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Diane McIntosh MD, FRCPC
The abuse of power and the use of humiliation and violence by staff on some psychiatric units have no place in a just and civilized society.
Some of the greatest gifts in life are the gifts we give ourselves. Three essential, life-enhancing mental gifts have helped me to protect my mental health as a psychiatrist.
Part 2: Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse are tremendously harmful to developing brains and bodies. Neglect, chaos, and unpredictable parenting can also result in enduring harm.
Epigenetics is the interface between nature and nurture. Childhood trauma can provoke epigenetic changes with serious long-term consequences.
After a couple of years of visualizing myself as an empty bucket, feeling I had nothing left at the end of the day for my family or myself, I realized I had to take a break.
Parents are shocked to learn the correlation between psychosis and cannabis. They’ve viewed it as benign, like oregano... a safe "natural product" that adds a little spice to life.
Despite being a psychiatrist, I’ve had to spar with my own family members about inaccurate medical beliefs that are based on their faith in “Dr. Google."
Diane McIntosh, MD, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist, founder of the platforms PsychedUp and SwitchRx, and author of This Is Depression: A Comprehensive, Compassionate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Understand Depression.