Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Psychotherapy Has an Enduring Effect on Depression—in Contrast to Depression Pills

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A meta-analysis published last month showed that psychotherapy has an enduring effect on depression—in contrast to depression pills.
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ADHD as Cargo Cult Science

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Barkley’s theory on ADHD was akin to what Richard Feynman called “Cargo Cult Science,” only more misleading and dangerous. In contrast, there is no evidence of brain abnormality in ADHD. The airplanes have not landed, nor are they likely to.

Tower of Babel: The Meaning and Purpose of Voicehearing and Psychosis

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A bottomless well of ideas and stories and seeming fantasies emerges from the mouths of voicehearers, psychotics, and schizophrenics. Is anyone taking the time to actually listen?
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The DSM Files: Investigating the Incoherence of Psychiatry’s Bible

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A critical view of the way the DSM categorizes internal suffering and makes sense (or sometimes nonsense) of it—full of inconsistencies and bad logic.
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Emotional Contagion Spreads Madness—What Can We Do About It?

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In my opinion, emotional contagion is the strongest power known to humankind. Emotions move and flow among people and groups. We absorb others’ emotions.
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“For Life”: New Opera Tells the Stories of Those Harmed by Psychiatric Drugs

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Dawn Sonntag and Kermit Cole have collaborated on a new opera, "For Life," that tells the stories of those harmed by psychiatric drugs.

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