The theme of the conference is Alternatives to Biological Psychiatry: Treatments That Work. Submissions are encouraged on the following topics:
Alternatives to medication for those in psychological distress, including approaches to both psychosis and depression
Empirical, conceptual or philosophical critiques of biological psychiatry
Comparisons of efficacy of drug and non-drug treatments
Examinations of obstacles to evidence-based mental health treatment
Analyses of psychiatric labeling (use of DSM)
Critical analysis of the impact of the pharmaceutical industry
Any other topic relevant to the overall theme presented above.
To see the Call for Papers go to www.psychintegrity.org and click on the "2012 Conference" link.
Plenary speakers for the conference include:
Grace Jackson, M.D., author of Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide for Informed Consent and Drug-induced Dementia: A Perfect Crime.
James Gordon, M.D., author of Manifesto for a New Medicine.
Salman Akhtar, M.D., author of Broken Structures and Quest for Answers.
Deborah Anna Leupnitz, Ph.D., author of The Family Interpreted
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