Gabapentin Withdrawal: One Year Later
Even though I was only on the medication for a little over six months, I am still traveling down the long road of psychiatric drug withdrawal. This is the hardest thing I have ever endured.
Psychiatrists: The Criminals Behind the Scenes of the Conservatorship Business
We need to dig deeper into the doctors who conduct these evaluations, who hide behind their sealed documents with no transparency and zero accountability.
Not Everyone Agreed With FDA Approval of Antipsychotic Rexulti for Agitation
Providing the sole "no" vote on the approval of Rexulti, the consumer representative on the FDA's advisory committee shares her reasoning.
Antidepressants Have Destroyed My Sexual Function and Range of Emotions
In 2012, in a period of low mood and anxiety, my GP prescribed an antidepressant. Little did I know that this would derail my life.
An Unacknowledged Role of Doctors: Suppressing Women
Western culture has instilled the idea that women are inherently weak and must trust authoritative doctors to manage their distress for them.
Critical Psychiatry Textbook, Chapter 8: Depression and Mania (Affective Disorders) (Part Four)
Discussing how depression pills don’t work for children and increase their risk of suicide.
Making Crazy: Rob Wipond’s “Your Consent Is Not Required”
Rob Wipond’s exposé details the vast net the psychiatric industry has cast over society under the guise of “trying to help.”
Neurodiversity Is a Scientific Revolution
Although I experience distress acutely, I don’t have a disease, a bug, or an error. I have a body. When my circumstances are untenable, my body protests.
Giving Parents a Platform: Elianna, Mother of Brandon
An interview with Elianna, who lives in Colorado with her son, Brandon, 34. His many diagnoses and misdiagnoses include autism and schizophrenia.
Critical Psychiatry Textbook, Chapter 8: Depression and Mania (Affective Disorders) (Part Three)
On the latest fad, ketamine, and how depression pills cause dependence and withdrawal.
The Medicalization of the American Mind
One cause of fragility? Pathologizing our children with psychiatric diagnoses and focusing on a medical solution to life's problems.
What I Learned as a Moderator for an Antidepressant Taper Support Group
Medication support groups are saving lives and brains because doctors do not know how to safely taper off psych meds.
DOOCE: A Case Study on the Failure of Psychiatry
Heather Armstrong’s life was taken by psychiatry, and our unwillingness to scrutinize their methods of madness.
It’s Time for Soteria: An Australian Perspective
Soteria-style community houses are a proven, viable, cost effective alternative to traditional psychiatric hospitals.
Critical Psychiatry Textbook, Chapter 8: Depression and Mania (Affective Disorders) (Part Two)
Peter Gøtzsche discusses misleading statements about depression pills and dosing.
The Systemic Harms of Psychiatry
My research into psychiatry began in late 2016 after being admitted to a mental "health" facility. There was nothing healthy about that experience!
Psychiatrogenesis (Whither Psychiatry or Reform)
Preying on the privatisation of distress comes the medical-industrial complex perverting the mental health landscape.
Critical Psychiatry Textbook, Chapter 8: Depression and Mania (Affective Disorders) (Part One)
On the drug industry’s influence in defining disorders and the lack of efficacy for depression pills.
The State Power Triangle and My Spiritual Awakening
My will had been broken by work and psychiatry. How could I get my self-power back after so many years and so many brain-damaging meds?
White Paper Presents Case Against Forced Treatment
"I see the white paper as the culmination of my 40+ years of advocacy for people subjected to psychiatric incarceration and forced drugging."
Self-test for Adult Symptom Deficiency Disorder (ASDD)
In the spirit of the thinking behind the DSM, I have worked out a test for a new disorder for those who don't meet criteria for anything else.
Can Listening to Heavy Metal Be Therapeutic?
Many enthusiasts of heavy metal will say things like "Heavy metal saved my life," and there is a fairly established narrative amongst fans of the wellbeing benefits.
Critical Psychiatry Textbook, Chapter 7: Psychosis (Part Six)
Discussing the damage psychosis pills cause to the brain, and how that manifests in many clinical harms, like tardive dyskinesia.
In Defense of Incoherent Psychiatry
In JAMA Psychiatry, the authors claimed we have no way to assess outcomes, and no way to know whether outcomes are "continuing to improve."
Can’t Be Trusted: A Book Review Review
My book is a memoir written around the denial of my medical certificate required to fly light aircraft for mental health reasons.