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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...

Major psychiatric constructs are religious, not scientific, leading psychiatrists acknowledge

Since the seventeenth century, Enlightenment thinkers have distinguished science from religion, and by at least one critical distinction, leading psychiatrists have unwittingly acknowledged that...

Away From Psychiatrization: Towards Socio-Ecological Wellbeing in the Community

Editor's Note: This post was originally published on our sister site Mad in America, and is republished here with permission.    Do you know the nursery...

When treatment makes you sick: the eating disorder clinic

Eight years after beginning ‘treatment’ for an ‘eating disorder’, I was eating worse than ever. Yet three years after quitting that ‘treatment’, food is...

The IAPT Service Is an Abject Failure

In 2012, an editorial in the prestigious journal Nature claimed that the UK’s IAPT Service is “world-beating”—meaning that the service is the world’s best for treating...