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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Trauma-informed practice: a paradigm shift in the education of mental health nurses

“The emphasis is on what has happened to the person instead of what is wrong with the person.” This article has been co-authored by Jennifer Young, James Taylor, Brodie Paterson, Ivor Smith and Sandy McComish. It has been published in Mental…
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Medicating Normal (a film)

Medicating Normal is a film from Periscope Moving Pictures. A virtual screening will take place on Sat, August 22, 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST, followed by an interactive discussion. Details from here . Film synopsis: “Medicating Normal follows the journeys…
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