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Asylum 18.2 – Summer 2011

Summer 2011

Special Issue: Schizophrenia 1911-2011 R.I.P

Contents

  • HOW PSYCHIATRY ARRIVED AT THE IDEA OF SCHIZOPHRENIA Professor Alec Jenner
  • EMAILS FROM GEORGIE Paul Hammersley
  • SCHIZOPHRENIA: MYTH AND REALITY Phil Virden
  • SPLIT: SCHIZOPHRENIA, DISSOCIATION AND THE SHATTERED SELF Eleanor Longden
  • A HISTORY OF TREATMENTS FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA & DEPRESSION Peter Bullimore
  • BOOK REVIEW: THE MEANING OF MADNESS Eleanor Longden
  • SPACESHIPS Phil Thomas
  • SCHIZOPHRENIC VEHICLE REPAIRS Paul Hammersley
  • ASPERGER’S SYNDROME AND SCHIZOPHRENIA: EXPLORING THE OVERLAP BETWEEN THE TWO DIAGNOSES Alison Tierney
  • THE CASE AGAINST SCHIZOPHRENIA P F Thomas
  • LET’S LOSE THE LABEL Jen Kilyon
  • POEM: ‘I Don’t Hear Voices’ Lucy Gorecki

 


Asylum 18.3 – Autumn 2011

Autumn 2011

Special Issue: Spiritual Crisis

Contents

  • THE SPIRITUAL CRISIS NETWORK Catherine G Lucas
  • STRANGE CHANGES: A PSYCHOTHERAPIST’S APPROACH TO SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY Courtenay Young
  • REDISCOVERY WHOLENESS: ANNABEL’S STORY Annabel Hollis
  • A JOURNEY OF SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY Frances Goodall
  • OPENNESS TO UNUSUAL EXPERIENCES: PSYCHOSIS AND SPIRITUALITY REORGANISED Isabel Clarke
  • POEM: ‘Symmetrical Poem’ by Dunstan Clarke
  • POEM: ‘My Crisis’ by Anon
  • DARK NIGHTS BEFORE THE DAWN Kate
  • BEYOND SPIRITUAL CRISIS: WHAT’S NEXT?  Janice Hartley
  • A WALK IN THE WILDERNESS Maria Ravisankar
  • SUPPORTING A PERSON IN CRISIS Annabel Hollis
  • THE ‘WHAT IS REAL AND WHAT IS NOT’ GROUP Isabel Clarke
  • POEM ‘The Walls of Silence’ by Janice Hartley
  • POEM ‘Communication’ by Emma Laughton
  • POEM ‘Psychosis’ by Maria Ravisankar
  • POEM ‘Return from a far country’ by Emma Laughton
  • AND FINALLY…’WHAT CAN WE DO?’
  • FURTHER READING

Asylum 18.3 – Autumn 2011

Special Issue: Spiritual Crisis

Contents

  • THE SPIRITUAL CRISIS NETWORK Catherine G Lucas
  • STRANGE CHANGES: A PSYCHOTHERAPIST’S APPROACH TO SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY Courtenay Young
  • REDISCOVERY WHOLENESS: ANNABEL’S STORY Annabel Hollis
  • A JOURNEY OF SPIRITUAL EMERGENCY Frances Goodall
  • OPENNESS TO UNUSUAL EXPERIENCES: PSYCHOSIS AND SPIRITUALITY REORGANISED Isabel Clarke
  • POEM: ‘Symmetrical Poem’ by Dunstan Clarke
  • POEM: ‘My Crisis’ by Anon
  • DARK NIGHTS BEFORE THE DAWN Kate
  • BEYOND SPIRITUAL CRISIS: WHAT’S NEXT?  Janice Hartley
  • A WALK IN THE WILDERNESS Maria Ravisankar
  • SUPPORTING A PERSON IN CRISIS Annabel Hollis
  • THE ‘WHAT IS REAL AND WHAT IS NOT’ GROUP Isabel Clarke
  • POEM ‘The Walls of Silence’ by Janice Hartley
  • POEM ‘Communication’ by Emma Laughton
  • POEM ‘Psychosis’ by Maria Ravisankar
  • POEM ‘Return from a far country’ by Emma Laughton
  • AND FINALLY…’WHAT CAN WE DO?’
  • FURTHER READING

Asylum 18.4 – Winter 2011

Winter 2011

Contents

  • MAD CUTS Ian Parker
  • 50 YEARS SINCE THE PUBLICATION OF THE MYTH OF MENTAL ILLNESS Phil Virden
  • INCREASE IN PSYCHIATRIC COMPULSION IN THE UK George Fowler
  • THE CONSEQUENCES OF PSYCHIATRIC MISUNDERSTANDINGS Anonymous
  • CHRISTIANITY AND PSYCHIATRY: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE Alan Jennings
  • HEARING VOICES AND SOCIAL CONTEXTS Peter Donnelly
  • LIBERTY AND WELL BEING Dean Smith
  • A CLIENT’S VIEW OF CAPITALIST PSYCHIATRY Philip Hutchinson
  • FAMILY HABITS Joe Malone
  • STRUGGLING AGAINST PSYCHIATRY’S VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS Don Weitz
  • PSYCHOUT: BUILDING A GLOBAL NETWORK OF ACTIVISTS Shaindl Diamond and Bonnie Burstow
  • WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN SILENCE: POETRY SECTION Clare Shaw and Phil Thomas
  • ASYLUM AT MANCHESTER’S OKASIONAL CAFE
  • HELLENIC OBSERVATORY FOR RIGHTS IN THE FIELD OF MENTAL HEALTH
  • TROUBLE AT T’ DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICAL MILL David Greenberg

Asylum 19.1 – Spring 2012

Spring 2012

Special Issue: Asylum and Normalcy Conference

Contents

  • NO MORE PSYCHIATRIC LABELS Sami Timimi
  • AND WE ARE STILL BEING PSYCHIATRISED Brenda LeFrancois
  • CHALLENGING PSYCHIATRIC COERCION Bob Sapey
  • RESISTING THE MOVEMENT FOR GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH China Mills
  • THE TEMPLE AND THE ASYLUM Sabah Siddiqui, Kimberley Lacroix, Anup Dhar
  • A FEMINIST SELF-ADVOCACY PERSPECTIVE ON RECOVERY Lavanya Seshasayee
  • VOICES OUT OF AFRICA Dean Smith
  • THE SHADES OF MADNESS Nicky Forsythe
  • CAN UNIVERSITIES BE RADICAL SPACES Mick McKeown and Fiona Jones
  • NEWS: USE OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS UP 26% IN FOUR YEARS
  • LETTERS
  • CREATIVE SUICIDAL ANXIETY: SELF-DIAGNOSIS OF CHAOS William Park
  • POETRY William Park: The Laws Cafe; Whittingham (Ward D)
  • CREATIVE WRITING SECTION (Edited by Clare Shaw and Phil Thomas)
  • TRAINS, VOICES, POSSIBLE NARCOPLEXY ONSET. I THE NOT NECESSARILY DEVINE. A NEW THEORY BUDS? Matilda Melbert
  • BOOK REVIEW Demons in the Age of Light by Whitney Robinson
  • CARTOON Sarafin
  • FILM REVIEW A Dangerous Method directed by David Cronenberg

Asylum 19.2 – Spring 2012

Summer 2012

SURVIVOR STORIES 

‘A DECLARATION OF MAD INDEPENDENCE’

Contents

SURVIVOR HISTORY: survivors speak out Peter Campbell

WILLIAM NEVILLE BINGLEY: AN APPRECIATION Mick McKeown

US MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE USERS’ ALTERNATIVES CONFERENCE Will Hall

THE DAY I MET KEN KESEY Scott Michael

RACHEL PERKINS AND HAIRDRESSING Sandra Smith

REVISION Jackie Patiniotis

DECLARATION OF MAD INDEPENDENCE Stephen R Killeen

SIGNIFIER SURFING Alastair Kemp

• • • •

CREATIVE WRITING SECTION Edited by Clare Shaw and Phil Thomas

THE ITCH Philip Thomas

IN THE WRITERS’ CHAIR: philip thomas 

• • • •

CZECH REPLUBLIC MUST STOP CAGING HUMAN BEINGS

WHY DO DOCTORS STILL PRESCRIBE NEUROLEPTICS? Bruce G Charlton MD

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY ON TRIAL Fred Ruddick

NEWS – COMMENTS – FINDINGS

SECTIONED PATIENTS ’ DEATHS COVERED UP

MORE MH DEATHS IN CUSTODY THAN OFFICIALLY ADMITTED

VIOLENCE AND MENTAL DISORDER – POPULAR MYTH & HARSH REALITY

LIVING ALONE LINKED WITH DEPRESSION

RATES OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN

MIND CHIEF QUITS WELFARE PANEL OVER NEW INCAPACIT Y TESTS

$1.1b FRAUD FINE FOR MAKERS OF RISPERDAL

BOOK REVIEW The Dark Threads: A Psychiatric Survivor’s Story by Jean Davison

DRAWN FROM DISTRESS TO RECOVERY: A CALL FOR ‘GRAPHIC MEMOIRS’ 

UK JUDGEMENT ON PATIENT SUICIDES – A VICTORY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS? Helen Spandler and Dina Poursanidou

DINA’S STORY: WHY I ABSCONDED FROM AN ACUTE MENTAL WARD