(Revised Version) Brain Damage Therapy

If you saw the original incarnation of this video, you know all about the style and timing issues. I got help from the app designers and was able to fix all the little pesky quirks and also add a TON of polish to this video.

In two days this video got 84 views and several comments! This activity makes me hesitant to take it down.

While I figure out what to do with the old version, you can help me get the truth out about electroshock by viewing, liking and sharing the new one.

If you already have, thank you! I hope you will consider doing the same for the revised version as well.

Thank you!


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Dr. Daniel Fisher on ECT | Psych Central

Read the entire presentation here

Robert Whitaker Discusses His Latest Book, Psychiatry Under the Influence, with Peter Breggin

  The STAR-D which is the largest study of antidepressants ever done — 4,041 patients funded by the NIMH and the message that was promoted to the public was that if you just keep trying anti-depressants, you’ll find one that will work and eventually 67% were cured.

In truth, only 38% after 1 of 4 times remitted, and it really wasn’t full remission. More importantly, at the end of one year there were only 108 people out of the 4,041 who entered who remitted and stayed well. In other words 97% had either never remitted, relapsed or dropped out… and guess what? They didn’t announce that result. They hid that result.

…think about this, we hear about a cure rate of 67% when in fact at the end of one year we only 3% who were well…many of the people 108 who were actually well in fact weren’t actually depressed enough to enter the the trial.

~Robert Whitaker, Peter Breggin Radio Hour 4.14.16


Electroshock is Still Used to Control Patients

some may argue that threatening patients with electroshock to control their behavior is a thing of the past. I call bull crap.

On the recent electroshock Facebook Q&A page a psychiatric survivor shared this information about the abusive and coercive treatment that was used against her and the backlash of her incarceration has had on her life have been devastating.

She was able to avoid electroshock, but her life and future has been turned up side down by her hospitalization and the powers that be seem to have little interest in recognizing the abuses she suffered and the discrimination that continues to create major barriers in her life.

you can read about her story here and follow her journey as an activist here.


Who Are Anti-Psychiatry Activists? People Harmed by Psychiatry

The APA is employing a popular tactic of playing the victim to “anti-psychiatry movement.”

That term carries unflattering stigma.

The anti-psychiatry movement is portrayed as anti-science, fringe quackery, and consisting of only Scientologists and busy bodies who are interfering with doctors ability to soundly treat suffering mental patients.

The truth?

The majority of the anti-psychiatry movement are people who themselves or their loved ones have been grievously harmed or killed by unscientific, dangerous treatments such as drugs and electroshock. People who don’t who aren’t treated as credible because of the diagnoses they have been given, often have limited resources for legal recourse- not that they would be taken seriously any ways.

These “anti-psychiatry” people have lost everything and bravely choose to speak out so others may be saved from this iatrogenic suffering and so the public and government can be made aware so justice can be served and protective changes made.

Psychiatry doesn’t look so noble when you put this tactic in its correct context. It’s is a well funded bully with the blind support of people taught that doctors are always good and trust worthy and their treatments scientifically sound.

Do they really care about their patients? All you need to know is look at how they treat those they harm who are be brave enough to speak out against them. 

I was irrevocably injured by psychiatry. I was uniformed of the risks. I don’t want what happened to me to happen to other people-they need to be warned of the dangers, especially since psychiatry is unwilling to do so.

I think those who knowingly cover up, ignore or deny harm caused by their treatments should be held accountable along with watchdog agencies like the FDA for choosing special interests over upholding their duty to protect people.

If what I say sounds reasonable- if you agree patients deserve to be informed and protected against dangerous psychiatric interventions, and organizations like the FDA should follow their governing rules  then please sign and this subversive, “anti-psychiatry” petition: