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Pharmaceuticals – Risks and Alternatives | Oct. 15

Sat, October 15, 2016


International research and evidence based practice regarding alternatives to treatment with pharmaceuticals.

Presented by:
The Extended Therapy Room
Therapeutic Practice | Research | Knowledge Exchange

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: at Folkets Hus in Gothenburg, Sweden
Speakers: Birgitta Alakare, Carina Håkansson, Jaakko Seikkula, John Read, Olga Runciman, Robert Whitaker, Sami Timimi, Will Hall and Volkmar Aderhold.


The number of psychiatric diagnoses and prescriptions of pharmaceuticals to children,
youths and adults have sharply increased in Sweden as well as the rest of the Western world
in recent decades. How does this affect individuals and society in general?
More and more people are searching for knowledge about the risks attached to pharmaceuticals
and about withdrawal. We have gathered an internationally acknowledged group of
scientists, clinicians and people with their own lived experience to discuss this vital issue and
present alternatives.

Birgitta Alakare, psychiatrist, Finland
Carina Håkansson, PhD and licensed psychotherapist, Sweden
Jaakko Seikkula, professor and psychologist, Finland
John Read, professor and psychologist, Great Britain
Olga Runciman, psychologist, Denmark
Robert Whitaker, science journalist, USA
Sami Timimi, professor and child psychiatrist, Great Britain
Will Hall, educator, doctoral student, USA
Volkmar Aderhold, PhD, psychiatrist, Germany

Fee: SEK 500 kronor for private persons, SEK 950 exclusive VAT for companies/ organizations.

All the presentations will be translated to Swedish

Attendance confirmation by the 15th of September at the latest to info@extendedroom.org

Book before Sept. 15, 2016

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