Can Psychiatry Heal Itself? – Scientific American

“Disease Mongering?” Can Psychiatry Heal Itself? - Scientific American https://apple.news/A71t-ui9qSkaOnl5flqMlAw “Sales of medications for mental illness increased by a factor of six between 1987 and 2001. Psychiatrists and drug companies aggressively promoted drugs for mild anxiety and depression, which had not previously been considered illnesses. (This is the practice that ...calls “disease-mongering.”) “

The Berean Call on “Psychology and Psychoanalysis”

https://www.thebereancall.org/content/psychology-and-evangelical-church-0 We want to offer mostly unqualified agreement with the two-part discussion published in the newsletter: "Psychology and Psychotherapy parts 1 & 2." Published in the January and February editions of the Berean Call Newsletter. We wrote: "However, I was surprised (pardon me if I missed it) that you omitted the Biblical basis for Christian … Continue reading The Berean Call on “Psychology and Psychoanalysis”

Medical and Psychological Testing Unreliable (duh)

"Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong" David Colquhoun. University of London and fellow of the Royal Society. Article in Aeon.co...

Why “Evidence” is not Convincing

If truth is important them, people will hear God. It starts with creation. It ends with us. What more evidence is required? The converse is truly distressing. If truth isn't what they seek, then no amount of evidence will be sufficient.

“Dear Abby” Regurgitates Poor Advice

Folks should be aware of the incredibly low success rates held by the D&A counseling profession. It's widely known that treatment, counseling and 12-step programs fail addicts about 65% of the time. Relapse is inevitable. Abstinence doesn't have to define success.

Substance Use Disorder – Treatment Options Expand

Buprenorphine has been restricted, with physicians able to treat only 100 patients for a year or more. The drug acts on the receptor targets of heroin and morphine but does not produce the same high or dangerous side effects, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Rule changes permit wider implementation is