Blogbuch-Splitter 2021

#Lesetipps …

Hier habe ich wieder ein paar der wichtigen Beiträge, auf die ich im Laufe des Jahres gestoßen bin, aufmerksam gemacht wurde (und manche davon auch schon anderweitig verlinkt habe), aufgelistet* und teilweise auch wichtige Aussagen jeweils daraus vermerkt.

Diese Liste ist keinesfalls vollständig, und es müsste natürlich noch sehr viel mehr aufgelistet werden an wichtigen, interessanten Informationen.

* Bei Texten ohne direkte Verlinkung bitte den jeweiligen Titel - per copy und paste – übernehmen und in eine Suchmaschine eingeben oder direkt auf der angegebenen Internetseite danach suchen. Danke.

[Ein paar der im November leider ‚abhanden gekommenen‘ Leseeinträge habe ich doch noch aus meiner Chronik herausgesucht und hier eingefügt.]


So What is Mental Disorder? Part 2: The Social Problem

„…a society with a more equitable distribution of wealth, with opportunities for everyone to engage in meaningful and valued activities, with structures that enable communities to be inclusive and supportive, would reduce the trauma, abuse and isolation that nurture mental disorder and help people to build the confidence, self-esteem and mutually rewarding relationships that protect against it.“


Social exclusion and rejection across the psychosis spectrum [and autism spectrum?]

“… The social cognitive hypothesis highlights a pathogenic process by which experiences of social exclusion lead to poor development of mentalizing capabilities, which results in inaccurate interpretations of others' social behaviors. …”




Autonomic dysfunction in autism: The roles of anxiety, depression, and stress

“While the causes of stress and anxiety differ, and they are separate constructs, they are likely to have a similar influence on the ANS. … depression has minimal or no link with ANS function, especially when compared to the greater influence of anxiety. …”

Dazu passt ein Beitrag aus 2020:

We’ve Got Depression All Wrong. It’s Trying to Save Us


“Biological anthropologists have argued that depression is an adaptive response to adversity and not a mental disorder. … And neuroscientists are focusing on the role of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in depression. According to the Polyvagal Theory of the ANS, depression is part of a biological defense strategy meant to help us survive.”


Detection of Early Warning Signs in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review

“Due to the exponential increase of autism spectrum disorders' prevalence in Western countries, it is necessary to improve early detection and intervention to enhance developmental milestones.“

Free article:


Dental experiences of a group of autistic adults based in the United Kingdom

“Previous international research has shown that autistic people have difficulty accessing dental care due to sensory processing, anxiety and communication issues.”



Educational Interventions for Children and Youth with Autism: A 40-Year Perspective

“Commemorating the 40 th anniversary of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) III, the purpose of this commentary is to describe school-based and school-relevant interventions and instructional approaches for children and youth with autism that have been developed and employed during that time period. …”

Open Access:


Blood-brain barrier and intestinal epithelial barrier alterations in autism spectrum disorders [and schizophrenia] [Free article]


Can probiotics benefit children with autism spectrum disorders? [Free article]


Higher rates of autism in children with various congenital disorders [2018]

“Children with Congenital Heart Disease, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome suffer high rates of autism. …

Edited to add: Cerebral Palsy and autism.”


Comparison of the Metabolic Profiles in the Plasma and Urine Samples Between Autistic and Typically Developing Boys: A Preliminary Study

Conclusion: These preliminary results suggest that a series of common metabolic perturbations exist in children with ASD, and confirmed the importance to have a comprehensive analysis of the metabolites in different biological samples to reveal the full picture of the complex metabolic patterns associated with ASD. Further targeted analyses are needed to validate these results in a larger cohort.”




Why The C in C-PTSD Will Haunt You

“… However, unlike PTSD, the symptoms of C-PTSD are often entrenched in an individual’s personality, having taken root during formative years, when attachment styles and brain development are fragile and still maturing.

This typically leads to severe, yet often-times invisible symptoms, which can inwardly feel like a disability, including: …”

Infos bei Wikipedia:

Komplexe posttraumatische Belastungsstörung

Complex post-traumatic stress disorder


What exactly is childhood trauma?

From Mad in Sweden: „Many people do not fully understand what childhood trauma really is and the reason is that no one educates them about it, not even psychiatry which should be the field leading the way.“


By Tracing Addiction (and More) to Childhood Trauma, Can We Find Compassion?

“…‘Childhood trauma is key,’ an unnamed inmate [from the Compassion Prison Project] says. ‘Because once you understand that, you know you were a child, and you didn’t have help. And if it’s about love, then why are we locking you up?'”


Childhood [and not only Childhood] Gaslighting: When Difference Receives a Diagnosis



A Peer-Run Center in North Carolina Offers Alternative for Psychiatric Care

“…‘We don’t have a system that’s designed to protect and nurture the individual that’s having a mental health emergency,’ she said. ‘We have a system that’s designed to protect the rest of us from the person with mental illness.'”




Patients and Providers Understand Psychosis Differently

“A new review examines service-user and mental health professionals’ causal beliefs about psychosis and how those beliefs may affect treatment. …”


Labels That Stick

Mad in the UK: “It’s a long story. …”


The Power of the Word

From Mad in Italy: “Interviews with patients are too short and keep you just long enough to give you the therapy and there is no chance to be heard or to express doubts and difficulties. The word of the person diagnosed (branded) mentally ill is not taken into consideration, indeed often, considered a symptom of the disease.“


In memoriam Paula Caplan …

Don’t Believe Everything You Read: Words Matter Desperately   

“…psychiatric diagnosis is the first cause of everything bad that happens in the mental health system. …”


5 aus 9: Wenn die Diagnose krankmacht » MENSCHEN-BILDER » SciLogs – Wissenschaftsblogs

„Warum wir den Mut brauchen, psychische Erkrankungen wieder in ihrem gesellschaftlichen Gesamtkontext zu sehen.“ 




Giovanni Fava – A Different Psychiatry is Possible

“…In this interview, we discuss the new book, approaches to antidepressant cessation and explore some of the concepts including novel psychotherapeutic approaches to withdrawal. …“


Interview with Dr. Joanna Moncrieff

From Mad in Brasil: „In this interview, Dr. Joanna Moncrieff talks about the theme of her lecture – The past and future of psychiatry and its drugs . In general terms, the message is that the role of psychiatry has predominantly been to ‘medicalize’ psychological problems and psychological distress. The issue of psychiatric drugs is highlighted throughout the interview, as the psychopharmacological treatment is based on a false idea that the medication acts on a supposed biological basis of the mental disorder. …“




Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-morbidities in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Literature Review [Free PMC article]

Conclusion: Our results provide a descriptive review of the prevalence of ASD and its co-morbidities in children and adolescents. These insights can be valuable for clinicians and parents/guardians of autistic children. Prevalence of ASD has increased over time while co-morbidities bring additional heterogeneity to the clinical presentation, which further advocates for personalized approaches to treatment and support. Having a clear understanding of the prevalence of ASD and its co-morbidities is important to raise awareness among stakeholders.“


Neurodiversity and Autism Intervention: Reconciling Perspectives Through a Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention Framework [Open Access]

Mit umfangreichen Infos und Tipps:

- History of Autism Intervention

- History of the Neurodiversity Movement

- Changing Perspectives on Autism Intervention

- Improving Perspectives, Practices …


Annual Research Review: Shifting from 'normal science' to neurodiversity in autism science

“…In this review, we concentrate on three major challenges to the conventional medical paradigm - an overfocus on deficits, an emphasis on the individual as opposed to their broader context and a narrowness of perspective - each of which necessarily constrains what we can know about autism and how we are able to know it. …“


What I Wish You Knew: Insights on Burnout, Inertia, Meltdown, and Shutdown From Autistic Youth [Free PMC article]

Burnout, inertia, meltdown, and shutdown (BIMS) have been identified as important parts of some autistic people's lives. … By gaining first-hand perspectives, we have identified novel insights into BIMS and developed a more holistic understanding of these phenomena. These youths' descriptions of supportive strategies for BIMS stress the importance of compassion and collaboration from trusted adults. This new knowledge will provide a foundation for how to better support autistic children and youth. …“


A blind spot in mental healthcare? Psychotherapists lack education and expertise for the support of adults on the autism spectrum [Free article]

Most autistic adults experience mental health problems. There is a great demand for psychotherapeutic support that addresses the specific needs of autistic individuals. However, people with autism encounter difficulties trying to access diagnostic and therapeutic services. This study was conducted by a participatory autism research group: a group in which autistic individuals and scientists collaborate. …

In conclusion, psychotherapists' lack of knowledge and expertise seem to be a major barrier for adults with autism to receiving helpful psychotherapeutic support. …“


Studies of autistic traits in the general population are not studies of autism [Open]

“…We encourage researchers to be clear when their study sample does not include autistic participants, and to refrain from generalizing findings to autistic populations unless backed by appropriate data.“




Are Children and Adolescents Overprescribed Psychiatric Medications?


"The psychiatric drugging of our children: A developing international crisis."


A Nurse’s Nightmare: Child Nearly Dies from ADHD Drug

“…The drug is a central nervous system stimulant that has been known to cause sudden cardiac death.  There is a warning from the FDA about the increased risk of death from this type of drug if you have a known heart problem. …”


Can Critiques of Psychiatry Help us Imagine a Post-Capitalist Future? An Interview with Hans Skott-Myhre

Psychiatry is failing, and it’s trying desperately to recoup, …

I think psychiatry is one of the few systems that has not responded to critique in any meaningful way. It’s still pretty much its own game, and it’s pretty much not interested in what other people have to tell it. …“


Images of psychiatry and psychiatrists

The outstanding findings were that 90% of respondents considered that psychiatrists were not good role models for medical students, 84% thought psychiatric patients were unsuitable to be treated outside of specialized facilities, and 73% thought psychiatric patients were emotionally draining. We noted statistically significant differences by country, gender, career stage, and specialty.“


Past, present and imaginary: Pathography in all its forms [Open; Long read]

“… In this paper, we explore how diagnosis becomes part of popular culture through its use in many non-clinical settings. From historical diagnosis of long-deceased public personalities to media diagnoses of prominent politicians and even diagnostic analysis of fictitious characters, the diagnosis does meaningful social work, explaining diversity and legitimising deviance in the popular imagination. …“


The DSM Files: Investigating the Incoherence of Psychiatry’s Bible

“…We want, and we deserve, better. …“


Renee Schuls-Jacobson – Psychiatrized: Waking up After a Decade of Bad Medicine

“…Just have faith, hold on. …“


The Visual Illusion of Efficacy in Psychiatric Drug Trials

“Published reports of clinical trials of psychiatric drugs typically include a graphic showing the efficacy of the study drug in reducing symptoms of the disorder compared with placebo. These graphics are visually compelling. ...“


Opinion Piece: The case for establishing a minimal medication alternative for psychosis and schizophrenia

“We have outlined some of the approaches that current services could adopt to enable them to cater to those who wish to avoid, reduce or discontinue antipsychotics more effectively.”




Q&A: My Child Is Suicidal. What Should I Do?

“… Relationships are the agents of change, and the most powerful therapy is human love.”


Climate Anxiety and Government Distrust Pervasive Among Young People Worldwide

Young people worldwide experience negative emotions over climate change and their government’s refusal to take steps to address the crisis.“




Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) and the Developing Brain

“… Until recently, paracetamol had been considered safe for use in pregnancy. However, there is mounting (albeit controversial) evidence that it may have long-term negative effects on the offspring when used by pregnant women, increasing the risks for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). … Human urine samples in developed countries contain paracetamol at low concentrations irrespective of active paracetamol intake.


Beneficial actions of melatonin in the management of viral infections: a new use for this "molecular handyman"? [2012] [Free PMC article]

“…The beneficial effects of melatonin can be explained by its properties as a potent antioxidant and antioxidant enzyme inducer, a regulator of apoptosis and a stimulator of immune functions. …“




Bridging the Gap: Parent and Child Perspectives of Living With Cerebral Visual Impairments

“…Where no diagnosis was offered, or they were offered what they perceived as incorrect or incomplete explanations for their child’s difficulties, parents described how their children/young people were missing out on opportunities that might otherwise be available to them, with the attendant effects on family life. …

In conclusion, our interviews demonstrate the value of listening to parents, children, and young people as they describe the wide-ranging impacts of CVI on every aspect of their lives, and how they address the issues that they face daily. …“


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