Former psychiatric patients testify about harmful impacts of experimental treatments – OrilliaMatters.com | Opinion

Former patients of a maximum-security psychiatric facility who were subject to a series of “horrific” experimental treatments are appearing in a Toronto court via video feeds from across the country to testify at a three-week long damages hearing. Read the full story and comment on OrilliaMatters. Source: Former psychiatric patients testify about harmful impacts of… Read More Former psychiatric patients testify about harmful impacts of experimental treatments – OrilliaMatters.com | Opinion

When Homosexuality Stopped Being a Mental Disorder | Psychology Today Canada | Opinion

Not until 1987 did homosexuality completely fall out of the DSM. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) asked all members attending its convention to vote on whether they believed homosexuality to be a mental disorder. 5,854 psychiatrists voted to remove homosexuality from the DSM, and 3,810 to retain it. Source: When Homosexuality Stopped Being a Mental Disorder… Read More When Homosexuality Stopped Being a Mental Disorder | Psychology Today Canada | Opinion

An ex-psychiatrist explains how to tame a troll | Boing Boing | Opinion

When a troll replies to one of my tweets my first inclination is to mute or block them. But Dr. Karin Tamerius, the founder of Smart Politics, blocks trolls as a last resort. In this Medium post, s… Source: An ex-psychiatrist explains how to tame a troll | Boing Boing Opinion: This may work for… Read More An ex-psychiatrist explains how to tame a troll | Boing Boing | Opinion

5 Reasons Why Dyslexics Make Top Spies | Opinion

What skills does it take to become a top spy – keeping your nation safe from cyber-attack, foreign espionage and terrorist threats? Stand-out school results? A degree from a top university? How about being dyslexic?  Britain’s digital intelligence agency, GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) Source: 5 Reasons Why Dyslexics Make Top Spies Opinion: Here’s an interesting… Read More 5 Reasons Why Dyslexics Make Top Spies | Opinion

At the altar of ‘scientism’ – Opinion – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR | (Plus my Opinion…)

Responses to our pandemic seems to have turned everything inside out. The media is treating President Donald Trump like an uninformed doctor while they treat Dr. Anthony Fauci like a thoughtful president. Obviously reversed. But Fauci seems more like a minister of the church of “scientism” — a pseudo-religion that is demanding fearful obedience to… Read More At the altar of ‘scientism’ – Opinion – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR | (Plus my Opinion…)

Combatting a Mental Health Pandemic | Psychology Today Canada | Opinion

Covid-19 Highlights the Importance of ‘Social Vitamin C’ Source: Combatting a Mental Health Pandemic | Psychology Today Canada Opinion: Some years ago Toronto had a massive blackout and it didn’t take long before waves of crime and violence moved through the city. The blackout made obvious the fact that our Western civilization is but a… Read More Combatting a Mental Health Pandemic | Psychology Today Canada | Opinion

Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry – Time for Better Integration

In Italy, Church and psychiatry aim to mend centuries-old breach https://t.co/Z5onVnrHXq … "There is a psychological and spiritual unity that can no longer be treated independently…The cure must be integral; the approach must be integral." #religion #psychiatry #Catholic — earthpages.org (@earthpages) February 23, 2018 My doctorate is in Psychology and Religion, so this topic is… Read More Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry – Time for Better Integration

Religion, Science and Society – What doesn’t come down to belief?

  Psychiatric Treatment as Religious Experience | Psychology Today https://t.co/2kwANuVLEt — earthpages.org (@earthpages) August 27, 2017 We have to realize that just about everything comes down to belief, with standardized ‘ritual’ practices, social expectations and taboos. Instead of polarizing the discussion between religion and science, I believe it is more fruitful to take what works… Read More Religion, Science and Society – What doesn’t come down to belief?

Today’s Top Tweet – Armchair psychologists doing more harm than good?

I’m using a really old computer tonight, waiting for more RAM to come in the mail. Rather than carry my newer laptop up and downstairs all the time (which has plenty of RAM), I thought I’d just copy a quote from Today’s Top Tweet instead of using highly.co (which really only works with a half-decent… Read More Today’s Top Tweet – Armchair psychologists doing more harm than good?