Loneliness is a social problem. To find appropriate solutions, it is important to know what causes loneliness. In this blog, an expert by experience talks about three forms of loneliness (existential, emotional and social) and how they can be dealt with in different ways by the government, social workers and people close to them.
The Freedom of Expression Award in Mental Health Care in Norway, honors a individual, organization, or institution that is promoting self expression and fundamental respect for human beings, their integrity and their right to expression, co-determination and participation in the treatment collaboration.
Markus J. Rantala and his research group presented a scientific model for the development of bipolar disorder based on existing evidence. According to it, bipolar disorder is due to low-grade inflammation and chronic stress caused by Western lifestyle which makes the internal clock asynchronous in those with a genetic predisposition to it. Rantala's article received a furious reception in the Finnish media from a few professors of psychiatry. They claimed that they were able to show that the mechanism of genetics had not been solved (which is said to be the most difficult problem for medicine to solve).
From Mad in Mexico: From 2015 to date, Greis Cárdenas has worked as a Social Psychologist, collaborating with different groups and associations from the...
Dissatisfaction with the long lines in BUP (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) across Sweden is crying out, pointing to a large shortage of staff. But these problems started a long time ago. Ever since the turn of the millennium when child psychiatry became increasingly medically and diagnostically oriented. During this time, Psychologist magazine has published a series of interviews and protests in which psychologists felt powerless and underestimated.
In hindsight, my anxiety and distress as a teenager were easily traced to stressful situations in my personal life. They were not something I could not control; they were not something simply caused by a chemical imbalance. I found discomfort in the lack of control I felt I had, but I also found an excuse to avoid doing real work on myself.
In a society that overwhelms us with words and acronyms it is increasingly difficult to understand and orient oneself. In the world of health and mental health above all this is even more serious when you consider that a word can mark the future life of a child or even the "social death" of an adult.
Each quarter MITN highlights a theme. This time it is "Gut Feelings". The questions to be answered are: Is there such a thing as a gut feeling? And when we talk about gut feelings, are we talking about something psychological, something biological or a little bit of both?
Existence is always corporeal and corporality always becomes the framework of a space and a time. During this conversation, Fran Castignani extends us her life story and her spatio-temporalities to inquire about a sensitive, affective, and political dimension of her journey. Fran is a political scientist, translator, professor at the University of Buenos Aires, and health worker.
Read an article about withdrawal originally by the RxISK Medical Team translated and with personal reflections by Sven Ternov (2022), a survivor of withdrawal from SSRIs. Sven had himself been on SSRIs for several years, when he realized they did not help much and wanted to come off, he did it it far too quickly and suffered severe withdrawal symptoms.
From Mad in Mexico: During this conversation Luis Gerardo Arroyo Lynn and Amalia Gamio address the deinstitutionalization guides made by the Office of the...
From Mad in Mexico: SinColectivo is a plural Mexican group of Experts by Experience and activists in psychosocial disabilities and Mad Culture created in...