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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.

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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Personal Perspective on the Systematic Review of Serotonin Imbalance Hypothesis for depression and Mechanism of Action for Antidepressants

This interview with Dr. Mark Horowitz is conducted by Fauzia Khan and has been published in The Physician. The abstract says: “Fauzia Khan meets Dr Mark Horowitz, Trainee Psychiatrist and Clinical Research Fellow in the NHS. Mark talks about his journey…
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Have American jails become the inferior replacement for mental hospitals?

“A new study reveals that 10 times as many people with serious mental illnesses are in jails as state hospitals” This article by Mathew Rozsa has been published in Salon. It begins: “ London’s Bedlam psychiatric hospital  is infamous today for how its staff brutally…
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I’m a psychologist – and I believe we’ve been told devastating lies about mental health

“Society’s understanding of mental health issues locates the problem inside the person – and ignores the politics of their distress” This opinion piece by Sanah Ahsan has been published in The Guardian. It begins: “We are living, we’re told, through a  ‘mental health crisis’ ….
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