Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness | + Opinion

Children who have experienced child abuse or neglect are more likely to develop serious mental illness such as psychoses and bipolar disorder. Source: Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness Opinion: Let’s play along for a moment and assume that psychiatric diagnostic categories are valid. If the claim made in the headline… Read More Abused children four times more likely to develop mental illness | + Opinion

Psychiatry is at risk of ‘imploding’ because junior doctors see the profession as ‘soft’, Royal College warns | + Opinion

Trainee doctors are being put off becoming psychiatrists because medical school teachers tell them the field is “not prestigious”, health leaders have said. Source: Psychiatry is at risk of ‘imploding’ because junior doctors see the profession as ‘soft’, Royal College warns Opinion: That speaks volumes. Many doctors themselves know that psychiatry is a soft science… Read More Psychiatry is at risk of ‘imploding’ because junior doctors see the profession as ‘soft’, Royal College warns | + Opinion

Physicist advances a radical theory of gravity – Big Think | + Opinion

In 2016, Verlinde’s ideas were tested by a team from Leiden Observatory, which found that a key prediction of the physicist held up. They studied the lensing effect of gravitational fields that are far away from the centers of more than 33,000 galaxies and found the numbers to be consistent with what the Dutch scientist’s… Read More Physicist advances a radical theory of gravity – Big Think | + Opinion

Why Psychiatric Diagnosis Matters | Psychology Today | + Opinion

Despite recent claims, diagnosis in psychiatry is scientifically meaningful. Source: Why Psychiatric Diagnosis Matters | Psychology Today Opinion: I think some people when they glance over my stuff assume I am one of those fanatical anti-psychiatry types who find no good in a scientific approach to the mind. They don’t take the time to read… Read More Why Psychiatric Diagnosis Matters | Psychology Today | + Opinion

R. D. Laing – Controversial psychiatrist who wanted to untie the ‘knots’ that can kill

R. D. Laing (1927-1989) was a Scottish existential psychiatrist whose views about the psychiatric classification and treatment of mental illnesses remain influential within anti-psychiatry groups and among some humanities students. In The Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise (1967), Laing makes a case for the inner adventurer, saying that Western culture tends to… Read More R. D. Laing – Controversial psychiatrist who wanted to untie the ‘knots’ that can kill