From Alice Miller: Child Abuse and Mistreatment: Psychiatry is a crucial factor in eliminating victims’ voices, abusing them "for their own good," and "protecting" society from the outcry of the abused.
From Boston Review: Two recent books by historians explore the crisis in biological psychiatry, tracing the factors that led psychiatrists to attempt to pin the reality of "mental illness" on the brain.
From BJGP Life: The IIPDW has produced a 1-hour training video to help GPs implement the newly-published NICE guidelines on how to safely stop antidepressants.
From The Pharmaceutical Journal: The majority were males, and peaks in antidepressant prescribing to young people in England coincided with periods of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From The Guardian: We live in a world where peace and quiet is increasingly a luxury item and noise and stress are baseline conditions for the disadvantaged.
From ContinuumConcept.org: In her influential book The Continuum Concept, Jean Liedloff argued that the psychosocial ills of modern society result from our misconception of human nature as something inherently bad or problematic.
From Psychiatry Is Driving Me Mad: "Insight" in mental health is usually thought of in relation to people with mental health difficulties; rarely do we consider the insight (or lack thereof) of the professionals themselves.
From Ransom for Israel: Here’s the reality; if you are a teacher or you work in any capacity with children, then you are working with children with Complex Trauma.
From HealthDay: 'Patient influencers' are being seen as an increasingly popular direct-to-consumer marketing tool by pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
From CounterPunch: Somehow a population with DDT, Love Canal, the Dalkon Shield Intrauterine Device, asbestos, Three Mile Island, and Agent Orange under its belt is mustering up the same old psychological defenses it used to not learn from those debacles.
From Mozilla: Mental health and prayer apps are worse than any other product category at protecting people’s privacy and security, according to Mozilla researchers.
From Steamboat Pilot & Today: Colorado state officials kept secret an investigation into a pattern of potentially fatal prescription errors at one of its regional mental health centers.
Peter Campbell, one of the pioneers of the mental health user and survivor movement in the UK, is remembered in a blog post by activist collective Recovery in the Bin.
From Cairn's/Modern Healthcare: The National Practitioner Data Bank provides a flawed system to prevent doctors with histories of malpractice from skirting accountability, experts say.
From CounterPunch: If you took SSRI antidepressants believing that these drugs helped correct a chemical imbalance, how does it feel to learn that this theory has long been disproven?
From Kindred Media: When traumatized early and subjected to existential fear, a child loses their center of gravity, surrenders spontaneity and begins to function as an automaton.
From Nature: At least a quarter of medical researchers involved in clinical trials in Australia did not declare funding from pharmaceutical companies, according to a recent study.
The People With Disabilities Foundation won a judgment against SSA for illegally using a plaintiff’s right to refuse psychotropic medications as evidence she was "not disabled."
From The 19th: Some trauma victims are more likely to take responsibility for crimes even when they may be innocent.
From Dr. Joanne Cacciatore: A few very persistent scholars have finally succeeding in declaring that extended expressions of grief indicate 'mental illness' — a move that offends many.
From Dr. Hyman/The Dhru Purohit Podcast: We’ve all heard the term "chemical imbalance," but this theory is being increasingly questioned. Dhru Purohit and Robert Whitaker dig into the questions surrounding psychiatric drugs and psychiatry's "disease model."
From the Coalition Against Medicalized Psychiatry and Psychology (CAMPP): By defending the medical model of human distress, the mental health professions have put themselves in an ethically untenable position that is not worthy of trust or respect.
Ms. Webber says the long list of abuses and interference in her medical treatment plan demonstrate "a pattern or practice of mistreatment" of herself and other patients at the Illinois facilities where she has been confined.
From Alice Miller: Child Abuse and Mistreatment: The open display of indignation on the part of the therapist as witness ultimately sets off a process of liberation that has previously been impeded by society's injunction against blaming one's parents.
From LA Review of Books: Capitalism inflicts a double injury on depressed people: first, it causes, or contributes to, the state of depression, and secondly it erases any form of causality and individualizes the illness, implying that the depression in question is a personal problem (or property).