Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Creeping Fascism: University “Unfit to Study” Policies

“Unfit to study” policies are “respectable fascism.” Where marginalization, exclusion, and control on the basis of putative “mental illness” is starting to happen in any arena, or to any designated group, we need to oppose the institutionalized oppression and stand in solidarity with those under siege.
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The Orwellian New Digital Abilify Will Subjugate Vulnerable People Across the US

The FDA approved the prescribing and sale of a new hi-tech compliance-monitoring “antipsychotic” drug this week. A new chapter in human darkness has descended — one that is applauded by the alliance of control addicts that made it happen.
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Creeping Fascism: University “Unfit to Study” Policies

“Unfit to study” policies are “respectable fascism.” Where marginalization, exclusion, and control on the basis of putative “mental illness” is starting to happen in any arena, or to any designated group, we need to oppose the institutionalized oppression and stand in solidarity with those under siege.

A Mad Pride Perspective on Borderline Personality Disorder

Even if Borderline Personality Disorder were a valid construct, does meeting the criteria for the diagnosis necessarily mean something is wrong with me? Does it mean my personality is disordered and I need to learn coping skills? Could it possibly say more about society than it says about me?

Learning About Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

We held the first course ever on psychiatric drug withdrawal on 12 June 2017 in Copenhagen. The course was open to patients, relatives, psychologists, doctors and other social and healthcare workers, and 77 people participated.
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Disinhibited

The party would continue for a time, but an inevitable crash ensued. I left my family, was fired from my job for uncontrollably screaming at my boss, and gambled away whatever money I had left in the stock market. A debilitating depression soon began, of a magnitude I could not previously have imagined. I had lost everyone and everything in my life.
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Duration of Untreated Psychosis Revisited: Response to the Goff Paper

Based on the studies cited, it seems hard to support the assertion that “early initiation of antipsychotics may improve long-term course of the illness.” This raises an urgent question about initial treatment. Doesn’t it make sense to try to capture all of those individuals who might get through a psychosis without drugs?

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Lancet Psychiatry Needs to Retract the ADHD-Enigma Study

Lancet Psychiatry, a UK-based medical journal, recently published a study that concluded brain scans showed that individuals diagnosed with ADHD had smaller brains. That conclusion is belied by the study data. The journal needs to retract this study. UPDATE: Lancet Psychiatry (online) has published letters critical of the study, and the authors' response, and a correction.

Unraveling the Bundles of Research Bias

Erick Turner, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Pharmacology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland describes the kinds of bias which are impacting the publication and interpretation of research studies and subsequently, clinical practices guidelines.

Inner Fire

Inner Fire is a residential healing community in Brookline, Vermont, where people can recover from addiction and mental health challenges without the use of psychotropic medications.

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