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Share List In the May 2018 issue of Current Psychiatry, there’s an editorial by Henry Nasrallah, MD.  Dr. Nasrallah is a highly renowned psychiatrist, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal.  He is also chair of the St. Louis University Department of Psychiatry. Here’s the opening paragraph of the article. “As the end of the academic... 
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Share List In January, 2018, the clinical psychology division of the British Psychology Society published a very important paper.  The document is titled The Power Threat Meaning Framework and is subtitled: “Towards the identification of patterns in emotional distress, unusual experiences and troubled or troubling behaviour, as an alternative to functional psychiatric diagnosis”. The term functional... 
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Share List Psychiatry is a hoax.  The “mental illnesses” that it invents with increasing frequency are not illnesses in any ordinary sense of the term.  Its “diagnoses” are destructive, disempowering, and stigmatizing; and its “treatments” (drugs and electric shocks) always do more damage than good, especially in the long term. In our struggle against this... 
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Share List On September 4, 2017, the very eminent and prestigious psychiatrist Ronald Pies, MD, published an article on Psychiatric Times.  The piece is titled: Hearing Voices and Psychiatry’s (Real) Medical Model.  Dr. Pies is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Psychiatric Times and a professor of psychiatry at SUNY and Tufts.  He has written extensively on psychiatric... 
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Share List “…they’re human beings, for God’s sake!  In the name of everything holy, how can they do that to them?” (p 108) The Other Mrs. Smith, by Bonnie Burstow, 2017   In the March 2017 issue of the Journal of ECT, there was an editorial titled:  Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) in the News: “Balance” Leads... 
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Share List Or, how to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. INTRODUCTION In November 2017, the British Journal of Psychiatry published a guest editorial titled Shrink rethink: rebranding psychiatry.  The authors are Scottish psychiatrists Jim Crabb, MD and Neil Masson, MD, and Lee Barber, an advertising and marketing strategist.  Both Drs. Crabb and... 
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Share List On February 14, 2017, the very eminent psychiatrist Allen Frances, MD, published a letter in the New York Times.  The main points of Dr. Frances’s letter are:  that, contrary to some speculations and assertions, Donald Trump, President of the USA, does not meet the criteria for narcissistic personality disorder “because he does not... 
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INTRODUCTION The bereavement exclusion was formally eliminated in the spring of 2013, with the publication of DSM-5.  The exclusion was a provision in earlier editions, that a “diagnosis of major depressive disorder” could not be assigned to a bereaved person, even though he or she met the criteria, unless certain additional considerations were met.  The... 
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On July 25, 2017, Fredrik Hieronymus et al published a meta-analysis in Molecular Psychiatry.  The study is titled Efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the absence of side effects: a mega-analysis of citalopram and paroxetine in adult depression.  Elias Eriksson, PhD, Head of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is the principal... 
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Two days ago, on July 9, Richard Lewis published on Mad in America a post in which he draws attention to the prolific worldwide prescribing of benzodiazepines, and the problems that this creates.  The article includes a music video of a song which Richard has written and performs.  The song is called Benzo Blue, and... 
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