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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Indicative Trauma Impact Manual 2023

This manual is currently on pre-order, with a release date of 1st March 2023. The publishers say: “A non-diagnostic, trauma-informed guide to emotion, thought, and behaviour. This must-have manual presents the first trauma-informed, non-diagnostic alternative to other manuals of mental health…
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Psychodynamic therapy helped me overcome trauma when CBT couldn’t

This article by Lucia Osborne-Crowley has been published on the Psyche website. It begins: “The first time I saw my therapist, she was standing in front of a room full of people, talking about William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies…
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Sexy But Psycho: How the Patriarchy Uses Women’s Trauma Against Them

This book has been written by Dr. Jessica Taylor. The publishers say: “Angry, opinionated, mouthy, aggressive, hysterical, mad, disordered, crazy, psycho, delusional, borderline, hormonal . . . Women have long been pathologized, locked up and medicated for not conforming to whichever…
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Adverse Childhood Relationship Experiences: The Most Underestimated Risk Factor for Chronic Illness

This article by Dr. Veronique Mead comes from the Chronic Illness Trauma Studies blog. It begins: “If you’ve heard of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and have a low score (such as 1 or ‘zero ACEs’), you may still suspect that trauma has…
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The Emperor’s New Clothes

“‘The good ones leave, the weak ones follow the crowd, and the leaders bully and intimidate …” This blog-article comes from   Dr Creatively Maladjusted and has been published on Mad in the UK. It begins: “The anonymous blogger of  The Double Life of the Recovered Professional  wrote: ‘The good ones leave, the…
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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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MDMA could help trauma survivors face painful memories

Rachel Schraer reports for the BBC: “MDMA – most commonly known as a party drug – could be more effective than therapy alone at treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The  results of a keenly-awaited trial  suggest two-thirds of people no longer qualified for a PTSD…
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