Oregon Mental health counselor Ron Unger discusses his experiences with altered states of consciousness, and how cognitive behavioral therapy can be a useful alternative to medication and mainstream psychiatric treatment. Ron is a longtime organizer with the human rights organization Mindfreedom International, and his website is Recovery from "schizophrenia" and other "psychotic disorders" Listen above... Continue Reading →
ADHD diagnosis linked to Western diet — implications for childhood “bipolar” too
I rarely copy a whole article without permission, but this is so important and it has implications for ALL CHILDREN's psychiatric diagnosis since many kids enter the system with "ADHD" and later graduate to bipolar once the meds do their agitating magic etc... What we put in our bodies matters. We've seen studies implicating food... Continue Reading →
Mental health diagnoses mask the real problems
From The Guardian, by Dorothy Rowe, well worth reading commentary: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, whose updated fifth edition will include a range of new diagnoses, is a mythology, not a scientific text. It is created by American psychiatrists who meet in groups to consider whether or not a certain diagnosis should be included in... Continue Reading →
The new good life
A book by John Robbins. Below is the preface of the book which sets a good tone: Who's the weathiest person you've ever known? Most of us, when asked that question, think of the people we've known who were richest in monetary wealth. But what if we asked the question differently? In terms of what... Continue Reading →
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