It gets better: Dear psychiatrist part two

I am a completely different person from when I wrote the below piece. Shaped by what I was then, but completely different in a positive sense. Today as I write this I’m having a bit of a flare which is part of the healing process, so it remains not an all or nothing thing, yet the way I experience everything now is different. Life is always good even when it’s painful and difficult. Having that capacity is a gift as far as I’m concerned and also a sign of inherent wellness. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Polypharmacy and Accidental Death From Prescription Medication

As I’ve pointed out before and Frances does in this article too this gross over-medication is not done only in the military. I was on EVERY SINGLE psychiatric class of drug at once, for a total of 6 drugs at very high doses when I began my withdrawal. I’ve known and corresponded with hundreds of people on similar cocktails that are not in the military.

These cocktails are DEADLY. Lets stop it from happening everywhere.

Radio program with Robert Whitaker debating a biopsychiatry advocate

Brief radio program with Robert Whitaker giving a synopsis of his seminal work on psychiatry and psychopharmacology from while Robert Whitaker was touring Ireland: Robert Whitaker on Today With Pat Kenny (listen here) On the show also is an avid supporter of biopsychiatry, Patricia Casey who debates Robert Whitaker. From the programs website: The acclaimed […]

Before excessive drug treatments NIMH declared depression “on the whole” a diagnosis with best prognosis for recovery: not so anymore

Robert Whitaker’s website — Links to studies showing that depression with much greater frequency becomes a life long chronic problem with the advent of the use of drugs. Antidepressants/Depression A. The Natural Course of Depression Prior to the widespread use of antidepressants, the National Institute of Mental Health told the public that people regularly recovered […]

“Bipolar Disorder” before the psychopharmaceutical era

From Robert Whitaker’s website links showing how bipolar disorder, too, has been exacerbated since the advent of heavy pharmacological intervention. Polypharmacy/Bipolar illness A. Bipolar Illness Before the Psychopharmacology Era Prior to 1955, bipolar illness was a rare disorder. There were only 12,750 people hospitalized with that disorder in 1955. In addition, there were only about […]

Video interview with John Nash of Beautiful Mind fame

John Nash in the below video says explicitly he never used drugs again after an initial period of crisis and the movie was purposely misleading because the screenwriter’s mother was a psychologist enamored with psych meds and feared people would go off their meds if they knew the truth. Horrifying, isn’t that?