psychiatry

Your Consent Is Not Required: The Rise in Psychiatric Detentions, Forced Treatment, and Abusive Guardianships

This book comes from Rob Wipond. The publishers say: “Asylums are supposed to be in the past. However, though the buildings were closed, many of the practices lived on. In fact, more law-abiding Americans today are being involuntarily committed and forcibly…
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Hermeneutic Labor in Medicine and Psychiatry

This article by Dr. Awais Aftab has been published on his blog-site Psychiatry at the Margins. It begins: “Ellie Anderson has discussed the notion of ‘hermeneutic labor’”’ in the context of feminist scholarship in a wonderful paper, ‘ Hermeneutic Labor: The Gendered Burden of Interpretation in Intimate Relationships Between Women and Men ,’ forthcoming in Hypatia….
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The Schizophrenia Genetics Illusion—A Century of Failure and Hype

“As psychologist John Read has  shown , there are 15 ways that two people can meet the DSM criteria for schizophrenia without sharing any symptoms in common.” This article by Dr. Jay Joseph has been published by Mad in America. It begins:…
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Leading Psychiatrists Unwittingly Acknowledge Psychiatry Is a Religion, Not a Science

This article by Dr. Bruce Levine has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “Since the seventeenth century, Enlightenment thinkers have distinguished science from religion, and by at least one critical distinction, leading psychiatrists have unwittingly acknowledged that major constructs…
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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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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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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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Schizophrenia and Genetics: The End of An Illusion

This book comes from Jay Joseph. The publishers say: “Schizophrenia is a widely investigated psychiatric condition, and though there have been claims of gene ”associations,’ decades of molecular genetic studies have failed to produce confirmed causative genes. In this book, Joseph…
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