Guilty But Autistic

The title is definitely meant to be provocative. This blog post was inspired by an initiative of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Department of Human Services to increase awareness about the challenges of people diagnosed with autism that become justice-involved. Autism and the Courts | Learn | Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania (pacourts.us) Medical … Continue reading Guilty But Autistic

Medicine should have abandoned the construct of “Primary Psychiatric” a long time ago.

Article: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Major Neurocognitive Disorders as a Model for Understanding Neuroanatomic Dysfunction in Primary Psychiatric Disorders Advances in neuropsychiatry are increasing ourunderstanding of brain-behavior relationships. With thisknowledge, the classification of illnesses as psychiatric and neurologic appears increasingly out –datedjscimedcentral.com

Dead Woman Walking – Locked Inside of “Psychosis”

This is a reposting of a previously published blog post on this site.  Psychosis is now inside quibble quotes.  Psychiatric as a root word and the adjectival form of psychosis have been edited. Detachment from reality could just as well be used to describe a psychological state of mind that could apply to anyone, so this … Continue reading Dead Woman Walking – Locked Inside of “Psychosis”

Serious Brain Function Illnesses Not Just Extremes of Typical Human Personality Traits – article: Johns Hopkins Medicine

DJP applauds the title of this linked-to article, although this site began putting the term "Schizophrenia" inside quibble quotes quite some time ago.  The matter of RDoC vs the DSM, however, as a framework for the NIMH's research programs may be much more nuanced and complex than this article suggests.  One criticism of the DSM … Continue reading Serious Brain Function Illnesses Not Just Extremes of Typical Human Personality Traits – article: Johns Hopkins Medicine

Link to Article by Author Lynn Nanos

This article provides some insight into why the so-called mental health system is in such a catastrophic state of dysfunction and why advocates in the DueJusticeProject network are calling for a reclassification of "Schizophrenia", "Bipolar", and other illnesses (some of which should also be surrounded by quibble marks) out of psychiatry and into neurology.  The … Continue reading Link to Article by Author Lynn Nanos

State of Minnesota DHS: Not Our Job to Provide Competency Restoration Beds

DJP thanks Treatment Advocacy Center for its article: "Competency Restoration vs Psychiatric Treatment". Minnesota is to be credited for standing up for the moral and ethical good.  Unfortunately, it won't stop prosecutors from pursuing preparing people who were neurologically detached from reality when unlawful or violent acts were committed - for prosecution.  Nonetheless, whatever the … Continue reading State of Minnesota DHS: Not Our Job to Provide Competency Restoration Beds

Sad News, Death of Neuroscientist Jeremy Richman, Founder of Avielle Foundation

Due Justice Project has supported the mission of Avielle Foundation.  The mission of the foundation is to prevent violence and build compassion through neuroscience research. Neuroscientific research into serious brain function illness will lead to better diagnosis, treatment, and case management.  These measures may help us stop violence before it happens. Medical science already knows enough to identify, … Continue reading Sad News, Death of Neuroscientist Jeremy Richman, Founder of Avielle Foundation