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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Muckamore Abbey Seclusion Room was ‘Dark Dungeon’

From BBC News. The mother of a severely disabled man who is a patient at Muckamore Abbey Hospital described a seclusion room her son was placed in as "a dark dungeon".

Manchester University Antipsychotic Discontinuation Survey

Manchester University is currently recruiting people to take part in a research study looking at what support people with experience of psychosis want when stopping antipsychotic medication. 

Researching, Practising, and Debating Mental Health Care

The field of mental health has generated contested ideas and beliefs as well as polarisation, bitterness, and intransigence. That is why the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society have come together to affirm a common set of ideals and principles for how we, as professionals, discuss these topics.

Are 1 in 8 Children and Young People Really ‘Mentally Disordered’?

Mental health organisations challenge the language of illness and disorder 

Making Inclusion a Reality: Interview Series

From Mad in Asia, a new interview series. Moving away from the biomedical and institutionalisation model, persons with psychosocial disabilities everywhere have demonstrated that there are better alternatives to inclusion of people with disabilities within their community.

Drug Combination For Treatment Resistant Depression No More Effective Than Single

Drug Combination For Treatment-Resistant Depression No More Effective Than Single

Flooding the world with psychiatric drugs could boost the burden of mental disorders

Following the American Psychiatric Association’s publication of the third edition of its “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” (DSM III) in 1980, there has been a remarkable expansion of the psychiatric enterprise in the United States and other developed countries.

Scottish GPs to Begin Prescribing Rambling and Birdwatching

From The Guardian. Doctors in Shetland are to start prescribing birdwatching, rambling and beach walks in the Atlantic winds to help treat chronic and debilitating...

Antidepressant Adviser to Government Quits After Conflict of Interest Row

From The BMJ. An adviser to the government on antidepressant use has quit in the wake of a row over conflicts of interest. David Baldwin resigned...

Addiction and Dependence: Are the Media Aware They’re Not the Same?

From The Foundation For Economic Education. Addiction is not the same as dependence. Yet politicians and many in the media use the two words interchangeably....