Collection of Articles on Soteria and Other Alternatives …

Article in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Shows that 85-90% of “severely mentally ill” – acute as well as chronic – persons can be treated in humane non-hospital settings at least as effectively and more economically than in psychiatric wards.

“I Want No Part of It Anymore”
Feature article in Psychology Today. Throws light on the unholy alliance between psychiatry and Big Pharma that results in unnecessary, dangerous, destructive drugging of millions.

Letter of Resignation from the American Psychiatric Association
Critiques the obsession of today’s psychiatry with molecules and drugs that results in the disregard of patients in their social contexts.

Soteria Associates:  Mental Health Consulting from an Alternative Viewpoint

What We Are About. Our Mission. Our Name. Our Aim.

Two Alternative Viewpoints: Psychotropic Drugs and Crises
Response to Practical Questions raised by this web site.
What can you do about neuroleptic / antipsychotic drugs?  Guidelines for dealing with severe emotional / psychological crises.

The Biopsychiatric Model of “Mental Illness”:  A Critical Bibliography
Review of the literature. Debunks the notion that “serious mental illness” is a “brain disease.”
In addition, documents how the drugs used to treat these presumed “brain diseases” instead cause real brain disease.

Still Crazy After All These Years
Article by Jeanette De Wyze in the San Diego Weekly Reader, January, 2003.
“Local Psychiatrist Assails the Schizophrenia Racket.”
This extensive popular article is a biography of Dr. Mosher as well as an overview of his ideas, of the debate about schizophrenia treatments, and of the debate about the nature of the disorder.

Psychobabble Scars

Letter to the Editor by Carla Jacobs in the San Diego Weekly Reader, May 29th, 2003.
Jacobs assails Mosher’s views in the article Still Crazy After All These Years. Jacobs suggests it is time to retire Mosher and his psychobabble. “Schizophrenia is a neurobiological brain disorder as medical in nature, as diabetes, or Alzheimer’s,” says Jacobs. Read the letter and Dr. Mosher’s response.

Treatment of Acute Psychosis Without Neuroleptics:
Two-Year Outcomes From the Soteria Project

by John R. Bola, Ph.D., and Loren R. Mosher, M.D.

This is a manuscript as a PDF-file (372 KB) of paper published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
(191: 219–229, 2003). ]

Soteria in the Literature – A Chronological Survey

Bibliography 1972 – 2004 as a PDF-file (108 KB).

A Systematic Review of the Soteria Paradigm for the Treatment of People Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Bulletin vol. 34 no. 1 pp. 181–192, 2008
doi:10.1093/schbul/sbm047
Advance Access publication on June 14, 2007