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NHS Mental Health Services failing young people, say psychiatrists



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Was Carrie Fisher’s Death ECT Related?


2016 sucked royally. The year started off with the FDA trying to down-classify shock machines to class II when they thought no one was looking.

Then the horrible presidential election ending with Donald Trump as the victor.

The human rights abomination known as the Murphy bill was enthusiastically passed.

Beloved celebrities like Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, and Prince have passed away,   followed by the Star Wars icon, Carrie Fisher, who died this week after suffering a heart attack.

I have mixed feelings about The world famous actress. I’m not a Star Wars fan so I don’t have a rabid fanaticism for her or other cast members.

As a shock survivor, I empathize with her desperation to control her depression that led to drugs and then ECT.

‘I was getting medication that medication could not handle. It feels like my brain gets moored down in cement and it kind of…

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Carrie Fisher: Victim of Psychiatry

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carrie_fisher_princess_leiaCarrie Fisher: Victim of Psychiatry

By now it should come as no surprise that Carrie Fisher, like many other celebrities (see here, here, and here), was a victim of psychiatry.  The list grows longer every day.  Besides Marilyn Monroe, Brooke Shields, and Robin Williams, the list of celebrity victims of psychiatry includes Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, Heath Ledger, and a host of others.  But these are just the celebrities.  Recent studies suggest that one in six adults in America takes some form of psychotropic drug.  Psychiatry is, and has always been, at the root of this epidemic.

Carrie Fisher, the beloved Princess Leia of Star Wars fame, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 29.  This led her on the roller coaster of psychotropic drugging and psychiatric incarceration that would eventually cause her…

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Emotion-Focussed Therapy Training Level 1




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Guest Blog by Michael Fox, Clinical Psychologist: Understanding Mental Problems Requires A Rejection of Conventional Thinking



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Neuroscientists discover a song that reduces anxiety by 65% – listen


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Shock, Lies… and a Duvet

“My boy would never ever in a million years accept ECT,” says the mother. “Why are you forcing him to have ECT?”

Source: Shock, Lies… and a Duvet

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Scottish Recovery Network – What do recovery conversations look and sound like



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The wrong ESA outcome? APPEAL, APPEAL, APPEAL

Source: The wrong ESA outcome? APPEAL, APPEAL, APPEAL

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“Schizophrenia” does not exist

recovery network: Toronto

Jim vanOs1Jim Van Os and his big list of schitzo stereoptypes

“Schizophrenia” does not exist.

That some people struggle and suffer and become isolated by that is not in doubt, especially here.

That they suffer because they have a “thing” and that “thing” is named “schizo-whatever” is just not true.

That people suffer because they have biological fault/ disease is a myth.

Scientifically, it doesn’t qualify as a diagnosis let alone a syndrome – there is simply too much variation in what gets given that name.

That people don’t recover is a lie, that they have no hope is only true because  of the way other people treat them.

Schizophrenia is not a thing it’s an idea.
And it’s a really bad one.

What limits our freedom is the myths and stories that we tell ourselves and the myths and stories we tell each other.

The big list of “Schizo”  is…

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