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The purpose behind this Substack is to encourage new thinking about the ancient problem of mental disorder. Our starting point is that mental disorder is a reality. Immediately, two questions thrust themselves at us: Why does it arise, and what should be done about it?

Questions of why people become mentally troubled relate to the nature of mind and its relationship to the body; and to the nature of human society and how individuals should live in it. How we, as members of society, should assist the mentally-troubled is determined by answers to these questions.

The forum is open to anybody who has an interest in these topics but the focus is always on mental disorder.

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Critical Psychiatry


Retired psychiatrist, extensive publishing record in the field of critical psychiatry and application of philosophy of science to psychiatry.