Although the trial showed that you are more likely to relapse if you stop or significantly reduce your antipsychotic medication, it did not show that relapse is inevitable.
From Dr. Gary Sharpe: Human biochemistry is an example of a "complex system," where exceedingly small interference in the system can create massive and unforeseeable changes.
From Mental Hellth: Malcolm Harris, a Silicon Valley native and author of Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World, discusses the mental health side of techno-capitalism.
Psychiatric survivors and allies mourn ECT activist and author Linda Andre and vow to continue her legacy.
From PsychAlive: "When children are faced with pain and anxiety in their developmental years, they develop defenses to cut off that pain," says psychologist and author Robert Firestone.
On the Mad in America podcast, we hear about the potential of lucid dreaming therapy to aid those struggling with post-traumatic stress.
The report is intended to be used to advocate for the elimination of unwanted psychiatric interventions and to promote humane, effective, voluntary approaches.
From The Homeless Romantic Podcast: Journalist Robert Whitaker discusses the need to bridge the gap between the public perception of mental health and the evidence-based reality.
The STAR*D scandal is about how psychiatry peddled a fabricated result to the public, and now Aftab, in his latest post, has added a whopper of his own to the STAR*D story.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses how the textbooks barely mention the role of psychotherapy and therapists, instead focusing almost entirely on pharmacotherapy.
From PsychAlive/Lisa Firestone, PhD: Implicit memories are unconscious, bodily memories that, when triggered in the present, do not seem like they are coming from the past.
From Erraticus: We must live each day in radical opposition to the world, keeping in mind that the economics of modern life are designed to atomize us.
This is the story of Chandra and her daughter Sophia (not their real names), who has been in the mental health system since the age of 10.
From Psychology Today/Justin Garson, PhD: We need to better confront the economic and political structures that are making us sick, says psychotherapist and author Dr. James Davies.
From Mental Hellth: When seemingly everyone has a DSM disorder, how do we find out what's actually going on?
Fatigue has always been in the background, infiltrating everywhere, ruling our choices and life paths—and the pharmaceutical industry has taken advantage.
From Truthout: There is a battle currently raging to convince the few states without involuntary outpatient commitment laws to give in.
Dr. Aftab objects to my "tirade against psychiatric neuroscience." What Dr. Aftab does not do is address any of my substantive conclusions.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses the way psychiatry violates international ethics laws by engaging in forced treatment and other abuses.
Intellectualization is when people use their intellect, their logic, or their abstract reasoning to avoid having to deal with feelings.
Despite living in Israel for five years, I had no idea that one of the few Soteria houses in the world was only a short train ride away.
The release from Yale Medical School doesn’t explain how the researchers will obtain consent from those with severe dementia to participate in their study.
Cochrane is keen to protect guild interests and to comply with official views from governments even when they contradict the evidence in Cochrane reviews.
From Psychiatry Is Driving Me Mad: People cannot heal within a system which refuses to acknowledge the harm it continues to cause.
Peter Gøtzsche discusses the poor body of research for the efficacy of ECT and the common effect of amnesia, which indicates brain damage.