Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Elephant in the Room

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From Discursive of Tunbridge Wells: Psychologist Rufus May speaks about the often overlooked role of racism in the mental health system. People of color are...

Why Getting out of our Head is Good for us

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From Philosophy for Life: Though often pathologized by psychiatry and western science, spiritual experiences and altered states of consciousness can actually be highly therapeutic and valuable. "Having...

“Programs Expand Schizophrenic Patients’ Role in Their Own Care”

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Benedict Carey at the New York Times covers the push for new programs that emphasize supportive services, therapy, school and work assistance, and family education, rather than simply drug treatment.

“Resisting Voices Through Finding Our Own Compassionate Voice”

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Schizophrenia Bulletin offers this first-person account of "Compassion Focused Therapy" for talking with voices. Article →

Virtual Reality Promising for Mental Health Treatment

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From Healio: A recent review indicated that virtual reality-based treatment may be effective for a variety of mental health concerns including phobias, social anxiety, PTSD,...

More Experience Hallucinations Than Previously Thought

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From RTÉ: A recent study found that over 4 percent of all people have experienced hallucinations, which is far more than had previously been thought. Contrary...

Dissociative Experiences Mediate Childhood Trauma/Auditory Hallucinations

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Researchers in Spain assessed 71 patients diagnosed with psychoses for dissociative experiences, trauma, delusions and hallucinations. Childhood trauma was positively associated with dissociation (r =...

Webinar Discussion – Rethinking Madness

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A free recording of last week's webinar anchored to Phil Borges' Crazywise, a documentary exploring alternative approaches to mental health, is now available. Over 4,000 people...

“When the Brain is Under Attack”

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The Boston Globe reports on the discovery of a newly recognized neurological disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. The disease is believed to be caused when the body’s immune system attacks proteins in the brain associated with the communication of neurons.

The Enduring Myth of the Mad Genius

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From Wellcome Collection: It has long been assumed that great writers and artists must be touched by madness. However, no link between artistic talent and...

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