Dr James Davies graduated from the University of Oxford in 2006Most people have underlying mental or other health issues that we take pains to prevent from emerging.
There is so much demonic energy around in just the environment that people take psychedelics to evolve beyond, but there is for many people nothing in place to shut the door on the demons.
with a DPhil in Social and Medical Anthropology.
He is a Reader in Social Anthropology and Mental Health at the University of Roehampton a
nd a practicing psychotherapist.
James has delivered lectures at universities
such as Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Oslo, Brown, UCL and Columbia.
He has written for The Times, The New Scientist, The Guardian and Salon,
and is author of the bestselling book:
!..Cracked: why psychiatry is doing more harm than good.."
James is the co-founder of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry,
now secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence.
His latest book: ‘..Mental Health in Crisis..’ .
Why, without solid scientific justification
has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in the 1960s, to around 370 today?
Why has the definition of mental disorder expanded
to include ever more domains of human experience?
In the first part of this lecture, Dr James Davies shows behind the scenes info
of how the psychiatrist’s bible, the DSM, was actually written
– did science drive the construction of new mental disorder categories like ADHD
and major depression
or were less scientific and more unexpected processes at play?
His exclusive interviews with the creators of the DSM reveal the answer.
The second part will address why psychiatry is such big business,
and why, on the whole, it may be doing more harm than good.
Insider knowledge on how psychiatry has put riches
and medical status above patients’ well-being.
The charge sheet is damning;
negative drug trials routinely buried
antidepressants that work no better than placebos
research regularly manipulated to produce positive results
doctors, seduced by huge pharmaceutical rewards, creating more disorders and prescribing more pills
- ethical, scientific and treatment flaws unscrupulously concealed by mass-marketing.
You’ll learn the true human cost of an industry that,
in the name of helping others, has actually been helping itself.