Protect Yourself Against Misdiagnosis and Abuse

Anyone diagnosed with a psychiatric (mental) disorder and/or their parent or guardian has the right to informed consent before any treatment is undertaken. Unlike diagnoses for medical conditions, psychiatrists do not have blood tests or any other biological tests to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness. It is important to know that […]

The psychiatric oligarchs who medicalise normality

[ by Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow, in the 2 May 2012 British Medical Journal BMJ 2012;344:e3135] “Mental health should be a priority for all societies and its stigma always challenged. However, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that a staggering 25% of people in the United States have a “mental […]

The annual NARPA rights conference

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RIGHTS PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY NARPA AT 30: Celebrating Our Past, Creating Our Future September 5-8, 2012 Conference begins Wednesday evening & ends noon Saturday The Millennium Hotel Cincinnati, Ohio For 30 years, NARPA has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops. Learn from each other and come together as a community […]

Mental Health Courts

Mental Health Courts are facilities established to deal with arrests for misdemeanors or non-violent felonies. Rather than allowing the guilty parties to take responsibility for their crimes, they are diverted to a psychiatric treatment center on the premise that they suffer from “mental illness” which will respond positively to antipsychotic drugs. The assertion that criminal […]

Neuroleptic Discontinuation Syndrome

Big words, simple idea: Neuroleptic = Capable of affecting the brain; Having a tranquilizing effect; Tending to reduce nervous tension by depressing nerve functions; A condition prone to cause violent seizures. From Greek neuro-, nerve + leptis, seizure. Discontinuation = Withdrawal from, stopping. From Latin dis-, apart, opposite of + continure, to continue. Syndrome = […]