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Drugging Defense Package
Affidavit of Peter
C. Gøtzsche, MD
"clickable" Whitaker Affidavit
Dr. Grace E. Jackson Affidavit, including brain damage
PsychRights Channel on YouTube
MindFreedom International Organizing Guide for Psychiatric
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.
v. Medications: Let us Court the Ways, National Alliance of
Professional Psychological Providers, Feb, 2017, Vol 12 No. 2.
psychiatric treatment was the single strongest predictor of
suicide death," J.D. Ribeiro, J.C. Franklin, K.R. Fox,
K.H. Bentley, E.M. Kleiman, B.P. Chang, and M.K. Nock,
Letter to the Editor, Psychological Medicine, 46 (2016).
Misguided mental health system needs an overhaul, by Jim Gottstein,
January 13, 2016, Alaska Dispatch News.
Escape from British Columbia, Rob Wipond, Focus,
Exploring Psychiatry’s “Black Hole”: The International Institute on
Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, by Kermit Cole with videos from the
Conference on PsychoPharmaceuticals: Risks and Alternatives: a
Scientific Symposium, in Gothenburg Sweden, October 8, 2016,
sponsored by the Extended Therapy Room and the International
Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal.
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)
Lawsuit filed on behalf of psychiatric patients claiming they were
isolated nearly 24/7 for nearly a year, by Holly Michels,
Billings Gazette, September 16, 2016.
Is the Evidence Strong Enough to Warrant Long-Term Antipsychotic Use in
Compulsory Outpatient Treatment? by Shawn S. Barnes, M.D., and Nicolas
Badre, M.D., Psychiatric Services 67:7 (2016).
PsychRights letter to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Planning Committee, June 15, 2016.
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.
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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