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Posted 26 February 2017 - 12:18 PM

A New Paradigm for Psychiatry: Answering the Call from the UN -

https://www.madiname...answering-call/


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:21 AM

Some Links from today -

Third Dimensional Earth Matrix Has Collapsed! Separation of Human Species Now Widening, Fabricated Reality Becoming More Uncomfortable -

http://beforeitsnews...le-3481124.html

20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You -

http://thoughtcatalo...to-silence-you/

Millions of Brits plunged into food poverty – and we think it’s a good idea -

http://www.thelondon...ood-idea/24/02/

5 Topics That Are "Forbidden" to Science -

http://bigthink.com/...den-to-research

Ministers ‘should be held accountable for huge rise in prison suicides’ -

http://www.disabilit...rison-suicides/

Scrap benefits sanctions or risk mental health crisis, doctors warn -

http://www.independe...y-a7600596.html

I’m Not Religious Or Spiritual I Just Meditate -

http://www.thewayofm...-just-meditate/

Nisargadatta Maharaj "I Am That" Quotes -


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:32 AM

The evil that is within

http://www.storygeis...evil-within-us/


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 12:27 PM

Eyewitness to the Ruination of a Public Mental Health System

https://www.madiname...-health-system/


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:36 AM

To be at peace with a troubled world is not a reasonable aim
 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:16 AM

The winner of the 2017 AAPP Karl Jaspers Award is

Will Davies, for his paper “Social Explanation in Psychiatry.”

The paper was submitted when Davies was a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy at the University of Oxford. He is now a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham.

Social explanation in
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http://wkdavies.wixsite.com/home

Article & articles page here -

http://wkdavies.wixs...m/home/research

http://media.wix.com...3c523adc691.pdf


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:34 AM

Eyewitness to the Ruination of a Public Mental Health System

https://www.madiname...-health-system/

 

Woah, this piece is powerful.........written in 2012.  All I can say is.........when will they listen?  when will they hear?

 

 

To be at peace with a troubled world is not a reasonable aim
 

 

 

This too........short but to the point.

 

Thanks cpuusage.

 

And best,

 

mmt


Started with psycho meds circa 1988 I think 27 or 28 total.

AD's, antpsychotics, antiseizure mood stabilizers. Lithium, lamictal,benzos, and stimulants. Some med. for narcolepsy once?, Gabapentin........probably more.  Ask me?......I probably was on it.  Haphazard W/D's by Dr. recommend or uneducated self.

10/2014- off Lexapro--had been on highest dose 10 mg. then 5 mg. for a couple of years, went from 5 mg. to 3 mg. liquid and then CT in hospital(voluntary).  I got out of the hospital on a combination of low dose adderal salts x1/day and trileptal 150mg. x2/day.

5/28/2015-off Adderal salts 2.5mg. (I had been on that since hospital 10/2014)

12/2015---just holding, holding, holding, with trileptal/oxcarb at 75 mg. 1/2 tab at hs.  My last psycho med ever!

 

3/21/2016---I did some unwise updosing of trileptal/oxcarbazepine with some stressful stuff......doubled the above dose x2 during this last wave but began liquifying again and on approximately 68mg. starting today.  11/12//2016 24 mg. oxcarbazepine  12/9/2016 off oxcarbazepine/trileptal!!!! :) optimistic

Omega3's,EPA +DHA= approx. 1200/day. Magnesium citrate orally,diluted in a liter of H2O(that I can shake up.....it usually dissolves more completely as the water gets down to room temperature) and/or Epsom salt baths prn.   Vit. C and E.  B12, melatonin 3mcg., and bioidentical hormones sublingually.  Trace mineral drops.  L-lysine.  L-methylfolate=300 mcg. Totally ready for a good long window to hit soon and getting better strings of full days and partial days along the way.  Definite improvement overall since I first arrived on the SA survivor ship.  Herb and alcohol free since 5/15/2016.

 


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 02:35 AM

Patients More Likely to Refuse Drug-Only Treatment, Study Finds

https://www.madiname...nt-study-finds/


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

The questions asked of patients by one university psychiatry dept. that uses a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model

http://med.unr.edu/p...spiritual-model


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:31 PM

Step Back to the Present

https://rewildphotog...to-the-present/


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:30 AM

Meditation and Liberation | Nirali Shah | Madness Radio

http://www.madnessra...-madness-radio/


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:50 AM

Psych Rights

http://psychrights.org/


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:09 AM

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being

Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health -

https://www.scientif...key-well-being/


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:34 AM

"ABOVE ALL  Imagine a man on a raft lost at sea. A boat pulls
alongside and for several minutes someone shouts encouraging
words down to the drifter. Then, the boat deliberately sails
away, leaving the lost man stunned and furious. This is exactly
what a sick society does to everyone within society. It smiles,
it promises - and sails away, leaving you alone. You must see
this so clearly that you want above all else to discover the
meaning of self-rescue. It means everything to you."

 

Vernon Howard

 

Freedom from a Life of Hell, # 40


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:41 AM

The Mental Patients Union, 1973

https://libcom.org/h...ents-union-1973


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:29 AM

 The Life conclusion, in the words of who was arguable the greatest psychiatrist & psychologist this World has seen -

“I have now, after long practical experience, come to hold the view that the psychogenic causation of the disease is more probable than the toxic [physico-chemical] causation. There are a number of mild and ephemeral but manifestly schizophrenic illnesses - quite apart from the even more common latent psychoses - which begin purely psychogenically, run an equally psychological course (aside from certain presumably toxic nuances) and can be completely cured by a purely psychotherapeutic procedure. I have seen this even in severe cases”.

- Carl Jung

https://en.wikipedia...s_of_C._G._Jung

Jung Circle / Maureen B. Roberts -

http://www.jungcircle.com/exile.html

http://www.jungcircle.com/

http://www.psychiatr.../pws/index.html

Michael Cornwall, Ph.D. -

https://michaelcornw...ss-and-renewal/

https://michaelcornwall.com/


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:04 AM

Jim van Os & ISPS -

We are in my opinion in need of a fundamental shift - a meta-paradigm shift within our collective understandings & approaches to mental health.

ISPS is an interesting Global Organisation trying to change the story around mental health. Below are some of the main points as to why this change needs to take place.  

http://www.isps2017uk.org/jim-van-os

http://www.isps.org/

What is the evidence really showing us, and what does it mean for tomorrow's mental health services?
Much of the language and practice of mental health care is based on apparently simple (but false) concepts, for example:

    that symptoms are caused by mental disorders
    that evidence from randomised controlled trials are required to inform evidence-based guidelines that can be applied to individual patients
    that the highest intensity of care is admission to a hospital bed
    that professionals have no lived experience of mental illness
    that severe syndromes are of 'biological' and mild syndromes of 'psychosocial' origin
    that the technical ingredients of psychotherapy are more important than the therapeutic relationship
    that effectiveness of interventions is reflected by reductions in symptoms
    that there is an urgent need for a medical model of prevention of mental illness
    that  deep brain stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation and manipulation of the immune system hold major promise for the treatment of mental illness
    and that the organisation of mental health care is best placed in the hands of large and complex organisations that negotiate contracts based on production parameters and quantitative outcome measurements.

Close analysis of these assumptions shows that their apparently strong and even unassailable logic is increasingly being questioned.
Scientific demystification of professional knowledge and practice suggests that a critical transition may be approaching that requires new concepts, language, science and practice to address the issue of mental distress in populations.
Jim van Os is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Visiting Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:24 AM

http://raiseyourvibr...-sabrina-reber/


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:03 AM

What Role Does Talk Therapy Have in Recovery from Psychosis?

https://www.madiname...from-psychosis/

http://recoveryfroms...17/03/training/


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