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Pharmaceuticals & The Sedated Society

‘The Sedated Society: The Causes and Harms of our Psychiatric Prescribing Epidemic‘ (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). Edited by Dr James Davies (co-founder of Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry in UK), the book contains chapter contributions from a team of global experts, including

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Posted in Depression, drugs, health, medication, mental health, Psychiatry, research, Uncategorized

Our Fear of Psychic Phenomena

I just returned from a fantastic conference: the 2nd International Medical Spiritist Congress, “The Dawn of a New Era in Medicine”, October 1-2, 2016, at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The roster of speakers was world class–almost all of

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Posted in anomalous experience, hallucinations, Meditation, mental health, non-ordinary states of consciousness, Psychiatry, psychosis, spirituality, Spiritually Transformative Experiences

Transgenerational Memory

  People experiencing extreme states of consciousness, sometimes labeled psychosis, often wonder why they have  content in their minds that doesn’t seem to belong to them.  These might include fears, anxieties, grief and anger. An adage taken from Christian scripture

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Mysticism and Psychosis

This article was originally published in Seeds of Unfolding, Vol. VI, No. 4, Fall 1989. It is one of a number of papers written by Dr. Tomás Agosin, a psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Posted in mental health, Mysticism, Psychiatry, psychosis, Spiritually Transformative Experiences

India Uses Peer Support for Mental Health

Dr Vikram Patel is on Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential people in the world.  He has been revolutionizing the way mental health issues are approached and treated, not just in India but across the world   Dr Vikram Patel, a psychiatrist aged 51, is arguably

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Posted in alternatives to psych meds, Integrative, mental health, Peers, Psychiatry
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