Monday, February 6, 2023

Tag: patient/survivor movements

Uncomfortable Relations: Reflections on Learning From Psychiatric Survivors

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I increasingly think we can only reach greater understanding by working through our own experiences first, and then, if we can, alongside survivors. That will help us become more open to survivor knowledge. For example, we may need to work through our own need for control and understanding. It’s helpful to consider our own reactions to distress or madness — in ourselves and others.

Rethinking Madness and Medication: Researcher Discusses Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Survivor...

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New understandings of medication and withdrawal experiences warrant rethinking conceptualizations of health and “madness."