Friday, September 20, 2019

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity

From Science of Us: The Washington, D.C., Rape Crisis Center, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, and ReThink, an organization that works to prevent sexual assault,...

“The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox of Popular Psychology”

From Scientific American: "Psychologists found that people are 'radically insensitive to both the quantity and quality of information that gives rise to impressions and...

The Inaugural “Shkreli Awards!”

This piece for the Lown Institute lists 10 of the most egregious examples of profit-mongering and lack of empathy in healthcare in 2017. These examples include...

“Barry Takes Center Stage for World Benzo Day Launch”

Mad In America contributor and prescription drug addiction reformer Barry Haslam has “taken his fight to the world stage by helping create an international...

The Lower Your Social Class, the “Wiser” You Are

From Science Magazine: A new study suggests that wisdom—specifically, the ability to take the perspectives of others into account and aim for compromise—comes much more...

“Study Finds Risks for Teens of Mothers Who Took Certain Antidepressants”

“Adolescents whose mothers took certain antidepressants while pregnant with them are more than four times as likely to become depressed by age 15, compared with...

Interview with Gary Greenberg: The DSM is the Key to the Health Care Treasury

BrainBlogger has an interview with Gary Greenberg, psychotherapist and author of The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry. "The (Diagnostic...

The Importance of Anger: How Anger Management Falls Short

From A large portion of anger management literature focuses on suggesting ways to tame, control, avoid, reduce, minimize, and even eliminate feelings of anger...

What Happens When Therapists Reveal Their Own Inner Struggles?

-Counselor and artist Sara Nash asks whether its good that she rarely shares her own experiences of inner pain when she talks to college students about suicidal ideation.

Antidepressant Withdrawal, Online Data, and a Bottom Line

In this piece for Psychiatric Times, James Phelps MD writes about the lack of official data on the number of people trying to come off antidepressants and mentions the work of the peer support organisation Surviving Antidepressants.

“A.D.H.D. Rates Rise Around Globe, but Sympathy Often Lags”

For the New York Times Well blog, Katherine Ellision writes about how the rise in ADHD diagnoses globally is sparking “debates about the validity of the diagnosis and the drugs used to treat it.”

Psychology Podcasts: A Clickable List

-BPS Research Digest has posted a list of podcasts that specialize in psychological themes.

Affordable Care Act Will Expand Mental Health Services Into More Areas of People’s Lives

Since many more Americans now have mental health coverage as a result of the US Affordable Care Act, mental health services will soon begin...

Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere.

From The New York Times: "A modeling study published in BMJ Open in 2014 showed that if a publication bias caused positive findings to...

“When the mental health system failed me, online communities became my coping mechanisms”

-Hannah Giorgis describes how she felt even more "crazy" when her mental health professionals denied the existence of racism against black people in Britain.

55 Steps: A Battle Cry Against Forced ‘Treatment’ for Us All

From Rachel Waddingham - Behind the Labels: We should work together to resurrect this hard-hitting film from 2018, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Hilary Swank, that has been effectively buried.

“Can Mental Health Apps Bring Therapy to a Wider Population?”

From the Pacific Standard: “Mental health apps offer therapeutic solutions at far more flexible price points, schedules, and platforms than traditional therapy. But with...

Anti-Stigma Campaigns Potentially Making Life Worse for People in Distress

From Psychologists for Social Change: These campaigns leave little resources or public appetite to tackle anything harder that might actually make life better for swathes of people.

“Why are Doctors Plagued by Depression and Suicide?”

For STAT news, Judith Graham reports on the escalating crisis of depression, burnout, and suicide among physicians. “Male doctors are 1.4 times more likely to kill...

Psychologists Suggest Mental Health is Based on Environment

In a new review for Molecular Psychiatry, psychologists Elaine Fox and Chris Beevers examine the connection between mental health genetics and cognitive biases. “'If...

The Problem With Hospitalizing Opioid Addicts Against Their Will

From The Washington Post: In Massachusetts, which has one of the highest rates of opioid deaths nationally, addiction-related civil commitments have doubled in the past...

The Rise of Solitary

From Dissent Magazine: In her recently published book 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement, scholar and advocate Keramet Reiter discusses the...

My Name Is Rachel: Interview With Rachel Waddingham

From BBC Sounds: This is Rachel’s story of being sectioned in 21st century Britain. She asks why she doesn’t have more rights to decide her own care, and how to break the cycle of the ‘revolving door’ patient.

“New Anti-Drug Program Teaches Teens To Resist Psychiatrist’s Constant Pressure To Use Drugs”

The satirical news site the Onion took aim at psychiatrists and overprescribing to children and adolescents last week with this headline.  “A lot of...

“Changing Brains: Why Neuroscience is Ending The Prozac Era”

The Guardian reports that "The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks." Article →

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