Founding Symposium, February, 2011

The first Excellence symposium (Portland, OR). An international gathering of mental health treatment professionals in response to Robert Whitaker’s shocking assessment of research on psychotropic drugs in his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic. We created discussion papers along four tracks: medication optimization, schizophrenia treatment, depression treatment and public policy:

Medication Optimization in the Service of Recovery
Guidelines for the Treatment of Schizophrenia
Effective strategies for positive long term outcomes in depression
Protocol for Antidepressant Use
The Evidence Base for Antidepressants.
Medication Optimization: Public Policy & Administration
Moving Forward: Public Policy Recommendations

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