Thursday, September 24, 2020

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

It Is Becoming Much Harder to Access Mental Health Support Anonymously

From Slate: Now is the ideal time to ensure platforms are designed with the highest ethical standards, and in ways that respect users’ digital rights.

For Winnicott, the Psyche Is Not Inside Us But Between Us

From Psyche: Far from being separate entities that figure out each other externally, we are radically open beings in immediate contact with each other.

COVID-19: What’s Equity Got To Do With It?

From GW Milken Institute School of Public Health: "For the past five years, the Building Community Resilience Networks and Collaborative has worked across sectors to address...

Unleashing The Brain Power Of Narrative

From NPR: If you look at the times somebody's beliefs have been changed, it's often because of a story that hit them in the heart.

‘We Are a Sedated Society’: The Rise in Antidepressants During Lockdown

From The Telegraph: One in six of the population is on antidepressants, and the numbers are rising. Are GPs being too "trigger-happy" with prescriptions?

Psychiatry Under the Shadow of White Supremacy

From Nature: How does a culture that enslaved people, encouraged lynching and developed racial segregation decide who is and is not sane?

COVID-19 Has Shocked the Mental Health System Out of Complacency

From The Washington Post: Suddenly, therapists and social workers are meeting people where they are. Treatment is now coming to them.

COVID-19 Mental-Health Responses Neglect Social Realities

From Nature: We need a practice that recognizes the environments that can make people ill, and that supports efforts to do something about it.

Why Psychiatric Wards Are Uniquely Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

From The New Yorker: The coronavirus, and the public-health measures undertaken to slow its spread, is uniquely hostile to psychiatric care.

Experts Warn of Urgent Need for COVID-19 Mental Health Research

From CNN: The crisis could have a "profound" and "pervasive impact" on global mental health, both now and in the future.

Creating a Guide for Parents During Lock Down – by Children

From Dulwich Centre: "So many guideline has been published for parents on staying at home with children in websites, social media, tv channels or newspapers written...

Why Your Brain Is Not a Computer

From The Guardian: For decades it has been the dominant metaphor in neuroscience. But could this idea have been leading us astray all along?

How the Pandemic Has Proven the Social Model of Disability

From Forbes: The currently disabling conditions give you insight into what it is like to be a social pariah simply because of your body

On Coronavirus Lockdown? Look for Meaning, Not Happiness

From The New York Times: It’s not those who focus on pursuing happiness to feel better; it’s those who cultivate an attitude of tragic optimism.

Global Antidepressants Market – COVID-19 Implications and Growth

From Yahoo Finance: People living with mental health problems are experiencing increased stress levels. This has triggered the demand for antidepressant drugs.

Therapy Under Lockdown: ‘I’m Just As Terrified As My Patients Are’

From The Guardian: Counseling has been good to me, and I hope good for my patients. But what if the premise of it is undone by circumstance?

The Pandemic Will Haunt Today’s Children Forever

From The Washington Post: Stress during this vulnerable period can be especially damaging to children who already have accumulated trauma in their lives and further increases the chance a child will develop anxiety, depression or even schizophrenia.

Health Care Workers Fear For Their Rising Mental Anguish

From Science Mag: Long hours, high risk, and crushing uncertainty about how the pandemic will progress have led to high anxiety among health care workers.

Mental Health Advocate Pat Capponi Spoke Out For Marginalized People

From The Globe and Mail: Pat Capponi believed that people with lived experience should have a seat at the table on matters that concerned them

Universal Basic Income Could Improve the Nation’s Mental Health

From The Conversation: Social psychiatry research in the mid-20th century showed that mental illness was often caused by poverty, inequality and social isolation.

Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions

From The New York Times: Psychological health is not about being free from emotional discomfort, but about having the right feeling at the right time

I Spent 10 Years in a Psych Ward. Here’s How I’m Coping Under Lockdown

From The Guardian: The lockdown doesn’t feel dissimilar to my time in hospital, but now it’s the government controlling my movements, rather than my doctors.

Anxiety Medication Prescriptions Up 34% Since Coronavirus Lockdowns

From EcoWatch: More Americans are turning to pharmaceuticals to help them cope with crippling anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.

Antidepressants and Online Misinformation

From Psychology Today: Informed consent isn't possible if known harms are minimized or presented in ways that are faulty and misleading.

Does Conflict of Interest Bias Psychiatric Research?

From Psychiatry Advisor: "56% of DSM-IV panel members had 1 association with a pharmaceutical company; among mood disorders panel members, 100% disclosed conflicts."

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