Peter Simons – Short Bio

MIA-UMB News Team: Peter Simons comes from a background in the humanities where he studied English, philosophy, and art. Now working on his PhD in Counseling Psychology, his recent research has focused on conflicts of interest in the psychopharmaceutical research literature, the use of antipsychotic medications in the treatment of depression, and the general philosophical and sociopolitical implications of psychiatric taxonomy in diagnosis and treatment.


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  1. My father’s amphetamine
    psychosis (steroids also)
    subjected me to decades of
    adverse childhood experiences. My mother’s complaints to his doctors
    caused them to gaslight her
    with Miltown followed by Librium (Sackler) followed
    by decades of Valium (more Sackler). I’m
    87 and still trying to recover.

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