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Fred Baughman, M.D. - Fred A.Baughman Jr, MD, is board-certified in neurology and child neurology. He states it is the medico-legal responsibility of neurologists, not psychiatrists, to determine who has a brain/nervous system abnormality-- disease-- and who is disease-free--normal. Dr. Baughman has discovered and described real genetic and neurological diseases. He was among the first to dispel the mistaken notion that the XYY genotype was a "criminal" genotype (1970). Dr. Baughman witnessed the rise of ADD/ADHD, which was never discovered, but voted into existence by the American Psychiatric Association for the DSM. "I saw growing numbers of children referred by their teachers, labeled, drugged, and made psychiatric patients-in-perpetuity; none of it the legitimate practice of medicine."

mary boyle

Mary Boyle, Ph.D - Mary Boyle is Professor of Clinical Psychology and head of the Doctoral programme in clinical Psychology at the University of East London UK. She also carries out sessional work in the national health service. Her major research interests have been in the critical examination of the scientific basis of psychiatric theory and classification systems, particularly the concept of schizophrenia, and in the development of alternatives to these systems. She has also examined some of the social and psychological reasons for the popularity and dominance of biological/diagnostic approaches to psychological distress and the social and psychological barriers to the development of alternatives. Mary has also published widely on women's health, and in 2000 she received the MB Shapiro award for eminence in clinical psychology from the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology. She is the author of Schizophrenia: A Scientific Delusion?

peter breggin

Peter R. Breggin, M.D. - Peter R. Breggin, M.D. began in the full time private practice of psychiatry in 1968. Dr. Breggin has been informing the professionals, media and the public about the potential dangers of drugs, electroshock, psychosurgery, involuntary treatment, and the biological theories of psychiatry for over three decades. He is the author of dozens of scientific articles and nineteen professional books, many dealing with psychiatric medication, the FDA and drug approval process, the evaluation of clinical trials, and standards of care in psychiatry and related fields.
In 1972 he founded The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP) as a nonprofit research and educational network.

David Cohen, Ph.D - David Cohen is Professor of Social Work at Florida International University, Miami, and Editor-in-Chief of Ethical Human Sciences and Services. His work has focused on developing a critical understanding of the mental health system and on the social and cultural uses of psychiatric medications. He is author or co-author of eight books and over fifty other publications. More info is available at http://w3.fiu.edu/sw/facultybios/cohen.htm.

ty colbert

Ty C. Colbert, Ph.D - Ty C. Colbert received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1984 from the University of Southern California. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Trinity School of Graduate Studies. His specialty areas are sports psychology and motivation , psychotherapy without the use of psychoactive drugs, individuals from abusive, highly dysfunctional childhoods, menŐs groups and issues, and addictive sexual behavior. He is the author of several books including Rape of the Soul, Blaming Our Genes and Broken Brains or Wounded Hearts: What Causes Mental Illness

pat deegan

Patricia E. Deegan Ph.D. - Patricia E. Deegan Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, a nationally recognized expert and champion on the subject of recovery of people diagnosed with mental illness. She is affiliated with the Boston University Institute for the Study of Human Resilience, the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in 1984.

al galves

Albert O. Galves, Ph.D. - Albert Galves, until recently, was the Director of Behavioral health at Salud Clinic in Fort Lupton, Colorado. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute Graduate School in 1997. In 1969 he was awarded a Masters in Government Administration from Wharton Graduate School and received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University 1961. Noted publications include "The False Dichotomy Between Psychology and Biology," Perspective (The Bi-Monthly Magazine of the Association for Humanistic Psychology), April/May, 1999 and "Seeing Problems Eye to Eye," Human Resources Professional, March/April, 1994. At present he practices and writes in Las Cruces, NM.

Thomas Greening, Ph.D. - Thomas Greening, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School, editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, a psychotherapist in private practice, and a clinical professor of psychology at UCLA.

David Jacobs, Ph.D. - David Jacobs received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His particular interests include analyzing the psychiatric drug approval process and psychiatric research practices. Dr. Jacobs has been published in The Journal of Mind and Behavior, The Journal of Humanistic Psychology, The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, and Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought. He is on the editorial advisory board of Ethical Human Sciences and Services and is in private practice in San Diego County, California.

jay joseph

Jay Joseph, Psy.D. - Jay Joseph, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Since 1998, his articles on genetic research in psychiatry and psychology have appeared in journals such as Developmental Review, The American Journal of Psychology, Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, Politics and the Life Sciences, The Journal of Mind and Behavior, Psychiatric Quarterly, New Ideas in Psychology, and Ethical Human Sciences and Services. He is currently an Associate Editor of Ethical Human Sciences and Services, and an Assessing Editor of theJournal of Mind and Behavior. His first book, The Gene Illusion: Genetic Research in Psychiatry and Psychology Under the Microscope was published early in 2003.

Jonathan Leo, Ph.D. - Jonathan Leo is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. He has written several articles critical of biological theories of mental illness. The most recent article, co-authored with David Cohen, is titled "Broken Brains or Flawed Studies: A Critical Review of ADHD Neuroimaging Studies" and was published in the Journal of Mind and Behavior. His papers have also appeared in Skeptic, Society, and Telos. He is Co-Editor of Ethical Human Science and Services.

bruce levine

Bruce Levine, Ph.D. - Bruce E. Levine, Ph.D., has been a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio for over eighteen years. Dr. Levine is the author of Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life From Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations, and a World Gone Crazy (New York: Continuum, 2003), and recent articles in Z Magazine and Adbusters.

loren mosher

Loren R. Mosher, M.D. - Psychiatrist Loren Mosher pioneered the Soteria Project, a successful non-drug, non-hospital residential alternative for persons newly labeled as "psychotic." Dr. Mosher is former director of the National Institute of Mental Health's Center for Studies of Schizophrenia. He co-authored the popular book, Community Mental Health, which provides practical guidelines for community-based, non-coercive, user-centered, recovery-oriented mental health systems. Soteria Associates provides problem resolution oriented consultation to individuals, families, programs and mental health systems.

Stuart Shipko, M.D. - Dr. Shipko is a board certified psychiatrist with a private practice in Pasadena, California. He has a subspecialty interest in panic disorders and adverse reactions to SSRI's and has published in these areas. He also provides expert testimony on adverse effects of SSRI's and BDZ's.

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