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Psychotherapy without antidepressants shows best results for depression

Psychotherapy without antidepressants is the best treatment for depression, according to a new study. According to the researchers, psychotherapy alone beats antidepressants alone, but it also...

“Empire of Normality: neurodiversity and capitalism” a review: The Empire Has No Clothes

A review of “Empire of Normality: neurodiversity and capitalism” Robert Chapman, Pluto Press 2023.   Introduction Concepts of diagnosis and illness are fundamental to psychiatry. Challenge diagnosis,...

Psychiatric assessments impacted by gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, study finds

A new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology finds that gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status affect the outcome of psychiatric assessments in Sweden. According...

The “Madness” of Inpatient Psychiatry

Inpatient psychiatry is not a place of psychological healing; it is devoid of compassion and full of human rights abuses. Those trapped there due...

Global study questions antidepressant use, points to social determinants of mental health

In an era where mental health issues like depression are at the forefront of global public health concerns, the reliance on antidepressants as a...