In a Pharmaco-Centric Era, Mental Health Nursing is More Important Than Ever – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2015/10/08/4327692.htm
“There is no singular and uncontested psychiatric view of anything, but it is clear that a naive biomedical pharmaco-centric orthodoxy prevails at the present time.” Brilliant, Richard – many thanks

JAMA Network | JAMA Psychiatry | Assessment of the Harmful Psychiatric and Behavioral Effects of Different Forms of Child Maltreatment

Free article: Assessment of the Harmful Psychiatric and Behavioral Effects of Different Forms of Child Maltreatment
http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/Mobile/article.aspx?articleID=2461738

Blame it on biology: how explanations of mental illness influence treatment

“The “therapeutic alliance” between clinician and client is a key ingredient in successful treatment, responsible for better clinical outcomes and lower rates of dropout. Biogenetic explanations held by clinicians can impair the therapeutic relationship and those held by clients can impede their recovery.” Nick Haslam

Blame it on biology: how explanations of mental illness influence treatment

Lectures on Open Dialogue at Bouverie

https://vimeo.com/thebouveriecentre/

The bags helping people with mental health problems | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

The Recovery Bag Project sends people items such as hand cream and toys to support positive behaviour

Source: The bags helping people with mental health problems | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

Stuck in a Box; the Inadequacy of Oregon’s Mental Health Care — Medium

About 20 minutes ago, I was ushered into a small room, with brown walls, and a shiny linoleum floor, with a cushioned be…

Source: Stuck in a Box; the Inadequacy of Oregon’s Mental Health Care — Medium

Decoupling ‘psychotic symptoms’ from “schizophrenia” can help improve treatment

Phenomenon(sic) such as hallucinations and delusions can be independently examined in their own right,rather than subsuming their study within the context of diagnostic categories such as
‘schizophrenia’,which is a heterogeneous, disjunctive construct

Childhood adversity and psychosis: generalised or specific effects?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279991019_Childhood_adversity_and_psychosis_generalised_or_specific_effects [accessed Sep 17, 2015].

E. Longden, M. Sampson and J. Read – Childhood adversity and psychosis: generalised or specific effects?. in Epidemiology
and Psychiatric Sciences, Available on CJO 2015 doi:10.1017/S204579601500044X

Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement

“Our work suggests that specific brain structures tied to processes critical for learning and educational functioning (eg, sustained attention, planning, and cognitive flexibility) are vulnerable to the environmental circumstances of poverty, such as stress, limited stimulation, and nutrition.” Freely available….

At last, a promising alternative to antipsychotics for schizophrenia

At last, a promising alternative to antipsychotics for schizophrenia

http://gu.com/p/3nbgc?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Treating the person — not the condition | Australian Doctor

Great ‘new’ idea – I wish more psychiatrists I know would work like this: http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/clinical/therapy-update/treating-the-person-not-the-condition