Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: books

Giovanni Fava – A Different Psychiatry is Possible

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In this podcast, we hear from the renowned clinician and researcher Dr. Giovanni Fava about his latest book entitled “Discontinuing Antidepressant Medications”.

Seeds of Hope: A Journey Toward Truth about Psych Drugs

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I believed I needed the drugs to keep me going, because every time I tried to get off, I couldn’t function. Years later, I learned the truth: The meds had only been masking the festering sores beneath the surface of my stability.

The Mystic of Ireland: An Homage to Ivor Browne

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Ivor Browne fearlessly challenged what he saw as a dehumanizing system, liberating many from institutional care and pioneering new experimental therapies. He developed innovative community models and most of his groundbreaking work took place outside of, and in spite of, orthodox thinking.

Still Seeking a Chemical Cure After All These Years: Lauren Slater’s...

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Blue Dreams offers a history of the development of psychiatric drugs, but is partly a memoir of the demise of the author's health during the decades she spent on psychiatric drugs. At the time of writing her memoir, Slater is not yet at the point of realizing that the mental health system is not a productive place to go for answers to depression.

Depression: The Radical Theory Linking it to Inflammation

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In this Nature piece, Alison Abbot discusses Psychiatrist Edward Bullmore's book, The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression (2018). "Depression affects one in four people at...

Call for Submissions: Smash Paternalism Anthology

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A new anthology is seeking essays, short stories, poetry, and visual art on the topic of paternalism, i.e. abuses or human rights violations that are...

New Book Takes Aim at the Mental Health Industrial Complex

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I’ve been around the block a few times, so I was not shocked by the revelations in Art Levine’s absorbing and well-researched new book, Mental Health, Inc.: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens. But I was certainly appalled.

Reading Suggestions for Bibliotherapy

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From Notes From a Typewriter: Bibliotherapy, i.e., the use of books in coping with emotional distress, can be a great source of comfort and support. "Reading is...

“Examining the New Brain Science”

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The Boston Globe highlights a new book, “In the Mind Fields: Exploring the New Science of Neuropsychoanalysis,” by Casey Schwartz, which explores the importance on psychoanalysis in the age of neuroscience. The author explains that the psychoanalytic approach offers “an absolutely incomparable depth and attention to the specifics of each individual person and their reality. This is exactly what’s disappearing in neuroscience: the quirks, the particularities, the subtleties of the individual.”