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Welcome to the Mad in America podcast, a new weekly discussion that searches for the truth about psychiatric prescription drugs and mental health care worldwide.This podcast is part of Mad in America’s mission to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care and mental health. We believe that … read more

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Jim Gottstein - Patient Rights in Mental Healthcare

June 30th, 2017

45:19

This week on the Mad in America podcast, we talk to Jim Gottstein, president and founder of the organisation Law Project for Psychiatric Rights. Jim talks to us about his own experiences with the psychiatric system, …

Mo Hannah - Changing the Teaching of the Biological Model

July 8th, 2017

37:02

This week on the Mad in America podcast, we talk to Dr. Maureen (Mo) Hannah. 

Mo is a Professor of Psychology at Siena College, New York, where she …

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2017 - Raising Global Understanding

July 11th, 2017

1:30:08

This week, we have a special episode to join in with the events being held for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day.

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day seeks to raise global awareness of iatrogenic benzodiazepine …

Will Hall - A Harm Reduction Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing

July 15th, 2017

31:58

This week, we have an interview with Will Hall. Will is a mental health advocate, counsellor, writer, and teacher. Will advocates the recovery approach to mental illness and is recognised internationally as an innovator …

Monica Cassani - Achieving Health in Body, Mind and Spirit

July 22nd, 2017

29:48

This week, we have an interview with Monica Cassani. Monica has seen the mental health system from both sides – as a social worker and as a person whose life was severely ruptured by psychiatric drugs. She writes …

Pratima Singh - Exploring Alternatives to Biological Psychiatry

July 29th, 2017

1:04:38

This week, we interview Dr. Pratima Singh. Dr. Singh completed her medical degree in India, before moving to the UK to work at the Maudsley NHS …

Kermit Cole - Dialogical Approaches to Extreme States

August 5th, 2017

46:17

This week, we interview Kermit Cole. Kermit’s first career was in film and television, directing, amongst others, Living Proof: HIV and the Pursuit …

Jim van Os - Rethinking Biological Psychiatry

August 11th, 2017

54:45

 This week, we interview Professor Jim van Os.

Professor van Os is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Maastricht University …

Rani Bora - Innate Health and Resilience, How It Differs to Mainstream Psychiatric Treatment

August 19th, 2017

32:20

This week, we interview Dr. Rani Bora. 

Dr. Bora is a qualified Psychiatrist and Mental Health and Resilience Coach. She has studied a number of approaches to mental well-being – both traditional and non-traditional, …

Peter Breggin - The Conscience of Psychiatry (Part 1)

August 20th, 2017

35:21

This week we have a very special guest for you, it has been my honour to be able to interview Dr. Peter Breggin.

Dr. Breggin is a Harvard-trained …

Bob Fiddaman - Taking on the Pharmaceutical Regulators and the Seroxat Scandal

September 2nd, 2017

47:46

This week we have an interview with Bobby Fiddaman.

Bobby is a very well known author, blogger and researcher who has been writing about psychiatric …

John Read - What the Science and Evidence Tell Us About Electroshock (ECT)

September 9th, 2017

32:12

This week we have an interview with Professor John Read. Professor Read worked for nearly 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist and manager of mental …

Peter Breggin - The Conscience of Psychiatry (Part 2)

September 18th, 2017

45:59

This week we have a very special guest for you, it has been my honour to be able to interview Dr. Peter Breggin.

Dr. Breggin is a Harvard-trained …

Irving Kirsch - The Placebo Effect and What It Tells Us About Antidepressant Efficacy

September 23rd, 2017

32:18

This week I have had the honour of interviewing Dr Irving Kirsch.

Dr Kirsch is Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and lecturer in …

Michael O’Loughlin - Exploring Narrative Approaches to Psychological Distress

September 30th, 2017

28:04

This week, Mad in America’s news editor Justin Karter interviews Professor Michael O’Loughlin.

Professor O’Loughlin is a college professor and …

Bonnie Burstow and Nick Walker - An Introduction to Cognitive Liberty

October 7th, 2017

1:18:09

This week, Mad in America editor Emily Sheera Cutler presents the first in a series of interviews that examine the many important issues around forced treatment and cognitive liberty. The series will examine …

Olga Runciman - Moving Beyond Psychiatry

October 14th, 2017

46:43

This week on the Mad in America podcast we interview Olga Runciman. 

Olga is an international trainer and speaker, writer, campaigner, and artist. …

David Mielke - Educating in the era of the psychiatric diagnosis

October 21st, 2017

52:28

This week we interview David Mielke. David is a psychology graduate and teacher in a California high school who has become increasingly concerned …

Gordon Warme - The Relationship Between Culture and Psychiatric ‘Disorders’

October 28th, 2017

41:37

This week we interview Dr Gordon Warme. Dr Warme is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. He trained with Karl Menninger at the Menninger Clinic in the US and at Heidelberg University in Germany, and has been a …

David Healy - Seeking a Cure for Protracted, Medication-related Sexual Dysfunction

November 4th, 2017

29:07

This week we interview Dr David Healy. 

Dr Healy is an internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author. A …

Jay Joseph - Why Schizophrenia Genetic Research is Running on Empty

November 11th, 2017

34:43

This week on MIA Radio we interview Dr Jay Joseph. Dr Joseph is a clinical psychologist and author who brings a critical perspective to claims in the …

Joseph Firth - The Role of Exercise and Nutrition in Early Psychosis

November 18th, 2017

24:18

This week on MIA Radio we interview Dr Joseph Firth. Dr Firth is a postdoctoral research fellow at Western Sydney University. His research focuses on …

Noel Hunter and Brett Francis - Diagnosis, Empowerment and Equality

November 25th, 2017

49:45

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This week on MIA Radio, we share the time between two interviewees; clinical psychologist Dr. Noel Hunter and …

George Atwood - Shattered Worlds, the Experience of Personal Annihilation

December 2nd, 2017

55:26

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Dr. George Atwood. Dr. Atwood has devoted a substantial part of his life to the study and treatment of what he refers to as ‘so-called psychosis’.  He has authored or coauthored …

Chris Hansen - Making Connections Through Intentional Peer Support

December 9th, 2017

34:29

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Chris Hansen. Chris started working in New Zealand as an activist after a psychiatric hospitalization 20 years ago. 

She has provided advice and media comment locally, regionally and …

Celia Brown - Surviving Psychiatry

December 16th, 2017

30:54

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Celia Brown. Celia is a psychiatric survivor and a prominent leader in the movement for human rights in mental health. She is the current president of MindFreedom International, a …

Sir Robin Murray - Reframing Psychotic Illness

December 23rd, 2017

54:48

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Professor Sir Robin Murray. Professor Murray is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Psychosis Service …

Jennifer Bahr - Treating the Whole Person

January 6th, 2018

43:58

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Dr. Jennifer Bahr. Dr Bahr is a passionate advocate for naturopathic approaches to health and wellbeing. She is the founder of Resilience Naturopathic which was founded with a …

Kelli Foulkrod - Integrating Yoga with Psychotherapy

January 20th, 2018

45:13

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Kelli Foulkrod. Kelli is the owner of the Organic Mental Health Center.  She is a therapist, yoga teacher, and …

Johann Hari - Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions

January 27th, 2018

1:10:06

This week, we interview journalist and author Johann Hari. 

Johann is one of our foremost social science thinkers and writers. In addition to writing …

Michael Fontaine - What the Ancient World can Teach us About Emotional Distress

February 17th, 2018

41:21

This week, we interview Professor Michael Fontaine. Michael is Professor of Classics and Associate Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education at Cornell …

Joanna Moncrieff - Challenging the New Hype About Antidepressants

March 3rd, 2018

18:16

This week, we interview Dr Joanna Moncrieff. Dr Moncrieff is a psychiatrist, academic and author. She has an interest in the history, philosophy and …

Lucy Johnstone - The Power Threat Meaning Framework

March 5th, 2018

40:08

This week, we interview Dr Lucy Johnstone. Lucy is a clinical psychologist, trainer, speaker and writer, and a long-standing critic of the biomedical …

John Read - The UK Royal College of Psychiatrists and Antidepressant Withdrawal

March 9th, 2018

22:14

Today on MIA Radio we have a special episode which is devoted to recent developments in the UK involving the Royal College of Psychiatrists. These …

Tina Minkowitz - The Abolition of Forced Psychiatric Interventions

March 10th, 2018

36:49

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Tina Minkowitz. Tina is an attorney and survivor of psychiatry who represented the World Network for Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in the drafting and negotiation of the United …

Duncan Double - On Being a Critical Psychiatrist

March 17th, 2018

21:20

This week on MIA Radio we interview Dr. Duncan Double. Duncan is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. He is …

Russell Razzaque: Breaking Down Is Waking Up

April 9th, 2018

40:39

This week, we interview Dr Russell Razzaque. Dr Razzaque currently works as a consultant psychiatrist and associate medical director in east London …

Jeffrey Michael Friedman - Trauma and Forced Psychiatric Treatment

April 14th, 2018

38:45

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Jeffrey Michael Friedman, a clinical social worker and an activist in the psychiatric survivor's movement. Jeffrey provides trauma-informed therapy to victims of various forms of …

John Read - UK Royal College of Psychiatry Refuses to Retract Misleading Statement about Antidepressant Withdrawal and Dismisses Complaint

May 2nd, 2018

18:35

Today on MIA Radio we have a special episode which is devoted to recent developments in the UK involving a formal complaint lodged with the UK Royal …

Laura Delano - Connecting people through the Inner Compass Initiative and Withdrawal Project

May 3rd, 2018

46:57

This week, we interview Laura Delano. Laura is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Inner Compass Initiative and The Withdrawal Project, which aim to create safe spaces for people to connect and the opportunity to …

Sera Davidow - Intersections Between Sexual Violence and Psychiatric Abuse

May 12th, 2018

39:38

This week on MIA Radio we interview Sera Davidow, a psychiatric survivor and prolific activist for the human rights of people labeled mentally ill. …

Peter Gordon - Addressing the Divide Between the Arts and Medical Sciences

May 17th, 2018

24:04

This week, we interview Dr Peter Gordon. Dr Gordon describes himself as a gardener with an interest in medicine. He trained in both medicine and landscape architecture before specialising in psychiatry and now works …

Sami Timimi and John Read - Latest Developments with The UK Royal College of Psychiatrists

June 19th, 2018

30:17

This week on MIA Radio we provide an update on a complaint made to the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists by a group of thirty academics, …

Peter Groot and Akansha Vaswani - Tapering Strips and Shared Decision-Making

July 6th, 2018

46:36

On MIA Radio this week, Akansha Vaswani and Dr Peter Groot discuss Tapering Strips, a novel and practical solution for those who wish to taper …

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2018 - Part 1 - Nicole Lamberson, Josef Witt-Doerring, Chris Paige

July 11th, 2018

1:20:24

This week on MIA Radio, we present a special episode of the podcast to join in the many events being held for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, …

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2018 - Part 2 - Robert Whitaker

July 11th, 2018

56:18

This week on MIA Radio, we present a special episode of the podcast to join in the many events being held for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, …

Julia Rucklidge - Nutrition, Mental Health and TED

July 28th, 2018

37:53

This week on MIA Radio we interview Dr Julia Rucklidge. Dr Rucklidge is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Canterbury in New …

Conflicts of Interest Questioned in Review of Prescribed Drug Dependence

August 21st, 2018

38:25

This week on MIA Radio, we discuss the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists representation on a Government-led review of Prescribed Drug Dependence. …

John Read and Sue Cunliffe - The 57th Maudsley Debate - This House Believes that ECT has no Place in Modern Medicine

October 1st, 2018

1:05:46

This week on MIA Radio we turn our attention to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) or Electroshock as it’s known in the US. On Wednesday, September …

Zach Bush - Healthy Planet/Healthy Mind

October 4th, 2018

58:57

Sharna Olfman Ph.D interviews Zach Bush MD

One of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, …

Melissa Raven - The Global Mental Health Movement - Cause for Concern

October 10th, 2018

31:47

This week, we present the first in a series of interviews on the topic of the global ‘mental health’ movement. These interviews will be led by our Mad in America research news team and today’s interview is hosted by our …

Jhilmil Breckenridge and Bhargavi Davar - Global Mental Health - An Old System Wearing New Clothes

October 20th, 2018

1:07:41

Today, we bring you the second in our series of podcasts on the topic of the global mental health movement. These interviews are led by our Mad in America research news team.

On October 9th and 10th, 2018, World Mental …

China Mills - Global Mental Health - Coloniality, Technology and Medicalization

October 24th, 2018

56:59

Today, we bring you the third in our series of podcasts on the topic of the global mental health movement. Part one of the series featured Dr …

Derek Summerfield - Moving Global Mental Health "Outside Our Heads"

October 27th, 2018

57:00

This week, MIA Radio presents the fourth in a series of interviews on the topic of the global “mental health” movement.” This series is being developed through a UMASS Boston initiative supported by a grant from the …

Sandy Steingard - Anatomy of a Psychiatrist

November 10th, 2018

53:35

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Dr. Sandy Steingard. Dr. Steingard is Medical Director at Howard Center, a community mental health center where she has worked for the past 21 years. She is also Clinical Associate …

Will Davies - The Happiness Industry

November 17th, 2018

46:24

When we discuss the issue of forced treatment, coercive mental health interventions like involuntary commitment, forced drugging, and …

Darcia Narvaez - Reclaiming Humanity

December 21st, 2018

1:04:26

In this second interview in our Science and Pseudoscience of Mental Health series, Dr. Sharna Olfman interviews Dr. Darcia Narvaez. 

In 1955, Erich Fromm published a book called The Sane Society. The basic premise is …

Jim van Os - Towards Resilience and Possibilities and Away from Diseases and Symptoms

January 26th, 2019

58:20

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Professor Jim van Os. Professor van Os is Chairman of the Division of Neuroscience at Utrecht University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands, and Visiting Professor of …

Alita Taylor - Open Dialogue - Making Meaning

February 16th, 2019

31:14

This week on MIA Radio, we turn our attention to Open Dialogue and we chat with psychotherapist and Open Dialogue trainer Alita Taylor. Alita is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, trainer and facilitator based …

Gail Hornstein - First-Person Accounts of Madness and Global Mental Health

March 14th, 2019

27:48

This week, MIA Radio presents the fifth in a series of interviews on the topic of the global “mental health” movement.” This series is being developed through a UMASS Boston initiative supported by a grant from the Open …

Mark Horowitz - Peer-Support Groups Were Right, Guidelines Were Wrong - Tapering Off Antidepressants

March 20th, 2019

28:00

Interview by Peter Simons.

Dr. Mark Horowitz is a training psychiatrist and researcher and recently co-authored, with Dr. David Taylor, a review of antidepressant withdrawal that was published in Lancet Psychiatry,

Lee Coleman - The Reign of Error

March 23rd, 2019

57:30

This week on MIA Radio, we chat with Doctor Lee Coleman. Lee trained in psychiatry during the 1960s, quickly adopting a sceptical attitude to the …

Vance Trudeau - Antidepressant Exposure Across Generations

April 3rd, 2019

31:15

On MIA Radio this week, MIA's Zenobia Morrill interviews Dr. Vance Trudeau, a professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Dr. Trudeau describes a recent study he conducted, alongside a team of researchers, led by …

Kelly Brogan - The Science and Pseudoscience of Women’s Mental Health

April 13th, 2019

1:00:34
Science and Pseudoscience of Mental Health Podcast: Episode 3

This past week, I had the great pleasure to talk with Dr. Kelly Brogan, a leading voice in natural approaches to women’s mental health. Dr. Brogan began her …

Jonathan Raskin - Constructing Alternatives to the DSM

April 17th, 2019

16:30

 

On MIA Radio this week, MIA’s Jessica Janze interviewed Dr. Jonathan Raskin, in the Department of Psychology at the State University of New York at …

Lee Coleman – The Insanity Defence, Storytelling on the Witness Stand

April 20th, 2019

41:19

This week on MIA Radio, we present our second chat with Doctor Lee Coleman. In the first interview in this series, we discussed Lee’s career, his …

John Read - Fighting for the Meaning of Madness

May 8th, 2019

52:00

On MIA Radio this week, MIA’s Akansha Vaswani interviewed Dr. John Read, a clinical psychologist at the University of East London, about the …

David Cohen - Mad Science, Psychiatric Coercion and the Therapeutic State

May 15th, 2019

41:35

On MIA Radio this week, MIA’s Peter Simons interviewed David Cohen, PhD, a social worker, professor of social welfare, and Associate Dean for …

Adriane Fugh-Berman - Getting Pharma Out of Medical Education

June 5th, 2019

33:07

On MIA Radio this week, MIA’s Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviewed Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and …

Felicity Thomas and Richard Byng - Poverty, Pathology and Pills

June 12th, 2019

1:04:50

On MIA Radio this week, MIA’s Tim Beck interviewed Dr. Felicity Thomas and Dr. Richard Byng. Dr. Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow in the Medical …

Lee Coleman - Breaking Out of the Circle - Creating a Non-violent Revolution

June 22nd, 2019

42:31

This week on MIA Radio, we continue our series of discussions with Doctor Lee Coleman. In previous podcasts, we have discussed Lee’s views as a …

Lucy Johnstone - The Creation of a Conceptual Alternative to the DSM

July 3rd, 2019

53:04

Last year, Lucy Johnstone and her colleagues in the UK launched the Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF), a set of ideas that represented a sharp …

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2019 - Part 1

July 11th, 2019

53:44

This week on MIA Radio, we present a special episode of the MIA podcast to join in the many events being held for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, …

World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2019 - Part 2

July 11th, 2019

55:56

This week on MIA Radio, we present a special episode of the MIA podcast to join in the many events being held for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, …

Diana Kopua - Learning a Different Way

July 18th, 2019

1:10:37

MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Diana Kopua about the Mahi a Atua approach, the global mental health movement, and the importance of language and narratives in how we understand our world and ease our suffering.

Diana …

Pat Bracken - Toward a Critical Self-Reflective Psychiatry

August 2nd, 2019

59:33

Pat Bracken is a psychiatrist who questions many of the fundamental assumptions of his field. He has worked as a psychiatrist in rural Ireland, …

Craig Wiener - ADHD, A Return to Psychology

August 3rd, 2019

27:39

On MIA Radio this week, in the first of a number of podcasts focussed on parenting issues, we interview Dr. Craig Wiener, a licensed psychologist …

Derek Blumke – The Mad in America Veterans Initiative

August 7th, 2019

35:12

This week on MIA Radio we turn our attention to veterans, service members and military families. MIA has recently launched a new resource for military veterans which will provide news, personal stories and resources …

Lillian Comas-Diaz - Addressing the Roots of Racial Trauma

August 14th, 2019

49:58

Lillian Comas-Díaz is a pioneer in the field of ethnocultural approaches to mental health. She is both a clinical practitioner and multicultural …

Dan Hurd - One Pedal at a Time

September 7th, 2019

53:39

In our second week of MIA Veterans & Military Families, we interview U.S. Navy Veteran Dan Hurd. Dan is the Founder of Ride With Dan USAand the One Pedal at a Time Movement. After surviving his third suicide …

Ben Furman - Understanding and Dealing With Adolescent Rage

September 14th, 2019

41:51

On MIA Radio this week, in the second of a number of podcasts focused on parenting issues, we interview Ben Furman MD. Ben is a Finnish psychiatrist, psychotherapist and internationally renowned teacher of the …

Zhiying Ma - Recuperating the Social Person in China

September 23rd, 2019

38:24

On MIA Radio, we interview Anthropologist Zhiying Ma, who explores mental health care in China, including tensions between Western psychiatry and …

Peter Kinderman - Why We Need a Revolution in Mental Health Care

September 28th, 2019

48:56

This week on MIA Radio, we chat with Professor Peter Kinderman. Peter is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, honorary …

IIPDW - Carina Håkansson and John Read

October 2nd, 2019

24:24

This week on MIA Radio we turn our attention to psychiatric drug withdrawal and in particular the work of the International Institute for Psychiatric …

Jenny Freeman - Climate Change, Mental Health and Collective Action

October 4th, 2019

56:45

Jennifer Freeman is a marriage and family therapist and an Expressive Arts Therapist. Since 2017, she has been researching narratives centered on how humans are facing climate change and responding to these challenging …

Steven C Hayes - A Liberated Mind

October 5th, 2019

1:04:57

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Professor of Psychology Dr. Steven C. Hayes.

Dr. Hayes is Nevada Foundation Professor in the Behavior Analysis …

Joseph Gone - When Healing Looks Like Justice

October 18th, 2019

1:00:24

Joseph Gone is a professor of both Anthropology and Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University. He is a clinical and community …

Dorothy Dundas - Survivorship, Resistance, and Connection

October 26th, 2019

47:52

This week on MIA Radio, MIA Correspondent Leah Harris interviews psychiatric survivor Dorothy Dundas. Dorothy is an activist, a mother, a mentor, and an incredible supporter of the activists in all of our …

Lindsay Church – Military Mental Health – From the Brink and the Journey to Recovery

November 18th, 2019

53:53

This week on MIA Radio, we interview US Navy Veteran and Co-Founder of Minority Veterans of America, Lindsay Church. Lindsay served from 2008-2012 as …

Celia Brown - On Human Rights and Surviving Race

November 20th, 2019

43:06

This week on MIA Radio, MIA Correspondent Leah Harris interviews Celia Brown. Celia is a psychiatric survivor and a prominent leader in the movement for human rights in mental health. She is the current Board President …

Psychological Support for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

December 4th, 2019

31:50

This week on MIA Radio we turn our attention to support for those who are struggling to withdraw from psychiatric drugs. Recently in the UK, this issue has become headline news with more and more attention being given …

Peter Breggin and Michael Cornwall - Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children

December 14th, 2019

58:44

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Drs. Peter Breggin and Michael Cornwall their new initiative, Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children (SPAC!).

Peter Breggin, MD is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and a former …

Peter Mayfield - Healing Youth with Nature and Connection

December 22nd, 2019

49:18

Peter Mayfield is the founder and executive director of Gateway Mountain Center in California, an innovative program for helping youth learn, heal, and thrive

As a teenager growing up in California, Peter became an …

Mary Watkins - Opening Doors in the Borderlands

January 8th, 2020

52:43

Mary Watkins is a psychologist at Pacifica Graduate Institute who focuses on reorienting psychology toward social justice and liberatory ends. She …

Anthony Ryan Hatch - The Management of Captive Populations with Psychiatric Drugs

January 15th, 2020

47:37

Dr. Anthony Ryan Hatch is a sociologist and associate professor of Science in Society, African American studies and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan …

Amanda Burrill - Self-Advocacy and Self-Belief – Escaping Psychiatric Drugs

January 18th, 2020

57:44

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Amanda Burrill. After a successful career as a Surface Warfare Officer and Rescue Swimmer in the United States …

MIA Report - The Whistleblower and Penn - A Final Accounting of Study 352

January 22nd, 2020

49:10

Welcome to MIA Reports, showcasing our independent and original journalism devoted to rethinking psychiatry. We take selected MIA Reports and provide them as audio articles. Click here for the text version of this and …

Wendy Dolin - Making Akathisia a Household Word

January 25th, 2020

36:09

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Wendy Dolin founder of the MISSD foundation. MISSD stands for Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and …

John Read - UK Esketamine Approval - Not so Fast

February 1st, 2020

23:24

This week on MIA Radio we chat with Professor John Read of the University of East London. John worked for nearly 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist …

David Joslin – Remedy Alpine, Giving Veterans the Power to Seek Personal Discovery

February 9th, 2020

38:12

This week on MIA Radio we share what is something of an anniversary for us at MIA. This interview marks one hundred episodes since we launched our …

Sarah Kamens and Peter Kinderman - Moving Mental Health Work Away From Diagnosis

February 12th, 2020

1:06:33

Psychiatric diagnosis has come under increased scrutiny in recent years following the release of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric …

Peter Statsny - Reimagining Psychiatry

February 19th, 2020

38:20

Peter Stastny is a New York-based psychiatrist, documentary filmmaker, and a co-founder of the International Network toward Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR). He has been working on the development of services that …

Laysha Ostrow - Live and Learn

February 26th, 2020

46:02

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Laysha Ostrow. Laysha is the founder and CEO of Live & Learn, a research and consulting company that …

Beatrice Birch - Inner Fire and Soul Health

March 7th, 2020

1:05:29

This week on MIA Radio, we chat with Beatrice Birch who is the initiator of the residential healing community Inner Fire. For over 35 years, Beatrice worked as a Hauschka artistic therapist in integrative clinics and …

Ian Parker - Psychology is Not What You Think

March 11th, 2020

53:37

Ian Parker is one of the most important contemporary critics of the discipline of psychology. A prolific writer, with over 25 books to his name, he …

MIA Report - Medication-Free Treatment in Norway - A Private Hospital Takes Center Stage

March 14th, 2020

49:51

Welcome to MIA Reports, showcasing our independent and original journalism devoted to rethinking psychiatry. We take selected MIA Reports and provide them as audio articles. Click here for the text version of this and …

Paula Caplan - Listen to a Veteran

March 21st, 2020

44:03

This week on MIA Radio, we chat with Paula J. Caplan. Paula is a clinical and research psychologist, author of books and plays, playwright, actor, …

Mab Segrest - Narrating Asylum History Through an Anti-Racist Lens

April 15th, 2020

46:53

Mab Segrest is Professor Emeritus of Gender and Women's Studies at Connecticut College and the author of Administrations of Lunacy: Racism and the …

Ian Puppe - Where Western Medicine Meets Indigenous Healing

April 18th, 2020

30:08

Ian Puppe is an instructor and research associate in anthropology at the University of Western Ontario in Ontario, Canada. Puppe’s work focuses on …

Sam Himelstein - The Impact of COVID-19 and Social Distancing on Adolescents

April 25th, 2020

47:25

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Sam Himelstein, PhD, about the impact of the Coronavirus crisis and “social distancing” policies on adolescents, …

MIA Town Hall 1 - Are We Living in the Most Dialogical Time Ever?

April 29th, 2020

1:23:17

This week on MIA Radio we share the audio from our first Town Hall panel discussion. Mad in America, Open Excellence and the HOPEnDialogue project …

Nicole Beurkens – What If This Pandemic Is the Best Thing to Happen to Children with Challenges?

May 9th, 2020

26:27

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Nicole Beurkens, PhD, about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and “quarantine life” on children with different …

Sunil Bhatia - When Psychology Speaks for You, Without You

May 15th, 2020

54:53

Sunil Bhatia is a professor and chair of the Department of Human Development at Connecticut College. He is the author of two books and over 50 …

Dainius Pūras - Bringing Human Rights to Mental Health Care

May 27th, 2020

40:06

Dainius Pūras is a medical doctor and human rights advocate. He is currently serving the final year of his term as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest …

Scott Greenspan - Exercise for Youth Mental Health in the Lockdown

June 10th, 2020

25:06

Scott Greenspan recently received his doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As a mental health counselor, he …

John Read and Irving Kirsch – Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Does the Evidence From Clinical Trials Justify its Continued Use?

June 13th, 2020

38:45

This week on MIA Radio we turn our attention to electroconvulsive therapy (known as electroshock in the US). It’s fair to say that ECT remains a …

Awais Aftab - Bridging Critical and Conceptual Psychiatry

July 3rd, 2020

52:41

MIA’s Justin Karter interviews psychiatrist Awais Aftab about how “conceptual competence” uses philosophy to transform psychiatry.

Awais Aftab is a psychiatrist in Cleveland, Ohio, and Clinical Assistant Professor of …

Angela Peacock - Medicating Normal

July 5th, 2020

28:45

This week on MIA Radio we present a special episode of the podcast in advance of the events being held to mark World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, …

Jim Wright - World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2020

July 11th, 2020

33:08

This week on MIA Radio, we present the second part of our podcast to join in the events for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2020 (W-BAD). In part one, we interviewed Angela Peacock and talked about her experiences …

Baylissa Frederick - World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day 2020

July 11th, 2020

40:44

For our second interview for this World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day podcast I'm so pleased to get the chance to chat with Baylissa Frederick.

Baylissa is a psychotherapist, coach, and author with two decades of …

Ian Tucker - Mental Health and Emotion in the Digital Age

July 15th, 2020

45:42

Ian Tucker is a professor and director of impact and innovation in the school of psychology at the University of East London. His expertise is in …

Claudia Gold - Embrace the Messiness!

July 18th, 2020

41:58

This episode of the “Mad in the Family” podcast discusses the role of human interaction in child development. Specifically, how conflict and …

Jussi Valtonen - How to Know What We Don’t Know

July 29th, 2020

37:36

Jussi Valtonen is both a novelist and a psychologist. As a novelist, his work has been compared to both George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's

Nikolas Rose - Psychiatry and the Selves We Might Become

August 19th, 2020

1:00:02

Nikolas Rose is a professor of Sociology in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College London. His work explores how …

Jodi Aman - Anxiety, I'm So Done with You

September 5th, 2020

35:50

This episode of “Mad in the Family” focuses on how adolescents can better manage and even overcome anxiety—something the news media and our own eyes …

Stuart Shipko - SSRI Withdrawal: Shooting the Odds

September 12th, 2020

33:34

This week on MIA Radio we interview Dr. Stuart Shipko. Dr. Shipko is a psychiatrist in private practice in Pasadena, California and author of the books Surviving Panic Disorder, Xanax Withdrawal and Dr. Shipko’s …

Rhonda Speight - I Found My Lion's Roar - Combining Peer Support and Open Dialogue

September 19th, 2020

49:45

Ronda "Ro" Speight is a mental health peer specialist and recovery advocate at the Mental Health Association of Westchester in Westchester County, New York. She is a person with lived experience with the psychiatric …

Kirk Schneider - Leading Psychology in Existential Times

September 23rd, 2020

1:05:14

Kirk Schneider is currently running for President of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is a licensed psychologist and adjunct faculty …

Natalie Campo - Can We Move Toward Mindful Medicine?

October 14th, 2020

39:01

Natalie Campo, MD, is an integrative psychiatrist practicing in Nashville, TN. She became interested in holistic treatment modalities in her first …

Adele Framer - Surviving Antidepressants

November 1st, 2020

41:29

dele Framer, also known by her online handle Altostrata, is the founder of SurvivingAntidepressants.org, a critical and comprehensive peer-support website that features several thousand case histories of psychiatric …

Tanya Luhrmann - How Culture Influences Voice Hearing

November 13th, 2020

40:29

Tanya Luhrmann is a Watkins University Professor in the Anthropology Department at Stanford. Her work explores how cultural contexts shape the …

Jennifer White - Rethinking Suicide Prevention

November 25th, 2020

46:51

Jennifer White is one of the founders of the Critical Suicidology Network, a growing international network of scholars interested in exploring …

Piers Gooding - Psychosocial Disability Rights and Digital Mental Health

December 23rd, 2020

57:33

Piers Gooding is a Mozilla Foundation fellow (2020) and researcher at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne Law …

Thomas Teo - Fascist Subjectivity and the Subhuman

January 6th, 2021

1:06:34

Thomas Teo is a Professor of Psychology in the Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology Program at York University, Toronto, …

Trailer - Online Town Hall - Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

January 11th, 2021

2:19

Mad in America, in partnership with the Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry and the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug withdrawal is arranging a series of free to attend online town hall discussions on …

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal - Setting the Scene

January 18th, 2021

1:28:45

This week we are sharing the audio taken from our recent psychiatric drug withdrawal town hall held on January 15th 2021.

This was our initial, scene-setting discussion and the panelists are Adele Framer, also known as …

Lucas Richert - Psychiatry and the Counterculture

January 27th, 2021

34:25

Lucas Richert is the George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and historical director for the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. His work explores prescription …

Howard Glasser - The Nurtured Heart Approach

February 6th, 2021

1:13:58

This episode of “Mad in the Family” focuses on a non-drug method to bringing out the best in challenging children, particularly those diagnosed with …

Janice Haaken - Trauma and Mental Health in Social Movements

February 10th, 2021

1:04:32

Janice Haaken is a professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, a clinical psychologist, and a documentary filmmaker. In addition …

Jill Nickens - The Akathisia Alliance for Education and Research

February 13th, 2021

37:22

This week on the Mad in America podcast we turn our attention to prescription-drug-induced akathisia and joining me to discuss this is Jill Nickens. Jill is the president and founder of the Akathisia Alliance for …

Helen Spandler - Uncomfortable Truths in Survivor Narratives

February 24th, 2021

47:37

Helen Spandler is a Professor of Mental Health Studies at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. She is the managing editor of Asylum, a …

Donzaleigh Abernathy - Creative Maladjustment

February 27th, 2021

53:32

Actor, singer, writer, and civil rights activist Donzaleigh Abernathy is goddaughter of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and daughter of the Reverend Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, King's best friend and partner in …

Sherry Julo, Ed White and John Read – Online Support Groups for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

March 13th, 2021

52:10

This week on the MIA podcast, we discuss a recent paper that considers the support provided by online support groups when people seek help for …

Bethany Morris - Feminism, Psychoanalysis and Critical Psychology

March 17th, 2021

32:34

Bethany Morris is an assistant professor of psychology at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she teaches and does theoretical …

Peter Sterling - What Does Our Species Require for a Healthy Life?

March 31st, 2021

50:16

Peter Sterling, now retired from the University of Pennsylvania, is a well-known neuroscientist, having co-authored a popular text, Principles of …

Anne Guy - How Therapists Can Help With Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

April 14th, 2021

46:26

Anne Guy is a member of the council for evidence-based psychiatry (CEP) and works with the secretariat for the All-party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence. She's the lead editor and author of “Guidance …

Julia Rucklidge - Nutrition and Mental Health

April 17th, 2021

56:49

This episode of “Mad in the Family” discusses the links between nutrition and mental health, and the science that’s showing that diet may help …

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal - Exploring the Science

April 26th, 2021

1:30:11

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Our next psychiatric drug withdrawal town hall discussion will be held on May 14 2021, register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/150023595613

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This week on the MIA podcast we are providing the audio taken …

Hannah Zeavin - Questioning the Moral Panic Around Teletherapy

April 28th, 2021

35:59

Hannah Zeavin is a leading scholar investigating how mediated communications and technology impact our intimate relations. Her most recent work …

Katrina Michelle - Psychedelics, Transformative Experiences and Healing

May 12th, 2021

42:08

Katrina Michelle is a psychologist and the founder and director of The Curious Spirit, a transpersonally oriented psychotherapeutic practice that …

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