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What are we overlooking? Reviewing current and alternative treatments for psychosis

In Part 1, I looked at the longer-term inefficacy of ‘maintenance treatment’ with antipsychotics, and also at some ‘disappointing’ outcomes for ‘early intervention in psychosis’...

Living beyond labels: the example of a therapeutic community

I am a co-worker at Lothlorien Therapeutic Community in Scotland. Lothlorien provides a temporary home for people with mental health problems and the opportunity...

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...

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...

For suicide, hospitalisation may harm just as much as it helps

A new study found that hospitalization for suicide harmed about as many people as it helped. However, if done immediately after a suicide attempt,...