Psychiatry And Anti-Psychiatry - Huffington Post - Monday, February 22, 2016 - 16:09

Psychiatry And Anti-Psychiatry
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Psychiatry used to be a biopsychosocial profession that allowed time to get to know the person, not just treat the symptom. But drastic cuts in the funding of mental health services have dramatically reduced the quality of the service they can provide.

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Theater|Review: 'The Humans' Depicts a Family, and a Country, Under Pressure - New York Times - Friday, February 19, 2016 - 03:59

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Theater|Review: 'The Humans' Depicts a Family, and a Country, Under Pressure
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... Fox Theatricals, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Roy Furman, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Eli Bush, Broadway Across America, Jack Lane, Barbara Whitman, Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Amanda Lipitz, Peter May, ...

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Clozapine's Superiority for Resistant Schizophrenia Challenged - Medscape - Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 20:17

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Clozapine's Superiority for Resistant Schizophrenia Challenged
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There is insufficient evidence from blinded, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to prove that clozapine (multiple brands), the standard for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, works better than some second-generation antipsychotics for treatment ...

Questioning Elements in HR 2646 Does Not Make You the Enemy - Huffington Post - Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 17:18

Questioning Elements in HR 2646 Does Not Make You the Enemy
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Tim Murphy's mental health bill (H.R. 2646), Murphy's Chief of Staff, Susan Mosychuk outlined the Congressman's strategy for addressing dissent with stark clarity. In an interview with Politico, Mosychuk is quoted saying, “Those who oppose the reform ...

Questioning Elements in HR 2646 Does Not Make You the Enemy - Huffington Post - Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 17:18

Questioning Elements in HR 2646 Does Not Make You the Enemy
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Tim Murphy's mental health bill (H.R. 2646), Murphy's Chief of Staff, Susan Mosychuk outlined the Congressman's strategy for addressing dissent with stark clarity. In an interview with Politico, Mosychuk is quoted saying, “Those who oppose the reform ...

Books|Review: In 'Every Song Ever,' Ben Ratliff Helps the Listener Discern - New York Times - Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 21:43

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Books|Review: In 'Every Song Ever,' Ben Ratliff Helps the Listener Discern
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Complaining that there's too much good art and entertainment being made at the moment seems churlish — how could that be a problem? Yet it's undeniable that there is something curiously oppressive about the current bounty, something paralyzing about ...

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Review: A Look Into the Life of Henry James, in His Own Unsimple Words - New York Times - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 21:44

Review: A Look Into the Life of Henry James, in His Own Unsimple Words
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“I hate American simplicity,” Henry James (1843-1916) said to his niece Peggy, who had the sense to write his comment down. “I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate ...

Setting the Record Straight on Antipsychotics - Huffington Post - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 18:20

Setting the Record Straight on Antipsychotics
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My first experience with antipsychotic medication was in the early 1960s, shortly after they were introduced. As is usual with new treatments, benefits were appreciated before harms were realized. Delusions and hallucinations improved, but patients ...

Psychiatry's “Defect Model of Mental Illness:” a Path for Those it Has Failed - CounterPunch - Monday, February 15, 2016 - 09:02

Psychiatry's “Defect Model of Mental Illness:” a Path for Those it Has Failed
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... defect theory of mental illness—for example, the pseudoscience behind the chemical imbalance defect (see CounterPunch 2014), and how even establishment psychiatrists now reject this idea (Ronald Pies, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the Psychiatric ...

Joel Grey, a Broadway Eminence, Comes of Age at 83 - New York Times - Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 18:46

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Joel Grey, a Broadway Eminence, Comes of Age at 83
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The view of the Hudson River from Joel Grey's apartment on West Street is enchanting, even on a murky day, with a drizzle of rain fogging the long wall of high windows. But during a recent interview Mr. Grey rarely looked in that direction. He was ...

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It's Time for Mental Health Advocates to Take Back Assisted Outpatient Treatment From Misguided Politicians - Huffington Post

It's Time for Mental Health Advocates to Take Back Assisted Outpatient Treatment From Misguided PoliticiansHuffington PostSadly, while many of the current 189 cosponsors of HR 2646 will admit that they understand that most seriously mentally ill are not violent, they continue to let the sensationalized misle

It's Time for Mental Health Advocates to Take Back Assisted Outpatient Treatment From Misguided Politicians - Huffington Post

It's Time for Mental Health Advocates to Take Back Assisted Outpatient Treatment From Misguided PoliticiansHuffington PostThe Senate is hard at work on crafting mental health legislation, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee has announced that Tim Murphy's Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act o

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