These videos are great way to revisit or be introduced to Robert Whitaker’s work. This is a talk he delivered in Denmark. Pass it on!
In Part 2, Whitaker digs down deep into the research pertaining to psychiatric medication and demonstrates quite clearly that the studies paint a very different picture that the prevalent common wisdom of the day.
What is the reason for this discrepancy? Misinformation? Disinformation? … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The Roots of the Epidemic, where Robert Whitaker guides us through the history of psychiatric medication and presents the scientific evidence that proves that the common wisdom about theses drugs is mostly based on falsehoods. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
What does the research show about the effects of long-term use of psychiatric drugs? Video and an article on the topic. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Today I’m going to see the shrink who prescribed for me while I was coming off psychiatric drugs. What is interesting about this man is that he believed me when I told him my experience and so he prescribed the multiple changing dosages I needed for all the six drugs I came off of. At the same time, however, he managed to show little or no interest in what was happening to me in that it was a mirror of what 1000s of other folks were going through. I became gravely ill as I watched 1000s of others becoming gravely ill in the process too. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Psychiatrists don’t generally tell you about this when they prescribe them, do they? if it happens to anyone it should be part of informed consent. That it’s happening to many thousands of us, we now know. We talk to one another. We’re here and we’ve experienced this. It’s important to know what is happening to people who take psychiatric drugs and not just to those who perceive their experience as helpful. It’s always nice when national newspapers dare to tell the truth about psychiatric drugs. The below article is about antidepressants. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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]
Got the heads up from a friend of mine who has also gone through a heinous psychiatric drug withdrawal experience. He’s involved in this effort in the UK:
“I wanted to announce the launch of the website of a new organisation called the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry. You can visit at cepuk.org for lots of recovery videos, interviews with withdrawal charities and much more. I’m hoping that over time it will become a really helpful resource for those of us who have been harmed, and for the people in the UK who ought to be doing something to reduce this harm in the future. CEP has a full launch at the end of April at the Houses of Parliament, and we expect more publicity then. In the meantime, please visit the site, tweet, share, like and all the rest!” … [click on title to read the rest]