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Dr. Rufus May

Clinical Psychologist, Bradford Assertive Outreach Team

Bradford District Care Trust

HQ Phone: +44 1274 228300

Bradford District Care Trust

Level 3 Victoria Road

Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3LD

United Kingdom

Company Description

Established in 2002, Bradford District Care Trust provides mental health and learning disability services to the diverse communities of Bradford, Airedale and Craven. Our services are provided across six care groups: more

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Background Information

Employment History

Delusions

Clinical Psychologist

University of East London

Schizophrenia Psychologist, Schizophrenia Psychologist

Psychminded Limited

London Hearing Voices Project Manager

Hearing Voices Qld

Affiliations

Guest Editor, Guest Editor, Mental Health Activist and INTERVOICE Member
The Independent

Honorary Research Fellow
University of Bradford

Founder
Unusual Experiences

Education

Ph.D Unusual Beliefs

Web References (199 Total References)


CCCMH: Staff Details - University of Bradford

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Dr Rufus May rufus@rufusmay.freeserve.co.uk +44 01274 322444


Rufus May | Schizophrenia ...

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Rufus May | Schizophrenia psychologist launches ‘coming off’ psychiatric drugs website Schizophrenia psychologist launches 'coming off' psychiatric drugs website | PsychMinded

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May was given the schizophrenia diagnosis when, aged 18, he lived in a "day-dream fantasy world" and thought he was a spy. Rufus May said his psychiatrist told him he would have to take neuroleptic medication for the rest of his life.
But May - against medical advice - later successfully withdrew from all his medication. He went on to qualify as a clinical psychologist and, aged 38, has since become a key voice promoting a non-medical recovery approach to mental health.
May, who refutes the validity of the schizophrenia diagnosis, fears psychiatry often confuses the withdrawal effects of medication with symptoms of an underlying mental illness.
He has now helped set up comingoff.com, a website providing information on different psychiatric medications, including neuroleptics, antidepressants, Lithium and benzodiazepines.
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Speaking to psychminded.co.uk, May said: "The website is about trying to give people safe and succinct advice.
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May, who experienced compulsory treatment when in a London psychiatric hospital, came off his antipsychotics without professional help and managed to see through the surges of mania and restlessness which accompanied his withdrawal.
He used his friends, and those he met at community centres and churches, to rediscover his social skills and confidence.
After a number of casual jobs, May embarked on a psychology degree and went on to train as a clinical psychologist at the University of East London. He now works with Bradford District Care Trust's assertive outreach team,


Schizophrenia psychologist launches coming off psychiatric drugs website

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May was given the schizophrenia diagnosis when, aged 18, he lived in a "day-dream fantasy world" and thought he was a spy. Rufus May said his psychiatrist told him he would have to take neuroleptic medication for the rest of his life.

But May - against medical advice - later successfully withdrew from all his medication. He went on to qualify as a clinical psychologist and, aged 38, has since become a key voice promoting a non-medical recovery approach to mental health.
May, who refutes the validity of the schizophrenia diagnosis, fears psychiatry often confuses the withdrawal effects of medication with symptoms of an underlying mental illness.
He has now helped set up comingoff.com, a website providing information on different psychiatric medications, including neuroleptics, antidepressants, Lithium and benzodiazepines.
...
Speaking to psychminded.co.uk, May said: "The website is about trying to give people safe and succinct advice.
...
May, who experienced compulsory treatment when in a London psychiatric hospital, came off his antipsychotics without professional help and managed to see through the surges of mania and restlessness which accompanied his withdrawal.
He used his friends, and those he met at community centres and churches, to rediscover his social skills and confidence.
After a number of casual jobs, May embarked on a psychology degree and went on to train as a clinical psychologist at the University of East London. He now works with Bradford District Care Trust's assertive outreach team,
...
June 6, 2005: Our acute problem - To alleviate the culture of violence on inpatient psychiatric wards exposed by a Healthcare Commission audit, psychologists should have more of a role in care, argues Rufus May. There should also be more service user "consultants" helping manage wards and training of staff. But above all, says May, we need more non-medical residential alternatives to hospital care. Mental health comment Feb 7, 2005: Compassion not compulsion - psychiatric treatment by force amounts to state-sponsored violence, says Rufus May. Sept 23, 2000: Going undercover - When Rufus May was a teenager he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and told he would have to take medication for the rest of his life.
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The same as Rufus May, I was told that I would be on medication for the rest of my life.
...
I believe Dr May is an inspiration.


Schizophrenia psychologist launches coming off psychiatric drugs website

www.psychminded.co.uk [cached]

May was given the schizophrenia diagnosis when, aged 18, he lived in a "day-dream fantasy world" and thought he was a spy. Rufus May said his psychiatrist told him he would have to take neuroleptic medication for the rest of his life.

But May - against medical advice - later successfully withdrew from all his medication. He went on to qualify as a clinical psychologist and, aged 38, has since become a key voice promoting a non-medical recovery approach to mental health.
May, who refutes the validity of the schizophrenia diagnosis, fears psychiatry often confuses the withdrawal effects of medication with symptoms of an underlying mental illness.
He has now helped set up comingoff.com, a website providing information on different psychiatric medications, including neuroleptics, antidepressants, Lithium and benzodiazepines.
...
Speaking to psychminded.co.uk, May said: "The website is about trying to give people safe and succinct advice.
...
May, who experienced compulsory treatment when in a London psychiatric hospital, came off his antipsychotics without professional help and managed to see through the surges of mania and restlessness which accompanied his withdrawal.
He used his friends, and those he met at community centres and churches, to rediscover his social skills and confidence.
After a number of casual jobs, May embarked on a psychology degree and went on to train as a clinical psychologist at the University of East London. He now works with Bradford District Care Trust's assertive outreach team,
...
June 6, 2005: Our acute problem - To alleviate the culture of violence on inpatient psychiatric wards exposed by a Healthcare Commission audit, psychologists should have more of a role in care, argues Rufus May. There should also be more service user "consultants" helping manage wards and training of staff. But above all, says May, we need more non-medical residential alternatives to hospital care. Mental health comment Feb 7, 2005: Compassion not compulsion - psychiatric treatment by force amounts to state-sponsored violence, says Rufus May. Sept 23, 2000: Going undercover - When Rufus May was a teenager he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and told he would have to take medication for the rest of his life.
...
The same as Rufus May, I was told that I would be on medication for the rest of my life.
...
I believe Dr May is an inspiration.

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