Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: biomedical

Insane Medicine: Epilogue

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I wanted to interrogate the assumptions that pervade theory, research, and practice in mental health. You can see the emptiness of the empirical and philosophical paradigms in circulation.

Looking Under the Lamppost: Confinements of the Prevailing Mental Health Paradigm

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The mental health field's focus on the biomedical paradigm is like looking for your keys in only one spot, just because it's the most well-lit.

You’ve Got to Be Crazy to Go to a Psychiatrist

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To those who say that major scientific/medical advances since 1975 have made going to a biological psychiatrist a rational choice, I say: What advances? 45 years have passed: Is any psychiatric “diagnosis” now verified by lab test, x-ray, or physical exam finding?

Behavioural Geneticist Robert Plomin: “There Are No Disorders, There Are Just...

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It is encouraging to hear leading scientists such as Plomin acknowledge that psychiatric diagnoses are fundamentally arbitrary and that the idea of a “cure” does not make sense with regards to psychological issues.