schizophrenia

Paradoxes in a prism: Reflections on the omnipotent passivity and omniscient oblivion of schizophrenia

This article by Clara S. Humpston has been published in the journal Philosophical Psychology. The abstract says: “I reflect on what may be termed ‘omnipotent passivity and omniscient oblivion’ which are some of the key paradoxes within schizophrenia. I discuss various…
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Martin Harrow: The Galileo of Modern Psychiatry (1933 – 2023)

“I conclude that schizophrenia patients not on antipsychotic medication for a long period of time have significantly better global functioning than those on antipsychotics” This article by Robert Whitaker has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “The first time…
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Misreporting Results and Publication Bias Common in Psychiatry Research

This report by Zenobia Morrill has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “A new paper in Schizophrenia Bulletin presents evidence that publication bias and outcome reporting bias in psychiatry research are common and concerning. These biases overestimate the efficacy of psychiatric…
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Acute Religious Experiences: Madness, Psychosis and Religious Studies

This book has been written by Dr. Richard Saville-Smith. The publishers say: “This book engages the problem of how, in the 21st century, we are to speak about experiences of the extraordinary/anomalous/extreme which occur on a transhistorical and transcultural basis. Critical…
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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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Study Highlights Benefits of Non-Medical Approaches to Voice Hearing

This article by Ashley Bobak has been published by Mad in America. It begins: “New research supports a new, dialogic, non-medicalized approach to helping people who hear upsetting voices. The “ Talking with Voices ” (TwV) approach, which frames voice hearing relationally and understands…
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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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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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Shamans Among Us: Schizophrenia, Shamanism and the Evolutionary Origins of Religion

This book comes from Joseph Polimeni. The publishers say: “Schizophrenia is one of the most enigmatic human experiences. While it can cause terrible distress, it doesn’t fit the mold of a classic medical disease. In Shamans Among Us, Joseph Polimeni shows…
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