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Pluralistic Practice: The Inventory of Preferences: An International Evaluation

This blog-post from Prof. Mick Cooper has been published on the website of Pluralistic Practice. It begins: “Over the past few years, a team of us have been working together to bring together all the datasets on the  Cooper-Norcross Inventory of Preferences (C-NIP) . The…
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Psychiatric Drugging of Children and Youth as a Form of Child Abuse: Not a Radical Proposition

This research article by Dr. Bonnie Burstow has been published in Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry. The abstract says: “Although affirming that the psychiatric drugging of children constitutes both adultism (oppression based on treating adult behavior as normative) and sanism (oppression based…
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These habits can cut the risk of depression in half, a new study finds

“I think the biggest surprise is that if you have a favorable lifestyle, you can reduce the risk of your getting depression by 57%, which is really quite a massive amount” Barbara Sahakian (clinical psychologist and neuroscientist at the University…
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The IAPT Service Is an Abject Failure

This article by Michael Scott has been published by Mad in the UK. It begins: “In 2012, an  editorial in the prestigious journal Nature  claimed that the UK’s IAPT Service is ‘world-beating’—meaning that the service is the world’s best for treating mental health concerns. Now that 10…
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How This Jungian Life Made Carl Jung Cool Again

This article by Louis Cheslaw has been published in Vulture. It begins: “For Matthew Quick, the author of Silver Linings Playbook, 2020 was the third year of a crippling writer’s block. Long runs near his home, in the woods of North Carolina’s…
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Psychobiotics and the need for better interventional data

This article (with relevance to mental health) has been published in BMC Medicine. It begins: “Gut microbiota composition has been associated with multiple health outcomes: various studies employing predictive genetic studies and randomised controlled trials suggest this is the case. More…
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The Making of Adult ADHD: The Rapid Rise of a Novel Psychiatric Diagnosis

“The history of psychiatry is a history of fads in theory, diagnosis, and treatment. Such rapid shifts in conceptualization—such as the emergence of the concept of adult ADHD—almost always warrant informed critical examination.” This article by Mark Ruffalo and S. Nassir…
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