Category Archives: Robert Whitaker

The Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry

http://cepuk.org/ Follow the link to the website for CEP. In the writer’s view, anyone working in the therapeutic/allied world has an ethical responsibility to be aware of, and evaluate, these arguments. CEP has some seriously intelligent, aware and informed people … Continue reading

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Laura Delano on grieving for ‘all we lose to being labeled “mentally ill”’

”It is an important, meaningful, entirely valid experience to feel grief and despair at the thought of all we lose to being labeled “mentally ill” and put on psychotropic drugs. In fact, feeling these feelings – including anger and rage … Continue reading

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Increased anti-depressant use strongly associated with rise in mood disorders Robert Whitaker

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/02/02/disability-and-mood-disorders-in-the-age-of-prozac-robert-whitaker/ Click on the link for this sobering post on Monica Cassani’s great site, http://www.beyondmeds.com. We would ourselves would wish to challenge the illness/disorder model language – but that is how the evidence is couched, and the point is clear. … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Epidemic – Part 1:The Roots – Robert Whitaker

Okay, this is a long watch. However, if you are a therapist or taking, or thinking of taking, psychiatric drugs, it’s an important one. This is not about an agenda that people do/don’t make that decision – which we think … Continue reading

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