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Category Archives: Psychiatry
Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis ?
Op-Ed piece in New York Times by Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacologist Richard A. Friedman on the limitations of his own profession’s claims to being the world’s foremost authority and body of knowledge but yet limits its own understanding of the struggles … Continue reading
Posted in Crazy World, mental illness? or..., Psychiatry, sh!t is f#cked Tagged drugs, Healing, Psychiatry, soul, therapy Comments Off on Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis ?
If anything I’ve learned that it’s not a permanent condition, things do get better
“Psychiatry is a sham but I find myself using their language because that’s the common language. I think I’ll stop that. I think it’s the human condition. We get hungry, angry, lonely, tired, sad, scared, and overwhelmed and it colours … Continue reading
Posted in be awesome, Emancipate yourself..., Expert by experience, Ideas, Psychiatry, psychosis, rant, recovery perspectives, Use The Force Comments Off on If anything I’ve learned that it’s not a permanent condition, things do get better
‘They’re waking up’: Reducing drugs for dementia patients yields dramatic results
Sounds like a lot like a plot for a movie based on a true story based on an older movie based on a true story. Maybe someone’s been watching “Awakenings” and getting ideas. Whilst care in Ontario care homes increasingly looks … Continue reading
Posted in anatomy of an epidemic, learn about your medications, Psychiatry Tagged Alberta, Awakenings, Edmonton 1 Comment
Visions, voices, spirits, ghosts, apparitions, manifests – or whatever you call them- they are real.
If you experience voices, visions, manifests, know this: they are real.
If you don’t, then know two things: they are real and you’re missing out. Continue reading
Posted in Crazy World, hearing voices, Psychiatry Tagged Abi Morgan, apparitions, manifest, manifests, River, Skarsgard, spirits, visions, voices 2 Comments
Connecting To Madness – Jim van Os
Jim van Os is a psychiatrist who knows understands the devastating consequences of the widespread stereotype of schizo diagnoses. He has been actively researching into relations between environment and diagnoses, especially early adverse experiences and how they relate to becoming … Continue reading
Posted in Adversity, Healing, hearing voices, Ideas, intrusive thoughts, Psychiatry, Weird 5 Comments
“schizophrenia” – an idea, not a thing
“Schizophrenia is a number of symptoms that have been put together to say that ‘this is an illness’.
And that’s an idea, not a thing.”
Dr Kwame McKenzie Continue reading
Posted in Ideas, Psychiatry, psychosis Tagged diagnosis, MarsProject, schizophrenia, syndrome Comments Off on “schizophrenia” – an idea, not a thing
drugging seniors in “long term care” – Ontario
Toronto Star again, this time shining a light on the prevalence of using potentially deadly drugs to restrain seniors in care homes. “Ontario nursing homes are drugging helpless seniors at an alarming rate with powerful antipsychotic drugs, despite warnings that … Continue reading
Posted in anatomy of an epidemic, learn about your medications, Psychiatry Tagged antipsychotics, Dementia, drug abuse, long term care, Ontario Comments Off on drugging seniors in “long term care” – Ontario
the psychiatrist’s office – Dr Bullock & The Muppets
What every psychiatrist’s office could use a little more of… phe-no-me-nah! . . . . . boy, you sure are crazy! . . . . related posts… psychiatry – in recovery https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/psychiatry-in-recovery/ manamana https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/manamana/
Posted in manamana, Psychiatry, The Mad Ones Tagged manamana, Muppets, phenomena, Sandra Bullock 1 Comment
Judge rules sufficient evidence that appellant’s “schizophrenia” caused by trauma
Important landmark ruling by a court in Aotearoa / NZ, dated 22nd Nov, 2013 and upholding an appeal against a lower court ruling in a claim for compensation. LS v Accident Compensation Corporation  NZACC 385 (22 November 2013) Judge … Continue reading
Posted in Adversity, Psychiatry, psychosis Tagged Causality, John Read, New Zealand, schizophrenia, Trauma 3 Comments
World Psychiatry – time to wake up, wise up and fess up
Barely two-score years since the American Psychiatric Association, in a brief moment of rare insight into human nature, came to its senses and voted to de-classify homosexuality as a mental illness by removing it from its big book of lies … Continue reading
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