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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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Psychiatry

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

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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

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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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