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Duncan Double
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The miracle of psychiatry
Like Robert Whitaker (see previous post ), I bought Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry  by Jeffery Lieberman (see eg. another previous post ) because I intended to blog on it, but after reading it I initially thought I wouldn't bother (see Robert's blo...
Like Robert Whitaker (see previous post), I bought Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by Jeffery Lieberman (see eg. another previous post) because I intended to blog on it, but after reading it I initially thought I woul...
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Psychiatric indignation
Jeffery Lieberman (who I have mentioned in a previous post ) is angry about Tanya Luhrmann's article in The New York Times (see his video post on Medscape Psychiatry) . He's worried that people reading Luhrmann's article may think they don't have a mental i...
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Is the insanity defence valid?
Peter Kinderman's latest post on the Salomon's blog questions whether we need the idea of mental illness in criminal justice. He's not saying that the criminal justice system shouldn't take account of people's personal and social circumstances. But he is wo...
Peter Kinderman's latest post on the Salomon's blog questions whether we need the idea of mental illness in criminal justice. He's not saying that the criminal justice system shouldn't take account of people's personal and so...
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The Gorizian experiment
There will be a book launch and discussion of John Foot 's new book on Franco Basaglia:  La repubblica dei matti. Franco Basaglia e la psichiatria radicale in Italia, 1961-1978 (Feltrinelli, 2014) at 5.30 pm on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at  Bloomsbury Roo...
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Is community mental health care really worse in USA?
Allen Francis asks " How do we create a compassionate, cost effective mental health system?" and Psychiatric Times collects some answers in a blog post . There seems to be general agreement that the US mental health system needs fixing. Francis explains tha...
Allen Francis asks "How do we create a compassionate, cost effective mental health system?" and Psychiatric Times collects some answers in a blog post. There seems to be general agreement that the US mental health system need...
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Something is wrong with my mood
Yesterday was Bipolar UK 's third annual national bipolar awareness day. What Bipolar UK is concerned about is that people may have to wait an average of 13 years for diagnosis (see press release for the first bipolar awareness day in 2012). On the same day...
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Critical psychiatry position on schizophrenia
Joanna Moncrieff and Hugh Middleton, the co-chairs of the Critical Psychiatry Network , have produced a critical psychiatry perspective on schizophrenia (see article ). They argue that the concept of 'schizophrenia' is neither valid nor useful and suggest r...
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Speaking up in the NHS
Robert Francis' report on NHS whistleblowing, Freedom to speak up , seems a little bland to me. Maybe this is because, although he heard evidence from individual cases, he hasn't described any specific details of any of them in the report. As he says, "case...
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Global human rights violations in mental health
Following up my previous post about global mental health, I understand the motivation of #FundaMentalSDG to include mental health as one of the UN sustainable development goals post-2015 (see their blog post ). I don't think we should look away from mentall...
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From reductionism to hermeneutics
Pat Bracken in an  article in World Psychiatry says psychiatry is in trouble and needs to move from reductionism to hermeneutics. He builds on the 'Bracken manfesto' paper (see previous post ), as named by Peter Kinderman (eg. see another previous post ), t...
Pat Bracken in an article in World Psychiatry says psychiatry is in trouble and needs to move from reductionism to hermeneutics. He builds on the 'Bracken manfesto' paper (see previous post), as named by Peter Kinderman (eg. ...
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