Monthly Archives: May 2017

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Data: real or reified?

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Data are perceived by some as a kind of currency, a source of boundless knowledge, with the potential to prevent suffering and death. However, taking a closer look at the etymology of the word prompts careful reconsideration of our assumptions about – and uses of – data in the context of psychiatry.

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Self-stigma and the dark side of resilience: do we blame ourselves for the signs of stress-related mental illness?

By | The Wider World | One Comment

As rates of depression and anxiety rise, it isn’t too surprising that social attitudes towards mental illness have improved considerably. However, as the current economic climate continues to strain our mental health, it also demands us to stay positive in the face of stress and uncertainty. Have we become so…

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