Friday, May 7, 2021

MIA Today

From Wonder Drug to Catastrophe: My Seroquel Story

What my doctor had told me would be a two-week withdrawal from Seroquel turned into a 14-month nightmare with lasting repercussions: the movement disorder tardive dyskinesia.

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 2: Is Psychiatry Evidence Based? (Part 9)

On Denmark's declining use of depression pills for children, and why one should never stop fighting to change psychiatry and society's reliance on it.

How Can Mental Health Research Become More Relevant to Those it is Meant to Serve?

As a psychiatrist, my bread-and-butter is the kind of private practice in which my patient’s concerns become my own and it is those concerns that drive our work together, my teaching, and my research.

Nutrition Is the Foundation of Resilience

Recent studies show that we are not consuming as healthy a diet as our ancestors did. Would that matter to our brain health? Yes!

Women We Call Crazy

“You’re so different,” people would say to Betty and me. We joked about the thinly veiled criticism—people thought we were crazy because we were women who consciously defined ourselves and how we wanted to live.

The Relapsing Peer Supervisor

Peer supervision is often silent and stigmatizing instead of including necessary, robust discussions around relapse.

Town Halls/Webinars

Mad in America will host the third in its series of town halls on psychiatric drug withdrawal on May 14, with a focus on “Post-Withdrawal Experiences.” Panelists include Adele Framer, Will Hall, Nicole Lamberson, and David Healy. Register here.

Mad in America Continuing Education will present a webinar on May 21 by neuroscientist Peter Sterling. His presentation is titled: What does our species require for a healthy life? And can we achieve this with drugs? Register here.


Research Surveys

Ongoing studies and projects seeking participants for surveys/panels on mental health issues.

MIA Global News


Submit your artwork, poetry or humor to [email protected]

by Melissa Toni

Video Gallery

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal – Town Hall Discussion #2

Watch the recording of our second psychiatric drug withdrawal town hall discussion, aired live on March 12, 2021. Featuring panelists Giovanni Fava, Peter Groot, Mark Horowitz and Joanna Moncrieff.