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Is it taboo to discuss psychiatric drugs in mental health system funded events?

When the conference Alternatives 2010 addressed the controversy of psychiatric drugs, their federal funders cracked down. Will we be able to have a full discussion of issues involving psychiatric drugs with this kind of repression?

News Item Robert Whitaker on MFI Live Web Free Radio: Why are discussions about psychiatric drug controversies so often silenced?
On Saturday, 9 October 2010, MFI held a live, free Internet show with special guest author Robert Whitaker, and you can hear the archive. The US government has funded an annual meeting of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors for the past 25 years. But when their conference organizers decided to address controversies involving psychiatric drugs, the federal funders stepped in to intervene. Here's your gateway to the debate. [Updated 11 Oct. 2010]
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Hugh Massengill, psychiatric survivor and MFI member, addresses opening session of City of Eugene, Oregon, USA conference on Choice in Mental Health Care as a Human Right at the University of Oregon.
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