This is a question which may occur to many people whether anti-psychotics improve the quality of life. So let me put it this way- anti-psychotics are NOT meant to improve the quality of life, but just reduce the symptoms of psychosis in the short run. Why do I say 'short run'? Nobody ordinarily can have … Continue reading Anti-psychotics and quality of life
Finally the special issue of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health (JEMH) is released by the McMaster University in Canada. The whole process has lasted over two years, for we began in April 2017- when I was still in the midst of collecting my empirical data- narratives of people with lived experiences of mental … Continue reading Journal of Ethics in Mental Health- some thoughts about the special issue
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Riet8REzsQ Szasz is one of the most important figure in critiquing psychiatry as a psychiatrist- the first among psychiatrists. No work in critical psychiatry can be completed without referring to him. I found this video by chance, and its worth sharing.
I am quite fond of Joanna Moncrieff's writing and having found a video of her I thought it may be a good idea to share it further. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV1S5zw096U
I had no mind to write another post for this 'year' if you please- its 21:30 in the evening and I am studying on my computer! New year's eve! But well...that's phd research after all. My choices, so can't grumble. However, this article just landed up in my mailbox and seeing the word Prozac, I … Continue reading Rejecting chemical imbalance theory
Nothing makes my heart glad as much as the arrival of a new book- even if I cannot read it immediately. The sense of it's arrival as a part of my world, my home, my bookshelves makes me feel richer and deeply satisfied. Books have been a important companion to me, equally as much as … Continue reading A fortnight of books
This is not my original post but a post that I am re-blogging from another source. It is so worthwhile that I feel the need to save it on my blog too! The excerpt in blue is from the main post by the author. What’s glaringly missing from the paper is the recognition that real … Continue reading Psychiatry- the rotten egg!