Monday, May 20, 2019

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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

“Listen Up! Day 3: Take a Breather”

Day 3 of WNYC Only Human’s radio show, called Listen Up, focuses on the importance of listening with empathy. They interview Ken Feinberg, a mediator who met with victims after the September 11th attacks, the Sandy Hook shootings, and the Boston marathon bombing.

#MeToo in Medicine: Women Harassed in Hospitals

From NBC: Although sexual harassment is widespread in the field of medicine, women face significant barriers to speaking out and reporting abuse. In light of...

The Psychology of Inequality

From The New Yorker: A number of studies show that much of the damage done by being poor comes not from the conditions of poverty itself,...

State Sees Boom in Number of Psychiatric Beds

From The Boston Globe: Massachusetts has seen a significant increase in its number of psychiatric institutions since 2015. However, many psychiatric patients are still waiting for...

“What Are Delusions – And How Best Can We Treat Them?”

For The Conversation, psychologist John Done, from the University of Hertfordshire, explains his approach to discussing delusions with his patients. Done recommends more qualitative...

“This Microchip Will Deliver Drugs in Your Body by Remote Control”

-Motherboard reports on an implantable chip that can hold hundreds of doses of drugs and be activated by remote control.

Study Identifies Cause of Weight Gain From Antipsychotic Drugs

From UPI: A team of researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that the serotonin 2c receptor is responsible for weight gain...

“Is There a Link Between Autism and Anorexia?”

“Emerging research shows that people with either autism or anorexia have difficulties understanding and interpreting social cues, and tend to fixate on tiny details...

“Being Mindful About Mindfulness”

-Two Harvard University psychologists discuss how to be a more "mindful" clinician.

“How We Label People with ‘Mental Illness’ Influences Tolerance”

Honor Whiteman reports on a study in The Journal of Counseling & Development, which found that people may be less tolerant of an individual...

“In Clinical trials, For-Profit Review Boards Are Taking Over for Hospitals. Should They?”

Sheila Kaplan for STAT News: “The modern history of science is littered with studies in which participants were harmed because researchers failed to take...

A Study of Adolescent Depression That Doesn’t Make Sense

In this blog post for Quick Thoughts, James Coyne debunks a recent study in Lancet Psychiatry claiming that teens accessing mental health services experience a greater decrease in...

Today’s Greatest Mental Health Need: Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Programs

Dr. Peter Breggin blogs in the Huffington Post on the need for programs to support psychiatric drug withdrawal, rather than more diagnosis and medication. Article...

The Original Natural Remedy for Burnout: Nature

From Science of Us: Studies show that spending time in nature has a number of positive effects on mental health, including decreased rumination, reduced depression...

“Why Are Young Westerners Drawn to Terrorist Organizations Like ISIS?”

"ISIS provides existential fast food, and for some of the most spiritually hungry young Westerners, ISIS is like a Big Mac amidst a barren wasteland of an existence,” Omar Hague writes in the Psychiatric Times. “Who actually joins ISIS? Not psychopaths or the brainwashed, but rather everyday young people in social transition, on the margins of society, or amidst a crisis of identity.”

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

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...

Why Do So Many Ignore that Most Addictions are Temporary?

On Substance.com, Maia Szalavitz discusses her own experiences with addiction, and examines the research that suggests addiction is less a chronic disease of the...

Living Through the Catastrophe

In this piece for ROAR Magazine, Jerome Roos explores the psychological, social, and economic impact of living under the imminent threat of catastrophic man-made climate...

Are Drug Companies Grooming New Customers in the Womb?

From The Baltimore Sun: Over time, studies have shown that antidepressants during pregnancy are linked with congenital defects as well as increased incidence of depression...

Can Mad People’s Voices Find a Place Within Academia?

-An article In Disability and Society asks why iacademic research approaches which "at first seem inviting and like they might even help to disrupt psychiatric control," so often seem to "ultimately resort to marginalising mad people’s own knowledge."

Psychics Who Hear Voices Could Be on to Something

In this piece for The Atlantic, Joseph Frankel compares and contrasts the voice-hearing experiences of self-described psychics and mediums with the experiences of people diagnosed with...

The Kids Cleared to Leave Psychiatric Hospitals — But Can’t

From The Atlantic: Unnecessarily prolonged hospital stays often have detrimental effects on children. Doctors in some of these cases said the delays caused the...

Badiou, the Event, and Psychiatry, Part 1: Trauma and Event

In this piece for the Blog of the APA, Vincenzo Di Nicola critiques the scientism and methodolatry of contemporary psychiatry, and emphasizes the need for psychiatry...

How Similar Was the Experience and Treatment of WWI Shell Shock to Modern PTSD?

In The Conversation, Cardiff University psychiatrist Stefanie Linden discusses her own research, reviewing old records of World War I veterans and their experiences of...

“Gottesfeld Indicted for Alleged Cyber Attack on Hospital”

Martin Gottesfeld was charged in October in relation to the hacking of Boston Children’s Hospital in 2014 following the alleged mistreatment of one of...

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