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Ban Shock - opposing views on shock therapy.
Lunatics' Liberation Front - information network whose main subject is
alternatives to psychiatry.
Psychiatry Destroys Minds - Magazine published by Citizens Commission
on Human Rights(CCHR) on the history and destructive nature of shock
Sick Mind Fraud an Anti-psychiatry Web Page - The problem with the
mental health service attitude concerning the treatment of disturbed
persons, is that many doctors have the attitude that they are dealing with
"wrong people" and not that they are dealing with damaged people who have
had wrongs done to them. Some damaged people also commit wrongs but this
is a different issue.
Stopshrinks Org! -
Mainstream mental "therapy" is no magic carpet ride. Those who employ and
profit from this system use measures subtler than mere brooms [but with
the same effect] to corner their living commodies for permanent tiering as
The Antipsychiatry Coalition - The Antipsychiatry Coalition is a
nonprofit volunteer group consisting of people who feel we have been
harmed by psychiatry - and of our supporters.
What is Critical Psychiatry –
Critical psychiatry is part academic, part practical. Theoretically it is
influenced by critical philosophical and political theories, and it has
three elements. It challenges the dominance of clinical neuroscience in
psychiatry (but does not exclude it); it introduces a strong ethical
perspective on psychiatric knowledge and practice; it politicizes mental
What would Adolf Meyer have thought of the Neo-Krapelinian Approach?
- Because of the problem of diagnostic unreliability in psychiatry, there
has been a trend over recent years to create explicit diagnostic criteria,
such as the Research Diagnostic Criteria and DSM-III. This movement has
been called neo-Kraepelinian (Klerman, 1978) as it promotes many of the
ideas associated with the views of Kraepelin, regarded as the founder of
modern psychiatry. It favours a biological approach and arose partially as
a response to attacks on the "medical model" in psychiatry.
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