Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

How Biofeedback Works

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-Counselor Tori Rodriguez discusses how biofeedback works, and what the research has shown about its efficacy.

“Mental Illness Plagued Student Who Leaped From Niagara Falls”

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Greg Young, who leapt to his death from the top of Niagara Falls, "had been on numerous medications, all of which came with warnings...

“5 Reasons It’s So Hard to Combat Anxiety and Depression and What You Can...

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Alternet tells us that "Negative emotions can be a challenge, but there are effective ways to cope." 5 Reasons It's So Hard to Combat Anxiety...

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

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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...

The Strange, Contagious History of Bulimia

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In this piece for Science of Us, Lee Daniel Kravetz discusses the impact of media exposure on the rise of bulimia and explores the social...

Has the Drug-Based Approach to ‘Mental Illness’ Failed?

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From Scientific American: John Horgan interviews Robert Whitaker about how his views have evolved since publishing Anatomy of an Epidemic in 2010.

Global Antidepressants Market – COVID-19 Implications and Growth

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From Yahoo Finance: People living with mental health problems are experiencing increased stress levels. This has triggered the demand for antidepressant drugs.

The Usefulness of Dread

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From Aeon: Although anxiety may be a major source of discomfort and suffering, it can also play an important role in the development of our...

“Alkermes Depression Drug Fails in Studies, Shares Plunge”

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Reuters reports that a new drug for major depression failed to improve symptoms in two late-stage clinical trials sending the manufacture’s stock into a...

Professionals and ECT Recipients Request Suspension of ECT in NHS

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From The University of East London: They hope that by this time next year, the UK will be the first country to finally put an end to this well-intentioned but calamitous error.

“Misdiagnosed Bipolar: One Girl’s Struggle”

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The San Jose Mercury News tells the story of Tessa Gallo, who was wrongly diagnosed with bipolar disorder in sixth-grade when she actually had...

“What Can ‘Lived Experience’ Teach Neuroscientists?”

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-Neuroskeptic critiques the premise of a journal article that declared that "neuroscientists who research mental health problems ought to listen to the views of people who have experienced those conditions."

“Report From APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence”

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James Davies, of the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry, issues his report from last week’s meeting in the UK Parliament concerning the connection between increased...

No Guns in Schools

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The Society for Humanistic Psychology has released a statement by psychology faculty and students from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in opposition to the notion...

What New Zealand’s “Unfortunate Experiment” Can Teach Us

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From the Boston Review: In his new book Doctors in Denial: The Forgotten Women in the "Unfortunate Experiment," Ronald W. Jones chronicles the history of New...

“Lawyers of Sound Mind”

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A New York Times editorial traces the route from diagnosis to a potential denial of admission to the bar. Article →

“As Suicide Rates Rise, Researchers Separate Thoughts from Actions”

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“Suicide rates in the United States have been rising, especially among veterans and members of the armed forces. Traditional assumptions about why people kill themselves have not led to effective strategies for suicide prevention,” psychologist Craig Bryan tells Science News. “So in recent years, psychologists and others have been reconsidering basic beliefs about why people carry out the ultimate act of self-destruction.”

A Disorder for Everyone!

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The initiative "A Disorder for Everyone!", which critically examines the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, has launched a new website. Click here to view videos of...

Radical Inquiry: Research Practices for Healing and Liberation

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From ACEs Too High News: "As a community organization and non-profit, RYSE is beholden to and bound by systems that allocate and deploy resources...

Psychologist Who Set Standard for Diagnosing ADHD Dies at 84

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From The New York Times: Keith Conners, the psychologist whose work established the first standards for diagnosing and treating what is now known as attention...

FSU Survey for Suicide Attempt Survivors

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From Florida State University: "Are you a suicide attempt survivor? Researchers at Florida State University have teamed up to better understand the psychological and...

“Cultivating the Next Generation Of Psychiatrists”

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1BoringOldMan on the declining rolls of APA membership, his own early disaffection with the organization, and a hidden force in shaping its history: "People...

‘Scotland’s Mengele’: The Truth About Dr. Ewen Cameron

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From The National: Dr. Ewen Cameron's horrific CIA-funded experiments at a Canadian psychiatric hospital in the 1950s and '60s informed brutal torture techniques now used around the world.

Call for Submissions: Smash Paternalism Anthology

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A new anthology is seeking essays, short stories, poetry, and visual art on the topic of paternalism, i.e. abuses or human rights violations that are...

“For the Mentally Ill, It’s Worse”

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The New York Times' Joe Nocera notes the republication of “Is There No Place on Earth for Me?”, Susan Sheehan's 1982 book about Maxine Mason's journey....

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