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

Psychiatry – Informed Consent

Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry – Unrecognized Facts (slides)

Psychiatric Diagnoses

Paula Caplan, PhD – Ending Harm from Psychiatric Diagnosis

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

Psychiatric Drugs

Mad in America – Researching Psychiatric Drugs

International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry – White Papers

Robert Whitaker, Investigative Science Journalist – Conventional Psychiatric Treatment vs Selective Drug Use Protocol (video)

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

Psychiatric Drugs – Children

Mad in America – Long-Term Effects of Psychiatric Drugs with Children

Joanna Moncrieff, MD – The Child as a Person and as a Patient: Therapeutic Approaches Compared – Conference Interview (video)

Psychiatric Drug Reduction/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

Mad in America – Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Resources

Psychiatric Hospitalization

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

Electroconvulsive Therapy

PsychRights – Law Project for Psychiatric Rights – Electroshock

Pharmaceutical Research/Marketing

AllTrials – All Trials Registered/All Results Reported

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

Ben Goldacre, MD – What Doctors Don’t Know About the Drugs They Prescribe (video)

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

Prescription Drug Safety

MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

Supplement/Herb Safety

Talk with a pharmacist or knowledgeable health care provider about any possible side effects or 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 Institutes of Health – National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

National Institutes of Health – Office of Dietary Supplements

Truehope – EMPowerplus Information for Healthcare Professionals


The information on this site is intended for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to replace treatment from a licensed health care provider, counselor or therapist. 

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