Soteria and Other Alternatives ... Article in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. Shows that 85-90% of "severely mentally ill" -- acute as well as chronic -- persons can be treated in humane non-hospital settings at least as effectively and more economically than in psychiatric wards.
"I Want No Part of It Anymore" Feature article in Psychology Today. Throws light on the unholy alliance between psychiatry and Big Pharma that results in unnecessary, dangerous, destructive drugging of millions.
Letter of Resignation from the American Psychiatric Association Critiques the obsession of today's psychiatry with molecules and drugs that results in the disregard of patients in their social contexts.
Response to Practical Questions Raised by this Web Site What can you do about neuroleptic/ antipsychotic drugs? Guidelines for dealing with severe emotional/psychological crises.
The Biopsychiatric Model of "Mental Illness":
A Critical Bibliography Review of the literature. Debunks the notion that "serious mental illness" is a "brain disease." In addition, documents how the drugs used to treat these presumed "brain diseases" instead cause real brain disease.
Who is Professor Mosher?
For over a decade Loren R Mosher, MD, held a central position in American psychiatric research.
He was the first Chief of the Center for Studies of Schizophrenia at the National Institute of Mental Health, 1969-1980. He founded the Schizophrenia Bulletin and for ten years he was its Editor-in-Chief. He led the Soteria Project.
The Soteria research demonstrated that there is a better way: A better way to treat schizophrenia and other psychoses that destroy the lives of so many young people. The Soteria research showed that the prevalent excessive destructive psychiatric drugging of all these young people is a huge and tragic mistake. The psychiatric establishment was offended. Prestige and Money won. Truth and Love lost.
The success ! of Soteria was the reason that Dr Mosher was forced to leave his key position in American psychiatry.
Dr Mosher is currently Director of Soteria Associates, San Diego, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego.