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Hunger Strike Debate

The original statement by the Fast for Freedom in Mental Health to the American Psychiatric Association, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the US Office of the Surgeon General sparked an important exchange of letters and statements on the validity of the biochemical model of mental illness.

Page Original Statement by the Fast for Freedom in Mental Health
 
Page Response from APA
 
Page Scientific Panel addresses APA claims
 
Page APA statement on "Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders"
 
Page Scientific Panel replies to APA statement
 
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