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Celexa, Lexapro & the Death of Evidence-Based Medicine

This article has been published on the website of American legal firm Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman. It begins: “‘Oh, what a tangled web we weave. When first we practise to deceive!” From Walter Scott’s epic poem, Marmion. This is the story of…
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More treatment but no less depression: The treatment-prevalence paradox

This article – by Johan Orme, Steven D. Hollon, Ronald C. Kessler, Pim Cuijpers, and Scott M. Monroe – has been published in the Clinical Psychology Review. The abstract says: “Treatments for depression have improved, and their availability has markedly increased…
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Studying Mental Health Problems as Systems, Not Syndromes

This article by Eiko I. Fried has been published in Sage Journals. The abstract says: “Despite decades of clinical, sociopolitical, and research efforts, progress in understanding and treating mental health problems remains disappointing. I discuss two barriers that have contributed to…
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The illusion of evidence based medicine

“Evidence based medicine has been corrupted by corporate interests, failed regulation, and commercialisation of academia, argue these authors” This article by Jon Jureidini and Leemon B. McHenry has been published in the British Medical Journal. It begins (with footnotes excluded, but…
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Do adult mental health services identify child abuse and neglect? A systematic review

This review – by John Read, David Harper, Ian Tucker, and Angela Kennedy – has been published on the PubMed website. The abstract says: “Child abuse and neglect play a causal role in many mental health problems. Knowing whether users of…
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Critical Suicidology: Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century

This book has been co-authored by Jennifer White, Ian Marsh, Michael J. Kral, and Jonathan Morris. The publishers say: “In Critical Suicidology, a team of international scholars, practitioners, and people directly affected by suicide argue that the field of suicidology has…
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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.

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