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Bruce E Levine

NIMH Director Rethinks Standard Psychiatric Treatment for Schizophrenia

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

NIMH director Insel now agrees with treatment reform activists that many people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychoses could be better served by a more selective and limited use of drugs and more diverse treatments.

The Green Shadow Cabinet and a Mental Health Declaration of Independence

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The Green Shadow Cabinet, launched in spring 2013, is led by 2012 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein. Its purpose is to provide an ongoing op...

New Guide: A Sane Approach to Psychiatric Drugs

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Millions of people believe that psychiatric medications have saved their lives, while millions of others report that their psychiatric medications were unhelpful or made things worse. All this can result in mutual disrespect for different choices.

When the World Outlawed War: David Swanson's New Book

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 03.13.2012 | Books
Bruce E. Levine

If any one piece of American history can re-energize the American people to again push their politicians, David Swanson's meticulously documented When the World Outlawed War can do it.

Liberation Psychology and the Occupy Movement

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

While the term liberation psychology is less commonly known in the United States than in Latin America, the spirit of liberation psychology has been e...

Confronting Bigots Intolerant of Alternative Mental Health Treatment

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce E. Levine

Despite the success of alternative mental health treatments for many people, there still exists bigotry against these approaches.

Psychologists Profit on Unending U.S. Wars by Teaching Positive Thinking to Soldiers

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce E. Levine

While pushing drugs and teaching positive thinking earns mental health professionals money and brownie points with the elite, there is another path for mental health professionals working with U.S. soldiers.

Are Psychiatric Drugs Contributing to Mental Illness Disability?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Since 1955, mental illness disability rates in the U.S. have increased six-fold. At the same time, psychiatric drug use greatly increased in the 1950s and 1960s, then skyrocketed after 1988.

Sharp Rise in U.S. Military Psychiatric Drug Use and Suicides

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce E. Levine

One in six service members is now taking at least one psychiatric drug, with many soldiers taking "drug cocktail" combinations. There has also been a large increase in military suicides over the last eight years.

Psychiatric Drugs and Poor Kids

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bruce E. Levine

Children covered by Medicaid are far more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs than children covered by private insurance, even if they have no psychotic symptoms.

When Liberals and Conservatives Are Two Sides of the Same Oppressive Coin

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

Conservative-liberal American society is sure of itself. It is sure of which cultures are backwards and which personalities need to be modified.

The Wave of Evil: New Report on ADHD Drugs Blowback

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

ADHD drugs are either the "amphetamine-like" or actual amphetamines. It should not be surprising that long-term use is associated with many hazards.

NPR Embarrassed by Psychiatrist Host: Bad Apple or Bad Barrel?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bruce E. Levine

NPR announced that it had fired psychiatrist Frederick Goodwin. Goodwin was released after NPR learned that he had received at least $1.3 million from drug companies between 2000 and 2007.