Tag: John Read
Experts advocate limiting antidepressant use to only the most severe cases of depression, emphasizing the need for social and psychological interventions.
Study reveals most patients are dissatisfied with prescribers' support when discontinuing antidepressants.
New research reveals that patients are often not given fully informed consent before being prescribed antipsychotics.
Researchers argue that we need a paradigm shift away from the biomedical model of mental illness to one informed by political action and common sense.
An open letter from patients, psychiatrists, and professors calls on NICE to rewrite the new ECT guidelines to avoid putting patients’ safety at risk.
Audit of ECT usage, demographics, and adherence to guidelines and legislation raises concern over its continued use.
Researchers examined the dearth of support for Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depressive symptoms in light of studies detailing the associated risks.
Hearing Voices Network self-help groups are an important resource for coping with voice hearing, study finds.
MIA contributor John Read writes for The Conversation: “Psychiatry’s diagnostic bibles, the American DSM-5 and the World Health Organisation’s ICD-10, portray auditory hallucinations as...
The largest ever study of the thoughts and reactions of antidepressant users reveals that many people have vastly different understandings and experiences of the...
This morning, TransformingMadScience.com released thirteen 20-30 minute video presentations from the 2014 International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry (ISEPP) conference at UCLA. The videos include presentations by Bonnie Burstow, Laura Delano, Allen Frances , David Healy, Peter Gøtzsche, Pascal-Henri Keller, John Read, Tomi Gomory, Shannon Hughes, Jeffrey Lacasse, David Cohen, François Gonon, Jonathan Leo, Peter Whitehouse, Robert Whitaker, and Keith Hoeller.