A roundup of Mad in America's most read blogs and personal stories of 2023 as chosen by our readers.
Outcomes were worse for all, with young people on combination therapy twice as likely to experience rehospitalization or death by suicide than those on antidepressants alone.
More than two and a half years later, I’m still processing my grief, still picturing our happiness and innocence as kids, and still acknowledging our struggles and pain.
This is a call that challenges how psychiatry is practiced today and ultimately challenges its power in society.
While allegedly intended to help, institutionalizing people against their will does more harm than good. Psychiatric coercion is dehumanizing.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Ray Moynihan about the marketing of disorders, broadening of diagnoses, and harmful treatments.
An analysis of the huge increase in drugs for children, the role of Big Pharma, and a look at the impact on families and communities.
The UN reflected a middle-ground position for human rights-based mental health, but the response from psychiatric organisations was hostile.
The report is intended to be used to advocate for the elimination of unwanted psychiatric interventions and to promote humane, effective, voluntary approaches.
The American Journal of Psychiatry Needs to Retract Study That Reported Fraudulent Results
Concerns rise about the adverse effects and longer-term harms of GLP-1 injections like Ozempic and Wegovy.
A national study showed that ADHD drug abuse among U.S. high and middle school students has been rising for the past 20 years.
New data upends common beliefs about asylum closures, deinstitutionalization, and rates of psychiatric coercion.
I have been forcibly drugged for over forty years now. The dose of neuroleptics I am forced to take will probably kill me.
Psychiatry's medicalization of social and psychological suffering is not justified by the currently known biology.
There was a time when I could think of nothing else but pills and prescriptions, pain and panic. Psychiatry shrank my world.
I’ll never forget standing beside my sister Lucy as she was strapped to a gurney during a midnight admission to an E.R. in Cambridge, Mass.
Moncrieff et al. respond to the contradictory and, in some cases, false concerns raised by these critics of their serotonin review.
We all want to help our kids or our students, and sometimes finding the right key to unlock a child’s gifts is a matter of time, patience, trial, and error.
The poster-children of psychiatric genetics, who endured abuse throughout their lives, were also the product of a racist culture.
David Edward Walker is the author of Coyote’s Swing: A Memoir and Critique of Mental Hygiene in Native America, which was published in February...
The Detroit Free Press did an excellent job in bringing to light the conditions at Pontiac, its loss of accreditation, and closing. Still, they didn't quite grasp the severity of violence there.
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.
As contacts to the new 988 suicide hotline number have risen, so have call tracing and police interventions.
Amid growing mental health crisis, research raises questions about the mass rollout of brief psychotherapies in Australia.