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Aug 26, 2012

Leonard Roy Frank on Psychiatry's Bible the DSM

Electro-Shock Treatment

Leonard Roy Frank is a long-time activist in the psychiatric survivor movement. He survived forced electroshock and forced insulin coma therapy. 

Leonard, who is a resident of San Francisco, has written widely about his experiences, and about electroshock. He is also the editor of a number of books of quotes.

Electroshock Survivors on MFI Web Radio

Psychiatry’s Bible – DSM - Leonard Frank - ... by psychetruth

Psychiatry’s Bible – The DSM – Leonard Roy Franks – Anti-Psychiatry

Leonard Roy Franks, Anti-psychiatry activist and psychiatric survivor discusses 
the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorder which is put our by the 
American Psychiatric Association.

He gives an overview of mental disorders and role of psychiatry in controlling the 
nonconformists in society.

Franks edited the best-selling Random House Webster's Quotationary in 1998
 and The History of Shock Treatment in 1978. Active in the psychiatric survivors 
movement since 1972, he is a member of MindFreedom International, a coalition 
of more than 100 grassroots groups working for human rights in psychiatry, and 
also The Coalition for the Abolition of Electroshock.

Coalition for the Abolition of Electroshock 

The Electroshock Quotationary may be downloaded free of charge at 

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portions of this post were first published on July 13, 2011 

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