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This page offers information concerning critical perspectives in psychology, a curated collection of links to websites, books, and other health and wellness products that may complement a holistic self-care regimen.*
Drug Research & Facts
Robert Whitaker is an American journalist and author who has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science, including the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association for Science Writers’ Award for best magazine article. In 1998, he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. His first book, Mad in America, was named by Discover magazine as one of the best science books of 2002. Anatomy of an Epidemic won the 2010 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism. He is the publisher of madinamerica.com
Professor Peter C Gøtzsche http://nordic.cochrane.org/peter-c-gøtzsche is a specialist in internal medicine; worked with clinical trials and regulatory affairs in the drug industry 1975-1983, and at hospitals in Copenhagen 1984-95. With about 80 others, he helped start The Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 with the founder, Sir Iain Chalmers, and established The Nordic Cochrane Centre the same year. He became a professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis in 2010 at the University of Copenhagen. In 2017, he was elected to the Cochrane Governing Board, the Cochrane Collaboration's uppermost authority. He is author of 4 books, 3 of which are noted here
Mammography screening: truth, lies and controversy https://amzn.to/2K9WdiC, and Rational diagnosis and treatment: evidence-based clinical decision-making (2007)
Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs, a Guide for Informed Consent by Grace Jackson MD https://amzn.to/2tmWV1N
The Bitterest Pills by Joanna Moncrieff MD https://amzn.to/2K0JHC6
Toxic Psychiatry and Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal by Peter Breggin https://amzn.to/2K4w84t
Health & Wellness
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Vitamins, Herbs, & Supplements
Viva Labs (fresh) fish oil https://amzn.to/2K3nRdU
Marital / Relational Health & Happiness
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D are partners in life and work. Together, they have written over 10 books, including three New York Times bestsellers. https://harvilleandhelen.com
John Gottman, Ph.D. is a renowned for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction. He has conducted 40 years of breakthrough research with thousands of couples, and is the author or co-author of hundreds of published academic articles and more than 40 books, including the bestselling The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; What Makes Love Last; The Relationship Cure; Why Marriages Succeed or Fail; and Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child, among many others. https://www.gottman.com
Psychological & Spiritual Growth & Development
The Enneagram in Love & Work, Understanding Your Intimate & Business Relationships by Helen Palmer https://amzn.to/2K3POWs
Understanding the Enneagram, by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, The Practical Guide to Personality Types https://amzn.to/2JWZdzH
The Wisdom of the Enneagram, the Complete Guide to Psychological & Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types https://amzn.to/2K9H0OS
By Pema Chodron: Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chodron https://amzn.to/2MJisui
Always Maintain A Joyful Mind https://amzn.to/2tj2qz7
fail fail again fail better, wise advise for leaning into the unknown https://amzn.to/2tj2qz7
Start Where You Are, A Guide to Compassionate Living https://amzn.to/2K9YOta
Comfortable with Uncertainty, 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion https://amzn.to/2MMVYJ6
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl https://amzn.to/2tj2qz7
Human Rights & the mental health system
MindFreedom International is a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities. http://www.mindfreedom.org
The International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, Inc. (ISEPP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization of mental health professionals, physicians, educators, ex-patients and survivors of the mental health system, and their families. Its mission is to use the standards of scientific inquiry and critical reasoning to address the ethics of psychology and psychiatry. ISEPP strives to educate the public about the nature of “mental illness”, the de-humanizing and coercive aspects of many forms of mental health treatment, and alternative humane ways of helping people who struggle with difficult life issues. At the heart of its critique is the fact that, despite popular media portrayal and pronouncements from medical organizations, decades of scientific research have failed to demonstrate any biological pathology that causes “mental illness". http://psychintegrity.org
The Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Inc., is a statewide association of lawyers, mental health professionals and financial advisors who work together to learn, practice and promote a collaborative process for problem solving and a respectful resolution of family law issues. http://www.collabdivorce.com https://www.cflcw.org/member-directory/#!biz/id/578095e064fb5a065ef45893
Marc Lewis is a neuroscientist and recently retired full professor of developmental psychology at the University of Toronto from 1989 to 2010, and at Radboud University in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2016. He is the author or co-author of many journal publications in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and parenting, editor of an academic book on developmental psychology, and, more recently, he has written two books on the science and experience of addiction. http://www.memoirsofanaddictedbrain.com/authors-bio/ Memoirs of an Addicted Brain https://amzn.to/2ljdNTq
The Critical Psychiatry Network (CPN) http://www.criticalpsychiatry.co.uk is a psychiatric organization based in the United Kingdom. It was created by a group of British psychiatrists concerned about the human rights and the civil liberties of people with mental health illness. Participants share concerns about psychiatric practice where and when it is heavily dependent upon diagnostic classification and the use of psychopharmacology. These concerns reflect their recognition of poor construct validity amongst psychiatric diagnoses and scepticism about the efficacy of anti-depressants, mood stabilisers and anti-psychotic agents. According to them, these concerns have ramifications in the area of the use of psychiatric diagnosis to justify civil detention and the role of scientific knowledge in psychiatry, and an interest in promoting the study of interpersonal phenomena such as relationship, meaning and narrative in pursuit of better understanding and improved treatment.
Peter R. Breggin, MD has been called "The Conscience of Psychiatry" for his many decades of successful efforts in the field of Psychopharmacology. http://www.breggin.com
Joanna Moncrieff, MD http://www.joannamoncrieff.com is a practising psychiatrist and a part-time academic and author interested in the history, philosophy and politics of psychiatry, and particularly in the use, misuse and misrepresentation of psychiatric drugs.
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