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Duncan Double
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Director, Institute of Critical Psychiatry http://institute.criticalpsychiatry.org.uk
Director, Institute of Critical Psychiatry http://institute.criticalpsychiatry.org.uk

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Reading Foucault’s History of Madness
Jean Khalfa, in his Introduction to his edited edition of Michel Foucault’s History of Madness , says that the book “has yet to be read”. Certainly I haven’t made an attempt to read it until of late. I have been too influenced by the “cursory caricature of ...
Reading Foucault’s History of Madness
Reading Foucault’s History of Madness
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Holding on to delusional thinking
I went to a talk yesterday by Lisa Bortolotti in the Cambridge University Psychiatry department (see tweet ). This was based on her chapter in a recent book. Delusions are not necessarily un-understandable, nor always "bad for us", nor even particularly an ...
Holding on to delusional thinking
Holding on to delusional thinking
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Drugs culture
The Times  had a  leading article last week that took up from its news  article the day before. It stated that "David Baldwin, a government adviser on the use of antidepressants, has resigned after a vituperative social media campaign against him". The lead...
Drugs culture
Drugs culture
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Analysing the evidence about antidepressants and other psychiatric medication
Editorial in The Lancet Psychiatry helpfully calls for a “dispassionate analysis of the evidence” about psychiatric medication. It seems to be particularly concerned about what it calls “Hooked on happy pills” headlines that have appeared in British newspap...
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The wish for a biological basis for mental illness will never go away
James Davies in his book Cracked (see my review ), was surprised when Robert Spitzer, chair of the DSM-III task force, said no biological markers had been identified for functional mental illness (see recent @ClinpsychLucy tweet ). Spitzer understood that o...
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