This is for any post, of any sort, that might help us understand the Hydra-headed beast of stigma. Help Hole Ousia chop off some heads. Let us hope they do not re-grow.

Tens of thousands relying on social media support groups when attempting to withdraw from antidepressants 

The journal Therapeutic Advices in Psychopharmacology published, on the 18th January 2021. ‘The role of Facebook Groups in the management, and raising of awareness of, antidepressant withdrawal: Is social media … Continue reading Tens of thousands relying on social media support groups when attempting to withdraw from antidepressants 

‘That kind of anger is a giveaway’

This passage from ‘Stories We Tell Ourselves’ by Richard Holloway reminded me of writings and research into certainty and medical decison making:

‘The subjective-objective divide’

When I was a psychiatrist we were trained to describe patients’ experiences ‘objectively’. This passage from ‘Stories We Tell Ourselves’ by Richard Holloway reminded me of the folly of such … Continue reading ‘The subjective-objective divide’

‘It is a deadly business’

The following paragraph is taken from ‘Stories We Tell Ourselves’ by Richard Holloway: This reminded me of the conclusions reached in The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review by Baroness … Continue reading ‘It is a deadly business’