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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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Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin – Kelly Brogan

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/12/depression-serotonin/ Click on the link for this useful article – and thanks to Mad in America, and Monica Cassani at http://www.beyondmeds.com for steering us to this. The writer does not herself any more use or find useful the language of … Continue reading

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Jon Keyes on Herbalism

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/10/29/mental-health-herbalism/ Click on the link for this interesting article by Jon on http://www.beyondmeds.com, sharing his knowledge of herbalism and holistic approach to healing and well-being. Here are a couple of older posts from Jon too:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/jon-keyes-traditional-healing-psychosis/ https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/jonathan-keyes-invisible-pain-recovery-from-psychiatric-drugs/ Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Epidemic – Part 1:The Roots – Robert Whitaker

Okay, this is a long watch. However, if you are a therapist or taking, or thinking of taking, psychiatric drugs, it’s an important one. This is not about an agenda that people do/don’t make that decision – which we think … Continue reading

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