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On 11 May 2016 there was a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for prescribed drug dependence in the Houses of Parliament in London. You can watch the video recording of that meeting and hear a number of experts talk about psychiatric [continue reading…]

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Here is a video in one of a series by the experienced and highly respected psychiatrist Dr Peter Breggin. In this talk he discusses what psychiatric drugs do to the brain and what [continue reading…]

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Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis by Ivan Illich The book was first published in 1974. The current edition was published in 2016 by Marion Boyars Publishers, London.

Illich gave a lecture in Edinburgh based on the book and you can read the text of that lecture here:

IVAN ILLICH

Medical nemesis* Ivan Illich

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This article was originally published in the Lancet in 1974. It is reprinted here, as the centre of a set of articles, in memory of the death of Ivan Illich in December 2002. …………………………………………………………………

Within the last decade medical professional practice has become a major threat to health. Depression, infection, disability, dysfunction, and other specific iatrogenic diseases now [continue reading…]

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In the video below Dennis Noble, emeritus Professor of Cardiac Physiology at the University of Oxford, discusses serious errors in how many, perhaps most, of us think about [continue reading…]

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The Great Teacher

He, the Great Teacher, is a front. Find out what’s inside him, what’s behind his appearance, where he comes from (in you). Ponder as often and for as long as is feasible: not thinking, but in the same way that you would find the balance on a bike for the first time. Be patient when you feel his presence in all its forms as you [continue reading…]

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A revolution in psychiatry

In the 1980s there was a revolution in psychiatry that claimed to offer science-based cures for depression and various other so-called disorders of the mind.

Prozac and similar antidepressant drugs flooded the western world. And yet [continue reading…]