Our mission is to provide access to capital for low-income and underserved populations in the Philadelphia metropolitan area with a specific emphasis on serving women and minorities who lack access to capital and credit. This allows borrowers to finance individual parts of their business. This permits our borrowers to assume debt levels appropriate to their business size and capacity and minimize the risks for the fund or guarantor. EOF offers support services to ensure that our borrowers continue to be successful in their business efforts and fulfill their loan commitments.
Despite all the advances made in psychiatry over the last century, accurately diagnosing mental illness still remains elusive. Prof Jayashri Kulkarni We don't have an objective test to actually be able to prove a diagnosis. Prof Perminder Sachdev In depression, you cannot have a measure of depression in a blood test or in a brain scan.
It's the psychiatrists' bible. Basically, it's a list of all the known psychiatric disorders. Now, in the '60s it looked like this.
So, have we really discovered that many new mental disorders, or are we just putting labels on normal behaviour?
Prof Patrick McGorry The critics have said we're over-medicalising. Prof Gordon Parker They've blurred the boundary between normal and pathological.
In the late '60s when homosexuality was stigmatised, Kevin sought help on how to deal with being gay. His psychiatrist prescribed aversion therapy. Kevin Hardwick So, I was in this room, projection behind me, and they put electrodes in different parts of my body.
And there was, like, a condom arrangement on my penis, which was supposed to measure my sexual arousal. I was shown a series of slides of naked men.
I'd get a shock, electric shock, all over my body - quite strong, it hurt. And then in the afternoon I was given an injection, and, as they changed the photos, I'd get sicker and sicker until I was dry-retching. Dr Maryanne Demasi Did you agree to go into aversion therapy?
Kevin Hardwick Yeah, I thought it would cure me. Dr Maryanne Demasi Did you want to be cured? Kevin Hardwick Yeah, at the time I did. Kevin Hardwick My self-esteem was just nothing.
I hated myself, really. I thought the only way out was to die - I couldn't I couldn't live like this.
So I took an overdose of tranquillisers. And I don't remember anything else until I woke up back in the hospital. Dr Maryanne Demasi Now, it wasn't until that homosexuality was declassified on the DSM's list of mental disorders.The MergerWatch Project We believe that in medical care, the patient's rights must come first.
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