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Insane Medicine, Chapter 3: The Manufacture of ADHD (Part 2)

Sami Timimi discusses the lack of findings for a genetic or neurobiological basis for ADHD, and explores the short- and long-term effects of stimulant drugs.

The Spurning of Knowledge at Mental Health Tribunals: Personal Reflections

Identity prejudice has worked in advance of the Tribunal to adversely impact any hope of a fair testimonial exchange by undermining my credibility to an extent that even my views on what is important to my own quality of life were effectively not considered.

Insane Medicine, Chapter 2: The Scientism of Psychiatry (1/2)

Wherever you find mental health services to have expanded, you find a parallel increase in the numbers who have been classed as disabled due to a mental health disorder.

Insane Medicine, Chapter One: The Medical Model of Mental Health Is...

The concepts we use have undermined our natural resilience, sensitised us to an idea of our vulnerability, and encouraged us to transfer our agency to practitioners who use a system as if it has scientific validity and is clinically useful.

Waking After a Lifetime: Ingrid’s Voice

I see now that the ‘borderline’ label represents the shadow of our abusive and patriarchal power structures, which have great need to deny abuses (especially sexual), and to pathologize and scapegoat the sensitive, the feminine, and the different.