Culture & Society

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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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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How Drugmakers Influence Our Beliefs About Mental Illness

This article by Markham Heid has been published on the Medium website. It begins: “Nothing burns itself into memory quite like public humiliation. Even now, 20 years later, I can vividly recall the embarrassment I felt the day I tried —…
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