In the News

9/24/2017     Administrator    In the News 0 Comments
A New Treatment for Depression - Really?
Chuck Ruby, Ph.D.
Pay attention to language! Here is a typical example of how language is used in mental health research in order to give the impression of medicine and disease, when in fact there is nothing medical or pathological about it. Yet, it is a linguistic smoke screen that obscures the real results. JAMA Psychiatry recently published the results of a study that claims “whole-body hyperthermia” outperformed placebo in reducing the symptoms of depression. It sounds very clinical, medical, and based on an understanding of neuroscience. The study's lead paragraphs especially set the tone and give the impression of neuroscience at work. The researchers' conclude that hyperthermia "...

"Saving Psychiatry" - Dr. Joe's Blog

Breggin Fails in Court
Remember folks, Peter Breggin is on our (ISEPP’S) side; so, when Peter fails, we fail. Or do we? How did we/he fail this time?
Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs Michelle Carter. Guilty of manslaughter
Michelle was found guilty of encouraging, coaxing, pushing her despondent boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself. Peter noted that in June of 2014, Michelle was actually encouraging Conrad to get psychological help, not kill himself. In fact she volunteered to go with him to work on her own problem, an eating disorder. She was then started on Celexa by her doc (she had been taking Prozac for years). By July 2014, a month into her new antidepressant treatment, Peter noted she had become -- transformed if you will -- apathetic, prone to bouts of mania, nightmares in which the devil told her to kill herself. In addition, according to the “Psychiatric Times,” September 2017, p. 13, Peter also testified:...

ISEPP In Action

8/16/2017     Administrator    ISEPP In Action 0 Comments
ISEPP's Hank McGovern has come out with a book on suicide prevention. Check it out at Amazon. Hank speaks from personal and professional experience. Take a look at his recent interview below with Michele Paiva, ISEPP's marketing guru. The book has received 5 stars out of 47 reviews so far. From one review: "The author artfully uses the dramatic frame of a suicide note and a tumultuous, well-drawn childhood to take readers through his quest for meaning, peace, and balance...His encapsulations of various therapies, particularly rational emotive behavior therapy, are soulful and illuminating, and emphasize the power of practical, positive action and  behavior...Overall, this is an evocative, intriguing, self-exploration...sometimes overwhelming, yet compelling..."...

 

20th Annual Conference of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

Denver, Colorado
October 6-8, 2017

Mental Health:
Considering Context in Human Suffering

What a great conference! Videos of presentations to be uploaded soon.



ISEPP Demands Ethical Guidance from National Mental Health Associations Regarding the DSM



The Warfighter Advance

ISEPP has been the fiscal sponsor for Warfighter Advance, a unique and humane program for helping veterans and military deal with traumatic experiences without resorting to the medical model. ISEPP's formal sponsorship is no longer need because in August 2017 they received their official non-profit status from the IRS.  Please take a look at the wonderful work they're doing. ISEPP is and will continue to support their work.