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A New Mental Health System? Interview with Jim van Os

Will Hall (pictured above and the author of “ What Does It Mean To Be Called ‘Crazy’ in A Crazy World? ”) has interviewed Professor Jim van Os. In relation to this he says: “With one of the highest mental health spending rates in Europe, the Netherlands is undergoing a dramatic rethinking…
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What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

TED Talk (13 minute video) … The video’s producers say: “When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive…
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Guidelines on Language in Relation to Functional Psychiatric Diagnosis

The “Beyond Functional Psychiatric Diagnosis Committee” – from the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP), which is part of the British Psychological Society – have published guidelines giving alternatives to standard medical diagnostic language. For example: Not “mental illness”, but instead…
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A Straight-Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis

Psychiatric diagnosis has become one of the most contested practices in mental health services today. Lucy Johnstone asks ‘Do you still need your psychiatric diagnosis?’ This book will help you to decide. A revolution is underway in mental health. If the authors…
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Does psychiatry actually diagnose?

This interview with psychiatrist Dr. Sami Timimi is part of Childhood Made Crazy , an interview series from psychologist Eric Maisel that takes a critical look at the current “mental disorders of childhood” model. The series is comprised of interviews with practitioners, parents, and other children’s advocates as well…
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