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Psychiatrogenesis (Whither Psychiatry or Reform)
Can Listening to Heavy Metal Be Therapeutic?
This article by Kate Quinn and Matt Sweeney has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “Heavy metal music comes with a bit of a reputation. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, there were many media reports that teenagers who listened to metal music…
Lost Poetry: Psychiatry and Creativity
Lancet Psychiatry: We Are Undervaluing the Placebo Effect
“A recent study of brain stimulation for depression found that the placebo group (sham treatment) showed more improvement than the group that received actual brain stimulation.“ This report by Peter Simons has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “ In a new article in Lancet Psychiatry…
Answering Awais Aftab: When it Comes to Misleading the Public, Who is the Culprit?
This article by Robert Whitaker has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “On March 27, Mad in America published a review of a ‘viewpoint ‘ in JAMA Psychiatry that told of how psychiatry did not have evidence of ‘successful outcomes.’ This prompted psychiatrist Awais…
Critical Psychiatry Textbook, Chapter 7: Psychosis (Part Three)
Over the next several months, Mad in America is publishing a serialized version of Peter Gøtzsche’s book, Critical Psychiatry Textbook . In this blog, he discusses the lack of evidence for benefit, and the evidence of harms, of psychosis drugs used for early…