In the News

6/1/2016    Administrator    In the News 9 Comments
Assorted collection of tablets and pills, some still in blister packaging, spread out on a white surface in an oblique angle viewby Frederick Ernst, Ph.D.
In a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Peter Kramer writes a defense of antidepressants and does a really nice job of convincing himself that what he is doing, prescribing drugs for people who are not ill, has merit. Unfortunately, he shared his thoughts with the Journal and, even more unfortunately, they published it. The conclusions he has drawn are simply without merit. A science-informed reader would not have wasted time drifting past the first paragraph of this nonsense unless that reader was curious about the latest marketing-informed propaganda. So first, Dr. Kramer invents a new biochemical imbalance theory, one that not only has no support in science (like the one he’s trying to replace) but also has hardly even been mentioned in the literature of science. Brain resilience? This is a concept you can only find infrequently mentioned in connection with concussion or immune reaction. But according to Dr. Kramer, the “chemical properties of these drugs” (the SSRI’s) are inherently restoring resilience in the brain? (Please ignore here the evidence that these drugs are toxic and actually kill brain cells.)...

ISEPP In Action

5/24/2016    Administrator    ISEPP In Action 5 Comments
  ISEPP's past Executive Director, Al Galves, explains why attempts to reduce stigma is a failed attempt. [embedyt][/embedyt]


The ISEPP Inquiry

Save the dates!

2017 Conference - Denver, CO, October 6-8

2018 Conference - Toronto, Canada, October 5-7

Highlights of the 2016 Conference - Individuals Matter: Building a Better Science for Psychology and Psychiatry

Highlights of the 2015 Conference - Understanding Trauma: Responding Beyond the Medical Model

Videos of 2014 Plenary Speakers - Transforming Mad Science and Reimagining Mental Health Care

See David Antonuccio's presentation, "SSRIs: It May be Time to Stop Calling Them Antidepressants" at the 2011 Conference in Los Angeles (click here for the videos and here Antonuccio PP slides for the Powerpoint slides)

An interesting documentary of the horrors of inpatient psychiatry