Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dr. Joseph Firth: The Role of Exercise and Nutrition in Early Psychosis

Dr. Joseph Firth of Western Sydney University talks about his research into the role of exercise and nutrition in supporting young people in the early stages of psychotic illness.

Dr. Jay Joseph: Why Schizophrenia Genetic Research is Running on Empty

Dr Jay Joseph discusses the evidence that psychiatry puts forward in support of the claim that mental disorders have an important genetic basis and the reasons why psychiatry is still searching after many decades of failed attempts.

Dr. David Healy: Seeking a Cure for Protracted, Medication-Related Sexual Dysfunction

An interview with Dr. David Healy, internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author, discussing Post SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD) and his innovative approach to finding a cure.

Dr. Gordon Warme: The Relationship Between Culture and Psychiatric ‘Disorders’

This week we interview Dr Gordon Warme on the dominance of biological psychiatry and the relationship between culture and psychiatric ‘disorders’.

David Mielke: Educating in the Era of Psychiatric Diagnosis

This week we interview psychology graduate and teacher David Mielke who has become increasingly concerned about the number of children in the education system that have a psychiatric diagnosis and are on psychiatric drugs.

Gogo Ekhaya Esima: Traditional South African Healing

How can seeing visions and hearing voices be transformed into a spiritual gift for healing? What does the initiation ordeal into becoming a shaman involve? Gogo Ekhaya Esima was diagnosed with psychosis and confined in psychiatric hospitals before she became an initiated Sangoma healer in the Zulu tradition of South Africa.

Olga Runciman: Moving Beyond Psychiatry

This week on the Mad in America podcast we interview Olga Runciman. Olga is an international trainer and speaker, writer, campaigner, and artist. In this interview, we discuss Olga’s professional and personal experiences of the psychiatric system and how she now helps and supports healing and recovery in others.

Bonnie Burstow and Nick Walker: An Introduction to Cognitive Liberty

This week on the Mad in America Podcast we launch our series on forced treatment, interviewing antipsychiatry scholar Bonnie Burstow and neurodiversity scholar Nick Walker. Central to both Nick and Bonnie’s work is the concept of cognitive liberty, or freedom and integrity of the mind.

Michael O’Loughlin: Exploring narrative approaches to psychological distress

Professor Michael O'Loughlin of Adelphi University talks about his childhood experiences and how they influenced his narrative and conversational approaches to supporting those suffering with psychological distress.

Irving Kirsch: The Placebo Effect and What It Tells Us About Antidepressant Efficacy

Dr Irving Kirsch is Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He joins us this week to discuss his research into the placebo effect and what it tells us about the efficacy of antidepressant drugs.

Peter Breggin, MD: The Conscience of Psychiatry (part 2)

Dr Beggin tells us about recent developments with the Michelle Carter trial, and we discuss alternatives to psychiatric drugs and the value of the therapeutic relationship.

John Read: What the Science and Evidence Tell Us About Electroshock

Professor John Read talks about his research interests and in particular, the science and evidence base for Electroconvulsive Therapy (Electroshock).

Bob Fiddaman: Taking on the Pharmaceutical Regulators and the Seroxat Scandal

Today on the MIA podcast we talk to Bobby Fiddaman about his experiences of the mental health system, his research and campaigning over the years and his relationships with the UK and US pharmaceutical regulatory bodies.

Peter Breggin, MD: The Conscience of Psychiatry

On this episode of the MIA Radio podcast, we present part one of an interview with Dr. Peter Breggin about his career, his views on psychiatry and recent developments with the Michelle Carter trial in which he testified as an expert medical witness.

Rani Bora: Innate Health and Resilience, How It Differs to Mainstream Psychiatric Treatment

Dr. Rani Bora is a qualified Psychiatrist and Mental Health and Resilience Coach who has studied traditional and alternative approaches to mental well-being, she focuses on holistic ways of supporting people with their mental wellness.

Jim van Os: Rethinking Biological Psychiatry

Psychiatrist Jim van Os is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He challenges current diagnostic conceptions of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, and offers a vision for creating a new paradigm of mental health care.

Kermit Cole: Dialogical Approaches to Extreme States

Kermit Cole tells of his experiences of supporting those in extreme states and his thoughts on Open Dialogue and dialogical approaches in general.

Pratima Singh: Exploring Alternatives to Biological Psychiatry

Pratima Singh, who got her medical degree in India, works at the Maudsley NHS Hospital in London as an adult psychiatrist. She has a deep interest in alternatives to biological approaches to psychiatry and the use of psychotropic medications.

Monica Cassani: Achieving Health in Body, Mind and Spirit

Monica Cassini has seen the mental health system from both sides – as a social worker and as a person whose life was severely ruptured by psychiatric drugs. She writes critically about the system, as well as holistic pathways of healing without medication.

Will Hall: A Harm Reduction Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing

Will is a mental health advocate, counsellor, writer, and teacher. Will advocates the recovery approach to mental illness and is recognised internationally as an innovator in the treatment and social response to psychosis.

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day: Raising Global Understanding

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day seeks to raise global awareness of iatrogenic benzodiazepine dependence, the dangers of its adverse effects and the associated withdrawal syndrome, which can last for years.

Lisa Forestell: Hearing Voices Movement and the Western Massachusetts Learning Community

What is it like to hear voices — and are all voices harmful or can they also be helpers? What does voice hearing say about the human mind – and the society we live in?

Mo Hannah: Changing the Teaching of the Biological Model

Maureen Hannah, a Professor of Psychology at Siena College, New York, tells of experiences with the psychiatric system, both personally and professionally, and how poor care in the mental health system led to an unexpected and devastating family loss.

Jim Gottstein: Patient Rights in Mental Healthcare

Jim Gottstein, president and founder of the organisation Law Project for Psychiatric Rights, talks about his own experiences with the psychiatric system, patient rights in mental healthcare and the recent trial between Wendy Dolin and the UK Pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.

John Read: The Epidemic of Psychiatric Overprescribing

Professor John Read of the University of East London talks about the overuse of psychiatric medications and the alarming growth in the prescribing of antidepressants, benzodiazepines and other psychoactive medications.

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