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NZ research shows drug companies misleading the public

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 1:24 pm | Dr John Read

The December edition of the scientific journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica has published a review of studies examining the role of drug companies in the funding of mental health websites, including the first meta-analysis of studies (all conducted ... More >>

International Mental Health Experts Call for Boycott of DSM5

Thursday, 21 March 2013, 10:50 am | Dr John Read

An international campaign to boycott the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM5), about to be published by the American Psychiatric Association, was launched this week. More >>

Anti-Stigma Programmes Are Increasing Fear and Pre

Monday, 28 May 2007, 9:57 am | Dr John Read

The public, in 16 countries (including Australia and New Zealand) reject the idea that mental health problems are illnesses with biological causes, and believe instead that they are caused by adverse life events such as childhood abuse, poverty, extreme ... More >>

Public Rejects Illness Model of Schizophrenia

Monday, 16 October 2006, 2:13 pm | Dr John Read

The November edition of a prominent scientific journal, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, includes a review of international studies of how the public understands the causes of schizophrenia. The review, of 37 studies from 17 countries (including Australia, ... More >>

NZ psychosis researcher speking in Melbourne

Wednesday, 26 April 2006, 3:42 pm | Dr John Read

The New Zealand editor of the controversial book 'Models of Madness', which argues that schizophrenia is not an illness but an understandable reaction to life events, will be giving three seminars in Melbourne this week. The book, launched in Melbourne ... More >>

Review Concludes Child Abuse a Factor in Psychosis

Monday, 31 October 2005, 12:59 am | Dr John Read

Review by International Researchers Concludes That Child Abuse is a Causal Factor for Psychosis And Schizophrenia More >>

Psychosis Book Editor Speaks In Italy

Tuesday, 9 November 2004, 9:41 am | Dr John Read

Dr John Read, coordinating editor of MODELS OF MADNESS: PSYHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND BIOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO SCHIZOPHRENIA (Brunner-Routledge, 2004), will present three papers at the World Psychiatric Association's International Congress in Florence ... More >>

Drug Comanies And Children's Mental Health

Friday, 26 March 2004, 9:09 am | Dr John Read

In light of GlaxoSmithKline's reported recent threat to take Pharmac to court 'after publishing reported links between popular antidepressant Aropax, or Paroxetine, and adolescent suicide.' and 'The UK has banned SSRIs [the new controversial type of ... More >>