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Friday, 19, April, 2024

Insane Medicine: Epilogue

I wanted to interrogate the assumptions that pervade theory, research, and practice in mental health. You can see the emptiness of the empirical and philosophical paradigms in circulation.

We Are All in This Together

We need a new narrative of shared distress to replace the failed one of individual disorders. We need human connection and mutual support. We can learn to manage our feelings in a way that helps us through the crisis and gives us the energy to make much-needed social and environmental changes afterwards. The usual dividing lines melt away in the face of global emergency. We really are all in this together.

Lasting Damage from Prescribed Drugs

Doctors must understand and explain that drugs change the brain, and other parts of the body, in ways that we do not fully understand, that are almost always harmful to some degree, and that may be irreversible.
Charles Spencer, A Very Private School

Charles Spencer, brother of Princess Diana, was abused at boarding school. His story will...

On 10 March, the Mail on Sunday put Charles Spencer’s story about being sexually abused at boarding school on its front page. Spencer is...
ADHD

‘ADHD’ is a description of behaviour. But it’s falsely presented as a disease –...

In a new article in Frontiers in Psychiatry, researchers explain the four strategies used to erroneously conflate the construct of 'ADHD' with a medical disease. According...