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Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist (he received his doctorate in 1984),visionary, activist (in the human rights, and anti-war movements -- and a supporter of animal rights) and co-founder of the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry (1988--99). In the last 2 years he has become a supporter of the TI movement against non-consensual experiments. (See link on right top.)


His last book was published in 2012,The Spiritual Gift of Madness:The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride Movement. (The Foreword is written by internationally renowned writer, feminist and human rights advocate Kate Millett, author of Sexual Politics and The Loony Bin Trip.)


Dr Farber has had five books published, including a book on Jewish critics of Israel, and numerous essays and articles. A critic of the mental health system, he has been a guest on many television and radio shows. His first book Madness, Heresy and the Rumor of Angels: The Revolt Against the Mental Health System (Open Court, Chicago, 1993) contained a foreword by Thomas Szasz.


Farber is also an editor of the pioneering scholarly review The Journal of Mind and Behavior, and available for consultations. He can be reached at or 646 707-3693.