USA Mental Health Agency May Cancel Journalist Robert B. Whitaker as Keynoter of “Alternatives 2010”

Info Will the US federal government allow the author of the new book, “Anatomy of an Epidemic” to criticize the psychiatric drug industry at the annual Alternatives 2010 conference? UPDATE 23 July: This campaign had a victory just two days after its launch! Thank you! Bob Whitaker is author of the new book, “Anatomy of…