Monthly Archives: September 2013

Trailer for “OPEN DIALOGUE,” an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis

‘Think everyone labeled “schizophrenic” should be put on drugs for the rest of their lives? Here is the “Trailer for “Open Dialogue,” a 74-minute documentary film on the Western Lapland Open Dialogue Project, the program presently getting the best results … Continue reading

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Robert Whitaker clips from film “Take These Broken Wings”

Robert Whitaker, author of “Mad in America” and “Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America” aludes to a time when it was COMMON, and EXPECTED, that disturbed people get well … Continue reading

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Trailer #1 for Daniel Macklers “Take These Broken Wings”

When I was in college, back in the late ’60s, working towards my BA in Psychology, I read Joanne Greenberg’s book, ” I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”. It was about her journey into what was diagnosed as schizophrenia. … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Antipsychotics “People (both with mental illness and volunteers) who’ve taken antipsychotics also report a state of physical, mental and emotional suppression. Those suffering from mental disorders describe how the drugs can help to diminish disturbing thoughts … Continue reading

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Taking “Anti-Psychotics” When You Are Not Psychotic “These days, neuroleptic drugs are widely promoted to treat depression and they are often used “off-label” to treat behavioral problems in children. They are among the most widely prescribed drugs; given the theory … Continue reading

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Here he is: the proverbial doctor who DID take the antipsychotic!! Monica Cassani, formerly calling herself Giana Kali, posted this on her blog, “Beyond Meds” back in April of 2009:    While participating in a study in which volunteers were … Continue reading

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