Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: austerity

Poverty, Pathology and Pills: An Interview with Dr. Felicity Thomas and...

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MIA’s Tim Beck interviews Dr. Felicity Thomas and Dr. Richard Byng about their report, Poverty, Pathology, and Pills, which situates increasing rates of mental health diagnosis and psychiatric prescriptions within socioeconomic and policy trends across the UK.

Psychological Effects of Austerity Policies and Poverty Over-Medicalized, Report Finds

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Recent report underscores troubling trends cutting across poverty, austerity reform, and mental health narratives in health care settings.

We Need to Address the Socioeconomic Causes of Distress

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From The Independent: Over the past several years, mental health awareness has become a high priority. But in order to truly make a difference in people's...

Mary O’Hara: Economic Austerity and Mental Health

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Guardian columnist Mary O’Hara, author of Austerity Bites, discusses the devastating impact of austerity economic policies in Europe, the scapegoating mindset behind social spending cuts, and the dangers of pursuing similar policies in the US and globally.