"It changed my life to learn about this whole world of human rights, of people with psychosocial disabilities, and then educate society that we exist - and that we have the right to live, to express ourselves as we are, not to be ashamed and to have a place in society."
"This piece is fuelled by an interaction with a psychiatrist that wanted to put me on extra medication because I openly told him that I hear voices, that I consider helpful guidance. I felt judged and a lack of understanding, lack of open-mindedness – and anger. I also felt threatened. I had never met this doctor before and I felt he did it out of fear."
Mad in Denmark, which is newly launched, is the 11th affiliate in the MIA network, and three others are expected to launch later this year.
According to the authors, 'Borderline Personality Disorder' emerged as a category during the heyday of psychoanalysis where it was used to denote situations that were on the line between anxiety disorder and psychosis. Despite classification as personality disorder, the authors argue that the characteristics of BPD do not match the consensus concept of other personality disorders. For example, the diagnostic criteria are not permanent personality traits but rather varying symptoms and behaviors.
If we as adults look for answers outside ourselves, how can we teach the young to find answers within themselves? Trine Thielemann (pictured) learns that being able to discover and understand the meaning of the body's signals is a key to getting better in life
It took me a long time to recover. I couldn't believe everything I endured because of my desire to be named a "psychiatrist." Fortunately in the present those emotions no longer suffocate me and I am proud of my decision; on the other side of the line of psychiatry there were many doors waiting for me to cross them.
I’m Simon, a 33-year-old male from the UK. Back in 2012 after I graduated from university I had a period of low mood and anxiety. I went to my GP who within a couple of minutes prescribed me an antidepressant, Citalopram. Little did I know that this would derail my life.
I interviewed 8 peer support workers from across Ireland. They were based in various mental health services which included – community mental health teams, in-patient psychiatric units, rehab and recovery teams, and early intervention of psychosis teams. The findings suggest that peer support workers in Ireland experienced many challenges with integrating the role into services.
Can happiness be measured in numerical terms from quantifiable objects or facts? For those who read the arguments the answer is no, happiness is something that escapes measurement because it is composed of immeasurable values.
Many think that it is about the stress reactions that then arise - but you cannot solve stress reactions that someone becomes aware of in the body at the same level as where they arise - in the body.
"I have today reported SVT's Fråga doktorn to the review committee for radio and television. This after the program's ADHD feature on April 17 and based on the numerous misleading and incorrect statements about ADHD that appeared in the program."
I am an extremely critical psychiatrist, but I believe that mental illnesses, although rare, exist and that drugs used selectively, prudently, and for the shortest possible time are beneficial. However, 90% of the people who enter my office do not have a mental illness. They have emotional and psychological experiences of suffering.
The time is long overdue to shift the focus from mental illness as a disease manifestation in the biomedical sense to mental illness and pain as a basic condition. This can be a valuable correction which is not only life-saving, but even life-promoting.