Sunday, March 24, 2019
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I Believe There’s a Gene for Psychosis… And We All Have It!

Without a capacity for delusional thinking, official religions likely couldn’t have thrived, and civilizations couldn’t have developed and flourished. So I conclude that the formula of two parts rationality plus one part delusionality was essential in helping man to ultimately outcompete all other species.
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I Believe There’s a Gene for Psychosis… And We All Have It!

Without a capacity for delusional thinking, official religions likely couldn’t have thrived, and civilizations couldn’t have developed and flourished. So I conclude that the formula of two parts rationality plus one part delusionality was essential in helping man to ultimately outcompete all other species.
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Postpartum Depression: Is Brexanolone the Answer?

After three randomized trials inclusive of only 247 women, and with side effects that include loss of consciousness, brexanolone has been approved for the treatment of postpartum depression. Because of the drug’s risk profile, women must receive the 60-hour infusion under medical supervision and “cannot function as her child(ren)’s primary caregiver.”
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Right-Wing Psychiatry, Love-Me Liberals and the Anti-Authoritarian Left

Love-me liberals need to believe that they are completely tolerant and cannot admit that they are intolerant when it comes to certain kinds of defiance. Since love-me liberals are so self-certain of their tolerance, they believe that what upsets them must be a mental illness that requires treatment.
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Where Can Families Turn for Help?

Watching my son be subjected to continuous harm by the drugs, how can I pretend that it's okay to maintain this abusive system of care? Who will push for accountability? As a mother, I want to share a meaningful connection with my son. I want to witness him happy, healthy and living the life he chooses.
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“Page Not Found” Ends Up “Telling All” About Psychiatry

Psychiatric censorship tries to hide the damaging effects of psychiatric drugs from everyone, including psychiatrists who happen to go looking for useful information. Just for fun, let's take a look at how far psychiatry will go when a bit of truth escapes from one of its own publications and must be deleted in clumsy desperation.
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Recovery Porn: Tell Me Your Story, I’ll Tell You Your Value

There is little denying the power of story… until our own stories get taken from us, positioned against us, and used to determine our value as some sort of human commodity. We deserve to have our stories heard and to hear the stories of others, but on our own terms, without being fetishized or controlled, and without competition for paltry awards and recognition.

Robert Whitaker speaks on “censorship in psychiatry” at the recent Symposium on Scientific Freedom in Copenhagen.

MIA: Support Groups for Parents

Mad in America hosts several moderated, online support groups for parents skeptical of, or seeking alternatives to, conventional drug-based treatments for their children with mental health challenges. We offer two biweekly US/Canada groups (one for parents of children 18 and under, another for parents of adult children) and one monthly European group (for parents of children of all ages). Each group is limited to 15 participants. Learn more, and sign up here.

Research Studies

Ongoing studies seeking participants for surveys on mental health issues. The newest survey is from the World Health Organization, which is seeking information about programs that operate without coercion and protect human rights.

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Ecological Grief, by Valerie Mikelson

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A Guide to Minimal Use of Neuroleptics

This guide, by psychiatrists Volkmar Aderhold and Peter Stastny, provides a comprehensive review of antipsychotics and an evidence-based rationale for avoiding their use in first-episode psychosis, and for minimizing their long-term use.
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Helping Children With Angry Outbursts

Finnish psychiatrist Ben Furman reviews various non-drug therapies for children with aggressive outbursts of anger, including the Kids' Skills approach that he and social psychologist Tapani Ahola developed. These approaches focus on helping children come up with their own ideas for overcoming their problems with the help of family and friends.

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Mad in Sweden officially launches, March 16, 2019.

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