Forced treatment? Q & A

A piece responding to the idea that mentally ill persons should be forced to take medication for the “protection of the public.”

sun article

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the placebo effect

Is the “placebo effect” really a placebo? Read on……

placebo – davis

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community treatment orders

A controversial practice, “CTOs” permit the involuntary treatment of psychiatric service-users outside of the hospital setting. This article describes their use in B.C.

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Consumer-driven research

Here is a short article on the potential advantages and challenges concerning psychiatric consumer participation in research.

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consumer collaboration in research

Here is more information on CONKER, and the goal of collaboration in research with mental health service users.

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more on medication research

The report in the last post was made into a PowerPoint presentation, and here is a link to that.

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medication research

Hope and Fear- CONKER Report September 2009

The link here is to a report from interviews conducted with 15 current and former psychiatric service-users about their experiences taking medication.

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