Studying Mental Health Problems as Systems, Not Syndromes

This article by Eiko I. Fried has been published in Sage Journals. The abstract says: “Despite decades of clinical, sociopolitical, and research efforts, progress in understanding and treating mental health problems remains disappointing. I discuss two barriers that have contributed to…
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Causation: A Very Short Introduction

Causation: A Very Short Introduction is the title of a book by Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum. It’s relevant to the field of mental health because of (for example): The scientific paradigm in relation to mental healthcare. Should this paradigm…
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It’s Time for Us to Stop Being So Defensive About Criticisms of Psychiatry

This article by psychiatrist Dr. Awais Aftab has been published in the Psychiatric Times. It begins: “I read the article “ It’s Time for Us to Stop Waffling About Psychiatry ”2 by Daniel Morehead, MD, with great interest, particularly since it makes frequent references to some of my work in Psychiatric…
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Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False

The topic of human consciousness is fundamental to discussions about mental health, mental healthcare and the best ways of helping those in psychological and emotional distress. This book by Thomas Nagel looks at the question of consciousness in a way that…
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Pseudoscience in Biological Psychiatry: Blaming the Body

This book has been written by Dr. Colin Ross and Prof. Alvin Pam. The publishers say: “… not a day passes without the media proclaiming yet another sensational breakthrough in the search for the physical origins of mental illness. But beyond…
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Contextualising science in the aftermath of the evidence-based medicine era: On the need for person-centred healthcare

This article by Andrew Miles and Jonathan Elliott Asbridge – published December 2013 in the European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare – is relevant to both mental and biophysical healthcare. It begins: “How are we to deal with what Charon [1] has called…
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Shrink Radio: Reframing Diagnosis

Here’s a four minute section of ShrinkRadio’s broadcast about reframing diagnosis . It features artist and service-user Susan Young in conversation with Sarah Wheeler (Founder of Mental Fight Club) and Dr. Benjamin Robinson about what it means to be diagnosed. ShrinkRadio  is a series…
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