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Delusion and Reason: An Argument for a Phenomenological Model for Understanding Schizophrenic Delusion

This article by Gert Jensen, published in the Schizophrenia Bulletin, includes a very illuminating first-hand account of the subjective, lived experience of what is called ‘schizophrenia’. The article begins: “The nature of some schizophrenic delusions seems distinct from delusions present in…
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The Top 10 Psychedelic Science Studies Of 2022

This article by Zeus Tipado has been published by HealingMaps. It begins: “Before you can assemble a list of the top ten greatest psychedelic science studies of 2022, you must first read every psychedelic study of 2022. I cannot stress enough…
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Re-Imagining Psychosis with Filmmaker Rebeccah Love

This interview with film director Rebeccah Love (about her film “Eve Parade”) has been published by Mad in Canada. The background to the interview is described: “On December 30 (2021), I sat down (virtually) with filmmaker/artist Rebeccah Love to discuss her…
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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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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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Why ‘green’ prescriptions for gardening and walking in the woods could soon be common for the NHS

Tom Bawden reports for inews: “Gardening, walking in the woods, or some other dose of nature, could soon be commonly prescribed as a treatment on the NHS after  a major study found  that “green prescriptions” can work wonders for our mental and physical health. Green…
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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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