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The 57th Maudsley Debate: Interview with Professor John Read and Doctor...

This week on MIA Radio we turn our attention to a recent debate held at the Institute of Psychology and Psychiatry, Kings College, London. "This house believes that ECT has no place in modern medicine".

My 33-year Personal Journey to Disillusionment With Western Psychiatry

Despite my experiences, I remain hopeful. The array of dissenting voices against traditional psychiatry has never been more compelling. The next five to ten years offers an exceptional opportunity to transform the way we, as a society, respond to mental health problems.

Why We Need to Abandon the Disease-Model of Mental Health Care

From Scientific American. Peter Kinderman writes: In my book A Prescription for Psychiatry I offer a manifesto for mental health and well-being. I argue...

Psychiatric Patients Locked out of Bedrooms Until 10pm at Night

From Independent.ie. Patients in a hospital psychiatric unit did not have access to their bedrooms under 10pm at night due to staff shortages, an inspector’s...

Drug Treatment in Medicine and Psychiatry: Papering Over Important Differences

The treatment of mental disorders with drugs is not the same sort of activity as the use of drugs in medicine. The ethical implications of the two situations are different. Insisting on equating the two obscures these differences and presents the use of drugs for mental distress as less controversial than it actually is.