On the Mad in America podcast, we hear about the potential of lucid dreaming therapy to aid those struggling with post-traumatic stress.
Ed Pigott calls for retraction of 2006 STAR*D article in American Journal of Psychiatry.
Supporting a Child, Teen, or Young Person in Crisis - Our guest panel, Ciara Fanlo, Morna Murray and Sami Timimi join host Amy Biancolli to share stories of crisis but also stories of healing and of hope.
The American Journal of Psychiatry Needs to Retract Study That Reported Fraudulent Results
Peer respites are a precious resource that deserve protection, and implementation that prioritizes the full vision of the model and prevents co-optation.
From Dr. Jonice Webb/Running on Empty: Many people who experience emptiness don’t even know they have it, much less what it is. They just know they feel "off"; like something just isn’t right with them.
A powerful, heartbreaking wake-up call about how the severely damaging effects of medications that claim to relieve suffering can threaten generations in a family.
I have been forcibly drugged for over forty years now. The dose of neuroleptics I am forced to take will probably kill me.
Author Sarah Fay joins us to discuss why "cured" is such a seldom-used word in psychiatry.
In her tragic passing, I choose to honor her by raising up these words she said, by hearing and believing them.
This week, I wanted to see what ChatGPT would have to say about the long-term impact of antidepressants and about the STAR*D study.
Researchers from University College Cork discuss their research on the benefits of listening to mental health related podcasts which indicates that podcasts improve mental health literacy, and reduce stigma.
ChatGPT has perfectly captured the pattern of psychiatry’s response to the research that tells of harm done.
We all want to help our kids or our students, and sometimes finding the right key to unlock a child’s gifts is a matter of time, patience, trial, and error.
From CPTSD Foundation: Developmental trauma doesn’t create disorders — it creates coping strategies, which are processes rather than discrete things.
Disposable toothbrushes and sporks. Crayons instead of pens. Little pills in little paper cups. Someone would come. Someone would go. The days turned into nights and back again.
From The Natural Child Project/Alice Miller: If mistreated children are not to become criminals or mentally ill, it is essential that at least once in their life they come in contact with a person who knows without any doubt that the environment, not the helpless, battered child, is at fault.
From Filter: Traditional treatment can pathologize normal behaviors of adolescence, thereby reinforcing stigma and existing low self-esteem.
From WIRED: There’s little evidence to prove how necessary or helpful many of the accepted norms in psychedelic-assisted therapy are—and some could even harm patients.
Chris Bullard is the executive-director of the Sound Mind Live Festival which uses music as a connective force to bring people together to help address mental health stigma.
We are joined by Dr. Chris van Tulleken who talks about the science, economics, history, and production of ultra-processed food. We discuss some of the effects of UPF on our brains and bodies and how the food industry positions UPF to dominate our diets.
An interview with Elianna, who lives in Colorado with her son, Brandon, 34. His many diagnoses and misdiagnoses include autism and schizophrenia.
From Axios: It has been known since 2004 that antidepressants can increase suicidal behavior, but new research is clarifying when the threat is greatest.
From Dr. Glenn Doyle: From our nervous system’s point of view, if it had to wait around for us to think about everything that happens to us or "choose" a response, we’d have been eaten by sabre tooth tigers eons ago.
Drug safety advocate David Carmichael joins us to discuss his upcoming antidepressant safety tour and the importance of fully informed consent when prescribing SSRI antidepressants.