The WHO studies regarding “schizophrenia” — posting just to have it available as it’s not on the internet otherwise

A World Health Organization study conducted in 1969 and then again in 1992, which is documented in a book I've already mentioned in another post, "Mad in America," by Robert Whitaker shows recovery rates of schizophrenia in undeveloped nations to be 64% as compared to developed countries with the rate of recovery being 18%. On... Continue Reading →

What gets named schizophrenia need not be impossible to live with — Eleanor Longden

People can instead thrive! From the Independent: Eleanor Longden was revising for her final university exams in May when she was interrupted by a hostile middle-aged man, who barked: "Stop! You can't do this; you're going to fail. You're not good enough to get a degree." Nine other people joined his tirade in a chorus... Continue Reading →

A bit of inspiration

"A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us." -- Deena Metzger It comes from this... Continue Reading →

Anecdotes and clinical trials

I often site anecdotal evidence for much of what I talk about on this site. I don't get why people so very often are so obstinately opposed to considering anecdotal evidence. I know the reasons they give but they don't hold up under scrutiny. The hard-core scientific, "evidence based" believers in the world of psychiatry... Continue Reading →

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