Thursday, February 9, 2023

Study Finds Mixed Results for Peer-Supported Open Dialogue in the UK

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New qualitative study seeks to examine the implementation of the Open Dialogue approach in the UK.

How Psychotherapists Talk About Politics in the Trump Era

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Politics play an important role in the therapeutic relationship and political disclosure now common for psychotherapists.

Psychological Effects of Austerity Policies and Poverty Over-Medicalized, Report Finds

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Recent report underscores troubling trends cutting across poverty, austerity reform, and mental health narratives in health care settings.

Users and Survivors Respond to World Psychiatric Association: “We Will Not be Silenced Any...

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In an open letter to the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), users and survivors defend the UN CRPD and call for relinquishment of psychiatric power.

Psychiatrists Argue For More Attention to Iatrogenic Harms

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Psychiatrists argue that current practice fails to account for the interaction of biological, psychosocial and iatrogenic factors.

Māori Approach to Mental Health Offers Empowering Alternative to Western Psychiatry

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A new article explores Mahi a Atua, an affirming indigenous Māori healing practice which stands in contrast to the Western psychiatric methods typically promoted by the Movement for Global Mental Health.

Open Dialogue Approach Reduces Future Need for Mental Health Services

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The Open Dialogue psychiatric treatment approach is associated with reduced utilization of mental and general health services for Danish youth.

Fighting for the Meaning of Madness: An Interview with Dr. John Read

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Akansha Vaswani interviews Dr. John Read about the influences on his work and his research on madness, psychosis, and the mental health industry.

International Research Team Proposes a New Taxonomy of Mental Disorders

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New data interpreted to suggest a hierarchical, dimensional system of mental disorders will aid future research efforts and improve mental health care.

The Effects of Antidepressant Exposure Across Generations: An Interview with Dr. Vance Trudeau

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Dr. Vance Trudeau discusses his study's finding that antidepressants may have far-reaching, adverse effects that last up to three generations.

Adderall Use Associated with Increased Risk of Psychosis

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Twice as many teenagers with ADHD experienced severe psychosis when taking Adderall, as compared to Ritalin, according to a new study.

Green Space in Childhood May Protect Against Adult Mental Health Issues

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A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.

First-Person Accounts of Madness and Global Mental Health: An Interview with Dr. Gail Hornstein

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Dr. Gail Hornstein, author of Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness, discusses the importance of personal narratives and service-user activism in the context of the global mental health movement.

Study Investigates Physicians’ Beliefs About Placebo and Nocebo Effects of Antidepressants

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Surveyed doctors overestimate pharmacological effects of antidepressants and underestimate placebo effects.

Use of Antidepressants Linked to Diabetes

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (such as Prozac and Zoloft) are the most commonly prescribed medication for depression. SSRIs have long been associated with an...