Decolonizing Psychiatry in Pakistan: A Reckoning with our Colonial Past and a Call for Reconstruction
Psychiatrist Yousaf Raza details the problems with psychiatric health care in Pakistan and shows how to find a way forward.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do...
Antidepressants do not protect against suicide. According to placebo-controlled trials, they double the risk of suicide.
Medical practitioners base their practice on clinical experience, rather than the sound published health research, which they distrust.
In this interview, Audrey Clare Farley reveals how our understanding of schizophrenia was built to avoid acknowledging sexual trauma, religious abuse, and racism.
This is a call that challenges how psychiatry is practiced today and ultimately challenges its power in society.
May Cause Side Effects–Radical Acceptance and Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: An Interview with Brooke Siem
Brooke Siem discusses her experiences of being medicated with antidepressants as a teenager, her withdrawal from a cocktail of psychiatric drugs and her debut memoir, May Cause Side Effects.
By embracing the widely popular technology-worship “religion,” psychiatry is permitted to ignore the reality that its repeated failures are evidence that its fundamental paradigm is misguided.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Ray Moynihan about the marketing of disorders, broadening of diagnoses, and harmful treatments.
In this interview with MIA's Justin Karter, psychiatrist Bradley Lewis discusses the value of art, the humanities, and mad studies in shaping a richer understanding of psychological experiences.
Spiritual experiences should be understood as valuable for recovery, and not treated as illness or madness. The Swedish social therapist Savannah Rosén gives advice on how we can help people in crisis who have had transpersonal experiences.
I am interested in the idea of expanded extractivism, because it allows us to think about the extractive operation: the dispossession and its violence.