Category: Theoretical Critiques

Depression Screening Criticized in CMAJ

The Canadian Medical Association Journal has run an interesting review of the evidence surrounding depression screening. Despite the massive machinery promoting people getting tested for depression that’s being run by corporations and mental health organizations, the researchers found there’s no…

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New Canadian book of critical thinking on psychiatry

A new book called Mad Matters has been released from Canadian Scholars Press. It’s a collection of writings by academics, psychiatric survivors, activists and others taking critical perspectives on the psychiatry industry, that gives a fascinating overview of the emerging…

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British Medical Journal Joins Call for End to “Selling Sickness”

The British Medical Journal has published a good overview of the “Selling Sickness” conference and the growing movement to “clean up” the medical and psychiatric industries: A “Call to Action on Selling Sickness” was developed by a diverse group over…

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Researchers Question Science of Testing on Animals

A recent massive collaborative study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that mice were extremely poor models to use for studying causes of and testing treatments for human inflammatory conditions. Now Independent Science News has…

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