Mad in America Hispano-Hablante
Juan Simó writes about the use of psychotropic drugs in Spain and Europe. “Spanish consumption of anxiolytics was already 25% higher in 2000 than in Europe and continued to grow, exceeding that consumption by more than 55% in 2007.”
Mad in Asia
Momina Masood and Noor ul Huda Niazi, an administrator of a WhatsApp self-help group, talk about the possibilities and problems posed by the online world in creating communities in Pakistan.
Mad in Brasil
Camilla Motta writes about an initiative to learn from the work of German psychiatrist and art critic Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933) and apply this to psychiatric reform in Brasil.
Mad in Finland
Psychologist Aku Kopakkala writes about the side effects of SSRI drugs and the current situation in psychiatry. “I suppose most doctors think that addiction is rare and mild, it will be over in just a few weeks. The reality is that it is common and it can cause a life-long dependency.”
Mad in the UK
Mad in the UK officially launch, with an introductory blog. “MITUK believes that the future lies in non-medical alternatives which explicitly acknowledge the causal role of conflicts, abuses, adversities and injustices.”