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Irish psychiatry says chemical imbalance is ‘a figure of speech,’ so – what now?

The chemical imbalance theory of depression - what was once considered the gold standard reason for why people take antidepressants, was, apparently, ‘a figure...

Research: Open Dialogue approach may reduce drug treatment in young people

New research from Finland has suggested that mental health services based on the Open Dialogue (OD) approach to mental health may reduce psychotropic drug...

What does the social model of disability have to do with emotional and mental...

Language and Framing: talking about what we mean when we talk about “disability” The language we use is influenced by what we know (or think...

Human rights must be part of everyday practice in mental health social work

Social workers call on CORU to reinsert references to human rights into the Social Work Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Approximately 1 in 4...

Open Dialogue: A road less travelled

Professional practice in mental health is changing. Service users are becoming more active in their own treatment. Since 1984, the rise of the Service User...