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Asylum 1.1 – Spring 1986

Spring 1986

Editorial

‘At the end of 1984 a conference was held at Wakefield, concerning the plans to close the mental hospitals. The day was dominated by reports and discussions of the Italian experience of just such a policy. Many were impressed with the work of the radical reforming group, Psichiatrica Democratica, which had cut across the crippling disciplinary boundaries of mental health care in Italy, and had produced very significant results.

It became apparent at that time that a number of mental health workers and ex-patients in the region thought that a forum for debate was sorely needed. A forum that was non-aligned politically, professionally or by trade union. A forum in which all views could find expression.

A group came together and decided that the first objective in a campaign for a more democratic pscyhiatry – to address all issues in the field, not just hospital closure – was to establish a magazine.

This is the first issue.

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Asylum 17.1 – Spring 2010

Contents

PARANOIA DEFINED – Professor Alec Jenner
HERSTORY OF MADNESS – Eleanor Longden
NOTES ON PARANOIA – Peter H. Donnelly
REVIEW: THE PANIC DIARIES by Jacqui Orr – Reviewed by Paul Henderson
MY EXPERIENCE OF PARANOIA – Peter Bullimore
EXPLAINING PARANOIA: PSYCHOANALYSIS vs PSYCHIATRY – Phil Virden
RETHINKING ‘PARANOIA’ – Dave Harper
PARANOIA & RECOVERY – Angelina Cosgrove
HUMAN APPROACHES TO PARANOIA – Peter Bullimore
THE PARANOIA GROUP – Peter Bullimore
PSYCHOLOGY & ‘THE WAR ON TERROR’ (2): PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE AND PARANOIA
Dave Harper

 


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Asylum 17.2 – Summer 2010

Winter 2010

Contents

  • THE TRUTH ABOUT PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS Joanna Moncrieff
  • BOOK REVIEW Drug-Induced Dementia by Grace Jackson
  • PSYCHIATRY AND THE TOXIC DRUG INDUSTRY Justice Lover
  • COMBATING THE DRUG COMPANIES’ DRUG-PUSHING Evelyn Pringle
  • PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATION: SHOOTING IN THE DARK Phil Virden
  • THE ADHD FRAUD: CHEMICAL HOLOCAUST FOR CHILDREN From an interview with Fred A Baughman Jnr MD
  • TURNING CHILDREN INTO MENTAL PATIENTS: ADHD IN THE UK George Fowler
  • PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS: REMEDIES OR POISONS? THE EVIDENCE FROM PHARMACOGENETICS Catherine Clarke
  • MORE DRUGGING, LESS RIOTS? SURVEILLANCE AND TRANQUILLISATION vs PROTEST Guy Holmes
  • HOW TO WITHDRAW FROM PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS Peter Lehmann

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Asylum 17.3 – Autumn 2010

Autumn 2010

Contents

  • THE ROLE OF PSYCHIATRY IN THE THERAPEUTIC STATE Thomas Szasz
  • VOICES ARE EMOTIONS    Marius Romme
  • PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS AND VALUE-BASED PRACTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING A Nurse
  • SOLDIERS IN DOUBLE JEOPARDY    Fred A Baughman
  • SIDE EFFECTS AND PSYCHOPHARMACOGENETICS: POLICYMAKERS KEEP DODGING THE ISSUE Catherine Clarke
  • A PSYCHIATRIC SALAD: SALMAGUNDI    Nigelloh
  • THE USE OF ELECTROSHOCK TODAY    Cheryl Prax

 

 


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Asylum 17.4 – Winter 2010

Winter 2010

Contents

  • ‘One Step Beyond: Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry’ Book Review by Helen Spandler
  • A SMALL ACT OF REVOLUTION Bill Bailey
  • PANIC ATTACK: A WINDOW FOR WISDOM Anon
  • THE DEAD SHEEP IN THE WATER TANK Terry Simpson
  • USER-LED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES? WE’VE DONE IT FOR A DECADE Adam James
  • SOTERIA: AS VIEWED BY (EX-)USERS AND SURVIVORS OF PSYCHIATRY Peter Lehmann
  • MENTAL ILLNESS OR SELF-INTERPRETATION Jeremy Spandler
  • WELCOME TO NICEWORLD Midlands Psychology Group
  • STATE REGULATION Ian Parker
  • POEMS Carol Batton
  • MAD PRIDE DEMO: 26TH OCT 2010
  • SPECIAL FEATURE ON SURVIVORS HISTORY

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Asylum 18.1 – Spring 2011

Spring 2011

Special Issue: Mad Pride

Contents

  • NO. WE’RE NOT ‘ALL IN THIS TOGETHER’ Dave Harper
  • WHAT IS MAD CULTURE Dolly Sen
  • THE MAD HATTERS OF BATH – THE STORY SO FAR Clare Crestani
  • MAD PRIDE LEEDS 2002-2010 Terry Simpson
  • HALITOSIS KILLED MY STEPMOTHER’S BUDGIE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAD PRIDE LONDON Hugh Mulhall
  • NATIONAL PERCEPTIONS FORUM – A MAD NETWORK Chris Barchard
  • MAD CULTURE, MAD COMMUNITY, MAD LIFE – JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT Just Fancied a Rant Clare
  • IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE John McCarthy
  • MAD PRIDE CELEBRATES YOU Mind Freedom International Mad Pride Campaign Committee
  • THE FANTASTIC TIME TRAVERSING MAGICIAN The Buddhist Babe
  • PROBLEM PAGE
  • IF YOU’RE NOT PISSED OFF, THEN YOU’RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION Jennifer Whatever
  • THIS IS LIGHT WORK The JD Factor
  • RANDOM RANTS Embrace the Madness Martin
  • OF BED KNOBS AND SYRINGE STICKS Rufus May