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Psychiatry is More Complex than Either its Proponents or its Critics Seem Able to Admit

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Jeffrey Lieberman is angry with the New York Times. The eminent psychiatrist (until recently president of American psychiatry’s professional body the APA) last week fired off an astonishing broadside against…

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What’s Trending? #Happiness

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12 Habits of Happy People 10 Steps to Finding Happiness 8 Foods That Boost Your Happiness Unlocking The Mysteries of Happiness 5 Secrets to Find Happiness 13 Things Destroying Your…

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Debating Diagnosis and DSM-5

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The new ‘psychiatry bible’ DSM-5 has come under a lot of fire since it’s recent launch. One vociferous critic is Duke University’s Professor Allen Frances, himself a renowned psychiatrist who helped…

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My wishes for Mental Health in 2013 – by Dr. Sabina Dosani

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When I meet children for the first time in clinic, I often ask them to imagine they could have three wishes. It’s lovely to be in the ‘wishing seat’ myself…

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Suicide and Compassionate Care – 2013 Wish List by Dr. Alys Cole-King

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Suicidal thoughts generally start because people feel overwhelmed by their problems or their situation and find it hard to ‘see a way out’ – it’s not that they necessarily want…

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Stigma & Mental Health – Chat Summary @MHChat – 16 January 2013

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Thank you for joining @MHChat and for sharing your views on Stigma & Mental Health. Below is the chat transcript. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday (23 January) 8:00 PM…

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Parenting and Adolescents’ Behavior – Debate Summary @MHChat – 03 October 2012

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Thank you for joining @MHChat and for sharing your views on Parenting and Adolescents Behaviour. Below is the summary of the chat. We look forward to seeing you next week…

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