Tag Archives: critical psychiatry

Confused public perception of medical mental health doctors, including psychiatrists

The public have a skewed perception of the medical doctors who are generally seen as expert in mental health – psychiatrists and GPs, or family physicians. While there are some exceptions, in general, the perception that most people have of medical doctors as THE foremost experts in mental health is, regrettably, incorrect.

This is one of the many mental health topics I discuss in my blog, books and courses. If you would like to receive my posts, subscribe to my newsletter through the form at the end of this blog (you can unsubscribe at any time), and immediately receive a short video in which I discuss this surprising reality.

Best wishes,

Terry.

Launch of my new online course on the true nature of depression for the general public

On the eve of a major mental health summit at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin at which I am speaking, I am delighted to launch my new course, Depression, its true nature: A comprehensive course for the general public. 

This is a comprehensive educational course about depression, comprising of more than 32 presentations, amounting to over 14 hours of audio-visual material. The slides and text of each presentation are also included.

For information and details about the course, click here

Price:

The course is available at an introductory early bird price of £60.00 Sterling (Euro/dollar equivalent, reverting to £99.00 at the end of October 2016.

click here for full details about the course.

 

 

Drug companies abandon psychiatry

Did you know that many major drug companies have either ceased their involvement in psychiatric research altogether or considerably reduced their involvement?

This is not a development that reflects well on psychiatry, which is why it has received so little publicity.

But it is a profoundly significant development, for a number of reasons. Not many years ago, psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry were cosy bedfellows, “partners”.

Not any more.

I wrote about this development, why it has happened, and its major significance, in my 2015 book Depression Delusion: The Myth of the Brain Chemical Imbalance, foreword by Robert Whitaker.

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Best wishes,

Terry.

Dr. Terry Lynch.

Physician; psychotherapist; best-selling mental health author; provider of recovery-oriented mental health service; member of Expert Group on Mental Health Policy (2003-6) that formulated A Vision for Change, Ireland’s official mental health policy document.

 

Psychiatry’s precarious position – between a rock and a hard place

What exactly is psychiatry’s place in the world of mental health? 

Proponents of mainstream psychiatry – including the majority of psychiatrists and GPs – have for over 50 years persuaded both themselves and the majority of the general public that psychiatry’s place at the pinnacle of the mental health pyramid is entirely justified.

 But, is psychiatry’s “expert” position in mental health really justified?       

Actually, if the truth be told, psychiatry occupies a very precarious position, sitting somewhere between neurology and neurosurgery on one side, the medical specialities that treat known brain disorders, and the various so-called “talking therapies” on the other side. Maintaining this position into the future greatly depends upon the general public continuing to be misled regarding psychiatry’s actual position and place in mental health.

Between a rock and a hard place: psychiatry’s actual position in mental health

If you would like to understand psychiatry’s actual position, and the great deception of the general public that has been going for decades regarding psychiatry’s position, download a FREE extract from my 2015 book, Depression Delusion: the Myth of the Brain Chemical Imbalance –  foreword by Robert Whitaker, described as “truly remarkable” by psychologist Dr. Phil Hickey in his review of this book on the Mad in America website in 2015 – simply by subscribing to my newsletter updates at the end of this blog (from which you can unsubscribe at any time).

Best wishes,

Terry.

Dr. Terry Lynch,

physician, psychotherapist, author, recovery-oriented mental health provider

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