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Bruce E. Levine

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Bruce E. Levine is a clinical psychologist and author of Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2015
10 of the Worst Abuses of the Psychiatric and Psychological Professions in American History From collaborating on torture techniques to mind control experiments. While the following list of political abuses of U.S. psychiatry and psychology begins with the infamous Project MKUltra and recent American Psychological Association torture scandal, this should not be taken to imply that these more sensational abuses are the most important ones.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Green Shadow Cabinet and a Mental Health Declaration of Independence As the Green Shadow Cabinet's Assistant Secretary of Health for Clinical Mental Health, my first action is to propose a Mental Health Declaration of Independence from Big Pharma. I invite a public reaction to this declaration, which is both abolitionist and restorational: (1) abolishing the corruption by giant drug companies of mental health institutions, research, and pract
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 30, 2012
How 7 Historic Figure--Including Lincoln--Overcame Depression without Doctors While Sylvia Plath and Ernest Hemingway received extensive medical treatment for depression but tragically committed suicide, other famously depressed people have taken different paths. Did those luminaries who took alternative paths and recovered really have the symptoms of major depression, and did their antidotes really work?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 27, 2012
A Sane Approach to Psychiatric Drugs: The Revised Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs The 52-page Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs is ow available FREE ONLINE in English as well as in Spanish , German , and Greek.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Take a Pill, Kill Your Sex Drive? 6 Reasons Antidepressants Are Misnamed Should a drug that produces sexual dysfunction for the majority of users and which doubles the risk of a suicide attempt be labeled as an antidepressant?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 16, 2012
How the "Brain Defect" Theory of Depression Stigmatizes Depression Sufferers Viewing depression as a "brain defect" rather than a "character defect" is supposed to reduce the stigma of depression, according to the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, and the rest of the mental health establishment. But any defect can be stigmatizing. What if depression is the result of neither a brain defect nor a character defect?
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 26, 2012
Would We Have Drugged Up Einstein? How Anti-Authoritarianism Is Deemed a Mental Health Problem Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. One reason could be that many natural anti-authoritarians are now psychopathologized and medicated before they achieve political consciousness of society's most oppressive authorities.

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