Tag Archives: over prescription of psychiatric drugs

‘ADHD: A Destructive and Disempowering Label; Not an Illness’ Philip Hickey

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/07/adhd-a-destructive-and-disempowering-label-not-an-illness/ ‘Psychiatry has created and promoted the self-serving fiction that childhood distractibility/impulsivity and various other human problems are illnesses that need to be “treated” with neurotoxic chemicals and other brain-damaging interventions.  Suggesting at this very late stage in the proceedings … Continue reading

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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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Resisting “Children’s Mental Health Care” in America and Beyond – Laura Delano

http://recoveringfrompsychiatry.com/2015/03/childrens-mental-health-care-in-america/ Click on the link for Laura’s powerful piece about medicating our children. This has a U.S. perspective – and these are also live issues in the U.K. We are concerned about many aspects of this, not least the power … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Superstition: How doctors & patients get fooled by antidepressants – Jonathan Shedler

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychologically-minded/201502/antidepressant-superstition Thank you to John, and Brent Potter for drawing our attention to this worthwhile article by Jonathan, originally published in Psychologically Minded. The writer does not herself use the terminology of ‘depression’ or ‘disorder’ – and the points here … Continue reading

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SLS · Colloquia · A Model Consent Form for Psychiatric Drug Treatment: David Cohen & David Jacobs

http://laingsociety.org/colloquia/polofdiagnosis/modelconsent.htm This is a powerful document, first written in 1991 and regularly updated, making its points with facts and a touch of irony. Clients who come to us are often taking or thinking of taking prescription psychiatric drugs. We seldom … Continue reading

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Jonathan Keyes: Invisible Pain (recovery from psychiatric drugs) Click on the title for this important and useful article by a therapist, Jonathan Keyes, on the theme of iatrogenic illness, and the severe difficulties often experienced by those seeking to come off commonly used psychiatric … Continue reading

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