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Cuckoo – On being sane in insane places. pt 4


“Around the same time that the Jack Nicholson character in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest was trying to get out of psychiatric hospital, a group of eight people were doing just the opposite.” So begins this excellent radio show … Continue reading

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Rosenhan – On Being Sane in Insane Places. pt 3


In this brief video David Rosenhan talks about the experiment, the experiences of the pseudo patients and observations on the environment inside psychiatric hospital – as warehouses for people whom society has given up on and lost sympathy for. Below the video is Rosenhan’s Paper published … Continue reading

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mind games – Kwame McKenzie


Wonderful article by Kwame McKenzie in Walrus Magazine,  March 2013. In Mind Games, Kwame McKenzie takes us on a brief tour through the history of attempts to regularize and standardize diagnosis in psychiatry, encoded in three major systems of diagnosis – … Continue reading

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