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Duncan Double
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Changing mental health services
An article in  New York Times  says that alternatives such as the Hearing Voices Network (HVN) and Open Dialogue are starting to take hold in USA. As the article says, these approaches may be better integrated with mainstream services in UK. Gail Hornstein,...
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Returning to Lancaster University
Returned to Lancaster University today for neuropsychology course . I was here over 40 years ago having enrolled on MA in Religious Studies, which I did not complete, in the department set up by Ninian Smart . He defended religious studies as a secular disc...
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Denial of the functional nature of schizophrenia
An article in The Lancet Psychiatry accuses those who refuse to accept the evidence for schizophrenia being an organic condition as being in denial. It does at least admit that the evidence for organicity in schizophenia may be "questionable". But it then g...
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Denial of the organic basis of schizophrenia
An article in The Lancet Psychiatry accuses those who refuse to accept the evidence for schizophrenia being an organic condition as being in denial.
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Blogademia
The term 'blogademia' was coined by Craig Saper (2006) , before I fully understood what blogging was. I started blogging myself at the end of 2008, particularly my Critical psychiatry blog . Jolly et al (2016) reflect on 'blogademia' in a recent article in ...
The term 'blogademia' was coined by Craig Saper (2006), before I fully understood what blogging was. I started blogging myself at the end of 2008, particularly my Critical psychiatry blog. Jolly et al (2016) reflect on 'bloga...
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Patient safety measures will be associated with suicide reduction when rates are falling
The latest paper from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide (NCISH) published in The Lancet Psychiatry  starts from the hypothesis that implementation of service changes associated with improvements in patient safety have led to a redu...
The latest paper from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide (NCISH) published in The Lancet Psychiatry starts from the hypothesis that implementation of service changes associated with improvements in pa...
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Returning to Lancaster University
Returned to Lancaster University today for neuropsychology course . I was here over 40 years ago having enrolled on MA in Religious Studies, which I did not complete, in the department set up by Ninian Smart . He defended religious studies as a secular disc...
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Returned to Lancaster University today for neuropsychology course . I was here over 40 years ago having enrolled on MA in Religious Studies, which I did not complete, in the department set up by Ninian Smart . He defended religious studies as a secular disc...
Returned to Lancaster University today for neuropsychology course. I was here over 40 years ago having enrolled on MA in Religious Studies, which I did not complete, in the department set up by Ninian Smart. He defended relig...
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Inferences about the biology of schizophrenia
A seminar  on schizophrenia in The Lancet says the syndrome "seems to originate from disruption of brain development caused by genetic or environmental factors, or both". Note the use of the word 'seems'. The article is not saying that schizophrenia does or...
A seminar on schizophrenia in The Lancet says the syndrome "seems to originate from disruption of brain development caused by genetic or environmental factors, or both". Note the use of the word 'seems'. The article is not sa...
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Stop psychiatric abuse
Peter Breggin has a blog on Mad in America entitled " Forced 'treatment' is torture ". His blog follows that by Peter Gøtzsche entitled " Abolishing forced treatment in psychiatry is an ethical imperative ". I agree psychiatric abuse must be prevented. For ...
Peter Breggin has a blog on Mad in America entitled "Forced 'treatment' is torture". His blog follows that by Peter Gøtzsche entitled "Abolishing forced treatment in psychiatry is an ethical imperative". I agree psychiatric a...
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Antidepressants can cause psychological dependence
Robert Whitaker (who I have mentioned previously eg. see previous post ) has posted on the Mad in America blog about the  All party parliamentary group for prescribed drug dependence . He includes a link to his slides for his presentation to the group on "C...
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The gap between neural circuits and understanding people
A new Personal View in The Lancet Psychiatry  goes overboard trying to create a taxonomy of brain circuit dysfunctions in depression and anxiety. It suggests 6 neural circuits have been implicated, viz. default mode, salience, negative affect, positive affe...
A new Personal View in The Lancet Psychiatry goes overboard trying to create a taxonomy of brain circuit dysfunctions in depression and anxiety. It suggests 6 neural circuits have been implicated, viz. default mode, salience,...
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