The Antipsychiatry Reading Room


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"Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined."
-- Samuel Goldwyn.

"Biological psychology/psychiatry is a total perversion of medicine and science, and a fraud."
Neurologist Fred Baughman.

"The empire of psychiatric power is more than three hundred years old and grows daily more all-encompassing. But we have not yet begun to acknowledge its existence, much less to understand its role in our society."
-- Thomas Szasz.

"The mental health establishment has snowed the American people: it launches the most unimaginable brutal psychological and physical assault on human beings in distress, calls this 'medical treatment', and then blames the outcome on 'mental illness'.
-- Seth Farber, PhD.

"Going to a psychiatrist has become one of the most dangerous things a person can do."
-- Peter Breggin, MD.

"You can't just label these conditions and make people take drugs that seem to go with the labels. Most of these conditions are anomalous and can't be categorized. The most important thing is what works for YOU."
-- Anonymous Neurologist.

"I don't care what they say: the mental health business is the stigmatization business and nothing more or less. It's hardest to see the air we breathe. If you think you have an open mind, test it by reading something by Thomas S. Szasz, M.D."
--    John Friedberg, MD.

Sign saying: Psychiatry's Electroconvulsive Shock 'Therapy'
Help work to ban electroshock now!
Call 212 NO JOLTS

Link to Justin Dart's statement against forced treatment.


A Profession Run Amok

Against Biologic Psychiatry by David Kaiser, MD.

Alternative Views of "Mental Illness". An "In a Nutshell" presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

An Anti-Psychiatry Reading List.

Are personal and emotional problems diseases?

Articles Related to Mind Control, Thomas A Dorman, M.D.

A psychiatrist can no longer compromise his professional integrity by remaining a member of the "American Psychopharmacological Association."
Read his letter of resignation from the A P A.

Authentic Informed Consent for Electroshock.

Biopsychiatrist's Quotes by Sue Poole.

The Boom in Psychicatric Syndromes by Sheila M. Rothman.

Can Psychiatry Be Retrieved From a Biological Approach? Duncan Double, psychiatrist.

The Case Against Psychiatric Coercion, Dr. Thomas Szasz.

Consequences of the use of the medical model in addressing emotional troubles.

Confessions of a Psychiatrist, Hot bestseller!

Consumer group criticises surgeon general on E C T. British Medical Journal online.

A Critical Bibliography of the Biopsyhicatric Model of "Mental Illness."

The Dark Side of Psychiatric Drugs, USA Today.

Debunking "mental illness" / violence myth: Consensus Statement.

"Does Mental Illness Exist?" Obtain this pamphlet by Lawrence Stevens J.D.

The Downward Spiral of Medical Corruption!

Drug Withdrawal and Emotional Recovery, John Breeding, psychologist.

DSM - IV, Review of Making Us Crazy.

Eight Myths About Psychiatric Drugs

The Enforcer: Mental Health System Oppression.

Financial Strain Is Major Cause Of Psychiatric Illness: That link will take you to the BMJ site, where you must fill out three pages of questions to get to the article. The alternative is to download the article in PDF format.

The Hidden Side of Psychiatry. Gary Null, PhD.

The Insanity of Psychiatry

Internet Addiction?
You might get labeled a psychiatric case.

Is Mental Pain Mental Illness?

"It's the system that's crazy."
Mad Movement authors Irit Shimrat and Persimmon Blackridge interviewed while in Whitehorse, the Yukon, to read from their works.

The Journal of Mind and Behavior. Challenging the Therapeutic State.

Lawrence Stevens is a lawyer whose practice has included representing psychiatric "patients". He has published a series of pamphlets about various aspects of psychiatry, including psychiatric drugs, electroshock, and psychotherapy.

Life in US promotes "mental illness". UC Berkely study.

Logical Errors in Mental Health, by Rob Ryley.

The MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study reveals the myth of the violent mentally ill to be PR to fuel the agenda of those who are for more forced drugging. Actually a history of substance abuse is what makes a person more prone to violence than the usual.

The Mentally Ill No More Likely to be Violent Than Anyone Else.

Madness and Automation: On Institutionalization, by Phoebe Sengers.

Madness and the Medical Model: Social being and practical madness work,
by Andrew Phelps.

Manic episode was spiritual crisis, Ed Whitney, MD.

Sue Poole's Manifesto Essays.

MASS MURDERERS IN WHITE COATS: A chronology of psychiatry and Eugenics - Lenny Lapon.

Media Ignores Crucial Issues.

Medical Power, Tim Konza, of ARM (Alliance for the Reform of Medicine).

Mental Health Art?
If you're a psychiatrist/shock doc, or top-notch ECT-promoting psychiatric nurse, here's what I'm rather loosely allowing as a work of art, that's called "Shock Treatment". You can buy it for a mere 2000 dollars. A very appropriate and mentally healthy amount, for that is right about what the "profession" rakes in from one brain-sizzling electroshock session!

Mentally Ill in Care Vacuum.

Mental Illness Subject Of Much Misconception

Mental Illness, a Powerful and Dangerous Idea.

New!The National Council on Disability issued a report on people labeled with psychiatric disabilities January 2000. Surgeon General, you wasted your time. This is how it was done right. Here are the ten key recommendations from that report.

Network Against Coercive Psychiatry
Note: Dr. Seth Farber informs me that "The Network is in suspended operation." Nonetheless this paper eloquently puts forward the truth about the "mental health" system and why it must be resisted.

May 2, 1998 statement by Justin Dart, disability rights activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee. 

Join the Committee for Truth in Psychiatry and help fight the most horrid medical quackery of the century. Printable enrollment form.

No Safe Place - Sexual abuse pandemic in "therapeutic" institutions. By Phyllis Chesler.

Nutrition and Mental Illness.

Protect yourself! Psychiatric Advance Directive templates.

Prozac Links.

New! From Dec. '99 Mother Jones. An influential mental health nonprofit finds its 'grassroots' watered by pharmaceutical millions.

Prozac Survivor Page.

Pseudoscience in Biological Psychiatry. Book Review.

Psych Bitter Humor. Now in print! Shrink Assault, by Lorenzo Samual contains all the humor posted on the mailing list and more.

Psychiatric Medications as Symptoms, Dr. David Kaiser.

Psychiatric Drugs Shorten Lifespan, by S. Moser.

Psychiatists Are Dreaming.

Psychiatry As A Form Of Social Control.

Psychiatry is a Rudimentary Medical Art --Rather an inane ramble by a behaviorial 'science' academic, but interesting for what it admits.

The Psychology Epidemic and Its Cure
Master's Seminary President calls attention to the errors of "Christian Psychology".

"Required Reading for Revolters."

Rigid Ways of Thinking.
Why no badly needed alternatives to the "mental health" system can exist.

A sampling of what is said about psychiatry by dissident professionals, ex-'patients' and others.

Schizophrenia, Psychiatry and Mysticism, by Richard Gosden.

Senior Citizens Targeted for Incarceration in Mental Hospitals.

7 1/2 Days.
Reporter dresses shabbily, feigns feelings of hopelessness to psych E R. He ends up finding no real help offered, an environment of boredom and squalor, and leaves with a bill for $8,400.

Shrinking the Freedom of Thought: How Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment Violates Basic Human Rights.


Stopping over-medication should be the mental health movement's first task.

Survivor Action Agenda - MadNation.

THREE POEMS --Actually, four. Two by me, Nugie (Red Buffalo), one by Tom Greening, dissident psychologist, and one by antipsychiatry activist Sue Poole.

To be a mental patient...

Toxic Psychiatry.
Dr. Peter Breggin's milestone book.

The idea of an Underground Railroad to safety for those in psycho-social crisis.

The Unjustified Rise of Psychiatry

Use/Abuse of Prozac by Barbara Amero.

Website links.
Sites critical of or presenting alternative solutions to those of mainstream mental health.

The World's Worst Knock-Knock Joke.

Your rights as a patient

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