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The Zyprexa Papers:
PsychRights' Medicaid Fraud Initiative Against
Psychiatric Drugging of Children & Youth
Medically Accepted Indications Chart
Drugging Defense Package
version of pleadings
"clickable" Whitaker Affidavit
Dr. Grace E. Jackson Affidavit, including brain damage
PsychRights Channel on YouTube
conversation on Britney Spears, conservatorship, and psychiatric
power, Laura Delano, David Cohen, PhD, & Jim Gottstein, June
Meta-analysis of the strength of exploratory suicide
prediction models; from clinicians to computers, by Corke,
M., Mullin, K., Angel-Scott, H., Xia, S., & Large, M.
BJPsych Open, 7(1),
positive predictive value was 2.8%, meaning that there
was a 2.8% chance that the test was correct for every
person who screened positive. More than 93% of the
people who screened positive for suicide risk were
actually at low risk for suicide. See,
Mental Health Professionals and AI Tools Fail to Predict
Suicide, on Mad in America.Prohibition of Involuntary Hospitalization and Involuntary
Treatment: Countering Misapprehensions-- A briefing paper
addressed to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with
Disabilities and other stakeholders, by Tina Minkowitz, July
MindFreedom International Organizing Guide for Psychiatric
Systematic violations of patients’ rights and safety: Forced
medication of a cohort of 30 patients, by Peter C Gøtzsche
and Anders Sørensen, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Online
First Published August 12, 2020.
Survivors’ Panel marks a milestone at 2019 International
Congress on Law and Mental Health, Leah M. Ashe, PhD, August
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 2018
Review Submission by Center for Human Rights of Survivors and Users
of Psychiatry (CHRUSP) and the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights
Treatment Planning and Medication Monitoring Were Lacking for
Children in Foster Care Receiving Psychotropic Medication, by
the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, September 17, 2018.
Disability Rights Maine
Complaints Lead to First Steps In Stopping the Criminalization of
Mental Illness In the Lewiston-Auburn Area, August 30, 2018.
Patterns of Early Mental Health Diagnosis and Medication Treatment
in a Medicaid-Insured Birth Cohort, by Dinci Pennap, MPH; Julie
M. Zito, PhD; Paramala J. Santosh, MD, PhD; Sarah E. Tom, PhD;
Eberechukwu Onukwugha, PhD; Laurence S. Magder, PhD, JAMA
Pediatrics, doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.0240.Video:
Schizophrenia Drugs Reduce Recovery Rates from 80% to 5%,
October 7, 2016.
The Case Against Antipsychotics: A Review of Their Long-term Effects,
by Robert Whitaker, Mad In America Foundation, July, 2016.
Precursors to suicidality and violence on antidepressants:
systematic review of trials in adult healthy volunteers, by
Andreas Ø Bielefeldt, Pia B Danborg, and Peter C Gøtzsche, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine; 2016, Vol. 109(10)
Open Letter to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R Alaska), January
PsychRights' Letter to the President's Task Force on Gun
Violence, January 7, 2013.
Unsealed or Otherwise Formerly Confidential Documents
Forced Drugging of Bill Bigley
Drug, Two Faces, New York Times, March 25, 2008.
The Zyprexa Papers Scandal
Commitment and Forced Psychiatric Drugging in the Trial Courts: Rights
Violations as a Matter of Course, by James B. (Jim) Gottstein, 25
Alaska L. Rev.
How the Legal System
Can Help Create a Recovery Culture in Mental Health Systems, presented
at Alternatives 2005: Leading the Transformation to Recovery, Phoenix,
Arizona, October 28, 2005.
Report on Multi-Faceted Grass-Roots Efforts To Bring About Meaningful Change
To Alaska's Mental Health Program
Bigley v. Alaska Psychiatric Institute, S-13116, Alaska Supreme
Court Opinion No. 6374, May 22, 2009.
Wetherhorn v. Alaska Psychiatric
Institute, Opinion No. 6091, ruling Alaska's gravely disabled
criteria unconstitutional (requiring the state prove the person unable to
survive safely in freedom).
Myers v. Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Opinion No. 6021, June 30,
2006, ruling Alaska's forced psychiatric drugging regime unconstitutional.
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