Although the trial showed that you are more likely to relapse if you stop or significantly reduce your antipsychotic medication, it did not show that relapse is inevitable.
Psychiatric survivors and allies mourn ECT activist and author Linda Andre and vow to continue her legacy.
The report is intended to be used to advocate for the elimination of unwanted psychiatric interventions and to promote humane, effective, voluntary approaches.
The STAR*D scandal is about how psychiatry peddled a fabricated result to the public, and now Aftab, in his latest post, has added a whopper of his own to the STAR*D story.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses how the textbooks barely mention the role of psychotherapy and therapists, instead focusing almost entirely on pharmacotherapy.
This is the story of Chandra and her daughter Sophia (not their real names), who has been in the mental health system since the age of 10.
Ed Pigott calls for retraction of 2006 STAR*D article in American Journal of Psychiatry.
Fatigue has always been in the background, infiltrating everywhere, ruling our choices and life paths—and the pharmaceutical industry has taken advantage.
Dr. Aftab objects to my "tirade against psychiatric neuroscience." What Dr. Aftab does not do is address any of my substantive conclusions.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses the way psychiatry violates international ethics laws by engaging in forced treatment and other abuses.
Despite living in Israel for five years, I had no idea that one of the few Soteria houses in the world was only a short train ride away.
Cochrane is keen to protect guild interests and to comply with official views from governments even when they contradict the evidence in Cochrane reviews.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses the poor body of research for the efficacy of ECT and the common effect of amnesia, which indicates brain damage.
The 25th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day takes place on Saturday, October 28—and this time around, I’ll be there. The upcoming event will provide...
When MHA lobbied for expanding forced treatment, I could no longer allow myself to be a cog in the oppressive, profit-driven, psych industry wheel.
To heal from unattached burdens requires an understanding of the mind that psychiatry lacks.
Peer respites are a precious resource that deserve protection, and implementation that prioritizes the full vision of the model and prevents co-optation.
"You should not talk to your doctor about dementia drugs because your doctor is likely to mislead and harm you. These drugs should not be used by anyone to prevent or treat dementia."
A powerful, heartbreaking wake-up call about how the severely damaging effects of medications that claim to relieve suffering can threaten generations in a family.
"The Best Minds" could be seen as a book that is critical of conventional psychiatry, but it falls short on pointing out its true faults.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses psychotherapy versus drugs as the preferred treatment for anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD.
Being re-grounded in my community reminds me that mourning and love are inseparable, and that “nothing about us, is for us, without us.”
When the media tell of a serious harm of a psychiatric drug, they follow a standard script, including that they must also praise the drug.
A national study showed that ADHD drug abuse among U.S. high and middle school students has been rising for the past 20 years.
ADHD is a disaster area, in terms of the diagnosis, clinical research, and the harms inflicted on hundreds of millions of healthy people.