From the Institute for Attachment and Child Development: Two articles discuss the primary cause of many mental, physical, and behavioral health problems, which often goes unaddressed in mainstream approaches.
-Highlights of Johnson & Johnson's many "decades of fraud and injury claims" in its pharmaceutical-related activities.
From Sacredphrenia: We have pathologized our original priests, the expert men and women who provided much of our “second sight,” and the result, ironically, is planetary psychopathology.
From Sacredphrenia: We have never been so starved for the spiritual. Who better to satiate our hunger than the very people who hear voices belonging to spirits?
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,...
From Big Think: As the language of clinical neuroscience replaces the vocabulary of psychotherapy, patients' outcomes worsen.
From Medium: "This is where evidence based medicine is supposed to shine, by demanding randomized trials to prove that certain procedures/drugs either work or don’t....
From KHN: This leaves Pennsylvanians — who suffer one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation — in the dark about which treatment facilities have troubling track records.
From The New Republic: The documentary and #FreeBritney movement treat the pop star’s conservatorship as strange and exceptional. The truth is much more troubling.
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 Rethinking Psychiatry: Voyce will discuss his time at the original Soteria House in San Jose, CA, an alternative to the medical model for schizophrenia that ran from 1971 to 1983.
From Psychology Is: Millions of people are prescribed psychiatric drugs each year, but few understand how these drugs actually affect the brain.
From It's a Mad World!: In a new podcast on the politics of mental health and the mental health of politics, Irish psychiatrist Dr. Peadar O’Grady talks with Robert Whitaker about his books and work.
From UPI: "The effect across the whole population may be substantial...due to the scale of the pandemic and [the fact] that many of these conditions are chronic," said study co-author Dr. Paul Harrison.
-A special issue of Public Affairs Quarterly examines "the moral and political implications" of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
The FDA has rejected the drug/device combination designed to monitor patient adherence with Abilify from Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Proteus Digital Health. Just last week...
"We, a group of people with first-hand experience of the mental health system...saw how abuse, corruption, and exploitation were covered up, while victims and critics of the system were silenced and marginalized."
From David Antonuccio and Michael Pierce: A new song in support of a young man being repeatedly shocked against his will in Minnesota.
From The Mercury News: Under the pilot program, teams of paramedics, behavioral health clinicians and peer specialists will respond to certain non-violent 911 calls in the city, instead of cops.
In Discover magazine, Neuroskeptic examines a new, large-scale study of brain anatomies of people with autism, calling it an "earthquake" in autism research and...
From Medium: We would do well to start preparing our stock, not just of physical needs like food, but emotional needs like strength, resolve, and the ability to grieve.
From the Pete Earley blog: Jaffe’s agenda, at its very core, was built upon disdain for those of us who have struggled in life.
From Extra Newsfeed: Anxiety is a political issue, resulting directly from marginalization and structural inequality. The solution to anxiety is not self-help culture but activism...
From DW Documentary: Asia’s largest psychiatric facility is home to 1,700 female patients—or "ghosts." Many were victims of violence, or simply rejected by their families.
The New Inquiry reviews the DSM-5, calling it a "classic dystopian novel" in the surrealistic literary tradition of George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Aldous Huxley,...