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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....

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

Mental health organisations challenge the language of illness and disorder 

Stephen Porges: ‘Survivors are Blamed Because They Don’t Fight’

Stephen Porges is professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina and “Distinguished University Scientist” at Indiana University, where he has created the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium.

Politics and Psychiatry: the Cost of the Trauma Cover-Up

In Noel Hunter’s recently published Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services, she asks, “Are we continuing to funnel money into a fundamentally broken system?”

Psychiatric Patients Locked out of Bedrooms Until 10pm at Night

From Independent.ie. Patients in a hospital psychiatric unit did not have access to their bedrooms under 10pm at night due to staff shortages, an inspector’s...