Lucy Foulkes

Overmedicalization of young people’s distress is undermining and disempowering families

This article by Emma Fergusson, Shona Reed-Purvis and Lucy Foulkes has been published in Nature. It begins: “Cases of mild or transient distress in young people are increasingly viewed as problems that require medical intervention. As CAMHS clinicians, we argue that…
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Mental health awareness campaigns may actually increase distress

This article by Jack Sears has been published by Mad in the UK. It begins: “An article published in New Ideas in Psychology hypothesizes that mental health awareness efforts in Western countries may be partially responsible for the rise of mental health problems…
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Are mental health awareness efforts contributing to the rise in reported mental health problems? A call to test the prevalence inflation hypothesis

This paper by Lucy Foulkes and Jack L. Andrews has been published by New Ideas in Psychology. The abstract says: “In the past decade, there have been extensive efforts in the Western world to raise public awareness about mental health problems,…
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Losing Our Minds: What Mental Illness Really Is – and What It Isn’t

This book is from psychologist Lucy Foulkes. The publishers say: “Public awareness of mental illness has been transformed in recent years, but our understanding of what it actually is has yet to catch up. Too often, psychiatric disorders are confused with…
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