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From Scientific American: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has worrisome implications for patients receiving involuntary psychiatric care.
From Hello Care: The use of psychotropic medications in residential aged care could be contributing to the poor outcomes of residents who contract COVID-19
From Aeon: We don’t just see the world around us as dry facts, but experience the world as having immanent meaning. The world has meaning FOR us.
From Nature: A detailed study shows that young migrants’ risk of developing psychiatric disorders rises stepwise with the number of traumas experienced.
From Matanuska Forensic Science: Developing novel therapeutics to treat thought disorders is long overdue. Rather than defending drugs that do not work, let's learn from them
From Slate: Now is the ideal time to ensure platforms are designed with the highest ethical standards, and in ways that respect users’ digital rights.
From Psyche: Far from being separate entities that figure out each other externally, we are radically open beings in immediate contact with each other.
From GW Milken Institute School of Public Health: "For the past five years, the Building Community Resilience...
From The Telegraph: One in six of the population is on antidepressants, and the numbers are rising. Are GPs being too "trigger-happy" with prescriptions?
From Nature: How does a culture that enslaved people, encouraged lynching and developed racial segregation decide who is and is not sane?
From Nature: We need a practice that recognizes the environments that can make people ill, and that supports efforts to do something about it.
From The New Yorker: The coronavirus, and the public-health measures undertaken to slow its spread, is uniquely hostile to psychiatric care.
From Dulwich Centre: "So many guideline has been published for parents on staying at home with children...
From The Guardian: For decades it has been the dominant metaphor in neuroscience. But could this idea have been leading us astray all along?
From The New York Times: It’s not those who focus on pursuing happiness to feel better; it’s those who cultivate an attitude of tragic optimism.
From Yahoo Finance: People living with mental health problems are experiencing increased stress levels. This has triggered the demand for antidepressant drugs.
From The Guardian: Counseling has been good to me, and I hope good for my patients. But what if the premise of it is undone by circumstance?
From The Washington Post: Stress during this vulnerable period can be especially damaging to children who already have accumulated trauma in their lives and further increases the chance a child will develop anxiety, depression or even schizophrenia.
From Science Mag: Long hours, high risk, and crushing uncertainty about how the pandemic will progress have led to high anxiety among health care workers.
From The Globe and Mail: Pat Capponi believed that people with lived experience should have a seat at the table on matters that concerned them
From The Conversation: Social psychiatry research in the mid-20th century showed that mental illness was often caused by poverty, inequality and social isolation.