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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

SHADES OF AWAKENING - MAD IN AMERICA

Why the Shades of Awakening Online Series Matters

By SEAN BLACKWELL

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

Black Lives Matter

Psychiatry Through the Lens of Institutional Corruption By Robert Whitaker

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/05/psychiatry-through-the-lens-of-institutional-corruption/

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

Seroxat

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

Organizing Change

Towards a Ban on Psychiatrically Diagnosing and Drugging Children

“Psychoactive drugs are more dangerous than alcohol, cigarettes or smoking dope.” — Peter Breggin, MD

Before reading this article (and watching the three YouTube videos recommended below) by psychiatrist Dr Peter Breggin, first watch this 9 minute video: . 547 more words

Child Endangerment