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A Response to the Hyper-focus on Brain-based Research and “Disease” - Mad in America

 By NOEL HUNTER & WILLIAM SCHULTZ - Featured Blogs - Mad in America - August 20, 2015

“The past several years have born exciting developments for those critical of the current psychiatric paradigm.

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The Course of a Psychotic Illness - In Response to Psychiatry and the Business of Madness

By David Laing Dawson MD

In the late 1960’s and early 70’s when a young man or woman in a psychotic state was brought to the hospital by family, by ambulance, by friends or police, we would admit him and keep him safe. 746 more words


Why the Shades of Awakening Online Series Matters


Op-Ed July 5, 2015

From July 10th to 12th , 2015, there will be a rather unique conference happening, the…

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Mental Health

Many States Trying to Slow Antipsychotic Prescribing to Children

Thirty-one US states have implemented some kind of “prior authorization” policies to try to rein in the unnecessary prescribing of antipsychotic medications to children, according to a research letter in… 368 more words

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Psychiatry Through the Lens of Institutional Corruption By Robert Whitaker


Psychiatry Through the Lens of Institutional Corruption

By Robert Whitaker

Featured Blogs May 7, 2015

When you write a book, you usually do so in response to a prompt of some type, and in the process of researching and writing the book, you will come to see your subject in a new way. 2,105 more words


Book Reviews: 'Anatomy of an Epidemic' & 'Mad In America'

Just finished reading Anatomy of an Epidemic today. and reading Mad in America about a week ago.

The books expanded upon what I already knew and suspected, namely, that psych meds do not correct an imbalance in brain chemicals, they create imbalances and that they are brain damaging. 853 more words

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