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‘Toxic culture’ of abuse at mental health hospital revealed by BBC secret filming

This report comes from the BBC’s Panorama team and Joseph Lee. It begins: “Humiliated, abused and isolated for weeks – patients were put at risk due to a ‘toxic culture’ at one of the UK’s biggest mental health hospitals, BBC Panorama…
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The role of mind in neuroscience

After failing to find anatomical or functional correlates of a variety of psychiatric conditions, Dr. Sarah Durston (neuroscientist and Professor of Developmental Disorders of the Brain at the Department of Psychiatry at the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands) has…
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Can brain anatomy and function account for psychiatric conditions?

Prof. dr. Sarah Durston is a Dutch psychiatrist specialized in developmental disorders. In this in-depth interview, she discusses the limits of materialism in accounting for psychiatric conditions based solely on measurable brain anatomy and function.

Antidepressants Work Better Than Sugar Pills Only 15 Percent of the Time

This article by Adam Piore has been published in Newsweek magazine. It begins: “Five years ago Mark Horowitz seemed an unlikely skeptic of psycho-pharmaceuticals. He had been taking the popular antidepressant Lexapro virtually every day for 15 years. He was so…
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Are We Homogenizing The Global View Of A Normal Mind?

This article from 2013 comes from P. Murali Doraiswamy (Professor of Psychiatry, Translational Neuroscience Division, Duke University Health System) and has been published by the Edge. It begins: “Should we worry about the consequences of exporting America’s view of an unhealthy…
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Mad Knowledges and User-Led Research

“… presents a critical examination of the development of user involvement within research, and investigates the issues currently preventing a productive integration of Mad knowledges within research and practice. Drawing on social, linguistic and critical theories, it proposes the conditions…
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Landmark study finds causal link between nature walks and stress reduction

This report by Rich Haridy is published in New Atlas. It begins: “We all know a good, long walk in nature can be relaxing, but a landmark new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development offers some…
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