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The Schizophrenia Genetics Illusion—A Century of Failure and Hype

“As psychologist John Read has  shown , there are 15 ways that two people can meet the DSM criteria for schizophrenia without sharing any symptoms in common.” This article by Dr. Jay Joseph has been published by Mad in America. It begins:…
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Leading Psychiatrists Unwittingly Acknowledge Psychiatry Is a Religion, Not a Science

This article by Dr. Bruce Levine has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “Since the seventeenth century, Enlightenment thinkers have distinguished science from religion, and by at least one critical distinction, leading psychiatrists have unwittingly acknowledged that major constructs…
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It’s Been Utility All Along: An Alternate Understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and The Depressive Realism Hypothesis

“I will challenge CBT’s understanding of mental illness and its therapeutic approach by evaluating the following interrelated claims made by CBT: 1) Individuals with mental illnesses have epistemic issues with their thoughts and that 2) CBT can rectify these epistemic…
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A cure to all mental illnesses?

“In one study in Canada, ‘misdiagnosis’”’ of psychiatric labels was found to be 65.9% for major depressive disorder, 92.7% for bipolar disorder, 85.8% for panic disorder, 71.0% for generalized anxiety disorder, and 97.8% for social anxiety disorder.” This article by Mikaela…
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How “Mental Disorders” are Diagnosed

Published by the Inner Compass Initiative, this article “examines how diagnoses of ‘mental disorders’ differ from medical diagnoses, and reviews the reliability of mental health screening tests and other clinical methods for diagnosing mental disorders.” It begins: “Are there biological tests…
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Schizophrenia and Genetics: The End of An Illusion

This book comes from Jay Joseph. The publishers say: “Schizophrenia is a widely investigated psychiatric condition, and though there have been claims of gene ”associations,’ decades of molecular genetic studies have failed to produce confirmed causative genes. In this book, Joseph…
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Sheffield: Call to tackle ‘systemic racism’ in mental health care

Hayley Brewer reports for the BBC: “A suicide survivor has said there are ‘systemic issues‘ with racism in the mental health system. Gambinga Gambinga, 43, from Sheffield, said black people ‘have a rougher ride’ in getting support than white people. NHS…
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