“Creating the Bipolar Child: The Risks of Prescribing Antidepressants to Youth.”

By Robert Whitaker  Check out the story that appeared on August 30 on CNN.com titled “Growing Up Bipolar,” and the one  on August 31 in the New York Times’s science section, titled “Lasting Pleasures, Robbed by Drug Abuse.” Both reveal a lot about the selective story-telling that forms our societal beliefs about mental disorders and psychotropic drugs.... Continue Reading →

Befriending ourselves…not so easy

Pema Chödrön reveals the time-tested Buddhist antidote to suffering—and shows how to apply it in your own life. The simple and elegant meditation practice known as tonglen, she teaches, is the perfect medicine for "ordinary people like ourselves." Through tonglen, we can use life's difficulties as a way to befriend ourselves, accept the past we... Continue Reading →

Robert Whitaker “Anatomy of an Epidemic” at Powell’s Books (video and audio) and Whitaker, Will Hall, and Myriam Rahman at the MedicationEthics seminar

Robert Whitaker "Anatomy Of An Epidemic" At Powells Aug 2010 - Video + Audio Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, spoke in Portland Oregon August 19 2010, at events sponsored by Portland Hearing Voices and co-sponsored by the Mental Health... Continue Reading →

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