Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. – Voltaire

Pharmaceutical Research/Marketing

Alliance for Human Research Protection – Psychotropic Drugs

Marcia Angell, MD – The Truth About Drug Companies (video)

Timothy Scott, PhD – The Problem with Drug-Related Studies (video)

Informed Consent

Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry – Unrecognized Facts

International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry – Pamphlet on Informed Consent

Robert Whitaker, Investigative Journalist – Anatomy of an Epidemic – Review of the Scientific Literature of Psychiatry (video)

Psychiatric Diagnoses

Paula Caplan, PhD – Ending Harm from Psychiatric Diagnosis

Thomas Insel, MD, Director – National Institute of Mental Health – Psychiatric Diagnoses are Invalid

Sami Timimi, MD – Use of Voting in Making Psychiatric Diagnoses (video)

Psychiatric Hospitalization

Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery – Elimination of Seclusion, Restraints, Force and Coercion

Electroconvulsive Therapy

PsychRights – Law Project for Psychiatric Rights – Electroshock


Peter Breggin, MD – Psychosurgery

Psychiatric Drugs

Anatomy of an Epidemic and Mad in America – Long-Term Treatment Outcomes by Drug Class and Psychiatric Diagnosis

Peter Breggin, MD – Psychiatric Drug Facts – Adverse Reactions (Side Effects) and Medication Spellbinding

International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry Chronicles: Committed to Advancing Ethical, Best-Practice Mental Health Care

Joanna Moncrieff, MD – The Myth of the Chemical Cure: The Politics of Psychiatric Drug Treatment (video)

Loren Mosher, MD – Letter of Resignation from the American Psychiatric Association

PsychRights – Neuroleptics (Antipsychotics)

Psychiatric Drug Reduction and Withdrawal

The risks associated with suddenly stopping medicines cannot be overstated.  Stopping psychiatric medication without medical supervision and review can be very dangerous. – International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP – Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withraw – Online Manual

Peter Breggin, MD – Psychiatric Drug Withdraw: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families

Peter Breggin, MD and David Cohen, PhD – Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

Freedom Center and The Icarus Project – Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs – Download Free Copy

Mad in America – Resources – Directory of Service Providers, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Resources and Communities

Prescription Drug Safety

MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

Supplement and Herb Safety

Talk with a pharmacist or knowledgeable health care provider about possible side effects and drug interactions before taking dietary supplements or herbs; especially if you are pregnant, nursing or scheduled for surgery.

American Botanical Council – Commission E Monographs

Linus Pauling Institute – Oregon State University – Micronutrient Information Center

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Institutes of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

Truehope – EMPowerplus Information for Doctors


Anatomy of an Epidemic and Mad in America – Long-Term Treatment Outcomes by Drug Class and Psychiatric Diagnosis

Peter Breggin, MD – Selected Scientific Papers – Psychiatric Drugs, ECT and Psychosurgery

PsychRights – Neuroleptics (Antipsychotics)


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