Warning

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

Psychiatric Diagnosis

Paula Caplan, PhD – Ending Harm from Psychiatric Diagnosis

Psychiatric Treatment

Alliance for Human Research Protection – Psychotropic Drugs

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

Peter Breggin, MD – Psychosurgery

Peter Breggin, MD – Selected Scientific Papers

Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry – Unrecognized Facts

Critical Think Rx – A Prescription for Critical Thinking About Psychotropic Medication

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

ISEPP Chronicles:  Committed to Advancing Ethical, Best-Practice Mental Health Care

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

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

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

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

PsychRights – Law Project for Psychiatric Rights – Electroshock (Electroconvulsive Therapy)

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.  In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them.  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

Research and Marketing Fraud

Alliance for Human Research Protection – Corrupt Practices

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)

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

Office of Dietary Supplements – National Institutes of Health

Truehope – EMPowerplus Information for Doctors

Disclaimers

The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to replace treatment from a licensed health care provider or mental health professional.  The links are meant to serve as suggestions for further research, not recommendations for care.  Individuals and organizations listed do not necessarily endorse this site or the blog author.