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Episode 27 Dr. Jennifer Bahr: Treating the Whole Person

1/6/2018
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This week on MIA Radio, we interview Dr. Jennifer Bahr. Dr Bahr is a passionate advocate for naturopathic approaches to health and wellbeing. She is the founder of Resilience Naturopathic which was founded with a mission to not only to provide an alternative to those who struggle with mental health conditions but to improve the way mental and behavioural healthcare is delivered in America. Dr Bahr received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine...

Duration: 00:43:57


Professor Sir Robin Murray: Reframing Psychotic Illness

12/23/2017
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This week on MIA Radio, we interview Professor Sir Robin Murray. Professor Murray is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Psychosis Service located at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London. He is also a Professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry. His research covers epidemiology, molecular genetics, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, neuropsychology and neuropharmacology. Professor Murray’s main research interest is finding the causes of schizophrenia and...

Duration: 00:54:47


Episode 26 Celia Brown: Surviving Psychiatry

12/16/2017
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This week on MIA Radio, we interview Celia Brown. Celia is a psychiatric survivor and a prominent leader in the movement for human rights in mental health. She is the current president of MindFreedom International, a nonprofit organization uniting 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labelled mentally ill. Celia also serves on the board of the National Empowerment Center and has co-chaired the...

Duration: 00:30:53


Episode 25 Chris Hansen: Making Connections Through Intentional Peer Support

12/9/2017
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This week on MIA Radio, we interview Chris Hansen. Chris started working in New Zealand as an activist after a psychiatric hospitalization 20 years ago. She has provided advice and media comment locally, regionally and nationally, including work with the New Zealand Mental Health Commission and Ministry of Health. She was a member of the New Zealand delegation to the United Nations for the development of the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as working as a...

Duration: 00:34:28


Episode 24 Dr George Atwood: Shattered Worlds, the Experience of Personal Annihilation

12/2/2017
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This week on MIA Radio, we interview Dr. George Atwood. Dr. Atwood has devoted a substantial part of his life to the study and treatment of what he refers to as ‘so-called psychosis’. He has authored or coauthored several books, including The Abyss of madness published in 2011 and more than one hundred articles. In the episode we discuss: The story of howAtwood came to be interested in “so-called psychosis,” including what piqued his interest as a high school student, and his work under...

Duration: 00:55:25


Episode 23 Dr Noel Hunter and Brett Francis: Diagnosis, Empowerment and Equality

11/25/2017
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Download to listen later... This week on MIA Radio, we share the time between two interviewees; clinical psychologist Dr. Noel Hunter and entrepreneur and author Brett Francis. Dr. Noel Hunter is a clinical psychologist in New York and an advocate for the rights of people diagnosed with mental disorders. She believes in a trauma-informed, humanistic, person-centred approach to understanding problems in living. She has trained in community mental health, state hospital, residential, and...

Duration: 00:49:43


Episode 22 Dr Joseph Firth: The Role of Exercise and Nutrition in Early Psychosis

11/18/2017
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This week on MIA Radio we interview Dr Joseph Firth. Dr Firth is a postdoctoral research fellow at Western Sydney University. His research focuses on the role of exercise and nutrition in first episode psychosis in young people. In this interview we discuss: That Dr Firth completed his PhD in Manchester, UK, which focussed on the role of exercise in the treatment of psychosis in young people.That he now works on a programme of adjunctive and novel treatments for psychosis, particularly...

Duration: 00:24:17


Episode 21 Dr Jay Joseph: Why Schizophrenia Genetic Research is Running on Empty

11/11/2017
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This week on MIA Radio we interview Dr Jay Joseph. Dr Joseph is a clinical psychologist and author who brings a critical perspective to claims in the media and the academic literature that disordered genes underlie psychiatric disorders. His most recent books are The Trouble with Twin Studies: A Reassessment of Twin Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and the 2017 e-book Schizophrenia and Genetics: The End of an Illusion. In this interview, we discuss the evidence that...

Duration: 00:34:41


Episode 20 Dr David Healy: Seeking a cure for protracted, medication-related sexual dysfunction

11/4/2017
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This week we interview Dr David Healy. Dr Healy is an internationally respected psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, scientist, and author. A professor of Psychiatry in Wales, David studied medicine in Dublin, and at Cambridge University. He is a former Secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and 20 books, including The Antidepressant Era and The Creation of Psychopharmacology and his latest book, Pharmageddon,...

Duration: 00:29:06


Episode 19 Dr Gordon Warme: The relationship between culture and psychiatric ‘disorders’

10/28/2017
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This week we interview Dr Gordon Warme. Dr Warme is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. He trained with Karl Menninger at the Menninger Clinic in the US and at Heidelberg University in Germany, and has been a faculty member at the Menninger Clinic, the University of Kansas, and has been an academic at the University of Toronto for 40 years. His most recent book, published in 2016 is Brain Evangelists: How Psychiatry Has Convinced Us to Believe in Its Far-Fetched Science and...

Duration: 00:41:36


Episode 18 David Mielke: Educating in the era of the psychiatric diagnosis

10/21/2017
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This week we interview David Mielke. David is a psychology graduate and teacher in a California high school who has become increasingly concerned about the number of children that he teaches that have a psychiatric diagnosis and how many are on psychiatric drugs. In this interview, we discuss David’s experiences as an educator and how teachers can empower students to have more confidence in themselves. In the episode we discuss: To get in touch with us email:...

Duration: 00:52:27


Episode 17 Olga Runciman talks about her experiences both as a psychiatric nurse and then as a psychiatric survivor

10/14/2017
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This week on the Mad in America podcast we interview Olga Runciman. Olga is an international trainer and speaker, writer, campaigner, and artist. She co-founded the Danish Hearing Voices Network and sees the role of the Hearing Voices Movement as post-psychiatric, working towards the recognition of human rights while offering hope, empowerment, and access to making sense of individual experiences. Olga was a psychiatric nurse working in social psychiatry but today she is a psychologist...

Duration: 00:46:42


Episode 16 Bonnie Burstow and Nick Walker on the intersection of anti-psychiatry, cognitive liberty and neurodiversity

10/7/2017
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This week, Mad in America editor Emily Sheera Cutler presents the first in a series of interviews that examine the many important issues around forced treatment and cognitive liberty. The series will examine philosophical, theological, and sociological perspectives on coercive treatment. In this first part, Emily interviews two well known and very respected academics and activists Bonnie Burstow and Nick Walker. Central to both Bonnie and Nick’s work is the concept of cognitive liberty or...

Duration: 01:18:08


Episode 15 Dr Michael O’Loughlin: Exploring narrative approaches to psychological distress

9/30/2017
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This week, Mad in America’s news editor Justin Karter interviews Professor Michael O’Loughlin. Professor O’Loughlin is a college professor and researcher at Adelphi University on Long Island. He is a licensed psychologist and a psychoanalyst in private practice in New Hyde Park, New York. Dr O’Loughlin writes critically about the biomedical model of psychiatry and psychology and also has a deep interest in psychiatric rights and social justice issues. In 2015 as an editor he launched a...

Duration: 00:28:03


Episode 14 Dr Irving Kirsch discusses his research into the placebo effect and what it tells us about the efficacy of antidepressants

9/23/2017
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This week I have had the honour of interviewing Dr Irving Kirsch. Dr Kirsch is Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Plymouth and the University of Hull in the UK and University of Connecticut in the US. He has published 10 books and more than 250 scientific journal articles and book chapters on placebo effects,...

Duration: 00:32:17


Episode 13 Dr Peter Breggin part 2: Dr. Breggin talks about recent developments with the trial involving Michelle Carter and alternatives to psychiatric drugs

9/18/2017
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This week we have a very special guest for you, it has been my honour to be able to interview Dr. Peter Breggin. Dr. Breggin is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former Consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field. His work provides the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs, and leads the way in promoting more caring...

Duration: 00:45:58


Episode 12 Professor John Read talks about his research into the safety and efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

9/9/2017
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This week we have an interview with Professor John Read. Professor Read worked for nearly 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist and manager of mental health services in the UK and the USA, before joining the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he worked until 2013. He has served as Director of the Clinical Psychology professional graduate programmes at both Auckland and, more recently, the University of Liverpool. He has published over 120 papers in research journals, primarily on...

Duration: 00:32:11


Episode 11 Bob Fiddaman talks about his experiences taking and withdrawing from Seroxat and taking on the pharmaceutical regulators

9/2/2017
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This week we have an interview with Bobby Fiddaman. Bobby is a very well known author, blogger and researcher who has been writing about psychiatric drugs and the many issues involved for over 11 years. In 2011 he released his book, ‘The Evidence, However, Is Clear…The Seroxat Scandal’ which is a powerful and explosive account of his experiences taking and withdrawing from the antidepressant Seroxat. He is a rockstar of the movement to expose the truth about psychiatric drugs, to many...

Duration: 00:47:45


Episode 10 Dr Peter Breggin talks about his distinguished career, his views on psychiatry and psychiatric drugs and recent developments with the trial involving Michelle Carter

8/20/2017
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This week we have a very special guest for you, it has been my honour to be able to interview Dr. Peter Breggin. Dr. Breggin is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former Consultant at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). He has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field. His work provides the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs, and leads the way in promoting more caring...

Duration: 00:35:20


Episode 9 Dr. Rani Bora talks about the concept of Innate health and resilience and how it differs to mainstream psychiatric treatment

8/19/2017
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This week, we interview Dr. Rani Bora. Dr. Bora is a qualified Psychiatrist and Mental Health and Resilience Coach. She has studied a number of approaches to mental well-being – both traditional and non-traditional, and she focuses on holistic approaches to supporting people with their mental wellness. Since deepening her own understanding of the paradigm of ‘Innate Health and Resilience’, she has committed herself to sharing this understanding in her coaching and training and has...

Duration: 00:32:19

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