collaborative practice

A Revolution Wobbles: Will Norway’s “Medication-Free” Hospital Survive?

“The oldest psychiatrist who’s been working in mainstream psychiatry in Norway for so long said, ‘It’s so tragic to see how little impact the psychiatrist actually has in the recovery process of a patient.’” In this interview , Robert Whitaker talks…
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The experiences of 585 people when they tried to withdraw from antipsychotic drugs

This research paper from Prof. John Read has been published in Addictive Behaviors Reports. The abstract says: “Introduction Many recipients of antipsychotic drugs try to stop taking them, primarily because of distressing adverse effects. Little research has been undertaken into the withdrawal…
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Single-dose psilocybin-assisted therapy in major depressive disorder: A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomised clinical trial

This research paper has been published in eClinicalMedicine. The summary says: “Background Psilocybin has been suggested as a novel, rapid-acting treatment for depression. Two consecutive doses have been shown to markedly decrease symptom severity in an open-label setting or when compared to…
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Estimating Risk of Antidepressant Withdrawal from a Review of Published Data

This article – from Mark Abie Horowitz, Adele Framer, Michael P. Hengartner, Anders Sørensen & David Taylor – has been published in the journal CNS Drugs. The abstract says: “Adaptation of the brain to the presence of a drug predicts withdrawal…
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The Effectiveness of an Intensive Inpatient Psychotherapy Program for Chronic Depression: A naturalistic comparison with wait list

This paper has been published by BMC Psychiatry. The abstract says: “Background Patients with chronic depression (CD) typically have an early symptom onset, more psychiatric comorbidities, more treatment attempts, and more frequent and longer inpatient hospitalizations than patients with major depressive…
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How to make Mental Health Act interviews more dialogical

This blog post by Rob Manchester has been published on the website of Mad in the UK. Originally published on  The Critical AMHP  [AMHP: Approved Mental Health Professional) site], it begins: “I set out the case for this in an article last year entitled ‘It’s time…
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‘When life was unbearable, horses helped us through’

This article by Roberta Caiazza has been published in The Psychologist. It begins: “Everything happens for a reason. 2019 wasn’t a great year for me, but I stumbled upon a Groupon voucher for a horseriding lesson. I’ve not looked back since….
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Withdrawal Syndrome Following Discontinuation of 28 Antidepressants: Pharmacovigilance Analysis of 31,688 Reports from the WHO Spontaneous Reporting Database

“Antidepressants are associated with an increased reporting of withdrawal syndrome compared with other drug classes.” This open-access research article by multiple co-authors has been provided by Springer Link. The abstract says: “Introduction Evidence is lacking on withdrawal syndrome related to individual antidepressants…
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