“Our work suggests that specific brain structures tied to processes critical for learning and educational functioning (eg, sustained attention, planning, and cognitive flexibility) are vulnerable to the environmental circumstances of poverty, such as stress, limited stimulation, and nutrition.” Freely available….
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Ex President Mujica of Uraguay – an increase in drug-related murders prompted him to act against the dealers in 2013 by destroying their competitiveness in the biggest illegal market: marijuana, because this is the heart of the drug problem… Uruguay’s likely cannabis law could set tone for war on drugs in Latin America
Does schizophrenia have genetic roots? …the best that geneticists have done is to identify 128 gene alleles (variants) that are “associated” with schizophrenia. This means that these gene variants might be “risk factors” for schizophrenia at most, but they scarcely can be thought of as causes.
Schizophenia Is Not What It Used to Be | Psychology Today.
Help for people who understand that one key to recovery is understanding the meaning voices have in the context of lived experience, and that as suppressing voices with medication only works for some, other ways, more ethical of working are crucial in modern mental health work.
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