Book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L Peterson

Book Review: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — Books and Bakes

The book: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley PetersonGenre: Non-fictionRating: 5 stars out of 5 After reading Psych Meds Made Simple, I read author Ashley Peterson’s other (and more recent) book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. From Goodreads: “Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis aims to cut through the misinformation, stigma, and assumptions that surround […] … Continue reading Book Review: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — Books and Bakes

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Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley L Peterson book cover

Book Review: Psych Meds Made Simple — Books and Bakes

The book: Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley PetersonGenre: Science non-fictionRating: 5 stars out of 5 Last month, I read Psych Meds Made Simple, a short non-fiction book that explains the science behind common psychiatric medications. I found this book through the Mental Health @ Home Blog. MH@H is one of my favorite blogs – […] … Continue reading Book Review: Psych Meds Made Simple — Books and Bakes

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book cover: Everything Isn't Terrible by Kathlleen Smith

Book Review: Everything Isn’t Terrible

Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down is written by marriage and family therapist Dr. Kathleen Smith and draws on Bowen theory.  This is a theory of human behaviour that sees anxiety as being rooted in social relationships, and thus work on social relationships must be done to improve anxiety. … Continue reading Book Review: Everything Isn’t Terrible

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Mental Health @ Home insights into psychology: sleep

What is… Sleep

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is sleep.  It's something we all need to do, but what exactly is it?Sleep involves altered consciousness and decreased reactivity to sensory stimulation from the environment.  The brain's energy consumption drops significantly, which allows for the repletion of adenosine … Continue reading What is… Sleep

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The Dark Side of Psychiatry in the 20th Century — Renard’s World

Ashleyleia gives us an insight into the horrors of the 20th century psychiatry. via The Dark Side of Psychiatry in the 20th Century — Renard's World   The field of psychiatry has been through some very dark days.  This guest post I did for Renard's World looks at some of the scary stuff that happened only … Continue reading The Dark Side of Psychiatry in the 20th Century — Renard’s World

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