Far be it from me –

Childhood Adversity and Psychosis – John Read

on December 3, 2013

recovery network: Toronto

john read at meanings of madnessJohn Read says he always does what Jacqui Dillon and Eleanor Longden tell him. They they told him to talk in Cork, so he did.

Here it is – John Read  Cork at the Meanings of Madness Conference outlining the massive and growing body of large scale and long term research evidence showing  how we go mad in response to pressures brought by the lives we live – mental illness arises as responses to things stuff that happens to us and around us.

He also has some fun jibing at how the evidence purporting to show conclusively that “mental illness” stems entirely from our faulty genes and faulty brain chemistry looks thinner and thinner; and how the contortions of logic behind some of the conclusions shoring up the bio-bio-bio myth look, well:  dumber and dumber.

He presents “quite a lot of research”, which can be “a bit boring” – but its…

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