Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: Identity

Can Psychiatry Respond to Mad Activism?

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Psychiatrist Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed explores a way forward for psychiatry in responding to the Mad activism of service users.

Collective Action Can Lead to Empowerment and Strengthened Relationships

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Individuals who participate in efforts of collective action report changes in personality, behavior, and worldview.

“I Love My Diagnosis”: The Benefits of Mental Illness

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What inherent benefits may exist for identifying oneself as mentally ill? Many patients actually hope for a diagnosis. Once granted that special status, they then inform everyone around them—friends, family, the HR department—so that everyone can get on board and act accordingly, altering any expectations they might otherwise have for this person.

Stigmatizing Effects of the Psychosis-Risk Label

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Study examines the effects on participants of being told they are at risk of developing psychosis.

What It Feels Like When Your Identity is Heavy

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In this piece for Science of Us, Jesse Singal describes the burdensome stress of being a member of a minority group and having an identity...

REFOCUS Psychosis Recovery Intervention Ready for Trials

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A new pro-recovery manualized intervention – called the REFOCUS intervention – has been developed and will now be evaluated in a multisite randomized control trials. The strengths-based intervention, which focuses on promoting relationships, is outlined in the latest issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.