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 The Telegraph: One in six of the population is on antidepressants, and the numbers are rising. Are GPs being too "trigger-happy" with prescriptions?
-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."
From GW Milken Institute School of Public Health: "For the past five years, the Building Community Resilience Networks and Collaborative has worked across sectors to address...
From Nature: How does a culture that enslaved people, encouraged lynching and developed racial segregation decide who is and is not sane?
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 NPR: If you look at the times somebody's beliefs have been changed, it's often because of a story that hit them in the heart.
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 The Washington Post: Suddenly, therapists and social workers are meeting people where they are. Treatment is now coming to them.
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."
From CNN: The crisis could have a "profound" and "pervasive impact" on global mental health, both now and in the future.
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 Dulwich Centre: "So many guideline has been published for parents on staying at home with children in websites, social media, tv channels or newspapers written...
From The New Yorker: The coronavirus, and the public-health measures undertaken to slow its spread, is uniquely hostile to psychiatric care.
From Nature: A detailed study shows that young migrants’ risk of developing psychiatric disorders rises stepwise with the number of traumas experienced.
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 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 Medscape: The mental health system must step up to assuage fears and anxieties around the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic.
From The Pharmaceutical Journal: Tapering strips — a roll of small daily pouches with consecutively lower doses — allow patients to regulate the speed of their reduction.
From Psychiatry Advisor: "56% of DSM-IV panel members had 1 association with a pharmaceutical company; among mood disorders panel members, 100% disclosed conflicts."
From The New York Times: Psychological health is not about being free from emotional discomfort, but about having the right feeling at the right time
From The Conversation: Social psychiatry research in the mid-20th century showed that mental illness was often caused by poverty, inequality and social isolation.
From The Guardian: The lockdown doesn’t feel dissimilar to my time in hospital, but now it’s the government controlling my movements, rather than my doctors.
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 Mighty: From unprotected mental health workers to a lack of basic hygiene for psychiatric patients and threats of retaliation, we need to take a hard look now