In the News

2/3/2016    Administrator    In the News 5 Comments
Scanning of a human brain by X-raysby Noel Hunter, M.A., M.S., Doctoral Student
On January 27, 2016, a study1 was published online in the prestigious journal Nature that touted the possibility of discovering some potential biological origins of an "illness" called "schizophrenia" (See note at the end). Subsequently, headlines across the world beamed excited proclamations of the latest breakthrough to occur in psychiatric research. Here is just a small sample of what the major media outlets were purporting: "New study helps explain cause of schizophrenia"...

ISEPP In Action

  JamesGottstein ISEPP's Jim Gottstein won another Alaska Supreme Court case on January 29th.   Appellant H.R.was subjected to an involuntary psychiatric evaluation based solely on the testimony presented by her condominium association, which she had accused of financial improprieties.  The statute authorizing the court to grant an ex parté (no notice) order to have someone picked up by the police and taken to a psych hospital for evaluation requires a screening investigation that included interviewing the person if possible.  The Alaska Supreme Court reversed the order of involuntary psychiatric evaluation because the court did not try to interview H.R.    See, the Opinion....

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