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The Unintended Consequences of Focusing on Recovery in Schizophrenia

By Marvin Ross

Much has been said in this blog by my colleague Dr David Laing Dawson and myself on the concept of recovery. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if full recovery was possible but it isn’t. 544 more words


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Why Psychiatry Needs a Therapist


I do find the trend toward making more and more of our population diagnoseably (not exactly a word) mentally ill highly concerning. 163 more words

New book by Edward Shorter: "What Psychiatry Left Out of the DSM-5" (2015)

Historian of psychiatry Edward Shorter, author of numerous books including A History of Psychiatry: From the Era of the Asylum to the Age of Prozac… 159 more words


Is This the Worst Time Ever to Have a Severe Mental Illness?

Psychiatrist Allen Frances, Professor Emeritus at Duke University and Chair of the DSM-IV Task Force, has published a new article in The Huffington Post… 1,435 more words


65. Sleepwalking blindfold, into an amorphous tapestry.

Historians agree that modern times began in 1980, with the invention of Pac-Man.

When did it all go wrong? The answer it seems is 1980. 668 more words


How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

By Edward Shorter

Synopsis: About one American in five receives a diagnosis of major depression over the course of a lifetime. That’s despite the fact that many such patients have no mood disorder; they’re not sad, but suffer from anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, or a tendency to obsess about the whole business. 294 more words