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Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term

Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
Millions of children take drugs to help them pay attention — but do they really help?
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Everything is a disorder., Mental health manual is "dangerous"

The American Psychiatric Association's new diagnostic manual New mental health manual is "dangerous" say experts Reuters Millions of healthy people - includi...
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7 Reasons America's Mental Health Industry Is a Threat to Our Sanity | Personal Health | AlterNet

7 Reasons America's Mental Health Industry Is a Threat to Our Sanity | Personal Health | AlterNet | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
Drug industry corruption, scientifically unreliable diagnoses and pseudoscientific research have compromised the values of the psychiatric profession.
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Antidepressants can worsen long term course of depression

Antidepressants can worsen long term course of depression | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
A new study AGAIN supports the claim that antidepressants (SSRIs and SNRIs etc) worsen long-term outcomes among people who deal with depression:

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A Yale Psychologist Calls for the End of Individual Psychotherapy

A Yale Psychologist Calls for the End of Individual Psychotherapy | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
Is individual therapy overrated and outdated? Yes, says Alan Kazdin, a professor of psychology and child psychiatry at Yale University, writing in the leading journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
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The Truth About Psychiatric Drugs: 3 New Studies

The Truth About Psychiatric Drugs: 3 New Studies | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
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A brief history of Transpersonal Psychology - Blogger

A brief history of Transpersonal Psychology - Blogger | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
This term replaced their own original name “transhumanistic,” or “reaching beyond humanistic concerns.” Soon afterwards, they launched the Association of Transpersonal Psychology (ATP), and started the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology.
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“The chemical imbalance theory of mental disorders was disproven long ago”

From Robert Whitaker's post on Psychology Today -- I share this because all too many people still think this pharma created propaganda about chemical imbalances is true:
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Toward a humanistic positive psychology

Humanistic psychology has been focused on helping people achieve their potential, and not just "get better," for over 40 years. Today "positive psychology" investigates the things that make people happy. There's plenty of common ground -- but they aren't the same thing.

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Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term

Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
Millions of children take drugs to help them pay attention — but do they really help?
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400% Rise in Anti-Depressant Pill Use: Americans Are Disempowered

400% Rise in Anti-Depressant Pill Use: Americans Are Disempowered | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
I saw news coverage about the 400% increase in anti-depressant use and well, I found it depressing. Here Bruce Levine sees hope in the Occupy Wall Street protests. I do too. Our mental state is not...
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Alan Kazdin: Reconsidering Clinical Psychology - Association for Psychological Science

Alan Kazdin: Reconsidering Clinical Psychology - Association for Psychological Science | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
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Exercise can substitute effectively as second 'medication' for people with depression, study suggests

Exercise can substitute effectively as second 'medication' for people with depression, study suggests | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for as many as half of depressed patients whose condition have not been cured by a single antidepressant medication.
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On hearing voices…

There was a great and inspiring article in the New York Times yesterday entitled, Learning to Cope With a Mind’s Taunting Voices. I read it in the morning and was very moved by it but had no comm...
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The chemical imbalance myth (mental health): by Chris Kresser

The chemical imbalance myth (mental health): by Chris Kresser | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
This is a wonderful article that Chris Kresser first published on his blog, The Healthy Skeptic, a little over a year ago. I linked to it at the time, but knowing that many people don't follow link...
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Psychology needs poetry

Psychology needs poetry | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it

psychology without poetry is hollow: the humanities carry the wisdom of humankind’s search for itself, and the arts bring a creative vitality that psychology cannot do without if it wants to be worthy of the inner lives of its patients.

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Yoga calms the schizophrenic mind | The New Existentialists

Yoga calms the schizophrenic mind | The New Existentialists | Más allá de la psicología | Scoop.it
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