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 →

American Doctors & psychologists devise, test & calibrate torture techniques to maximize pain

Some of the inhumane methods were atrocious in ways that are scarcely imaginable. One prisoner was subjected to forced ‘rectal feeding’. Another was chained to a wall for 17 days. A third was subjected to sensory and sleep deprivation and chained to a . . . Continue reading →

Testimony Against SF 2841-Minnesota – Preschool Socioemotional Screening–Karen Effrem, MD.

I am here in vigorous opposition to SF 2841 that would implement mental health screening for three-year-old children entering public school. Continue reading →

California Bidding War: Psychiatrist Paid $822,000_Bloomberg

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Bloomberg News conducted a data review of payroll records for 1.4 million public employees of the 12 largest states. The findings show that public employees in California earn far higher salaries than in other states, from prison operations to health care, base . . . Continue reading →

Inside Psychiatry’s Battle to Define Mental Illness

The authoritative expert who chaired the DSM-IV revision has become a formidable critic whose publicly expressed views about psychiatry’s diagnostic assessments and prescribed treatments–mostly chemical interventions–validate the criticism expressed by the Alliance for Human Research Protection for more than a dozen years. Continue reading →

Military Polypharmacy, PTSD: Deaths

"The problem of prescription overdose in the military has its parallel in civilian life. The tragic overdose victims in both spheres represent canaries in the coal mine–only the most obvious victims of what has become our national orgy of over using psychotropic drugs."  Allen Frances MD Continue reading →

Relapse Producing Experiments – a Partial Bibliography

<spanstyle=’font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial’>FEDERALLY-FUNDED RELAPSE PRODUCING EXPERIMENTS in PSYCHIATRY: DRUG WASHOUT / CHEMICAL PROVOCATION<spanstyle=’font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial’> <spanstyle=’font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial’>A PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY (Jan 2000) <spanstyle=’font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial’>By VERA HASSNER SHARAV Experiments such as those listed below have no diagnostic or therapeutic purpose: They are conducted often on disabled veterans to test speculative, . . . Continue reading →

APA Under the Influence

APA Under the Influence of PhaRma June 5, 2002 FYI Reporters who attended the 2002 annual convention of the American Association of Psychiatry / PhaRma have had a rude awakening about the scope of industry’s influence. Essentially, psychiatrists are drug marketers for . . . Continue reading →