Ignored factors in psychiatry

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From Mad in Sweden: Has anyone in psychiatry ever asked you the following questions: What does your diet look like? How and how often do you move? What does your social life look like? Do you feel safe where you live and with who you may live with? What did you experience as a child? How was your attachment to your parents/carers? What is your financial situation and how is the contact with the authorities? Have you suffered from racism or bullying as a child and today? Are there criminal activities in your life? Do you have knowledge of how your physical well-being and nervous system affect you? Did someone teach you how to breathe deeply? Do you understand your body’s signals when you feel bad? How consciously present are you in the present moment?

Read the full article here and the English translation here. 

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