Exposing Media Myths

Western diet causes depression by changing gut bacteria

Western diet causes depression by changing gut bacteria

Chuck Ruby, Ph.D. The below article published by What Doctors Don’t Tell You (WDDTY) demonstrates a great misunderstanding about what “causes” mental disorders. It claims […]

Autism: No, it’s not caused by glyphosate or circumcision, but is likely in our genes

Autism: No, it’s not caused by glyphosate or circumcision, but is likely in our genes

Randy Cima, Ph.D. I liked a lot of the article posted below by David Warmflash, and that’s not common, especially when the subject is autism. The author […]

Winging it: Antidepressants and Plane Crashes

Winging it: Antidepressants and Plane Crashes

David Healy, M.D. The crash last week of the Germanwings plane has shocked many.  In view of the apparent mental health record of the co-pilot […]

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

Chuck Ruby, Ph.D. The study referred to in the below article from WebMD is just as flawed as previous “breakthroughs” about biological markers for depression. It […]

Our Members in Action

UntitledMary Vieten, Ph.D., ABPP, has launched Operation Tohidu (see http://www.melwood. org/articles/articles/view/148). This is an effort to create a non-medical, non-psychiatric alternative for veterans and military members who suffer from war trauma. The second retreat was just completed and two additional ones are scheduled this Spring and Summer. It is getting very good responses from the participants. They are expressing relief that there is somewhere they can get help beside the VA and psychiatric drugging. It is receiving local media attention (see http://www.myfoxdc.com/Clip/11180158/veterans-ptsd-retreat-in-maryland)....

Surviving Psychiatry

Thanks to Joanne Cacciatore for sending this story.  In March of 2013, a young, vibrant mother of three children (all under 18 years of age) was prescribed several psychiatric medications after she sought help for some personal difficulties around the failure of her business and several interpersonal relationships.  Within days of going on the medications, friends noticed she became akathesic. She was always agitated, began drinking during the day to cope with her agitation, and developed unusual bodily movements.  Within weeks after going on the medications, she shot and killed herself. She was a woman loved by her family, friends, and others.  This piece is written by a 17 year old girl who grew up with her and her children in a close neighborhood community.

Watching Over You, by your third daughter

Dedicated to a Beautiful Soul…C.A. Personality change...a difference seen only by those who stand close to you. The...

Operation Speak Up

4/20/2015    Chuck Ruby    Operation Speak Up 0 Comments
OSU Flyer 2 Operation Speak Up just launched an online petition here. We ask that you sign it and share it widely.

ISEPP Public Statements

ISEPP Statement Concerning Recent Allegations Against the American Psychological Association Collusion with the U.S. Government

November 1, 2014

The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry joins with other national and international organizations in calling on the American Psychological Association (APA) to respond directly and transparently to the claims in James Risen’s new book, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. We also call for an independent investigation into these allegations. Using primary sources, Risen has documented that the APA colluded with the CIA and White House officials to craft policy that stacked the deck to allow psychologists’ participation in the torture of enemy combatants by the U.S. Government, euphemistically known as “enhanced interrogations”.   ISEPP is aware of...

2015 ISEPP Annual Conference – Understanding Trauma: Responding Beyond the Medical Model

Click “Register” below to see the Call for Papers and Preliminary Conference Schedule


October 9, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Crowne Newton/Boston

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