Do antidepressants work?


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Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, psychiatrist and senior lecturer, University College London: speaks. Also lots of more info on antidepressants.

To refer to SSRIs as no better than placebo is misleading because while it’s technically true in clinical trials — SSRIs are also very different than placebos…they are NOT inert…they are very active and they make EVERYONE feel differently. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

A therapist who gets it speaks

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Jonathan Keyes speaks to the very serious issue of psychiatric drug withdrawal and specifically the society wide denial about the issue and the lack of support for those of us who brave the journey. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?



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Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, psychiatrist & senior lecturer, University College London speaks and lots of additional info and resources about psychiatric drug withdrawal. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Healing homes: full documentary film here (alternative healing for “serious mental illness”)

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All Daniel Mackler’s films are now available for free viewing on youtube. This is the last one. I’ve posted all of them now. I highly recommend them all.

COMPLETE DOCUMENTARY FILM. “Healing Homes,” recovery from psychosis without medication. An in-depth exploration of the Family Care Foundation, one of the best psychosis-oriented programs in the world, a Swedish organization which places people failed by traditional psychiatry in families, many of whom are farm families, as a start to a whole new life. Interviews with clinicians, clients, and host families. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Take These Broken Wings — recovery from schizophrenia without drugs (full film here)

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Daniel’s first film remains my favorite. Maybe just because it was his first and I was so thrilled to see such wonder documented on film. All his films are wonderful, of course. You can view them all online now. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

OPEN DIALOGUE: the complete film now online for viewing (alternative healing for psychosis)

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Mackler’s work has been featured here on Beyond Meds many times. For more information his website is here.

OPEN DIALOGUE: 74-minute documentary film on the Western Lapland Open Dialogue Project, the program presently getting the best results in the developed world for first-break psychosis — approximately 85% full recovery, a far majority off antipsychotic medication. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

What should I expect from my MD about psych drug withdrawal symptoms?

and doctor's don't know how to help people get off

Doctors are unaware of how bad withdrawal syndromes can be. Doctors who understand psychiatric drug withdrawal syndromes are few and far between, even among psychiatrists. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Love letter to my body…

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yes! coming into relationship with the wonder that is this body has been a miracle…and, just as with all relationships, one that has it’s up and downs in understanding…. thank you Baylissa! … [click on title for the rest of the post]

THAT’S CRAZY: powerful documentary on the coercive nature of psychiatry

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A very important film at a very important time in the history of mental health legislation.
THAT’S CRAZY follows Eric, diagnosed schizophrenic, as he refuses court ordered medication and pursues his own path to wellness. Eric’s decision triggers a series of personal, medical and legal battles providing a window into the conflicting issues raised by mental ilness. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Help study dependence & withdrawal from benzos, antidepressants etc. Take a survey

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We desperately need to seed the medical establishment with the indisputable facts about what have happened to us as a result of taking psychiatric drugs. Please help The Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry with this data collection. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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