Over 50 Years Ago Thomas Szasz Rocked the World of Psychiatry

By | 2017-08-19T03:07:48+00:00 August 18th, 2017|DSM, Editorials, Mental Disorders|

It is fifty-six years now since Thomas Szasz rocked the world of psychiatry by writing The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct. His work continues to have a profound impact on how we think about disease, behavior, liberty, justice, responsibility, and most important of all, what it means to be human.

The Dangerous Truth About Electroshock (ECT)

By | 2017-10-13T21:44:16+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Editorials, Electroshock|

Despite its claim to virtue as a government regulatory agency whose mission is to protect the public, in truth the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all too often functions as an industry ally—and the agency’s history and current avoidance of responsibility with electroshock (also known as ECT) is an egregious example.