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Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

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  What’s the scoop on antidepressant withdrawal?  A hotly contentious scoop, that’s what. Those of you who’ve read my fictionalized memoir Manic Kingdom know that I have a vested interest in this topic for personal reasons. If you read Manic Kingdom, you’ll know that the main character Becka ( based off of me in medical […]

Don’t Tell Me to Shut Up: The ‘Et Tu, Brute’ Stigma of Mental Illness: On Psych Central

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After sharing my eccentric journey to recovery in a new book, I’ve been accused of being anti-psychiatry. I’m not anti-psychiatry. I’m only anti-psychiatry if it means questioning the long-term efficacy of antidepressants, drug-biased research and the accuracy of making quick diagnoses without objective evidence. I’m anti-psychiatry if it means campaigning for a better mental health […]

Psychiatry, Drug Companies, Antidepressants & Solutions: An Interview with Psychiatrist and Author Dr. Daniel Carlat

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Hi guys. This is an interview I did a few years ago with psychiatrist Daniel Carlat, M.D, when I served as editor in chief for The Alternative Mental Health News. Since the questionable efficacy of antidepressants is in the news (again) and “anti-psychiatry” is trending ( again), I thought it was timely to share. In […]

Manic Kingdom: Interview with Psych Central about My Book & The Ambiguity of Diagnosing Mental Illness

Manic Kingdom: Interview with Psych Central about My Book & The Ambiguity of Diagnosing Mental Illness

Below is a video interview I did with Gabe Howard and The Psych Central Podcast about my book Manic Kingdom, mental illness and embracing ambiguity.  I will admit that I was caught off guard during the interview, because I didn’t realize it was expected that each guest has a mental illness diagnosis. ( I should […]

Kids: The New Mental Disease

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A colleague mentioned  that antidepressant prescriptions for kids were increasing. I didn’t believe him.  I figured the prescriptions decreased after 2004 when the FDA issued a boxed warning stating that antidepressants increase the risk of suicide in kids.  I was wrong. Antidepressant prescriptions decreased for about 4 years after the boxed warning, but then started to […]

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