Sunday, December 21, 2014

Univ. of Minnesota bioethicist tests limits of academic freedom

Article by: MAURA LERNER , Star Tribune                                                                                               Carl Elliott would argue that he’s simply doing what he was hired to do.
After all, he’s paid to teach and write about medical ethics.
But if he didn’t have tenure, he admits, he’d probably lose his job in a heartbeat.
Elliott, a bioethics professor at the University of Minnesota, has emerged as one of the most relentless critics of his own academic institution.
In the past few years, he has waged a contentious — some would say reckless — campaign against the U’s psychiatry department, which he blames for the 2004 death of a mentally ill patient.
Elliott is convinced that the department’s research is putting patients in danger, and he has used every means at his disposal to spread that message: in national magazines, campus protests, lectures and  his sometimes incendiary blog, Fear and Loathing in Bioethics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         one blog entry, he posted an image of Goldy Gopher in a photo montage of serial killers.               http://www.startribune.com/local/286469611.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue             

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Investigate the Death of Dan Markingson

 Psychiatric research abuse and failures of human subject protection at the University of Minnesota   https://danmarkingson.wordpress.com/                                                                      Carl Elliott,M.D.,PhD.,tireless efforts to bring these matters to justice.                                                      Additional Efforts.         >Link to Articles<                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Friday, December 5, 2014

A Debate Between Allen Frances and Robert Whitaker

Allen Frances, M.D.and
Robert Whitaker


December 4, 2014                                                                                                                           Editor’s Note: After Allen Frances and Robert Whitaker spoke recently at the Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry conference in Los Angeles, where they had a brief debate, Frances wrote to Whitaker suggesting that they should continue this debate in print. They do so here. Whitaker’s response follows Frances’ post.           >Link to Debate<

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mental Health Advocacy, News & Resources - Mad In America

Mad In America provides resources and a community for people interested in re-thinking mental healthcare in America and abroad, including news, blogs, forums, and resources.                                                >gateway for Information<

Friday, July 4, 2014

Peter R. Breggin, MD

"the conscience of American psychiatry."* speaks out on why therapy, empathy,and love must replace the drugs,electroshock,and biochemical theories of the "New Psychiatry."     Psychiatric Drug Facts with Dr. Peter Breggin           >Psychiatric Drug Facts<

Thursday, May 22, 2014

SPECIAL EDITION "Soul Survivor" - A personal encounter with psychiatry

Soul Survivor" - A personal encounter with psychiatry                                                                                    Mary Maddock is a 66-year-old grandmother and retired music teacher. She is a founder member of MindFreedom Ireland and board member of MindFreedom International. Her book ‘Soul Survivor – A Personal Encounter with Psychiatry’, co-authored with her husband Jim, was published by Asylum in 2006.   The beginning of The Manufacture of Madness:                                  

Wednesday  June 4 10 PM  listen live or podcast later at your convenience.                                                             Last week >Link to Broadcast<  This week  >June 4 Broadcast<                                                       Mad in America                                                                                                                            >Recent Posts by Mary Maddock <                                                                                     MindFreedom Ireland  
                       >link to website<                                                                                                                  The MindFreedom Ireland  Documentary                                                             Just released   June 22,2014    http://youtu.be/zeHaYUd9rXA                                                       

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Investigate the Death of Dan Markingson

STATE WATCHDOG AGENCY TO INVESTIGATE PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA  

Psychiatric research abuse and failures of human subject protection at the University of Minnesota  Informative site critical Source Documents and Evidence.                                                                                      >Link to Site<                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Carl Elliott,M.D.,PhD.,tireless efforts to bring these matters to justice.  Additional Efforts.                                                                   >Link for Information<

Friday, January 31, 2014

Psychiatry Gone Astray

Peter Gøtzsche, MD

January 28, 2014

At the Nordic Cochrane Centre, we have researched antidepressants for several years and I have long wondered why leading professors of psychiatry base their practice on a number of erroneous myths. These myths are harmful to patients. Many psychiatrists are well aware that the myths do not hold and have told me so, but they don’t dare deviate from the official positions because of career concerns.
Video interview http://youtu.be/VIIQVll7DYY
Being a specialist in internal medicine, I don’t risk ruining my career by incurring the professors’ wrath and I shall try here to come to the rescue of the many conscientious but oppressed psychiatrists and patients by listing the worst myths and explain why they are harmful.