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

Research and Marketing Fraud

Alliance for Human Research Protection

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

Bolen Report – Analysis of North America’s Health Care System

Timothy Scott, PhD – Placebo Versus Antidepressant (video)

Psychiatry – Informed Consent

Kelly Brogan, MD – A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Antidepressants (video)

Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry – Unrecognized Facts

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

Grace Jackson, MD – What Doctors May Not Tell You About Psychiatric Drugs

Joanna Moncrieff, MD and David Cohen, PhD – How Psychiatric Drugs Work (Drug-Centered Model Explained)

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

Psychiatric Diagnosis

Paula Caplan, PhD – Ending Harm from Psychiatric Diagnosis

International Critical Psychiatry Network – No More Psychiatric Labels

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

Psychiatric Hospitalization

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

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Peter Breggin, MD – ECT Resources Center

Psychrights – Law Project for Psychiatric Rights – Electroshock


Peter Breggin, MD – Psychosurgery

Psychiatric Drugs

Alliance for Human Research Protection – Psychotropic Drugs

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

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

Peter Breggin, MD – Selected Scientific Papers

Drug Enforcement Agency – Drug Fact Sheet – Amphetamines, Including Prescription ADHD Medication

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

Peter Gotzche, MD – Long-Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs – More Harm than Good (video)

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)

Charles Whitfield, MD – The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine – Psychiatric Drugs as Agents of Trauma

Woody Matters – Adverse Effects of Antidepressants

Psychiatric Drug Reduction and Withdrawal

Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems… Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. – Peter Breggin, MD

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

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

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


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