Articles & Links
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Here you will find links to or actual text of periodical publications that relate to the mental health profession, not only from professional journals but also from news magazines, pop culture publications, trans-disciplinary media--anything that contributes to a meaningful critique of our profession as we look at ourselves and as others look at us.
Though it’s a little old, I wanted to offer this piece as the first featured article in our archive because of it’s magnificently objective and concise treatment of the modern trend to link DSM Axis I with hypothesized “chemical imbalances” in the brain. Written by a psychiatrist.
A re-examination and blistering commentary on the data as interpreted by the authors of the above article. These researchers propose that the popularity of antidepressants in modern society is due primarily to the slick marketing campaigns of the drug companies rather than any actual therapeutic effects of the drugs themselves. A must read.
This gut-wrenching narrative written by an elite climber gives us an up-close and personal look at the vicious cycle that can result when psychiatric treatment fails to apprehend the “whole person” and goes terribly wrong. This article samples the rising tide of anecdotal evidence that reveals the dark side of current psychiatric practice.