General Psychology

Junk medicine: Cognitive behavioral therapy November 04, 2006 by Phillip Hodson, The Times Talking cure is cheap The five main mental health charities [in the UK] have announced their support for the planned expansion of NHS psychotherapy, with a broad emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). But is CBT – a talking…



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“Schizophrenia” should be dropped, say experts Mon Oct 9, 2006 By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) – Mental health experts called on Monday for the term schizophrenia to be dropped, saying it has no scientific validity, is imprecise and stigmatizing. “It is a harmful concept,” said Professor Marius Romme, a visiting…



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I have previously written of the appalling lack of social responsibility at prominent websites such as the Open Directory Project (ODP or DMOZ) (see Social Responsibility on the Net: DMOZ Declines, DMOZ and web sites promoting anorexia and self-injury, DMOZ still promoting pro-anorexia, pro-self-injury sites, AOL-owned DMOZ Directory promotes child pornography?,…



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I’ve just come across a a remarkable blog by a remarkable woman: Holly’s Fight To Stop Violence. This is the story of a woman who was the victim of a sexual assault by a repeat offender in 1998. Her assailant was a serial rapist who had already assaulted at least…



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