January 6, 2019

We’re told a mental illness is just like a physical illness. It isn’t true, and it isn’t helpful either.

June 30, 2018

We’re told that emotional problems aren’t our fault because our brain chemistry is simply out of whack. The first part of that message is helpful. The second part is damaging.

May 6, 2018

Mental illness is becoming more and more common. Or is it?

February 11, 2018

We have enormous faith in medicine and science. But psychoactive drugs are less effective and less safe than we have been led to think.

January 14, 2018

Conventional wisdom is that the mental health industry can safely solve our anxiety, ADHD, depression and psychosis. The truth couldn’t be more different.

December 18, 2017

If a famous psychiatrist, particularly one from a famous university, says something about psychiatric drugs, our reflex is to believe. Watch out for that reflex — it’s going to get you into trouble.

December 13, 2017

Nearly 13% of Americans took antidepressants in the past month. These chemicals definitely impact minds and bodies. But do they work better than a placebo?

October 16, 2017

When a child is diagnosed with ADHD, the first solution many doctors propose is medication. It should be the last resort, not the first.

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Finding an English-Speaking Counsellor in Hong Kong: A How-To Guide

October 23, 2017

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Tim Hoffman 

M.A. Mental Health Counselling

Psychotherapy in Hong Kong

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