How persistent, unbearable suffering, due to prolonged withdrawal from antipsychotics prescribed as a sleeping medication, led to euthanasia.
Sam Ruck shares his third excerpt from his book Healing Companions, which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.”
Amid mostly rude and unprofessional jibes, there were also some legitimate points, which are addressed here.
Philosopher Justin Garson discusses the potential benefit of looking at madness not as disease or defect, but as a designed feature.
The Integration of Peer Support Principles in Community Mental Health Policy and Practice: Toward...
Though there are obstacles, integration of peer support is already underway thanks to change agents in the mental health system.
New research finds the negative drug effects most commonly associated with initiating antidepressant discontinuation are anxiety, suicidal thoughts, vomiting, and rashes.
Psychiatry’s depression outcomes are poor because its bio-chemical-electrical treatments are based on a depression model that science has flushed down the toilet.
If one person is struggling, everyone in the family is struggling. Families need support.
Why are benzos, for short-term use only, being doled out, in some cases, for years? Nicole Lamberson and Mark Horowitz weigh in.
Author Deborah Kasdan discusses her memoir of her late sister, "Roll Back The World."
Educators and parents must equip children with the necessary tools to meet the normal problems of childhood that psychiatry attempts to address.
Research sheds light on the impact of antidepressants on sexual dysfunction, emphasizing the need for patient-physician communication.
While the study can’t confirm causality, it does contradict the notion that antidepressants reduce suicide at the population level.
This is what social media does, she says. It draws people in. It hurts people. In the worst cases, it kills people.
In public health, we talk about death. But we don’t talk about grief or bereavement. We don’t study the hole left behind in the family system or social sphere.
A psychiatrist and mom reflects on teen suicide clusters in Palo Alto and discusses alternative ways to address adolescent mental health.
Inpatient psychiatry is not a place of psychological healing; it is devoid of compassion and full of human rights abuses.
Don’t researchers and clinicians have an ethical responsibility to inform the public that the "chemical imbalance" story is false?
The pain has gone now, and I am grateful for who it has made me — a happier person than before. Perhaps broken open a bit, but in a good way.
Drugs, social support, placenta encapsulation: How can we approach the specter of postpartum depression?
Doctors’ diagnostic inflexibility and unwillingness to take an integrative approach limits patients’ autonomy in their own treatment.
A new review finds a lack of available guidance on how to effectively monitor adverse effects of antipsychotic drug clozapine.
Even though my 'psychoses’ have been beautiful, you also need a safe place to be able to process them.
On antidepressants versus CBT, the buzz around ketamine, and drugs for postpartum depression.
What is seen as pathology is a complex web of surviving strategies learned in aversive circumstances that can cause distress later.