1981 Sept. 11
Frank, Leonard Roy
San Francisco (Calif.) - Presentation from the "Refusing Mental Health Treatment: Values in Conflict." Using his personal psychiatric records as a framing device, Frank explores the debilitating damage done by involuntary electroconvulsive treatment, insulin coma treatments and institutionalization. Theorizing that patients are punished for their non-conformity and that psychiatry is more about social control than care of the... more
1979 June 14
Buckley, John J.
Middlesex County (Mass.) - Article from the Boston Globe criticizing the "Scared Straight" film and Rahway State Prison program which is meant to deter juvenile delinquents from further crime. Buckley discusses other studies that examine the success rate claimed by the program.
1975 Dec. 16
Regarding two models for the protection of patients against the abuse of psychiatric medication. The first model focuses on patients thought to be incompetent being referred to a Treatment Review Committee, which will make a decision on competence and lays out emergency and nonemergency situations involving adults and minors. The second model involves a special guardian being assigned to patients deem... more
1993 July 22
Chamberlin, Judi, 1944-2010
Boston (Mass.) - Providing contact information for a Japanese psychiatric survivor, Mikio Kuraki, who serves as Advisor to the Yowa Hospital Patients' Association.
1979 Feb. 16
Washington (D.C.) - Writing on behalf of Selma Levine who has been harmed by the psychiatric and legal professions. Lamenting the lack of action in Ms. Levine's case and issuing support for her efforts. Urging that professional disciplinary boards be more responsive to consumer complaints and less preoccupied with protecting practictioners who may be causing harm to patients.