“The Drugs Don’t Work: a Modern Medical Scandal”

Ben Goldacre reflects on his having been mislead as a psychiatrist in his forthcoming book Bad Pharma (excerpted here in the U.K. newspaper The Guardian), and...

High Levels of Antipsychotics in Shooter

Denis Bay had high levels of antipsychotics and mood stabilizers in his blood when he shot his wife and two daughters.  911 dispatchers described...

Psychotropic Drugs and Children

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Psychotropic Drugs and Children June 15, 2010 Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic, discusses the disturbing effects of psychotropic drugs...

Psychiatry Must Stop Ignoring Trauma, with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk explores his field's long, complex, and stubborn history with trauma. Dr. van der Kolk explains how psychiatry as a...

Mother’s New Little Helper

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Environmental Risk Factors For Schizophrenia

Recent Review of Environmental Risk Factors for Schizophrenia from Fuller Seminary on Vimeo. Recent Review of Environmental Risk Factors for Schizophrenia From the 2012 Symposium...

CBS News – Antipsychotic Meds May Raise Kids’ Diabetes Risk

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The History of Eugenics in the United States & How It Affects Psychiatric Care...

Robert Whitaker speaks in this video, recorded May 2, 2012, on "The History of Eugenics in the United States & How It Affects Psychiatric...

Do Antidepressants Cure Depression? Are Psych Drugs Safe? Dr. Colin Ross on Psychetruth

Psychetruth Correspondent Corrina Rachel interviews psychiatrist Dr. Colin Ross about Psychiatry and if antidepressants work to cure depression. What are the facts we should...

Robert Whitaker on Psychiatric, Cultural, and Economic Trends

In this interview at a conference a few weeks ago, Robert Whitaker speaks of the ways that ill-informed medication trends can become features of...

Encouraging Words on Recovery from Benzos

Bliss Johns, author of Recovery & Renewal and founder of the Recovery Road Charity, gives an eloquent few words of encouragement for those still in...

5 Tips on How to Start a Conversation About Mental Health

5 people with experience of mental health problems give us their top tips on how to start a conversation about mental health. Website →

Generative Narratives and the Counterculture Psychiatrists

For outsiders like me who are really critical of mainstream psychiatry, the first thing to understand is that "community psychiatry" is a counterculture within the larger culture of biomedical psychiatry. When I say "counterculture" I don't mean these people had flowers in their hair or face piercings.

Let’s Talk About Mental Health: Brattleboro Community Television

Brattleboro, Vermont psychiatrist Nels Kloster and mental health counselor Robert Stack discuss the coming year in mental health, and the changing perceptions regarding mental...

Little Brother Big Pharma

In 1954, Thorazine was introduced as a treatment for mental disorders, thus began the modern era of psychiatry. This new drug was said to "prevent...

CNN: Are Medications An Effective PTSD Treatment?

"CNN's Carol Costello explores Operation Tohidu, an experimental rehabilitation program to help veterans with PTSD." Operation Tohidu founder, Dr. Mary Vieten claims PTSD is not a mental illness and "there is no reason to medicate someone who has been traumatized by their war experience." When asked what percentage of soldiers returning with PTSD do not need drugs she responds, "100%."

Important Souls

Susan Salasin created this video about the role of trauma in the lives of those who are labeled seriously mentally ill. She collaborated with...

Bullies Called Him Pork Chop

A beautiful short film about turning pain and trauma in to triumph instead of psychiatry. The film's concluding words: "Our lives will only ever...

Childhood Adversity and Psychosis: From Heresy to Certainty

Presentation by John Read at the Meanings of Madness Conference. (Presentation begins at 5 minutes in.)

Steven Morgan, Project Director of the Vermont Soteria Project, Reflects on Working With Psychosis

Soteria Vermont is a project of the Vermont state government, which seeks to be a leader in mental healthcare. When Hurricane Irene washed away...

Emotional Abuse Is Far Worse Than You Think

Though attention tends to be drawn to physical forms of violence, it may actually be the more invisible forms of violence - abuse and...

Peter Breggin’s Views on Psychiatry

In this, the first video of Peter R. Breggin's series "Simple Truths About Psychiatry," Dr. Breggin debunks the myth of biochemical imbalance and examines...