INTRODUCTION The Colorado News Collaborative is a coalition of more than 160 news outlets across the state. One March 21, 2022, they ran a piece titled Investigation finds patterns of ‘life-threatening’ prescription errors at Colorado mental health center. The sub-title is: State agencies sought to keep report secret despite ongoing concerns about Mind Springs. Authors… Continue Reading
THE ENIGMA-MDD PROJECT: SEARCHING FOR THE NEUROPATHOLOGY OF “MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER”
INTRODUCTION According to its About page, “The ENIGMA consortium is an international effort by leaders worldwide. The Consortium brings together researchers in imaging genomics, neurology and psychiatry, to understand brain structure and function, based on MRI, DTI [Diffusion Tensor Imaging], fMRI, genetic data and many patient populations. The best return on our research investments will… Continue Reading
ILLNESSES OR LOOSE COLLECTIONS OF VAGUELY DESCRIBED PROBLEMS?
On February 10, 2022, Joe Pierre MD, Psychiatrist, VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, and Clinical Professor, UCLA, posted the following short entry on his Twitter stream: “Cancer is a normal and understandable reaction to environmental trauma.” This innocent-looking assertion is a glib and fallacious counter to those of us in the anti-psychiatry movement who… Continue Reading
WHY IS PSYCHIATRY SO DEFENSIVE ABOUT CRITICISM OF PSYCHIATRY? Part 2
Continuing my response to a paper by Awais Aftab, MD, titled It’s Time for Us to Stop Being So Defensive About Criticisms of Psychiatry. I published Part 1 of this post on January 27, 2022. Because the post was becoming lengthy, I decided to split it into two parts. This is Part 2. Part 1… Continue Reading