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Homosexuality is unnatural, leading psychiatrist says #WTFnews

Malathy Iyer,TNN | Jan 21, 2014,   MUMBAI: The Indian Psychiatric Society‘s immediate past president, Dr Indira Sharma, ruffled countless plumes and feathers on Monday describing homosexuality as “unnatural” – a repetition of her statement three days ago at the society’s annual meet where she… Continue Reading →

World Mental Health Day- You know the facts or believe the Myths ? #mustread

Today is World Mental Health Day. Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO… Continue Reading →

Pharma Lobby – Inventing diseases to sell drugs #mustread

October 7, 2013, I have known of many tricks of the trade of the pharmaceutical lobby but not this one till very recently although I had a hunch that this could be there. At the same time, I am happy… Continue Reading →

DSM- 5- What earlier generations called emotions are now ailments #mustread #mentalhealth

This manuals method is SHEER MADNESS  What earlier generations called emotions are now ailments Human lives are governed by emotions.We grieve,we rejoice,we feel fear and anger,we experience doubt and certainty.But if a new psychiatric guidebook is to be believed all… Continue Reading →

Forgetfulness is minor neurocognitive disorder says DSM-V #mentalhealth #WTFnews

Eat or surf a lot? You risk being labelled mentally ill Malathy Iyer, TNN | Mar 24, 2013,  The latest psychiatry manual will, for the first time, spell out Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, minor neurocognitive disorder (like forgetfulness), binge eating, internet addiction,… Continue Reading →

In search of a revolutionary road #mentalhealth

K. S. JACOB, The Hindu Psychiatric diagnoses continue to lack the predictive power required of hard science. A new framework is needed to understand mental health, distress and disease The American Psychiatric Association (APA) will release the fifth edition of… Continue Reading →

Disclose psychiatric info under RTI? Yes, says CIC; No, says HC

Pritha Chatterjee : New Delhi, Tue Apr 24 Do psychiatry patients have the right to access records of their treatment? While the Central Information Commission (CIC) directed a mental health hospital to provide this information to a patient, the hospital has… Continue Reading →

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