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Mental Health

Teenage Antidepressants “Doing More Harm Than Good”

From BBC: A leading UK psychiatrist, Dr. David Healy, speaks out about the dangers of the growing prescription of antidepressants to young people under age 18. Article →­ Source link

New Video Series: ‘Parenting Today’

(Editor’s note: This series of video interviews will be published on MIA over the next three months, with the first interview published later this week.) This post introduces a series of thirty video interviews with leading experts from around the world called Parenting Today: Raising Strong, Resilient Kids. This series is designed to help parents...

Olga Runciman: Compassionate Psychotherapy – Mad In America

How is psychotherapy different when the therapist is also a survivor? What vital lessons must therapists learn from people who have experienced psychosis? If therapy is an imbalance of power between therapist and patient, how can therapists avoid the misuse of power and protect clients from harm? Olga Runciman, voice hearer, psychiatric nurse in locked...

Time to Act on Industry Influence Over Medicine

From The BMJ Opinion: “My Senate colleagues and I were aware that the passing of the Sunshine Act was not going to fix everything in medicine—the problems were too entrenched. Yet going forward, there are three potential solutions to fix ongoing problems with financial influence that should be considered. Firstly, policies on conflicts of interest...

How “Schizophrenia” Helped Me Find My Soul Mate

Finding a relationship when you struggle with mental health challenges can be hard for a host of different reasons. Depression, anxiety, addiction, and interpersonal struggles can make relationships very challenging. There is stigma attached to each of these conditions and many avoid contact and fail to see other great qualities that the sufferer brings...

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