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Causes Or Cures New Episode: Interview with Dr. Michael Hengartner on Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

Causes Or Cures New Episode: Interview with Dr. Michael Hengartner on Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

  Some people call it the “War On Antidepressants” and others call it the “War Over Antidepressants.” Either way, antidepressants are in the news a lot, most recently related to the topic of withdrawal. Many doctors and stakeholders believe that antidepressant withdrawal ( what happens when you stop taking the drug) lasts, on average, up […]

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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