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"clickable" Whitaker Affidavit
Dr. Grace E. Jackson Affidavit, including brain damage
PsychRights Channel on YouTube
PsychRights and Committee for Truth in Psychiatry submission to FDA
opposing reclassification of electroshock machines, March 25,
The Search for Schizophrenia Genes: Larger and larger samples are
showing smaller and smaller effect sizes. What does this mean for
drug development, clinical practice, and our view of mental illness?
by Jonathan Leo, Slate, February 5, 2016.
Alaska Supreme Court
Decision in Heather R, holding Court must interview person if
reasonably possible before issuing order for involuntary psychiatric
evaluation, January 29, 2016.
A Guide to Minimal Use of Neuroleptics: Why and How, by Volkmar
Aderhold, MD, and Peter Stastny, MD, June 2015.
Effect of increased compulsion on readmission to hospital or
disengagement from community services for patients with psychosis:
follow-up of a cohort from the OCTET trial, by Tom Burns,
Ksenija Yeeles, Constantinos Koshiaris, Maria Vazquez-Montes, Andrew
Molodynski, Stephen Puntis, Francis Vergunst, Alexandra Forrest, Amy
Mitchell, Kiki Burns, Jorun Rugkåsa, The Lancet, October, 2015, Vol
2: 881-890. "The findings from our 36-month follow-up support
our original findings that CTOs do not provide patient benefits, and
the continued high level of their use should be reviewed."
In search of an evidence-based role for psychiatry, by John
Read, Olga Runciman, & Jacqui Dillon, Future Science,
February 22, 2016 (online).
Prescription pills are Britain’s third biggest killer: Side-effects
of drugs taken for insomnia and anxiety kill thousands. Why do
doctors hand them out like Smarties? By Peter Gøtzsche for the
Daily Mail, September 14, 2015.
Treatment of Young People With Antipsychotic Medications in the
United States, by Mark Olfson, Marissa King, and Michael
Schoenbaum, JAMA Psychiatry, July 1, 2015.
Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Percent of Foster Care, Poor Kids
Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted Uses, by Art
Levine, Huffington Post, April 30, 2015.
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
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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