There are communities in which hearing voices frequently is common and expected, and in which participants are not expected to have a need for care. This paper compares the ideas and practices of these communities.
Early in the pandemic depression tripled, from 8.5% just before to 27.8%, then skyrocketed to 32.8% in 2021. For Perspective… Depression Rates Soar In the U.S. in 2017, an estimated 17.3 million American adults,
Human Rights Model Promoted in New Guidance There is new guidance for mental health clinics published at the World Health Organization that represents a paradigm shift from a biomedical model to a human rights model.
Not only is it time to abandon psychiatric diagnosis, it is time to move beyond the medicalised perspective of ‘mental health’. A new framework for understanding how we all cope with distress – the power
Dr Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist, was interviewed by Thom Hartmann, on September 23, 2013, about his book Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Crime. Psychiatric Drugs and Mass
See the blog to get your invitation to view “Medicating Normal” and to read about components of successful withdrawal from psychiatric medications written by Kelly Brogan, MD, psychiatrist. Case Report: Successful Discontinuation of Psychotropic Drugs
You’re invited to join us for an online community screening of Medicating Normal, a 76-minute documentary film exploring through stories our current mental health care system’s over-reliance on psychiatric drugs. An interactive community discussion will follow immediately
In November 2014, the peak psychology body in the UK, the British Psychological Association, released its new flagship report Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia. It was a watershed moment in the mainstream treatment of mental illness, containing statements such as
Before Slow Psychiatry: Drug-centered and Needs-adapted Approaches A “drug-centered approach” acknowledges that we do not fully understand the causes of peoples’ troubles. We understand more about drug action although our knowledge is certainly incomplete