Madness Radio: Jonathan Metzl Schizophrenia and Black Politics

How did the definition of schizophrenia change during the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s? Why did a disease primarily affecting withdrawn white housewives suddenly become focused on angry and "paranoid" African American men instead? Psychiatrist and historian Jonathan Metzl, author of The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease, discusses... Continue Reading →

A newspaper says psych drugs are dangerous so it must finally be true, neuroplasticity, strawberries, and dealing with difficult people: Wednesday news and blogs

Psychiatric drugs carry serious physical health risks -- The Vancouver Sun -- The real cost of psychiatric drugs is finally starting to be known, though this isn't a US newspaper. Remember to read Robert Whitaker's book for documentation on these issues. "People diagnosed with depression lose 25 years or more of life expectancy, Taylor said. --... Continue Reading →

Review of Anatomy of an Epidemic by one of it’s casualties

This is a review written by Susan Schechter from If You're Going Through Hell Keep Going where it was published first. It's a painfully intimate review that only one of us, those who've been harmed, could write. Thank you, Susan,  for contributing this piece to Beyond Meds. Robert Whitaker's latest book "Anatomy of an Epidemic"... Continue Reading →

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