6th Nov 1992

The date above will remain significant for long, until memory fades, if ever. I was 20 then. The footsteps of winter had begun to descend and it was the last year of college. Or nearly so! It turned out to be the day my life would be changed forever. I stood in the college auditorium … Continue reading 6th Nov 1992

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health- some thoughts about the special issue

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

They will be caught in the US, but what about in India?

In the US the rules, checks and balances in the system will catch up with everyone. But what about in India? In the US, an Indian psychiatrist was recently caught...but had this happened in India, perhaps nobody would have got to know! Here is an excerpt from something that came on Somatosphere When clinical trials … Continue reading They will be caught in the US, but what about in India?

Campaign against the Schizophrenia Label

I just encountered the Campaign against Schizophrenia Label (CASL) while reading China Mills' book, Decolonizing Global Mental Health . This is an important book for many reasons, chief among them being the other resources, research, ideas and people whose work I am getting to encounter as a result of this work. Anyhow this blog post … Continue reading Campaign against the Schizophrenia Label

SSRIs and brain damage

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They can ease symptoms of moderate to severe depression, are relatively safe and typically cause fewer side effects than other types of antidepressants do. How SSRIs work SSRIs ease depression by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is one of the chemical … Continue reading SSRIs and brain damage