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American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

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The psychiatric profession is debating the psychiatric survivors movement.

American Psychiatric Association vs. MindFreedom International

June 2006 Psychiatric Services Cover

October 2006

Over a six month period in three issues, an official magazine of the American Psychiatric Association called Psychiatric Serivces held a heated debate and analysis about the politics and history of the psychiatric survivors movement.


June 2006: The original essay that started the debate mentions MindFreedom International.


August 2006: How to access the 10 reply letters that are published, including several by MindFreedom International.


October 2006: Professor Robert Emerick analyzes the debate.


A news analysis by David Oaks, MFI Director, of the flaws in the original essay.


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