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Neurons to Nirvana: Gabor Maté Interview

A wide-ranging collection of excerpts from an interview with Gabor Maté, covering addiction, ayahuasca, past experience, transitional states, Western medicine and the mind/body division, and much more besides. As always, he is very watchable and he talks sense. Well worth … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté – Toxic Culture, Bioneers Conference 2012

‘The birth and death of any phenomena is connected to the birth and death of all other phenomena. The one contains the many, and the many contains the one.’ The Buddha Insightful talk that the ever-watchable Gabor Maté gave at … Continue reading

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Childhood is not a mental disorder – CCHR International

Eloquent film from CCHR International, making its – vitally important – point in under two minutes. Here’s a link to CCHR International’s site, co-founded by Thomas Szasz, and fighting for human rights in ‘mental health’. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Neutralising suffering: how the medicalisation of distress obliterates meaning and creates profit – Joanna Moncrieff

http://joannamoncrieff.com/2014/03/11/neutralising-suffering-how-the-medicalisation-of-distress-obliterates-meaning-and-creates-profit/ Important article by Joanna Moncrieff, an M.D. who writes and speaks extensively on this theme. ‘Drugs have now been starkly divided into the good and the bad: the prescribed medication which people must take however awful it makes them … Continue reading

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Neuroscientist News – The science behind commonly used anti-depressants appears to be backwards, researchers say

http://www.neuroscientistnews.com/research-news/science-behind-commonly-used-anti-depressants-appears-be-backwards-researchers-say Brief but interesting article. We have already posted here on the ever-mounting evidence questioning the efficacy of commonly used anti-depressant drugs in most cases, high-lighting the prevalence of side-effects and drug withdrawal issues/iatrogenic illness, and concerning the escalation in … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Superstition: How doctors & patients get fooled by antidepressants – Jonathan Shedler

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psychologically-minded/201502/antidepressant-superstition Thank you to John, and Brent Potter for drawing our attention to this worthwhile article by Jonathan, originally published in Psychologically Minded. The writer does not herself use the terminology of ‘depression’ or ‘disorder’ – and the points here … Continue reading

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Increased anti-depressant use strongly associated with rise in mood disorders Robert Whitaker

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/02/02/disability-and-mood-disorders-in-the-age-of-prozac-robert-whitaker/ Click on the link for this sobering post on Monica Cassani’s great site, http://www.beyondmeds.com. We would ourselves would wish to challenge the illness/disorder model language – but that is how the evidence is couched, and the point is clear. … Continue reading

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