This video is excerpted from a full length documentary entitled “The Truth about ‘Schizophrenia’: Loren Mosher & Bob Whitaker visit Zuzu’s Place.”
Loren Mosher was the first Chief of Schizophrenia Studies at NIMH and the founder of Soteria House, the wonderful residential treatment center where drugs were not used for psychotic individuals and there was a high rate of recovery.
Robert Whitaker, who is doing most of the speaking, is a journalist and the author of the book, Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and The Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, which I’ve mentioned many times on this blog. It’s a must read.
Robert Whitaker is also currently writing a book on how drugs have been the biggest driving force in the massive increase of disability and debilitation among people on psychotropic drugs in the last 20 years—as drug use has gone up so has disability. I’ve been interviewed for this book and am very excited to read it. Should be out in the next year or so.
This video shows the men talking about the history of and then the fallacy of the chemical imbalance theory in around 2003.