Musical Interlude brought to you by Vikings: Heilung (Healing)

How Denmark's Heilung Create "Amplified History" with Human Bones and Throat Singing Experimental folk-metal group talks music on a spiritual quest to conjure the primal wildness of the Viking age https://youtu.be/QRg_8NNPTD8 by Ryan Reed Revolver edited by O Society April 30, 2019 "In order to connect to what was before," says Christopher Juul," you have to … Continue reading Musical Interlude brought to you by Vikings: Heilung (Healing)

How Empathy Can Change The World

by O Society April 28, 2019 The woman crawling through the tawny grass was the artist's neighbor in Maine, who, crippled by polio, "was limited physically but by no means spiritually." Wyeth further explained, "The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless." … Continue reading How Empathy Can Change The World

Total eclipse

Even with loving parents and caring therapists, a child can lose the fight to depression by Deanna Csomo McCool Aeon edited by O Society April 9, 2019 I stood at Anna’s bedside, marvelling over her porcelain complexion, thick blonde hair, and eyelashes so long they’d be the envy of a Maybelline model. The bleached white sheet tucked … Continue reading Total eclipse

Brains, genes, and chemical imbalances – how explanations of mental illness affect stigma

by Nick Haslam Conversation edited by O Society April 8, 2019 People who attribute mental illness to brain disease or genes tend to blame affected people less, but see them as more hopeless and dangerous.lauren rushing/Flickr Depression, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric conditions increasingly are linked to findings in the brain and in our genes. Many professionals believe … Continue reading Brains, genes, and chemical imbalances – how explanations of mental illness affect stigma

The Media and the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression

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 theory and ask reporters for … Continue reading The Media and the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression

Psychiatry’s Incurable Hubris

The biology of mental illness is still a mystery, but practitioners don’t want to admit it. by Gary Greenburg Atlantic edited by O Society April 8, 2019 JULIEN PACAUD Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness BY ANNE HARRINGTON NORTON   In 1886, Clark Bell, the editor of the journal of the … Continue reading Psychiatry’s Incurable Hubris