From The Baltimore Sun: In current psychotropic trials, there are more dead bodies in the active treatment groups than in the placebo groups. That's quite different from what happens in the trials of drugs that really work.
From Discursive of Tunbridge Wells: Hundreds of years of ignoring voices has only made them more desperate and challenging. Is it time to respectfully invite them to the peace table?
From TED: I was only able to start changing my life when I realized my depression was not a malfunction. It's a signal. Your depression is a signal. It's telling you something.
From The Telegraph: The new trial of sertraline is by far the largest to be conducted without the involvement of the pharmaceutical industry.
From Washington City Paper: By law, hospitals can only use restraints as a last resort. In 2018, St. Elizabeths used them almost 20,000 percent more than in 2013.
From The BMJ Opinion: The highest proportion of patients receiving prescriptions for antidepressants and opioids is located in areas of greatest social deprivation.
From USA TODAY: Eli Lilly vigorously shielded the payment for more than two decades, defying a Louisville judge who fought to reveal it because he said it swayed the jury's verdict.
From Yale School of Medicine: The goal is not necessarily to get rid of the voices, said the project's co-director, but to empower voice-hearers with the skills to influence those experiences.
From the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Drug Dependence: The report reveals the disturbing scale of the problem in England and makes several urgent recommendations.
From the Findhorn Foundation: I had been trying to think my way through something that needed to be felt and engaged with spiritually. As soon as I partnered with the larger energetic system I am a part of, it helped me with the needed answers.
From The Baltimore Sun: It has taken me until now, nearly three decades after his death, to fully understand how childhood trauma crept up and destroyed him.
From The Washington Post: The CDC opioid-prescribing guideline authors acknowledged that medical experts don’t really know what happens to people forced to taper suddenly from high dosages.
From the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry: Far from undermining our findings, the critique by Hayes et al. provides us with a unique opportunity to address important issues that were not covered in our original paper.
From VICE: Climate grief feels like trying to warn everyone of a massive government conspiracy to kill us all, except it’s a conspiracy that’s in the news; that everyone already knows about, and no one really minds.
From The Guardian: Violence in relation to mental health service users should be seen as a direct consequence of the slow violence of inadequate policy and antiquated treatment.
From The Conversation: There is no empathy for the impact of history on Indigenous people in Australia...We are yet to come to terms with our entangled history and how to begin a process of truth-telling.
From Big Think: Other societies are not so frightened by the prospect of madness or even certified psychosis, and are much more likely to see it as a special ability to be nurtured.
From The Atlantic: Where traditional religion once lent people meaning, community, and self-actualization, work has stepped in to fill the void.
From Phoenix New Times: "This incident exposes systemic problems within Arizona jails and prisons in which people are dehumanized, abused, and treated unjustly," said a spokesperson for the ACLU of Arizona.
From The Washington Post: "To say that scientists and experts who know the data and facts best are not allowed to speak — that’s very concerning," said University of Pennsylvania professor Dominic Sisti.
From The New York Times: Children today are more depressed than they were during the Great Depression and more anxious than they were at the height of the Cold War.
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 unless a patient consented to 20 hours of sleep a day.
From The Seattle Times: No private mental-health care operator in Washington state in recent years has pushed to expand as rapidly or racked up as many serious violations as quickly.
From Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry: In 2009, the Royal College of Physicians recommended banning the ever-present drug company sales-talks. Ten years on, this still looks unlikely.
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.