Anoiksis – Op-Ed Bio

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Bill George was born in England and emigrated to the Netherlands in 1975. He worked for a Dutch academic publishing house despite his diagnosis...

Beyond Drugs: The Universal Experience of Addiction | Gabor Maté, MD

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From drgabormate.com: Most addicted people use no drugs at all, and addiction cannot be understood if we restrict our vision of it to substances, legal or illicit.

Study: Teens Who View Parents as Loving and Supportive Less Likely to Be Cyberbullies

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From the Daily Mail (UK): Teenagers who see their mum and dad as loving caregivers are less likely to be cyberbullies than children with...

How a Parent’s Affection Shapes a Child’s Happiness for Life

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From Motherly: A number of recent studies highlight the relationship between parental affection and children’s happiness and success.

Study Highlights Mental Health Consequences of Parent Emotion Suppression

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New research suggests that when parents model emotion suppression strategies in social interactions, their children’s approaches to social engagement may suffer.

Michael Gilbert, PsyD – Short Bio

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School Matters: An inside perspective on the public education system and how it contributes to the unnecessary labeling and medication of children. Dr. Gilbert also...

Adolescent Suicide and The Black Box Warning: STAT Gets It All Wrong

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STAT recently published an opinion piece arguing that the black box warning on antidepressants has led to an increase in adolescent suicide. It is easily debunked, and reveals once again how our society is regularly misled about research findings related to psychiatric drugs. STAT has lent its good name to a false story that, unfortunately, will resonate loudly with the public.

Eleanor Longden

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Eleanor Longden is a doctoral researcher who has lectured and published internationally on aspects of voice hearing, trauma, psychosis, and recovery. She is current...
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“Breakthrough” Treatment for Postpartum Depression: Game Changer or Misguided Magic Bullet?

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Ultimately, the FDA Advisory Committee recommended approval of brexanolone by a 17-1 member vote. I was the only NO vote. I voted NO because as the sole Consumer Representative on the committee I didn’t believe the company had demonstrated that the potential benefits outweighed the potential for harm.

Mark Ragins, MD – Short Bio

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A Road to Recovery: Mark is the Medical Director at the MHA Village Integrated Service Agency, a model of recovery based mental health care....

Growing Evidence for the Link Between ADHD Diagnosis and Age at School Admission

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Researchers detect a striking relationship between the month of school enrollment relative to peers and patterns of ADHD diagnoses in a large sample of elementary school students throughout the US.

Andrew Yoder – Short Bio

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Radical Social Work: Writings from the front lines of the mental health system of the United States, this blog seeks to chronicle the journey...

Laysha Ostrow, PhD – Short Bio

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Laysha Ostrow is the CEO of Live & Learn, Inc. She received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2014,...

The Nurtured Heart Approach Goes Mainstream: Research and Experience Support “Celebrating Greatness in Every...

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The Nurtured Heart Approach represents a massive shift in thinking—about schooling, about children and how to raise them, about how we regard those with intensity, and about the medical model pathologizing them.

A Young Black Mother Died During Treatment for Postpartum Depression. Her Family Demands Answers

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From The City: Denise Williams's family still doesn't know why the 29-year-old mother of two died after going to New York's Queens Hospital Center last month.
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The Real Attention Deficit Disorder

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The fact that we shame people for acting like they need attention (and for actually needing attention) is self-defeating and maddening, not to mention absurd. Living in a society that punishes people for having fundamental needs like attention is probably one of the reasons people have developed behaviors “just” to “get attention.”

Jacks McNamara – Short Bio

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Making Meaning out of Madness: A psych survivor and activist, Jacks uses poetry and prose to examine the intersections between trauma, spirituality, identity and...

Daniel Mackler – Short Bio

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Dispatches From the Road: A filmmaker and former psychotherapist tells about making his three documentaries about recovery from "madness," and about meeting with peer...

Dion Zessin – Op-Ed Bio

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Dion Zessin is a freelance psychiatric researcher and writer, and author of the book Codex Alternus: A Research Collection of Alternative and Complementary Treatments...

Racial Discrimination a Clear Contributor to Youth Mental Health Disparities

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Greater perceptions of discrimination during adolescence are linked to more depressive and internalizing symptoms.

Experts Urge Caution as AAP Calls for Mental Health Screenings for Newborns to 21-Year-Olds

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From Children's Health Defense: With warnings of a mental health crisis among young people, the recommendation may appear sound and reasonable—but depression screening can be dangerous, some experts say.

Ira Steinman, MD

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Ira Steinman is a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco, focusing on the Intensive Psychotherapy of the severely disturbed. Early training included working...
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Mental Hell-Care: My Sibling’s Story

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Doctors refuse to believe psychiatric medications have caused my sibling, Pat, any harm.  Over a three-year period, however, Pat's insurance companies have paid out more than one million dollars to warehouse Pat and to provide "treatment" that has caused complete disability.

The Infant as Reflection of Soul: The Time Before There Was Self

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From World Association for Infant Mental Health: By the time most of us reach adulthood, we have not only lost the capacity to regularly access states that we achieved routinely as infants, but we have also lost awareness of that loss.

Researchers Find Paroxetine Harms Developing Brain

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins test paroxetine on developing brain cells and discover numerous neurotoxic effects.