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Gabor Maté on Addiction, change & relationship with someone who is addicted

‘To live with an addict of any kind is frustrating, emotionally painful and often infuriating. Family, friends and spouse may feel they are dealing with a double personality: one sane and lovable, the other devious and uncaring. They believe the … Continue reading

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Thousands of children are being medicated for ADHD – when the condition may not even exist – Will Sutcliffe

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/thousands-of-children-are-being-medicated-for-adhd–when-the-condition-may-not-even-exist-10509842.html Thoughtful and useful article by Will about the ‘ADHD’ label, its implications and consequences. The writer too believes the exponential increase in diagnosis and drug treatment makes sense in political and financial terms, rather than in terms of the … Continue reading

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Will Hall on Marijuana

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/26/marijuana-for-mental-health/ Wide-ranging, intelligent, balanced and informed contribution to the cannabis debate by Will – whose writing is consistently of high quality. The writer has no agenda about what drugs other competent adult human beings do/don’t decide to take – but … Continue reading

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‘ADHD: A Destructive and Disempowering Label; Not an Illness’ Philip Hickey

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/07/adhd-a-destructive-and-disempowering-label-not-an-illness/ ‘Psychiatry has created and promoted the self-serving fiction that childhood distractibility/impulsivity and various other human problems are illnesses that need to be “treated” with neurotoxic chemicals and other brain-damaging interventions.  Suggesting at this very late stage in the proceedings … Continue reading

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What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong? Katherine Reynolds Lewis

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/schools-behavior-discipline-collaborative-proactive-solutions-ross-greene Thank you to Brent Potter and Elements of Self-Destruction on Facebook for the link to this useful article by Katherine. This is written from a U.S. perspective, but is just as relevant here. The writer feels simultaneously grateful for … Continue reading

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Medical Education: Psychiatry and Reductionism as a First-year Medical Student – Evan Einstein

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/07/medical-education-psychiatry-and-reductionism-as-a-first-year-medical-student/ This is interesting and hopeful… Gratitude to Evan for his willingness and openness to think, question, and challenge – rather than conform and comply, as we are encouraged/constrained to do in our cultures, both here and on the other … Continue reading

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