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Welcome to the Mad in America podcast, a new weekly discussion that presents the truth about psychiatric prescription drugs and mental healthcare worldwide.

This podcast is part of Mad in America’s mission to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care. We believe that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change. 

On the podcast over the coming weeks, we will have interviews with experts and those with lived experience of the psychiatric system.

Thank you for joining us as we discuss the many issues around rethinking psychiatric care around the world.

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Apr 29, 2017

This week, Tina talks about her experience with depression, her use of antidepressant drugs and how a change in her medication led to her withdrawal problems. She also tells how her doctors failed to advise her about antidepressant withdrawal in advance or recognise it when it arose.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How...


Apr 25, 2017

This week, Susie tells us about her experiences of stopping her antidepressant drug cold turkey after 2 years of taking it. She also tells how her doctors failed to identify antidepressant withdrawal and didn't listen when she tried to explain.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How feeling lonely and having caring pressures...


Apr 21, 2017

This week, we talk with Doctor Lucy Johnstone who is a clinical Psychologist, trainer, speaker and writer, and a long-standing critic of the biomedical model of psychiatry. She has worked in adult mental health settings for many years, alternating with academic posts. Lucy has authored a number of books,...


Apr 18, 2017

This week, Nora tells us about her experiences of sudden and extreme adverse reactions that occurred almost as soon as she started her antidepressant. She also tells us about the attitude of her doctors and how her life has changed since that short course of treatment.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How pressures and...


Apr 15, 2017

This week, we have an interview with Kevin P Miller. Kevin is a filmmaker, writer and journalist and his films have won numerous international Film and Television awards. In 2009, Kevin wrote and directed Generation Rx. The film presents the whole story about the prescribing of psychiatric medicines to children...