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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Researching, Practising, and Debating Mental Health Care

The field of mental health has generated contested ideas and beliefs as well as polarisation, bitterness, and intransigence. That is why the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society have come together to affirm a common set of ideals and principles for how we, as professionals, discuss these topics.

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...

Being Non-Expert, Non-Coercive and Non-Diagnostic. Old Wine in New Bottles

Person-centred therapy holds the promise of facilitating autonomous, free-thinking individuals, as fit to flourish without compromise as possible if that is what they choose and can endure. PCT locates the problem in the environment, proximal and distal, and the solution begins by providing a respectful, unoppressive, non-interfering environment for the distressed person, free from threat.

Study Shows Mood-Enhancing Effects in Depressed Teens Helping Other Teens

From Inverse.com. Think about the last time you helped someone out. Maybe you sent a supportive text to a stressed-out friend or gave directions...

The Power Threat Meaning Framework

An interview with Dr Lucy Johnstone about the new Power Threat Meaning Framework, an ambitious attempt to outline a conceptual alternative to psychiatric diagnosis.