Welcome to our Empathic networking site! Dr. Peter R Breggin's new reform organization is putting the professional focus back on empathy~
Welcome new prospective Empathic Therapy members! I am Ginger Breggin, Executive Director for the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy. We want to make this a safe and friendly network for all of you to relate and share with each other-- so I am pre-qualifying new potential members in order to weed out potential spammers. If you are a new prospective member you will be approved if you have an email with which I can reach you and confirm you are, well, you, and some other reassurance…Continue
Dear Empathic Therapy Network Members:
We are developing a professional resources directory page on our Empathic Therapy website to assistant potential clients and patients in finding the help they seek.
To be part of the Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy Directory page, we require only that you maintain your annual membership (link) with the nonprofit 501c3 Empathic Therapy organization.
What we need from…Continue
Allen Frances, MD has again delivered a very candid and emphatic criticism of psychiatry through his most recent blog for Psychiatric Times on the web. This latest blog slams psychiatric epidemiology that results in media and other claims of skyrocketing rates of psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Frances begins: "The entire field of psychiatric epidemiology has a systematic bias that leads it to misleadingly report what are highly inflated rates of psychiatric disorder.…Continue
Drug companies stop making antidepressants? The possibility is not so farfetched.
A headline in Britain's Guardian puts it this way: "Research into brain disorders under threat as drug firms pull out." The subhead explains, "Scientists warn of big financial and social impact while fear of litigation and expenses is linked to move." Apparently, two British-based…Continue
Some drug firms, such as Janssen, are continuing to grow more hard core about promoting the most dangerous and damaging of the psychiatric drug spectrum—injectable, long-acting antipsychotics. Here is the creepy still graphic that is the highlight of this new ad campaign. The antipsychotics, known…Continue
I have found out from my naturopathic diagnostic testing that I have a problem with my thyroid and adrenals. This has come up yearly. I have a psychiatrist who insists I have bipolar not thyroid problems. I have had a couple of thyroid tests in…Continue
Hi thereI have been on solian for sometime now and i want to meditate but i find i cannot because when i try to relax and meditate i become angry and full of anxiety.Before being diagnosed i used to practice trancedental meditation. i have tried qi…Continue
Does anyone know anything about Geodon? What is it for, what are the effects, especially long term, what long term studies, if any, have been done, does anyone have any direct personal experience with it, etc? What health problems does it cause? …Continue
I have a friend who is trying to get off of psychiatric drugs and her psychiatrist refuses to help her get off the drugs. Her state medicaid also refuses to pay for reduced dosages of drugs and will only pay for it if she takes what is considered…Continue
Hello everyone,I've been here for a while now and so has my show, it's on and off, and in it I try to raise awareness for mental illness, suicide and depression, lower their stigma and promote treatment without anti-psychotic, anti-depressant,…Continue
Can anyone remind me the name, date, names of researchers, for the following studies presented at the 2011 Empathic Therapy Conference? one that I think was done in the UK, showing MRI evidence of brain atrophy in response to ADHD drugs, was quite…Continue
Hello everyone:Well, I was so hoping for a miracle with my daughter, but things have gone from bad to worse. Her first full-blown psychosis was a little over a year ago, and I do not see any light at the end of the tunnel yet. She is getting worse,…Continue
Quoted from this new study: "We identified 1527 cases of violence disproportionally reported for 31 drugs. Primary suspect drugs included varenicline (an aid to smoking cessation), 11 antidepressants, 6 sedative/hypnotics and 3 drugs for attention…Continue
PHARMA has been able to purchase a standard of care that involves giving a drug, usually a SSRI, but now also antipsychotics, when a person describes emotional discomfort. Now, it is estimated that one out of 10 Americans are taking one or more of…Continue
Dr. Bertram Karon said: if you look at all the data we have and all the case studies... schizophrenics are very…Continue
This is my one year anniversary of being hauled away by the men in white coats. I had escaped reality because of extreme anxiety from a crisis of a stalking boyfriend, which made me smoke more and sleep less. I became paranoid and delusional, but not a eminent threat to myself or others.
So this thing with crisis and the way the mental system dictates that crisis is actually a symptom of a brain disease really bothers me..... A fellow psych survivor told me that one crisis is…Continue
Some of you might have read Judith Hermans book Trauma and Recovery. I feel it is a beautiful work because she brings together so many different aspects of trauma. One of the things I remember from that book is that she describes how the awareness of trauma has varied throughout the last century.
Herman stresses how a greater awareness of trauma in society helps trauma victims to be able to look for help and…Continue
I want to share an experience I had yesterday at a BBQ where everyone present had a diagnosed mental health condition. It was a consumer organised event so there were no mental health professionals present. Someone got very upset over an issue that was raised. To calm the situation down, people asked him to shut up, tried to change the topic or just ignored him. The more this was done, I noticed the more agitated and aggressive he became as he tried to bring people back to the issue. The…Continue