Through the eyes of the observed: re-directing research on psychiatric drugs – by Jasna Russo

Dilemmas and decisions about medication are central to the lives of people with experience of mental health issues.

Through the eyes of the observed

In distinction to some other areas of mental health research characterised by increased efforts towards public and patient involvement – research on psychiatric drugs remains the most conventional in its overall approach. In this paper, published by the McPin Foundation, Jasna Russo explores whether experiential knowledge can contribute to the knowledge production on psychiatric drugs. Is this field capable of the transforming its conventional ways? Jasna is an independent survivor researcher and consultant; she is a long-term activist in the international mental health service user/psychiatric survivor movement.


See also:

Alison Faulkner’s summary.

Sarah Carr’s recent blog post: Where I end and you begin.