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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 […]

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump isn’t About Donald Trump

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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, written by a group of psychiatrists and psychologists, isn’t about Donald Trump. It’s about how a group of medical professionals think it is perfectly acceptable to publish statements about someone’s mental health without personal consultations, lab values, imaging or anything remotely objective. That is narcissism, and one Trump could […]

According to One Doc, The New York Times has Successfully Ostracized all the Mental Health Docs we want to Talk!

The New York Times recently posted an article titled, “Thousands of Toddlers are Medicated for ADHD,”  which mentions that around 10,000 2-3 year olds are on medication for ADHD outside of proper pediatric guidelines.  The article was written by Alan Schwarz who has been writing about ADHD in the Times for a while now.  He […]

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