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Will the Mental Health Industry Undermine the Community-based Climate Change Revolution?

As mainstream mental health ideas and approaches are increasingly incorporated by community resilience-building groups, critics warn about the dangers of pathologizing and medicalizing reactions to climate change. Read the article on Mad in America.  

By |2020-09-14T22:30:08+00:00September 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Reporting Flu Vaccine Science

Many news articles about a study of influenza vaccine and miscarriages raised good questions—but for questionable reasons, reports Rob Wipond. (This article appeared in The BMJ (British Medical Journal), January 5, 2018.) When reporting on medical studies, the popular press has a habit of sensationalising. So the muted response to a recent research paper

By |2020-08-07T06:57:13+00:00January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Escape from British Columbia

Some people say that our province’s strong mental health laws save lives. A constitutional court challenge says they lead to discrimination, abuse, fear and the flight of psychiatric refugees. THE PSYCHIATRIC NURSE held out a paper cup with pills. Sarah clasped a handwritten note. Having learned not to protest loudly, the 24-year-old gave the nurse

By |2016-11-13T02:15:48+00:00November 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Why Does Psychiatry So Often Get a Free Pass on Standards of Evidence?

The website HealthNewsReview.org specializes in publishing critiques of misleading press releases and news reports on health care and medicine. But they tend to let a lot of claims from psychiatry go largely unquestioned. Today, HealthNewsReview.org published my own review of one of their reviews. Why Does Psychiatry So Often Get a Free Pass on Standards

By |2015-12-23T01:38:43+00:00December 23rd, 2015|0 Comments
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