Fast-moving, informative, insightful interview with John Read, PhD, psychologist, professor in England, and a cutting-edge thinker and researcher.  I learned stuff. We give and take about “What is psychosis?”, “What are hallucinations?” and “What helps very distressed people?” as well as “What’s the matter with psychiatry, Where is it going, Who nowadays joins the profession, and finally Can it be salvaged?”  Surprising and thoughtful conversation!   

 
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Gina Nikkel PhD is President and CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.  It funds a broad array of very positive mental health approaches such as Open Dialogue, the Hearing Voices movement, Continuing Education that actually educates, and even nutritional approaches.  If you have a good idea of your own, you might even be able to get help or direction through the Fund and if you have money, there are wonderful projects that need your donations. Support the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care—it’s our future!

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Katinka Blackford-Newman , a British filmmaker and author of "The Pill that Steals Lives," endured a year in psychiatric hell from which she escaped to tell the tale with remarkable grace, skill and clarity.  Her story demonstrates the horrors created by psychiatric drugs as well as the good fortune of some who fully recover.   Her voice is strong, uncorrupted by victimization, and determined to help sound the alarm.  It is an honor to present her to you.  Be inspired to speak out!

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Dr. Michael Corrigan, my friend and a professor at the Ohio State University is an outstanding scientist in the field of assessment and evaluation of children’s services and, at the same time, a tremendous advocate for children and critic of the medical approach to their problems.   He’s a leader in the field worth listening to.  
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Pat Bracken, MD is an Irish psychiatrist and philospher who brings enormous courage, caring, empathy and thoughtfulness to his work.  You will be inspired by his respect for different cultures and individuals. Learn that even victims of torture can triumph spiritually over what they have endured.  

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Every one of us can receive lifesaving health-enhancing information from Pam Popper, PhD, founder of The Wellness Forum who explains how we can eat ourselves out of bad health and into good health with the kinds of foods that humans have genetically evolved to eat. She offers a rational, science-based approach that all of us can benefit from. Pam is also a shining example of standing up for truth in healthcare in the face of aggressive establishment opposition. 
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Andrew Thibault of Parents against Pharmaceutical Abuse provides stunning data on psychiatric drug-induced fatalities and homicides based on his highly sophisticated analyses of millions of reports to the FDA. Learn how 280 stimulant drug death reports for children may reflect 28,000 actual fatalities over ten years. Learn how 700 reported cases of homicide for all psychiatric drugs in all ages may reflect multiples more actual murders over the decade. I took notes like a student listening to Andrew.

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Brilliant and caring British child psychologist Dave Traxson and I engaged each other around the best and the worst in child therapy and education, from innovative approaches to understanding and helping children to analyzing what Dave calls “psychopharmaceutically-induced isolation” and “the chemical colonization of the minds of children.” Listening to Dave is always an entertaining learning experience.

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My guest, psychologist Michael Cornwall, and I discuss candy-coated amphetamines!  Yes, the FDA has approved sweetened amphetamines for children to melt in their mouths.  You will hear me as  outraged as I’ve ever been on the radio!  We also talk about the essentials of what parents really need to do to help their children have better, more effective and happier lives.

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The scientific results are in:  Antidepressants do not work.  Premier researcher Irving Kirsch, PhD brilliantly explains the facts. Then we have a friendly debate about why psychiatry and medicine have continued to escalate their prescription of antidepressants despite the over overwhelming facts. I have the darker view on human motivation. 

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