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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Intellectualization Results From Blocked Childhood Trauma | Daniel Mackler

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Intellectualization is when people use their intellect, their logic, or their abstract reasoning to avoid having to deal with feelings.

Scientific Misconduct and Fraud: The Final Nail in Psychiatry’s Antidepressant Coffin

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From CounterPunch: A recent reanalysis of previously undisclosed data reveals that STAR*D may go down in US medical history as one of its most harmful scandals.

A Decisive Blow to the Serotonin Hypothesis of Depression

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From Psychology Today: An exhaustive new review debunks the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression, despite its persistence among physicians and the public.

Dr. Gabor Maté on the Truth About ADHD and Anxiety

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From The Joe Rogan Experience: "The so-called experts say that ADHD is 'the most heritable mental illness there is,'" says renowned physician Gabor Maté. "But I say, it's neither an illness, nor is it heritable."

A History of Pernicious Anemia and Psychiatric Misdiagnosis

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Katrina Burchell, chief executive officer of the Pernicious Anaemia Society, writes about the history of pernicious anemia, which produces symptoms that are often misdiagnosed...

Psychosis Is an Expression of Early Childhood Trauma | Daniel Mackler

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From Daniel Mackler/Wild Truth: What makes psychosis confusing is that an eruption of infant trauma is expressing itself through the lens, the body, and the voice of someone who is now an adult.

A Psychiatrist Tries Antipsychotics: Seroquel

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From Fugitive Psychiatrist: "I can’t believe I have patients walking around on 800mg of this stuff. There’s no way in good conscience I could dose this BID (sic) unless a patient consented to 20 hours of sleep a day."

The Shamanic View of ‘Mental Illness’: Birth of a Healer

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From Uplift: "The Western culture has consistently ignored the birth of the healer. Consequently, there will be a tendency... to keep trying as many people as possible in an attempt to get somebody's attention."

The Dangers of Curiosity in the Mental Health Field and the Family System

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From Daniel Mackler: There are consequences to being curious and asking questions: real conclusions sometimes are not easy to bear.

Why a Sufi Approach to Healing ‘Mental Illness’ Is So Powerful

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From Psyche: In Sufi shrines, rituals of attunement offer sufferers a path beyond the fear and isolation of their mental distress.

The Power of Addiction and the Addiction to Power | Gabor Maté, MD

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From TEDx Talks: Which addiction is greater—an individual drug addiction, or the addiction to oil, to consumerism, to acquisition and power over others? Which causes the greater harm?

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

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From Curious Mind Magazine: Jerome Kagan, one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, believes that the diagnosis of ADHD is a mere...

Psych Patient Held Against Will Discharged After FOX31 News Inquiry

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From FOX31 Denver KDVR: “I suspect they’re extending his stay here so they can keep on using his insurance until it expires at the end of the month,” said the man's cousin, who contacted Fox 31.

Lancet Editor Proclaims Half of All Scientific Studies are False

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Collective Evolution discusses a recent commentary by the editor of The Lancet stating that "much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue."

Does ‘Mental Illness’ Exist? The Problem With Psychiatric Diagnosis

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From IAI, the Institute of Art and Ideas: We have better ways forward than the current, largely unchallenged understandings of emotional distress which do not reflect reality – either in terms of the evidence, or in terms of people’s lives.

An Inability to Visualize the Future (Let Alone a Positive One) Is a Hallmark...

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From Psychology Today/Annie Wright, LMFT: It sounds unbelievable to someone with a trauma history that there are people who can think forward decades into the future, visualize a happy outcome for themselves and then work backward, taking steps that secure that future.

I Was a Cult Member in the Cult of Psychiatry

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From Mental Hellth: Today I believe OCD is a trauma response. But at the time I believed what the psychiatrist told me, that there was something structurally wrong with my brain.

These Teens Got Therapy. Then They Got Worse.

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From The Atlantic: It feels like we should be able to just sit teens down and tell them how to be happier. But that doesn’t seem to work, and sometimes it even backfires.

All the Lonely People: The Atomized Generation

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From Erraticus: We must live each day in radical opposition to the world, keeping in mind that the economics of modern life are designed to atomize us.

Jordan Peterson in Russia Detoxing From Benzos After Near-Death Experience

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From National Post: "The medication almost killed my dad. He’s a psychologist and even he wasn’t aware of how bad these medications are for some people," writes Mikhaila Peterson.

This is the Truth About Personality Disorders

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From The Independent: Armchair diagnoses of personality disorders are a rising trend, from speculations that President Trump has narcissistic personality disorder to viral articles about discerning...

Consciousness Is an Act of Rebellion

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From Daniel Mackler: To become Self-aware, to begin to have a conscious relationship with our internal Self, is to begin to break out of all the systems that are unconscious.

Eating Disorder Helpline Disables Chatbot for ‘Harmful’ Responses After Firing Human Staff

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From VICE: “Every single thing Tessa suggested were things that led to the development of my eating disorder," said an activist who posted screenshots of her interaction with the chat bot.

The Hypersane Are Among Us, if Only We Are Prepared to Look

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From Aeon: If there is such a thing as hypersanity, the implication is that mere sanity is not all it’s cracked up to be, a state of dormancy and dullness with less vital potential even than madness.

Toxic Schools Worsening Toxic Stress: The Destructive Reign of Standardized Education, Pathology, Medication and...

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From HERE This NOW: Advances in science in the last thirty years help us realize the fallacy of "mind over matter," yet we still hold an entrenched belief that children and adults possess 100% conscious control over their behavior.