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I needed Kierkegaard and Freud; a psychiatrist prescribed cereal bars

The philosopher Ian Hacking described a looping effect, whereby people adjust themselves to become more like the labels foisted upon them. ‘Sometimes, our sciences...

Boarding schools are bad for children. Why do they still exist?

Being sent to boarding school can cause severe harm to children. This is evident from testimonies gathered by therapists, journalists and courtrooms. So why...

Psychiatry, Fraud, and the Case for a Class-Action Lawsuit

Editor's Note: this post was written and published by our sister site Mad in America on 13th August 2022, and is republished here with...

Why Do People Self-Harm and What Can We Do to Stop...

It is sobering to consider the reasons why someone who is programmed from birth to avoid pain and to flee danger would purposefully inflict...

Antidepressants Are Great, Until You Have an Adverse Drug Reaction

I ended up admitted to a psychiatric hospital without being involved in that decision. At a time of stress and vulnerability I expected genuine support. Instead I had the police on my doorstep and I was locked into a building for three weeks. Forced hospitalisation was a serious trauma and I continue to suffer post-traumatic stress over a decade later.