Recovery Without Medication

Daniel Mackler interviews Lloyd Ross Phd about his work helping a woman who hears voices and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia heal with psychotherapy and without medication.

Here I interview Lloyd Ross, PhD, about his work with a patient (whose identity he has disguised) who had murderous command hallucinations (voices commanding her to do things—in this case, to “kill”).  It is a beautiful vignette that shines a light on what can be possible through intensive psychotherapy with people diagnosed with schizophrenia.  Full recovery without medication is possible, and research shows that it actually is quite common.
Dr. Ross is a gifted and courageous psychologist and a leading member of ICSPP (, and I dedicated my most recent music album to him.
That album, in case you’re interested, is “Songs from the Locked Ward”—all songs showing the dangers of psychiatric medication and the horrors of conventional psychiatry.  If you wish to hear clips from it (or buy it) feel free to visit my website,

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1 Response to Recovery Without Medication

  1. I really liked the doctor. This piece is an eye opener.


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