My guest, British psychologist Peter Kinderman PhD and I agreed to do a show that examines the politics of mental health including the overall politics of human life, society, and government. This is the first time I have aired my own political principles in such detail on my radio talk show. I believe in Founding Principles of America, including personal freedom …
A positive, loving approach to helping children and adults in therapy, education and everyday life. Howard Glasser and his Nurtured Heart Approach are transforming thousands of lives around the world. Hear us talk about how you can bring out the best in yourself and others. Replayed from 9.23.15. Download this episode (right click and save)
The Personal Computer Show PRN.fm 6 PM ET Wednesday, April 19, 2017 IN THE NEWS o Internet and computing pioneer Robert Taylor dies o Support for the original version of Windows 10 ends May 9 o Raspberry Pi releases an OS to breathe new life into old PCs FEATURE SEGMENTS o Product Review – Acronis True Image New Generation 2017 …
James Davies PhD is a British academic, researcher, therapist, author and political activist in the psychology and mental health arenas. He does it all. To my delight, his activism began when a patient brought him a copy of Toxic Psychiatry! This quickly flowing hour focuses on the politics of psychiatry in Great Britain and the US, its changes over the years, and where it is going now. James is enthusiastic, perceptive and patient-centered in his observations on the mental health field, and his life and work will inspire you.
Robert Whitaker calls himself a journalist but I believe he is one of the most important scientists in the world today based on his scientific analyses of the flaws in what passes for research in psychiatry. He is also an insightful social critic. More than that, he is a major figure in the promotion of genuinely …
The 300th airing of my PRN radio shows, and it’s a stunner. Jeanne Stolzer PhD and I draw a holistic picture of how human evolution relates to understanding good nutrition, successful early child development, the health of mothers, the sources of physical and emotional disorders in later life, and what all this means for psychotherapy and medical treatment. For me, the conversation is a high-water mark in becoming more holistic in my orientation and my career. This is one of the most important interviews for me in my career, part of a turning point in my orientation toward my work in the world. Some of the ideas may seem startling, but giving them a chance may enhance your life, too.
The best talk I have ever given about the harms of antidepressant drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, Effexor, and Wellbutrin. Impassioned and yet full of devastating facts and truths about the damage done to many, and perhaps most, of people who take them. Not only children but also adults develop suicidal thoughts and behaviors on antidepressants. All ages can develop symptoms of mania and some experience a full-blown manic episode with dangerously uncontrolled, impulsive, grandiose behavior. Others become chronically depressed by these drugs called antidepressants. Many become easily frustrated (irritable) and or even violent, including many mass murders who were taking antidepressants. Ethical people become unethical. Kind people become callous and hateful. Without knowing what has happened to them, almost everyone becomes less caring and less engaged with friends, loved ones, work, recreational activities and life in general. With all that, genuinely scientific studies show that antidepressants are not even helpful, while the FDA defies commonsense and science in how it allows the drug companies to test them! I call for a ban on giving these and other psychiatric drugs to children and ask if any adults, if fully informed, would ever take them.
One of my best hours! With British psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff, this is a must-listen-to show. It is thoughtful from beginning to end about how psychiatric drugs really work by disrupting brain function and how they impair our ability to be “sensitive to complex aspects of the environment, such as other people.” I describe how, in my opinion, they are neurotoxins that reduce the individual’s capacity to care about anything including themselves and other people. Joanna and I do not fully agree on all the nuances of these issues, such as should antipsychotic drugs ever be used, and how common and severe are the long-term effects. These differences provide the listener with a unique opportunity to hear a genuine, informed, scientific, and caring discussion covering broad aspects and concerns pertaining to the whole range of psychiatric drugs.
A great hour with British child psychiatrist Sami Timimi. We focus mostly on children but since all of us were once children, everything is also relevant to adult life. We examine the hazards of calling “unhappiness” or “despair” by a medical term such as “depression” and then prescribing drugs to children. Ultimately we address being a human being, and what children and adults alike really need–trusting, loving relationships. You will learn and be inspired by listening to Dr. Timimi.
My guest Danish physician Peter Gøtzsche is the cutting edge of psychiatric reform in Europe. Although an internist and highly respected researcher in general medicine, he has now turned his attention to psychiatry and been dismayed. He is devoting himself to stopping psychiatric oppression and to promoting better alternatives. A researcher, educator, and politically astute man, he is turning his critique into live action on the political stage and in the delivery of services. A rousing, don’t-miss exchange between the two of us!