Psychiatrists & Psychotherapy

  The topic: Psychiatrists and psychotherapy elicited strong emotions among psychiatrists, and others and I wonder whether this is for the right reasons. Dr. Ari Zaretsky in today’s Globe and Mail imho hit the nail on the head. …in the end it is about the client’s needs. These are my sentiments: We are getting there […]

Scienceploitation and BioMania

At the end of a WordPress Blogpost written by a mental health professional, I spotted an advertisement. We know the type, the ones with the catchy titles: “Big Pharma is not going to like this!” The ad showed a picture of a male “physician in a white coat”, with of course, 30 + years’ experience […]

The Media and the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression

Originally posted on O Society:
by Jonathan Leo & Jeffrey Lacasse Society Download as PDF Abstract The cause of mental disorders such as depression remains unknown. However, the idea that neurotransmitter imbalances cause depression is vigorously promoted by pharmaceutical companies and the psychiatric profession at large. We examine media reports referring to this chemical imbalance…

What Inspires me…

What inspires me… Happy New year! The right question might not be what, but who inspires me. Yesterday I read an article in the Globe and Mail about an academic in Alberta Canada who is bothered about the use of pseudoscience and misinformation to promote and sell health and wellness products and trends. Professor Caulfield […]

(TRAUMA) THERAPY WHAT WORKS?

Therapy: What does work? It is the active ingredients… First, just a recap of my very first blog post: To find out whether therapy works, we can focus on research done in the field. There are mainly three types of research in psychotherapy (counselling): Efficacy Research (clinical trials) are used to determine whether a treatment […]