ARTICLES

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Thomas Insel and the Future of the Mental Health System

Andrew Scull, PhD (2022). (Mad in America)
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Where do Emotions come from and why most people don’t want to believe it!

Jan Trautwein.
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Your Brain Hallucinates Your Conscious Reality [Video]

Anil Seth  (TED)
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Personality can change from one hour to the next

Francine Russo (2023) (Scientific American)
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“Chemically Imbalanced’. How Americans think about medication and everyday suffering

Christopher Lane (2020) (Psychology Today)
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Emotional Crisis Response: The Peer Run Respite/Soteria House Approach Compared to the Conventional Approac

Lauren Spiro (2023). (Mad in America)
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This is your body on carbs, in real time.

Sonia Epstein (2021) (The Harvard Gazette)
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Roger McFillin, Critically Thinking and the Mental Health Care System

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Lisa Feldman Barrett: Emotions Don’t Happen To You

Emily Kitazawa (2022) (Shortform)

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How Does the Soteria House Heal?

Micah Ingle, MA (2018) (Mad in America)
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The Decline of Independence and Its Toll on Kids’ Mental Health

Liam Gehrig Bach (2023) (Mad in America)
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Cut calories or carbohydrates for better heart health?

Julie Corliss (2023) (Harvard Health)
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Mental Health Apps Are Not Keeping Your Data Safe

Piers Gooding (2022) (Scientific American)

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Mental Health Awareness Campaigns May Actually Lead to Increases in Mental Distress. 

Richard Sears (2023). (Mad in America)

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Cognitive Decline and Ultra-Processed Food: New Study Shows an Association

Colin A Dallimore (2023) (Science)
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How Psychiatric drugs create a vicious cycle of effects, more drugs and diagnoses. 

Neil Broatch (2023 (Mad in the UK)
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Choosing Our Terms: The Diagnostic Words We Use Can Be Harmful

Bruce M Cohen (2023) (Medscape, Psychiatry)

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Antidepressant Withdrawal Misdiagnosed as Functional Disorder

Ayurdhi Dhar PhD (2022) (Mad in America)

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Histamine could be a key player for depression, according to study in mice.

Caroline Brogan (2023) (Imperial College London)

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Running Therapy for Depression as Effective as Antidepressants Without Health Risks

Richard Sears (2023) (Mad in America)
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Being Careful with Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

(The Withdrawal Project, Inner Compass Initiative)
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Is It Time to Reconsider the ‘Disease Model of Mental Health?

Markham Heid (2021).
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Nobody Knows What ‘Serious Mental Illness’ Means

Richard Sears (2022) (Mad in America)
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How I Use Brain Energy to Heal Bipolar Disorder

Hannah Warren (2023)
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W.H.O. and U.N. Join Calls to Transcend the Medical Model

John Read (2021) (Psychology Today)
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Medical Gaslighting of Patients with Akathisia – a personal story

Phil Nolin (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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The Nervous System in the Classroom

Gary Sharpe (2023)

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The biggest myths about emotions, debunked

With Lisa Feldman-Barrett (Big Think) (2023)
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No Meaningful Brain Differences in Depression

Peter Simons (2022) (Mad in America)
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‘Sleep Aids’ or Z-drugs

(2023) Inner Compass Initiative
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‘ADHD’ is a description of behaviour. But it’s falsely presented as a disease – here’s how.

Peter Simons (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Depression, Deprivation, and Dysbiosis: Polyiatrogenesis in Multiple Chronic Illnesses

Stefan Ecks
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Hyperbolic tapering off antidepressants limits withdrawal

Peter Simons (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Mental health hospitals are ‘making children worse’, leading charity warns.

Rebecca Thomas (2023) (Independent)
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Did Psychiatry Ever Endorse the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression?

Richard Sears (2022) (Mad in America) 
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The Results Are In. The UK’s Four-day Week Pilot

(2023) www.Autonomy.work
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Sleep deprivation leads to symptoms of schizophrenia.

Universität Bonn (2014) (Science Daily)
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Antidepressants have destroyed my sexual function and range of emotions.

Simon (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Adults Treated for ADHD Report Low Quality of Life.

José G. Luiggi-Hernández (2022) (Mad in America)
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Prescribers often fail to support patients discontinuing antidepressants, study finds.

Ashley Bobak (2023) (Mad in the UK)

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Japan’s radical alternative to psychiatric diagnosis 

Satsuki Ayaya and Junko Kitanaka (2023)
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Rehumanising our mental health systems: a discussion with Jaakko Seikkula on the Open dialogue approach

James Barnes (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Childhood Trauma, the Brain and the Social World.

(UK Trauma Council)
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Robert Whitaker on Rethinking Psychiatry to Address Mental Health Issues [Video]

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Sonic Doom: The Effects of Noise Pollution on Physical and Mental Health

Richard Godwin (2018)
(Mad in America/The Guardian)
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Your brain predicts (almost) everything you do.

Lisa Feldman Barrett (2021) (Mindful)
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The importance of empathic listening for making meaning of distress

Robert Murphy (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Why does research focus on treating depression rather than preventing it?

Richard Sears (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Achieving Metabolic Health Through Four Key Dietary Principles

(Metabolic Health)
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No difference in antidepressant effectiveness after genetic testing

Peter Simons (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight.

Julia Belluz, Christophe Haubursin (2019)
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I’m a psychologist – and I believe we’ve been told devastating lies about mental health.

Sanah Ahsan (2022)
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Physical activity improves symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Richard Sears (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Grieving: The key to healing trauma

Daniel Mackler (2023) (Mad in America)
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Is Grief a Disorder? New Research Challenges the Psychiatrization of Mourning

José Giovanni Luiggi-Hernández (2023)
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National mental health review must address ‘lack of compassion’ towards patients, watchdog says.

Rebecca Thomas (2023) (The Independent)
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Emotions are not bad behaviour.

Robin Grille (2023)
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Turning children’s behaviour into a medical problem does more harm than good.

Samantha Lilley (2023) (Mad in the UK).                          
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Popular Obesity Drug Monitored For Suicidal Thinking

Christopher Lane PhD (2023) .                          
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Antidepressants increase suicide effects in youth; no preventative effect.

Peter Simmons (2023) 
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World needs “Revolution” in mental health care – UN rights expert

United Nations (2017) 
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The STAR *D Scandal: Scientific Misconduct on a Grand Scale

Robert Whitaker (2023)
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Our brains are not able to ‘rewire’ themselves’ , despite what most scientists believe, new study argues. 

Craig Brierley  (2023)
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The medical model has presided over four decades of flat-lining outcomes

Dr James Davies (2022) (British Psychological Society)
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Does the Limbic System Exist?

Ginger Campbell MD (2009)
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To Promote Mental Health We Must Teach It

Luke Chao (2023) (Mad in America)
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Antidepressant Withdrawal Should Be Taken Seriously

Mark Horowitz (2023) (Neuroscience News)
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Sleep is your Superpower [Video]

Matt Walker (2019) (TED)
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Dying to Stay Alive: A Ketamine Disaster

Tom Robinson (2022) (Mad in America)
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I’m extremely controversial: The psychologist rethinking human emotion.

David Shariatmadari (2020) (The Guardian)

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“No child deserves a vague, stigmatising label or a daily amphetamine habit’.

Professor Jon Jureidini, (ADHD, The Facts) 
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What’s the Harm in Taking an Antidepressant?

Kelly Brogan, MD. ABIHM (2016)

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The Cost of being labelled as ‘mentally ill’.

Daisy Simpson (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Parkinson’s Linked with Industrial Solvents in Drinking Water

Judy George (2023) (MedPage)

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Psychosis is an expression of early childhood trauma.

Daniel Mackler (2023) (Mad in America)
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What I learned as a moderator for an antidepressant taper support group.

Laura Vigiano
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Mental Illness Is Not In Your Head

Marco Ramos (2022) (Boston Review) 

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Marijuana linked to mental health risks in young adults, growing evidence shows.

Akshay Syal (2023)
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Study Shows Connection Between ADHD Medication and Risk of Suicide Attempt.

Erin O’Brien (2023) (Psychiatric Times)
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It’s Time for Soteria: An Australian Perspective

Tim Wilson (2023) (Mad in America)

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Nearly half of working Mothers surveyed have been diagnosed with anxiety or depression.  Here’s what can help

L’Oreal Thompson Payton (2023) (Fortune Well)

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The Quiet Power of Introverts in Today’s Society

Ari Kawahito (2023) (We Are Restless)

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Why Do People Self-Harm and What Can We Do to Stop It?

Cathy Wield (2022) (Mad in the UK)
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Is Your Mood Disorder a Symptom of Unstable Blood Sugar?

Isa Kay (2019) (University of Michigan)
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The 9-Question Survey Doctors Use to ‘Diagnose’ Depression was Created by an Antidepressant Manufacturer. 

Hillary Brueck (2023) (Mad in America)
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Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Ferris Jabr (2013) (Scientific American)
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Psychiatry, Fraud and the Case for a Class Action Lawsuit

Robert Whitaker (2022) (Mad in America)
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Exercise just as good as antidepressants for moderate depression

Peter Simmons (2022) (Mad in America)
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Debunking the Two Chemical Imbalance Myths, Again.

Ronald W Pies MD (2019)  (Psychiatric Times)
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The best treatment for depression? It could be exercise.

Gretchen Reynolds (2023) (Washington Post)

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When Psychiatric Treatment Isn’t Voluntary

Christopher Lane PhD.(2023)  (Psychology Today)
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Neurodiversity Is a Scientific Revolution

Emma Barnes (2023) (Mad in America)
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Doctor who helped broaden autism spectrum ‘very sorry’ for over-diagnosis

John Mac Ghlionn (2023) (New York Post)
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The Cost of being labelled as ‘mentally ill’.

Daisy Simpson (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Mental health services must be prised from grip of psychiatry.

Mac Maclachlan (2023) (The Irish Times)
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It’s Time for Psychology to Lead Not Follow

Jonathan Schedler (2019) (Psychology Today)
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Ketogenic diet as a metabolic therapy for bipolar disorder: Clinical development

Branda J Yu, Ruya S Oz, Shebani Seth. (2023) (Journal of Affective Disorders Reports)
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The Anxiety Industry. At the limits of anxious consumerism

A.T. Kingsmith (2019) (Public Seminar/Mad In America)
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Antipsychotics are being increasingly prescribed to children – here’s why we should be concerned.

Matthias Pierce, Kathryn Abel (2023) (The Conversation)
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‘Dozens of mental disorders don’t exist’ and DSM-5 is ‘a fiction’ of ideology, US therapist claims.

Peter Thompson (2013) (National Post)
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Joanna Moncrieff: I’m not convinced antidepressants have any use

Sophie McBain (2023) (The New Statesman)
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Recovery Rate Six Times Higher For Those Who Stop Antipsychotics Within Two Years. 

Peter Simons (2021) (Mad in America)

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Why are so many girls on SSRI’s

Freya India (2023)
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Brain Energy: Why This New Approach to Mental Health Should Galvanize Coaches, Teachers and Therapists.

West Movez Fitness (2023)
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Are Young People More Resilient Than we Think? – Lessons learned from humanitarian settings

Rebecca Horn (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Loren Mosher treats schizophrenics with the Soteria experiment. Still crazy after all these years

Jeanette DeWyze (2003) (San Diago Reader)
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Interview with Lisa Feldman Barrett about Emotion and Affect

Michael Rucker (2020)
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Mental health at work – who is responsible?

Nick Deligiannis (2023) (Hays)
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Are mental illnesses really metabolic disorders

Living well with schizophrenia with Dr Chris Palmer
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Antidepressants, dependence, and chemical imbalance

Helen Mcardle (2023)
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Lancet Psychiatry: We are undervaluing the placebo effect.

Peter Simons  (2023) (Mad in the UK)
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Vitamin B12 And Your Mental Health

Margaret Hoffman (2023)
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How your brain constructs experience 

Giles DC
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Mental health prescriptions for children up nearly 60 percent

University of Aberdeen (2023)
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What Covid Revealed about American Psychiatry

George Makari (2023) (The New Yorker)
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Antidepressants in bipolar depression: Ineffective at best, harmful at worst.

Nassir Ghaemi (2023) (Psychiatry Letter)
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The truth about inflammation: all you need to know about 2023’s hottest health topic, from causes to cures.

Joel Snape (2023) (The Guardian)
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Nature as Partner, Not Resource: A Call for Ethical Treatment of Therapeutic Environments.

Micah Ingle (2023)
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Overmedicalization of young people’s distress is undermining and disempowering families.

Emily Fergusson, Shone Reed-Purvis, Lucy Foulkes (2023) (Nature Mental Health)
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Experiment reveals that a one-hour walk in nature reduces amygdala activity, which may protect mental health.

Beth Ellwood (2022) (Cognitive Science)
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Creating A Mental Illness Called Schizophrenia 

John Read PhD (2020) (Psychology Today) 
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Ultra-processed foods may increase depression risk, long term study shows

Medical News Today
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Cannabis for Pain and PTSD goes up in Smoke

Peter Simons (2023)
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What the RADAR Trial Tells Us About Antipsychotic Reduction and Discontinuation

Joanna Moncrieff (2023)
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How Rockefeller Founded Big Pharma and Waged War on Natural Causes 

GHT (2019)