Robert Whitaker  is an American journalist and author, writing primarily about medicine, science, and history. He is the author of five books, three of which cover the history or practice of modern psychiatry. He has won numerous awards for science writing,  He is the founder and publisher of Mad in America, a webzine critical of the modern psychiatric establishment. Dr. Whitaker's lecture, Our Psychiatric Drug Epidemic, is particularly compelling. Click button to listen: 

Professor Peter C Gøtzsche  is a specialist in internal medicine. With about 80 others, he co-founded the Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 (the founder is Sir Iain Chalmers). He became professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis in 2010 at the University of Copenhagen. He has been a proponent of caution regarding psychotropic medications. His lecture, Why Few Patients Benefit and Many are Harmed, is particularly compelling. Click button to listen: 

 

Dr. Joanna Moncrieff   is a British psychiatrist and a leading figure in the Critical Psychiatry Network. She is a prominent critic of the modern 'psychopharmacological' model of mental disorder and drug treatment, and the role of the pharmaceutical industry.  Dr. Moncrieff's lecture, The Myth of the Chemical Cure: The Politics of Psychiatric Drug Treatment, is particularly compelling. Click button to listen: 

Dr. Irving Kirsch is the associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and a lecturer in medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is the originator of response expectancy theory, and his analyses of clinical trials of antidepressants have influenced official treatment guidelines in the United Kingdom. His lecture, The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, is particularly compelling. Click button to listen: 

Dr. Peter Breggin  is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former Consultant at NIMH who has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field. His work provides the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric diagnoses and drugs, and leads the way in promoting more caring and effective therapies.  He continues to education the public and professions about the tragic psychiatric drugging of America’s children. Dr. Breggin's lecture to the Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry is particularly compelling. Click button to listen: 

Dr. Robert Raffa  is a professor of Pharmacology who has devoted much of his distinguished career to researching benzodiazepines. Although Dr. Raffa acknowledges that benzodiazepines have some use in the very short-term, long-term use can very dangerous and even potentially life-threatening and withdrawal can be beyond your worst nightmare. His interview with Jocelyn Petersen is particularly compelling: Click button to listen: 

 

Dr. Anna Lembke,  distinguished psychiatry professor at Stanford. was one of the first in the medical community to sound the alarm regarding opioid overprescribing and the opioid epidemic. In 2016, she published her best-selling book on the prescription drug epidemic, "Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). Her book was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018). "Drug Dealer, MD" combines case studies with public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, to explore the complex relationship between doctors and patients around prescribing controlled drugs. It has had an impact on policy makers and legislators across the nation. Dr. Lembke's second book, Dopamine Nation explains the connection between addiction and dopamine and how this is ruling us. Her interview with Dr. Andrew Huberman is particularly compelling. Click button to listen: 

Dr. James Davies  is a co-founder of Council for Evidence Based Psychiatry (CEP) and editor of The Sedated Society: The Causes and Harms of our Psychiatric Drug Epidemic. He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006 with a PhD in social and medical anthropology. He is a senior lecturer in social anthropology and psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton and is a practicing psychotherapist, having worked for MIND and the NHS. His lecture on the origins of the DSM - III is particularly compelling.  Click button to listen: 

Dr. Kelly Brogan is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, Own Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Click here to listen: