Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: hospitalization

Catherine’s Story: A Child Lost to Psychiatry 

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A year ago today, our youngest child died, thanks to the adversarial actions and toxic treatments foisted on her by medical-model psychiatry. By telling her story, we hope to promote systemic change.

The Psychiatric Patient: Who Is She?

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The psychiatric patient is interesting—not your average person. She is the one who might tell you: “There is more to this reality, and I saw the proof.”

Does Longer Duration of Untreated Psychosis Cause Worse Outcomes?

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New research counters the long-held assumption that a longer duration of untreated psychosis is associated with worse outcomes.

Involuntary Hospitalization More Likely With Psychosis Diagnoses and Few Resources

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New study links involuntary hospitalization with psychotic diagnosis, previous involuntary hospitalization, and economic deprivation.

Sociologist Questions Effectiveness and Ethics of Mental Health Services

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Medical sociologist David Pilgrim argues that mental health care is neither effective nor “kindly,” as it often relies on flawed research and ineffective treatments.

Study Explores Pain Assessment for Medically Complex, Nonverbal Children

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To what extent are healthcare providers equipped to assess nuance in the experiences of pain among nonverbal children?

Training Program Decreases Police Force and Arrests for Mental Health Crisis...

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Colorado police trained in crisis intervention infrequently use force or arrest individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and are likely to transfer individuals to a treatment facility.

Study Finds High Risk for Suicide Following Psychiatric Hospitalization

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Patients are at an increased risk for suicide during the three months immediately following discharge from an inpatient psychiatric hospital.