Researchers present evidence of a connection between the experience of traumatic brain injury in childhood and increased risk for suicide attempt in early adulthood.
I was told that I had only two choices: Do not have children, or take lithium while I was pregnant—the drug that posed the least amount of birth defects, and the very medication that had killed the painter in me years ago. I refused both options and set out on my own, and luckily found a willing psychiatrist to help me taper off the meds.
Here, Dr. Ben Furman offers a creative approach to helping children who struggle with OCD. Explaining why behaviors like reasoning, reassuring, and superstitious rituals don’t work, he suggests engaging alternatives that teach kids how to manage their “worry monster” and make sense of their distressing experience.
The FDA just approved sales of an electrical device called the Monarch eTNS to be used on the brains of children diagnosed with so-called ADHD. The device “sends therapeutic signals to the parts of the brain thought to be involved in ADHD,” according to the FDA press release. “Therapeutic signals”? Really?
A year after my twin’s death, I stood in a supermarket and felt my body disintegrating into a thousand pieces. My soul knew it needed the right teacher and helper. Fortunately, I found Open Dialogue. It helped me expose the real childhood trauma, and gradually rebuild my shattered, grief-stricken psyche.
Just how sad is our current state of affairs that it causes so much of the population to feel depressed and/or anxious? Just how much are these drugs changing the state of our society as a whole? Are the drugs desensitizing the population to the point that it will tolerate social conditions it would otherwise find intolerable?
As a father whose 27-year-old son is trapped in the mental health system, I am painfully aware that I have been unable to protect him. At age 19, my son naively told his mother and his doctor that he was hearing voices, marking the beginning of a hellish nightmare which he is still unavoidably immersed in. I would like to explain my perspective on why this is the case.
APA Meeting Protest
Psychiatric survivors at the annual APA meeting in San Francisco tell their stories on video. Psychiatrists are asked to listen and respond.
Symposium for Scientific Freedom
Videos of the presentations at the Symposium for Scientific Freedom in Copenhagen on March 9 can be found here.
Ongoing studies seeking participants for surveys on mental health issues. The newest survey is seeking input from doctors, therapists, nurses, social workers, etc. on their ideas about approaches to mental health care.
The popular smoking cessation drug Chantix is the medication that most frequently makes people feel suicidal or homicidal, according to figures gathered by the...
To be a parent of a suicidal child is to be in a terrible position, where you hold in your hands the life most valuable to you and know that any slip of your hands may end that life. In the 1970s, my suicidality was treated nonmedically and I lived. In the 2000s, my daughter Martha’s suicidality was treated medically and she died.
Psychiatric Drugs: Why They Often Fail Us Over Long Term
Whitaker - Treatments Alternative to Psychiatry - March 8, 2019 - Dispuk - CPH
The Science and Pseudoscience of Women’s Mental Health Conversation with Kelly Brogan
Is fast acting buprenorphine the best treatment for opiate addiction?
Robert Whitaker - Scientific Censorship in Psychiatry - March 9, 2019 - CPH
“ADHD: A Return to Psychology” Video Series, Part 1
The Fragile Pillars of Biological Determinism for ADHD
ADHD: Medicate and Coerce or Develop Self-Reliance and Cooperation?
Mad in America Film Festival - Panel
Open Paradigm Project - Daniel Mackler
Open Paradigm Project - Laura Nicole Sisson
UCLA/ISEPP - Laura Delano
Episode 18 David Mielke: Educating in the Era of Psychiatric Diagnosis