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Gay, Irish, human rights advocate. Much therapeutic experience working with men who are suicidal, self-harming or otherwise traumatised. Doing my PhD on men's emotional problems,their help-seeking behaviours and what happens when they actually seek help. A long-term, pro-active interest in preventing child abuse and supporting the adult survivors of such abuse.
The suicidal subject is routinely framed as mad and yet to be mad, as here with reference to the decision in Haas c Suisse (2011), is to be prohibited from state assisted suicide. The ethical quandaries instigated by the unresolved debate over euthanasia get even muddier when we wonder if mad people too should have that ultimate right, that is, (not) to be.... Read more »
Suisse, H. (2012) SUICIDE ASSISTANCE FOR MENTALLY DISORDERED INDIVIDUALS IN SWITZERLAND AND THE STATE'S POSITIVE OBLIGATION TO FACILITATE DIGNIFIED SUICIDE. Medical Law Review. DOI: 10.1093/medlaw/fwr033
Large et al. (2011) add to the mounting evidence that cannabis causes psychosis in young people. Or does it? When using such terminology, I would suggest, defining the actual psychotic experience, experienced, including its demonstrable symptoms, duration and response to treatment, would distinguish one-off freak out events from a lifetime of disabling poor mental health. There are many more such quandaries regarding this rather seductive topic, that are equally begging for resolution. ... Read more »
Large M, Sharma S, Compton MT, Slade T, & Nielssen O. (2011) Cannabis Use and Earlier Onset of Psychosis: A Systematic Meta-analysis. Archives of general psychiatry. PMID: 21300939
Exaggerated claims abound about the prevalence of mental disorder in gay men. By reviewing the literature on this topic, Newcomb and Mustanksi (2010) conclude that future research needs to focus on how ethnicity, amongst other important considerations, influences psychological outcomes for gay men afflicted by internalised homophobia. ... Read more »
Newcomb, M., & Mustanski, B. (2010) Internalized homophobia and internalizing mental health problems: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2010.07.003
Is it really true that boys are falling behind academically because girls are getting ahead? Or is it slightly more complicated than that? Hodgetts and Lecouteur (2010) would go for the latter and I would tend to agree with them.... Read more »
Hodgetts, K., & Lecouteur, A. (2010) Gender and Disadvantage in the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Education of Boys. Feminism , 20(1), 73-93. DOI: 10.1177/0959353509349601
Saunders M, & Peerson A (2009). Australia’s national men’s health policy: masculinity matters. Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, 20 (2), 92-7 PMID: 19642955 Australians love to gamble. We have more poker machines than we do shoes. If we can see it, we can place a [...]... Read more »
Saunders M, & Peerson A. (2009) Australia's national men's health policy: masculinity matters. Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, 20(2), 92-7. PMID: 19642955
Honkola et al. (2012) tell us what we already knew, that is, that psychotropic medications increase cardiac mortality. In addition, they have found that combined anti-psychotic and anti-depressant treatment leads to a 'very high risk' of sudden cardiac death. ... Read more »
Honkola J, Hookana E, Malinen S, Kaikkonen KS, Junttila MJ, Isohanni M, Kortelainen ML, & Huikuri HV. (2012) Psychotropic medications and the risk of sudden cardiac death during an acute coronary event. European heart journal, 33(6), 745-51. PMID: 21920969
Recent moves in Australia to more accurately record the number of actual suicide deaths does not automatically guarantee enhanced understanding of suicide causation.... Read more »
De Leo, D. (2010) Australia Revises its Mortality Data on Suicide. Crisis (The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention). info:/
Article by Campbell, et al. (2010) challenges practice orthodoxy by suggesting what changes might need to occur such that men who abuse their partners can be assisted to stop those violent behaviours. ... Read more »
Campbell, M., Neil, J., Jaffe, P., & Kelly, T. (2010) Engaging Abusive Men in Seeking Community Intervention: A Critical Research . Journal of Family Violence. DOI: 10.1007/s10896-010-9302-z
Diamond, G., Shilo, G., Jurgensen, E., D’Augelli, A., Samarova, V., & White, K. (2011). How Depressed and Suicidal Sexual Minority Adolescents Understand the Causes of Their Distress Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 15 (2), 130-151 DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2010.532668 In the contentious debate surrounding why us fags are as mad as hell, too much positivist [...]... Read more »
Diamond, G., Shilo, G., Jurgensen, E., D'Augelli, A., Samarova, V., & White, K. (2011) How Depressed and Suicidal Sexual Minority Adolescents Understand the Causes of Their Distress. Journal of Gay , 15(2), 130-151. DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2010.532668
Moss-Racusin et al. (2010) begin to describe the backlash dished out to modest men, for being presumably weak and insecure, but then stop short and ask for more. ... Read more »
Moss-Racusin, C., Phelan, J., & Rudman, L. (2010) When men break the gender rules: Status incongruity and backlash against modest men. Psychology of Men , 11(2), 140-151. DOI: 10.1037/a0018093
Shorey et al (2010) find that men who have been the victims of psychological or physical intimate partner violence are more likely to suffer anxious and depressive symptoms than women who have been similarly abused. Could it be that masculine ideals have some part to play, here?... Read more »
Shorey, R., Sherman, A., Kivisto, A., Elkins, S., Rhatigan, D., & Moore, T. (2010) Gender Differences in Depression and Anxiety Among Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: The Moderating Effect of Shame Proneness. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260510372949
Barton (2010) covers familiar territory, in showing up that life for GLBTI people in the Bible Belt in the US is harsh. However, the liberationist methodology she employed in her research gives a fresh, insightful and deeply personal view of what it means to be hated for being who you are. ... Read more »
Wintersteen (2010) looks at the value of standardised screening of young people in primary care settings, for suicidal ideation.
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Wintersteen MB. (2010) Standardized Screening for Suicidal Adolescents in Primary Care. Pediatrics. PMID: 20385627
Bruffaerts et al. (2010) argue that by preventing childhood adversities to the fullest extent possible, we will witness a corresponding, marked decline in the suicide rate.... Read more »
Bruffaerts R, Demyttenaere K, Borges G, Haro JM, Chiu WT, Hwang I, Karam EG, Kessler RC, Sampson N, Alonso J.... (2010) Childhood adversities as risk factors for onset and persistence of suicidal behaviour. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science, 197(1), 20-7. PMID: 20592429
Dale (2010) refers to one of the most contentious aspects of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), that is, the right to live free from forced interventions (Article 12). He does so without actually ever mentioning that esteemed convention.... Read more »
Dale, E. (2010) Is supervised community treatment ethically justifiable?. Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(5), 271-274. DOI: 10.1136/jme.2009.033720
A research study by Casey and Smith (2010) in which 27 men who took a stand on violence against women are asked about their experience of that process.... Read more »
Casey E, & Smith T. (2010) "How Can I Not?": Men's Pathways to Involvement in Anti-Violence Against Women Work. Violence against women, 16(8), 953-73. PMID: 20679189
Hammond et al. (2010) challenge the assumption that the more a man aligns himself with (traditional) masculine ideals, the less likely he will be to engage with preventative health services.... Read more »
Hammond, W., Matthews, D., Mohottige, D., Agyemang, A., & Corbie-Smith, G. (2010) Masculinity, Medical Mistrust, and Preventive Health Services Delays Among Community-Dwelling African-American Men. Journal of General Internal Medicine. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-010-1481-z
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