Jim van Os

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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New Vision for Psychiatry – on Madness Radio

What if psychiatry recognised that schizophrenia does not exist? How might diagnostic categories (left over from the asylum era) be replaced by spectrums of experience that show how psychotic experiences can also be normal? What if services were oriented around individuals, not the statistical groups of “evidence…
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The concept of schizophrenia is coming to an end – here’s why

Having a diagnosis of schizophrenia is associated with a life-expectancy reduction of nearly two decades. By some criteria, only one in seven people recover. Despite heralded advances in treatments, staggeringly, the proportion of people who recover hasn’t increased over time….
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