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What the RADAR Trial Tells Us About Antipsychotic Reduction and Discontinuation

Although the trial showed that relapse is more likely if you reduce antipsychotic medication, it did not show that relapse is inevitable.

Patient Safety: A Letter to the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

From Hole Ousia/Peter Scott-Gordon: “Last week a piece appeared in the Guardian, fronted by Professor Carmine Pariante,...

What are we overlooking? Reviewing current and alternative treatments for psychosis

In Part 1, I looked at the longer-term inefficacy of ‘maintenance treatment’ with antipsychotics, and also...

Living beyond labels: the example of a therapeutic community

I am a co-worker at Lothlorien Therapeutic Community in Scotland. Lothlorien provides a temporary home...

The “Madness” of Inpatient Psychiatry

Inpatient psychiatry is not a place of psychological healing; it is devoid of compassion and...

Psychiatric assessments impacted by gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, study finds

A new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology finds that gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status...

For suicide, hospitalisation may harm just as much as it helps

A new study found that hospitalization for suicide harmed about as many people as it...

PODCASTS

Is Madness an Evolved Signal? Justin Garson on Strategy Versus Dysfunction

Justin Garson is a Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City...

Robert Whitaker answers reader questions on pharma marketing and psychiatric drugs

On the Mad in America podcast this week, we continue our reader Q&A with Mad...

May Cause Side Effects–Radical Acceptance and Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: An Interview with Brooke Siem

Brooke Siem is a writer, speaker, and advocate for the safe de-prescribing of psychiatric drugs....

Anders Sørensen: Tapering off psychoactive drugs, and what these drugs do to our brains

Anders Sørensen is a Danish psychologist, who also has a doctorate in tapering off psychotropic...

Family Panel Discussion – Supporting a child, teen, or young person in crisis

This week we are sharing the audio from a recently held online discussion on supporting...

Can psychosocial disability transform mental health? A conversation with Luis Arroyo and Justin Karter

This interview is a conversation between Luis Gerardo Arroyo Lynn and Justin Karter. Luis conducted this...