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The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby TruthSpeak » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:48 pm

The Psychiatric survivors movement is a loose coalition of people who, united by the resentment that they have been harmed or betrayed by psychiatry, advocate in favor of mental health treatment alternatives, or just the right to freedom from the system, for those diagnosed with (or simply accused of being afflicted by) mental illnesses. The wider movement is also known as the Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement.

There are no dues or fees for membership, you are a member simply when you say you are.

Coerced and/or forced psychiatric interventions are a violation of a person's basic human rights; including the right to autonomy, the freedom to make one's own choices, the right to liberty and security of the person, the right to physical and mental integrity, freedom from torture, the right to health care on the basis of free and informed consent, etc. Many people who have experienced forced institutionalization, forced drugging and forced electroshock respond with outrage because of a prejudice within society that ignores their human rights and over-rates the judgment of psychiatrists, pharmaceutical companies, the police, and the legal oversight of the mental health system.

Much "treatment" In the name of "help" is coercive and rather violent in nature.

I was a victim of this after psychiatric drugs made me sick.

The psychiatric survivors movement grows from these experiences.
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby Black Widow » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:01 pm

"Help" is often a cover for violence. It attracts people looking for easy targets.
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby green_tea » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:58 am

I was never drugged but I'm in.
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby MugWump » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:58 am

The movement also has room for those who have benefited from Psychiatry but are appalled by its arrogance.

Psychiatry is doing more harm than good. The long-term outcome for patients diagnosed with serious mental illnesses was better 50 years ago. The outcome in 3rd world countries is better than in the developed world. The only explanation is the deleterious drugs that are used. (This also explains the recent surge of bipolar diagnoses. How on earth could a genetic illness increase dramatically in the last decade? It's the result of antidepressants being thrown around like jelly beans.)

Ample evidence for the above claims (and many others) can be found in Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Epidemic-Bullets-Psychiatric-Astonishing/dp/0307452425/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326961092&sr=8-1 Double-check all of his references and the studies he cites. Then ask yourself: "Why haven't I heard this?"

Because billions of dollars and tens of thousands of careers are at stake. Because the most vocal critics of Psychiatry are Scientologists, so anyone making similar claims is deemed a nutjob.

I post this as someone who's life was saved by Psychiatry. That doesn't mean they know what they're doing, that my meds "are just like the insulin a diabetic takes," that whatever is "wrong" with my brain is caused by a "chemical imbalance" certain drugs have been specifically designed and proven to treat, that children should be put on antipsychotics.

Psychiatry is one part alchemy, two parts hubris, and one part luck. Take a look at different volumes of the DSM. How do disorders multiply? (106 in volume I, 365 by volume IV!) Yet the media and legal system treat its pronouncements like divinely inspired revelations. Where the hell are the skeptics?
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby TruthSpeak » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:34 pm

MugWump wrote:The movement also has room for those who have benefited from Psychiatry but are appalled by its arrogance


Great !

This forum name "Anti-psych" is kind of misleading ? I made this thread so if people web searched the P.S.M they would find this forum and its writings and links, its a 1st page result last time I looked. Any way the term anti-psychotic is misleading also, often just makes psychotic zombies !

Mabey the anti-abuse/pro informed consent forum as a name for this section ? or survivor support forum ? My PTSD from that abusive hospital stay... every symptom of PTSD, its starting to fade a little.
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby Copy_Cat » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:59 am

"Abilify kills" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VzMZX4nBz8

Psych Rights: Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
http://psychrights.org/horrors.htm


"Evidence of Neuroleptic Drug-Induced Brain Damage in Patients:
A partial, Annotated Bibliography
by Vera Hassner Sharav
ALLIANCE FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PROTECTION (AHRP)" http://www.ahrp.org/risks/biblio0100.php

Program: FRONTLINE Episode: The Medicated Child Millions of U.S. children are taking psychiatric drugs, most never tested on kids. Good medicine - or an uncontrolled experiment? http://video.pbs.org/video/1316921025/

Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault Websites

http://coalitionagainstpsychiatricassault.wordpress.com

CAPA Web Blog
http://capacanada.wordpress.com/

Anti Psychiatry Websites

Stop Shrinks
http://www.stopshrinks.org/

Sue Clark’s Psychiatry Buster Page
http://psychiatrybuster.blogspot.com/

Peter Lehmann’s Publishing
http://www.peter-lehmann-publishing.com/

PsychOut Conference Proceedings
http://aecp.oise.utoronto.ca/psychout/

Critical of Psychiatry Websites

The Antipsychiatry Coalition
http://antipsychiatry.org/

Dr. Thomas Szasz
http://www.szasz.com/

Teen Screen – Psychiatric Assaults on Kids in all of our Schools
http://www.psychsearch.net – go to Teen Screen

Friendly Spike Theatre
http://www.globalserve.net/~friendlyspike/

Mind Freedom
http://www.mindfreedom.org/

Psychiatric Survivor Archives
http://www.psychiatricsurvivorarchives.com/

Dr. Peter Breggin
http://www.breggin.com/

Dr. Loren Mosher
http://www.moshersoteria.com/

Dr. Thomas Scheff
http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/faculty/scheff/

Dr. Paula Caplan
http://www.paulajcaplan.net/

Website Critiquing Psychiatric Diagnosis
http://www.psychdiagnosis.net/

The No Force Coalition
http://qsos.ca/qspc/nfc/

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
http://www.narpa.org/


TeenScreen is a very controversial so-called "diagnostic psychiatric service", aka suicide survey; done on children who are then referred to psychiatric "treatment". The evidence suggests that the objective of the psychiatrists who designed TeenScreen is to place children so selected on psychotropic drugs. http://www.psychsearch.net/teenscreen.html

Atypical Antipsychotics http://tmap.wordpress.com/videos/

http://psychdata.blogspot.com/2007/05/b ... order.html
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby Copy_Cat » Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:10 am

more:

Zyprexa victim ?

www.zyprexa-victims.com << a Must see, zyprexa is evil , Im a victim myself.

and "Avoid teenscreen" set to MetallicA sanatarium

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6d_zflHbE4 Nice video !
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby Copy_Cat » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:14 pm

Good links on supersensitivity-psychosis, this should be on the warning label for these drugs!

http://knowledgeisnecessity.blogspot.co ... dence.html

http://knowledgeisnecessity.blogspot.co ... there.html

And this site why people qo off meds... written by survivor

http://intentions.wordpress.com/2008/02 ... heir-meds/
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby Copy_Cat » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:04 pm

A Model Consent Form for Psychiatric Drug Treatment* by David Cohen, Ph.D., and David Jacobs, Ph.D.
is here http://laingsociety.org/colloquia/polof ... onsent.htm
REAL informed consent !
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Re: The Psychiatric Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement

Postby Copy_Cat » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:02 pm

Lets take a deeper look at this commerical for Abilify and see what they are actually saying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QbjpD29ZU8
nice.
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