June 2016: European Meeting Re: Psychiatry in Crisis?

In his article in the BMJ, “Psychiatry in crisis? Dr. Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ (British Medical Journal) summarizes the message delivered by several speakers at a meeting also convened in June 2016. This meeting took place in Leiden, the . . . Continue reading →

May 2016: The State of Psychiatry — Child Psychiatrists at APA Meeting 

Child psychiatrists at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Atlanta, in May 2016, called for “big solutions to improving child mental health care,” recommending an aggressive drug algorithm approach for children. (Psychiatric News, June 16, 2016) This is a . . . Continue reading →

SRF Schweiz: Medikamentenversuche an Menschen

July 8, 2016: Swiss Public Television SRF uncovered evidence that “human rights were breached” in non-consensual drug tests conducted on patients at a psychiatric clinic in Herisau, Switzerland in the 1950s. The experimental drug Tofanil was tested in pre-marketing trials on behalf . . . Continue reading →

Woman died after electric shock therapy — another casualty of psychiatry’s interventions

UK Mirror, March 2016: “Woman Died After NHS Electric Shock Therapy Was Given Without Consent or Second Opinion” Senior Coroner Derek Winter, expressed concern to the UK Health Secretary about the circumstances that resulted in the death of a mentally ill woman . . . Continue reading →

Medical Research — Peeling the Onion from the Inside Out

A book review by AHRP board member, John J Noble Jr, Emeritus Professor, was recently published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. The book, Reducing Adverse Events in Older Patients Taking Newly Released Drugs by Margaret T. Whitstock, an Australian research professional, . . . Continue reading →

Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial by Dr. Peter Gøtzsche

Professor Peter Gøtzsche, a leading researcher who heads the Nordic Cochrane Centre, the Scandinavian arm of the Collaboration, a center for independent researchers who analyze published medical research reports and freely disseminate their findings. It should be noted that as a doctor . . . Continue reading →