Monday, June 14, 2021

Boy, Interrupted: A Story of Akathisia

I watched my son’s life change almost overnight. He developed akathisia from antidepressants, taken as prescribed for just a few weeks for garden-variety anxiety.

Understanding Psychological Disorders: My Personal and Professional Journey

A conflict in my personal life made it possible for me to imagine the power of emotional trauma to trigger a mental health disorder and gave me new insights about what can help heal it.

A Review of “Mud Flower: Surviving Schizophrenia and Suicide Through Art”

In "Mud Flower," Meghan Caughey seeks an ethics centered on the valuation of madness—and on art as one communicative pathway for values—for the muddy waters discarded by society.

Mental Health Survival Kit, Chapter 4: Withdrawing from Psychiatric Drugs (Part 4)

Psychiatrists have made hundreds of millions of people dependent on psychiatric drugs and yet have done virtually nothing to find out how to help the patients come off them again.

Lessons from the Pandemic: Panic Attacks Are Not Random

The ease and confidence with which many clients assume they are prone to panic attacks reflects larger cultural trends truncating and framing human suffering in medicalized terms.

Treatment Providers Have the Power to Make or Break Recovery

We need treatment providers that listen to their patients and treat them like human beings. Their job is to support our recovery, not stymie it.

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Research Surveys

Ongoing studies and projects seeking participants for surveys/panels on mental health issues.

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No, the FDA’s Black Box Warning Did not Increase Suicides

Researchers again debunk the claim that the FDA black box warnings on antidepressants led to more suicides.

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ARTWORK AND POETRY

Submit your artwork, poetry or humor to art@madinamerica.com

Secure Attachment Is a Privilege, poem by Rebecca Donaldson

Video Gallery

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal – Town Hall Discussion #3

Watch the recording of our third psychiatric drug withdrawal town hall discussion, aired live on May 14, 2021. Featuring panelists Adele Framer, Will Hall, David Healy and Nicole Lamberson.