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Can Psychiatry Respond to Mad Activism?

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

Madness, Sexuality and Legacies of Strategic Sanism

There has been little engagement between the survivor and LGBT movements despite a shared interest in critiquing and resisting the normalization project of the psy disciplines¬†‚ÄĒ that is, psychiatry and psychology‚Äôs clinical categorization of what is ‚Äėnormal‚Äô and ‚Äėabnormal‚Äô or ‚Äėhealthy‚Äô and ‚Äėsick‚Äô. Why might this be?

The Mystery of Madness Throughout the Ages

The roots of modern psychiatry go back to the Age of Enlightenment when madness was reduced by scientists to an ‚Äėobject‚Äô of mind ‚ÄĒ an object which could be studied, analysed, and as some of them claim, even understood. Not only does psychiatry deprive madness of its mystery, it also makes it extremely boring. But madness is never boring, and shouldn't be.

When the Mad Research the Mad

In this piece for Asylum Magazine, Sue Phillips, Penny Stafford, and Shirley Anne Collie discuss their involvement in a participatory action research project evaluating the...

Asylum Magazine: Mad Studies Comes of R/Age, Part Two

A new issue of Asylum Magazine is available. This issue is the second in a two-part series highlighting new and original work on the theme...

Asylum Magazine Releases ‚ÄúPathologise This‚ÄĚ

Asylum Magazine, An International Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry, has released a new issue entitled, ‚ÄúPathologise This.‚ÄĚ The feature articles include ‚ÄúMad Studies Comes of...

‚ÄúThe Rise of Mad Studies‚ÄĚ

Mad Studies is emerging as a new academic discipline in Canada and proponents are challenging popular conceptions of ‚Äúmadness‚ÄĚ and the medicalization human experiences.