suicide

Methodological Flaws, Conflicts of Interest, and Scientific Fallacies: Implications for the Evaluation of Antidepressants’ Efficacy and Harm

This paper by Michael Hengartner has been published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry. The abstract says: “Background In current psychiatric practice, antidepressants are widely and with ever-increasing frequency prescribed to patients. However, several scientific biases obfuscate estimates of antidepressants’ efficacy…
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Critical Suicidology: Transforming Suicide Research and Prevention for the 21st Century

This book has been co-authored by Jennifer White, Ian Marsh, Michael J. Kral, and Jonathan Morris. The publishers say: “In Critical Suicidology, a team of international scholars, practitioners, and people directly affected by suicide argue that the field of suicidology has…
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As a suicidologist and someone who has experienced chronic suicidality since age 9, I want to offer some insights that mainstream prevention orgs don’t often share.

This twitter thread from Dr. E. Krebbs is well worth reading: It's #WorldSuicidePreventionDay !As a suicidologist and someone who has experienced chronic suicidality since age 9, I want to offer some insights that mainstream prevention orgs don't often share. 🧵— E…
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Prescripticide

This 12 minute video (see below) is set within an American context. The producers say: “This video challenges one of the most popular beliefs: That mental suffering is a disease that requires corrective treatment through chemical intervention. More specifically, this…
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My psychologist had never seen a black man with self-harm scars | Modern Masculinity

This 14 minute video comes from The Guardian. The producers say: “In this episode of Modern Masculinity, Guardian journalist Iman Amrani speaks to writer Derek Owusu about his journey to being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). They discuss growing up…
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Teens, tech and mental health: Oxford study finds no link

Zoe Kleinman reports for the BBC : “There remains ‘little association’ between technology use and mental-health problems, a study of more than 430,000 10 to 15-year-olds suggests. The Oxford Internet Institute compared TV viewing, social-media and device use with feelings of depression, suicidal tendencies…
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The Client-Centred Therapist in Psychiatric Contexts: A therapists’ guide to the psychiatric landscape and its inhabitants

This book has been written by Lisbeth Sommerbeck. The publishers say: “Why do not more client-centred therapists work in psychiatric settings? Whatever the answer, this book is a solid attempt to pave the way for a greater involvement. Lisbeth Sommerbeck…
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Secrets of the drug trials

Panorama is a BBC TV programme that specialises in investigative journalism. In 2007 they broadcast “Secrets of the drug trials” (see video below), concerning which the BBC said: “Secret emails reveal that the UK’s biggest drug company distorted trial results…
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