Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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Turning the Corner: How Are We Educating Psychiatrists in Medical Schools?

In response to critics of psychiatry, doctors sometimes argue that medication is just a part of care, not everything. But if a grand rounds presentation intended to educate the profession doesn’t mention anything at all except medication, what are we teaching young therapists and doctors?
medical lecture pointing at pill drawing

Turning the Corner: How Are We Educating Psychiatrists in Medical Schools?

In response to critics of psychiatry, doctors sometimes argue that medication is just a part of care, not everything. But if a grand rounds presentation intended to educate the profession doesn’t mention anything at all except medication, what are we teaching young therapists and doctors?
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Exploding the “Separated-at-Birth” Twin Study Myth

Supporters of the nature (genetic) side of the “nature versus nurture” debate often cite studies of “reared-apart” or “separated” MZ twin pairs (identical, monozygotic) in support of their positions. In this article I present evidence that, in fact, most studied pairs of this type do not qualify as reared-apart or separated twins.
Harriet Tubman

“Sublime Madness”: Anarchists, Psychiatric Survivors, Emma Goldman & Harriet Tubman

When the state becomes chillingly evil—enacting a Fugitive Slave Act to criminalize those helping to free slaves, or financing prisons and wars for the benefit of sociopathic profiteers—and when dissent is impotent and defiance is required, we need the sublimely mad.

Why Must People Pathologize Eating Problems?

Why is it that so many people, even some astute critics of the traditional mental health system who are happy to challenge the pathologizing of emotional distress generally, cling uncritically to the term and concept of “eating disorders”?
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Spiritual Emergency: Crisis or Transformation?

A spiritual emergency is a crisis during which experiences are so intense that they temporarily disrupt the sense of self. Mislabeling them as pathological symptoms may be damaging to further spiritual development as well as to the individual's psychological and physiological well-being.
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The Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression: Where Is It Going?

The spurious chemical imbalance theory of depression is arguably the most destructive thing that psychiatry has ever done. Worldwide, millions of individuals are taking antidepressants, often with a cocktail of other drugs, because they have been told the blatant falsehood that they need the pills to combat a brain illness.

MIACE Course on Suicide: Last Week for Earlybird Discount

MIA Continuing Education’s 11-seminar webinar on “Innovative Approaches to Working With People Who Are Suicidal” begins on March 5. EarlyBird registration at a discounted fee of $75 ends Saturday, February 15!

ARTWORK AND POETRY

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“The Judge,” by Melissa Toni

Research Surveys

Ongoing studies seeking participants for surveys on mental health issues.

Latest:  HOPEnDialogue is conducting an international survey of services developing Open Dialogue practices.

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Antipsychotic-induced Sexual Dysfunction Underreported

Researchers found some antipsychotics to be worse than others for causing sexual dysfunction.
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Student Counseling Services: Do They Really Help the ‘Mentally Ill’?

I used to think that the counseling center would help me to resolve my inner conflicts. That visiting the center would do some good for me. I have since realized that most mainstream “mental health” is more damaging than helpful. These days if student counselors see any problem with a student visiting the center, they send him or her to see a psychiatrist.
Mad in Norway

The Field of Mental Health Has Gone Astray, But We Can Fix It

People should have real choice. The research and knowledge about how to work differently are already there. Now we need politicians and policymakers to force the change and make it happen in the established services. Mad in Norway will be a leading voice in ensuring this change.

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