Always nice to hear from a psychiatrist who gets it

Good article by Kelly Brogan MD at Mad in America — always nice to hear from a psychiatrist who gets it…she says: All you have to do is spend a few minutes on or to appreciate that we have created a monster. Millions of men, women, and children, the world over are suffering, without […]

The final visit to the psychiatrist (part 2 of Goodbye psychiatry)

I hadn’t seen this psychiatrist or any other now in several years. I chose to make this visit to the man who prescribed the drugs for my 6 year long psychiatric drug withdrawal for several reasons. Upon reflection, I think the primary one was ritualistic. Something to mark the end of that phase of my life. A goodbye to psychiatry concretized. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Risky Pills: David Healy on Madness Radio

Adverse effects from prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death in America. How can we know if the pills we take are actually safe? What can we do if they aren’t? Dr. David Healy, internationally renowned psychiatrist, whistleblower, and author of 20 books, discusses industry corruption of pharmaceutical regulation and proposes better ways to protect patients and prevent harm. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

What are the risks of short-term use of psychiatric drugs?

Another very important thing to consider from CEP. This video further describes the dangers of having psych meds prescribed by psychiatrists that don’t understand the risks involved.

I think that short-term use is in some cases indicated for crisis situations (at least at this time when there are no meaningful alternatives supported by whatever meager infrastructure of care exists), but the fact remains that without MDs who actually understand the very real risks and dangers even short-term use can be a dangerous.

We see many people on the withdrawal boards who find themselves having a hell of a time coming off psych meds even after short-term use. It’s not as common as folks having trouble coming off long-term meds, but it’s not rare either. … [click on title for the rest of the post]