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Barbara Ehrenreich: Why I’m Giving Up on Preventative Care

In this piece for Literary Hub, Barbara Ehrenreich critiques the overuse of preventative medicine and describes...

Here’s How to Beat Anxiety Without Medication

From The Independent: The medication that is frequently prescribed to treat anxiety often does not work in...

Every Sufi Master Is, in a Sense, a Freudian Psychotherapist

In this piece for Aeon, Sam Haselby explores the parallels and intersections between Freudian psychoanalysis and...

The 1%’s Mind Games: Psychology Gone Bad

In this piece for CounterPunch, Roy Eidelson explains the psychology of the persuasion and manipulation tactics utilized by the rich...

Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories

More than 8,000 people responded to the recent New York Times article on antidepressant withdrawal. Here,...

Knowing Patient’s Story Improves Odds of Happy Ending

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has released a toolkit that will help physicians...

Bringing Meals to People May Reduce Healthcare Costs

From The Los Angeles Times: A recent study found that regularly delivering meals to people with...

Mediated Realities

In this editorial for Tidsskriftet, Ketil Slagstad discusses how the Norwegian media's uncritical coverage of the Lancet...

Call for Submissions: Smash Paternalism Anthology

A new anthology is seeking essays, short stories, poetry, and visual art on the topic of...

A Mental Health Crisis is the True Cost of University Marketization

From Red Pepper: University students are facing unprecedented rates of mental health crises due to a combination...

The Interview

A semistructured diagnostic clinical interview has been developed to identify and differentiate three different types...

Antidepressants and the Problem of Withdrawal

In this episode of WBUR's On Point Radio, Benedict Carey, author of the recent New York Times...

Is Curing Patients a Sustainable Business Model?

From CNBC: A recent report by Goldman Sachs analysts questions whether curing patients, as opposed to...

I’m Withdrawing From Antidepressants After Nearly 20 Years

From The Lily: In light of the recent New York Times article highlighting the effects antidepressant withdrawal,...

The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

In this piece for The New Yorker, Junot Diaz reflects on the impact of his experience...

How Compassion Can Triumph Over Toxic Childhood Trauma

From Medical Xpress: New research findings suggest that when pregnant women who have experienced adverse childhood...

Antonio Damasio, Feeling, and the Evolution of Consciousness

From the Los Angeles Review of Books: In his new book The Strange Order of Things, neuroscientist...

Patient Advocacy Groups Take In Millions From Drugmakers

Kaiser Health News has launched a new database called Pre$scription for Power, which exposes donations...

The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine — Killing for Profit

From Medium: According to many prominent physicians, so-called "evidence based medicine" is no longer useful. Much...

Mental Health Act Review: Will We See Meaningful Change?

From Tales from the Madhouse: In fall 2017, the UK government an Independent Review of the...

Xanax Nation

In this blog post, Andy White highlights the role Xanax plays in silencing political dissent...

Judi Chamberlin and the Fight Against Institutionalizing Women

In this piece for Rooted in Rights, s.e. smith chronicles the life of Judi Chamberlin and...

Opioid Bill Includes Involuntary Commitment

From EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info: Recent legislation has proposed measures that permit people...

Autistic People Are Breaking Stereotypes And Connecting Online

From BESE: While several recent articles and blogs have argued that social media can have a negative...

Using Chosen Names Reduces Suicide in Transgender Youths

From UT News: A new study has found that allowing transgender youths to use their chosen name...

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