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Not sure I'm posting this in the right place -- am following the logic that an academic dissertation falls in the research category. "Postpsychiatry's Challenge to the Chemical Treatment of Mental Distress" is psychologist Olga Runciman's 2013 master's thesis from the Department of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen. https://psycovery.com/images/Postpsychiatrys-challenge-Olga-Runciman-2013.pdf The link above is copied directly from psychologist Olga Runciman's professional website, as is the presentation below (I've made a few edits to the latter for clarity, fixed typo, etc.): Why Postpsychiatry Postpsychiatry does not seek to find solutions within psychiatry. Instead they advocate we should be moving beyond psychiatry, encouraging an acceptance that not all human problems can be explained within an illness paradigm. Postpsychiatry questions the paradigm of recovery which in psychiatry is often viewed from a perspective of a reduction or lessening of intensity of symptoms. Instead they promote supporting that it is the person herself who defines his recovery. I am critical of the medical model and psychiatric medication aligning myself with critical and postpsychiatry. For an in-depth look at why, you are welcome to download my thesis which describes this. Seven people labeled schizophrenic participated in qualitative interviews, giving voice to their experience of taking psychiatric medication. Three accept medication, two doubt its efficacy, and two are off medication completely. The voices of the interviewees introduce a world of context, meaning and understanding and show that madness is multifaceted and complex but understandable. The narratives of their medication experiences challenge the current psychiatric belief system. Link to clinical psychologist and psychotherapist Olga Runciman's professional website, psycovery, where I found all of the above: https://psycovery.com/index.php/en/about-psycovery
Hi everyone PSSD, Drugs and Rock N Roll Youtube Channel - We now have a youtube channel featuring music videos and information videos created by PSSD sufferers. The goals is to get 1000 subscribers so that we can generate funds from the views for research etc. This is also a means to raise awareness. Please go ahead and subscribe to the channel and listen to some of the music. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8GM6PmO-a7oP0LOxUv3iA/videos If you're a musician and want to contribute, please send videos to: sexdrugsandrockandroll.pssd (at symbol) gmail (dot) com Thanks and best wishes