Thursday, June 21, 2018

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Why Predicting Suicide is a Difficult and Complex Challenge

"The sum of our scientific evidence indicates that, just like most other things in nature, the causes and predictors of suicide are complex and indeterminate....

Can Auditing Scientific Research Fix its Reproducibility Crisis?

"The study predicts that audits would reduce the number of false positive results from 30.2 per 100 papers to 12.3 per 100—far from perfect,...

The Real Cost of Health Care

"...The United States spends more per person on health care than any other country. A lot more. As a country, by many measures, we...

Response to ‘Aligning Computational Psychiatry to the HVN’

"...whilst the CP model may very well resonate with numerous voice-hearers, I wonder if there may also be limitations inherent to it. Firstly,...

Joanna Moncrieff and Carmine Pariante Debate Antidepressants

On June 19th, Joanna Moncrieff and Carmine Pariante held an online antidepressant Q&A session with host Danny Whittaker. There was an initial debate, followed...

Interview: Laws of Informed Consent

From Advancing Mental Health, An interview with Gary Brown, Attorney, about the laws of informed consent in psychiatry. Learn the origins of informed consent, what the...

What’s Behind the Need to Numb and Seek a Final Escape?

"It is not clear what exactly drives the demand for the psychoactive substances and what has driven the increase in suicides. But I think...

Hyping Biological Nature of Mental Illness Worsens Stigma

"There are essentially two ways of looking at those conditions called 'mental illnesses.' We could regard them as more extreme versions of the despondency,...

APA Letter on the Separation of Families

The American Psychological Association has issued a letter to President Trump to express its strong opposition to the Administration's new policy of separating immigrant...

The Psychological Effects of Being Separated From Your Child

From The Cut: Since this past October, as the New York Times recently reported, the number of migrant children forcibly separated from their parents at...

Mentally Ill Students Say Universities are Leaving Them Behind

"When Stanford student 'Emily W.' attempted suicide in 2013, a representative of the elite California university 'told her she was "a liability," and "people...

The Lifespan of a Lie

From Medium: Despite the Stanford prison experiment’s canonical status in intro psych classes around the country today, methodological criticism of it was swift and widespread...

Are Americans a Broken People?

From Alternet: A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the will...

Eugenics Never Went Away

From Aeon: Eugenics was a mixture of science and social movement that aimed to improve the human race over generations. Those of good stock were...

Can You Rely on the Drugs That Your Doctor Prescribes?

From The Conversation: The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has just published a new guideline for the management of hepatitis C — a disease that...

Sleepwalking Towards Artificial Intimacy: How Psychotherapy Is Failing The Future

From Forbes: Artificial intimacy has long been a science fiction fantasy and now programs appear that say they deliver it in bits and pieces: a...

Psychotherapists Offering Free Sessions to People With Brexit-related Anxieties

From The Independent: Psychotherapists are offering free counselling to EU citizens residing in the UK whose mental health has been adversely affected by Brexit. The scheme was launched...

Malady Mongers: How Drug Companies Sell Treatments By Inventing Diseases

From Huffington Post: The pharmaceutical industry’s image has been significantly damaged in recent years as the public discovered the role its aggressive marketing played...

More Americans on Prescription Drugs That May Increase Depression Risk

From the Tampa Bay Times: More than a third of American adults are taking prescription drugs, including hormones for contraception, blood pressure medications and medicines...

Europe’s Mental Health Institutions Uniformly Substandard, Says WHO

From The Guardian: Mental health institutions in Europe are failing to safeguard residents’ human rights, with many described as shocking by experts who have found...

Researchers Explore the Relationship Between Spiritual Emergence, Psychosis and Personality

Request for research participants on behalf of researchers at the School of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, University of New England, Australia. The research aims to...

Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression

From the New York Times: Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and...

It’s Time Psychiatrists Stopped Stereotyping Women With Personality Disorders

From The Independent: Taming the Beast Within, a new book on personality disorder diagnosis, has just been released. It features a small faceless monster...

This is the Sickening Amount Pharmaceutical Companies Pay Top Journal Editors

From Science Alert: "It's no secret that scientists can be corrupted — in the past, researchers have purposefully hidden data on climate change, and the...

Figures Reveal ‘Alarming’ Rise in Injuries at Mental Health Units

From The Guardian: Thousands of patients in NHS mental health units are injured every year when they are restrained by staff, according to new figures which...

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