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Rosalind Adams – Locked On The Psych Ward

On a cool October evening in 2012, Samantha Trimble walked into the lobby of Millwood Hospital, a low-slung brick building on the side of a road in Arlington, Texas, seeking a free mental health assessment. A few weeks earlier in the AP world history class Trimble taught, after a kid started acting childish, she put a diaper on his head …

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Ask Beatty – 05.18.15

Beatty talked about the importance of patients taking an active role in and out of the therapist’s office if they expect that their psychotherapy experiences will be successful. She also discussed how we all must be true to ourselves despite what others think. And finally, she outlined different types of relationships that people have including: equal/equal, parent/child, rescuer/rescue. What’s your deal?

Mental Health Experts Warn of ‘Emotional Toxicity’ of Neoliberalism – Sarah Lazare

Four hundred mental health experts signed an open letter released by The Guardian on Friday warning that Britain’s austerity cuts, and neoliberalism more broadly, are profoundly damaging to quality of life and psychological well-being. “The past five years have seen a radical shift in the kinds of issues generating distress in our clients: increasing inequality and outright poverty, families forced to move against their …

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Say ‘No’ to the Fiction of Brain Diseases

During my lifetime I have witnessed the fall of Freudian psychiatry and the ascension of molecular psychiatry. Unfortunately, we have gone from the frying pan into the fire. I certainly do not subscribe to old-fashioned psychoanalytic ideas which had been beset by considerable problems throughout the years. Its practice suffered from dogmatic theories and miscast beliefs, which worked to the detriment of …