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26 May
0

Gun Violence and Psychiatric Medication

How often, despite the concern of many, are psychiatric medication and gun violence linked, especially in the mass media? It is rare to find even a passing mention of this connection. This is unconscionable, considering that 90% of all multiple-victim ...

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26 May
2

Psychiatric Drugs – Creating Crime and Profit in Prisons

Prisons have become one of the main distribution points for psychiatrists peddling psychotropic drugs and for drug companies happy to supply all these medicines to a growing population of criminals. It’s quite a successful business model. Prisoners get screened when ...

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20 May
0

Mental Illness Test Inherently Flawed

The psychiatrist’s test for mental illness is ever more inclusive. Normal behavior such as grieving for a deceased loved one, temper tantrums, and even hoarding disorder (“persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions, regardless of their actual value.”) are now ...

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Drug Testing
20 May
0

Involuntary Commitment – A Psychiatrist’s Dream – A Patient’s Nightmare

Congressman Tim Murphy is the chief sponsor of a bill in the House of Representatives numbered HR 3717 inappropriately titled “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act”. This horrific piece of proposed legislation aims to help the psychiatric profession and ...

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12 May
0

Florida Slides toward Legal Pot and Psychiatric Commitments

Florida medical marijuana just got a boost last week when the Florida House and Senate passed its own medical marijuana bill ahead of the November 2014 ballot initiative vote in which the citizens of Florida will decide if they want ...

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05 May
0

GSK’s Epileptic Seizure Drug Potiga Won’t Cure Alcoholics

A Boston University School of Medicine researcher, Clifford Knapp, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, got some press recently by claiming that Potiga, a GlaxoSmithKline drug used as an anti-convulsant to suppress partial epileptic seizures in patients, might be given to ...

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02 May
1

Alternative Treatments for PTSD are Safer

No one will argue that being in the military, especially during deployment is extremely stressful.  During times of war, soldiers see and do things that they just can’t forget.  Many come home and are not the same as when they ...

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02 May
0

History of Schizophrenia Shows Psychiatry is Not a Science

“Is Psychiatry Scientific? “A Letter to a 21st Century Psychiatry Resident” is the title of a lengthy article by Jose de Leon, MD from The University of Kentucky Mental Health Research Center at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, KY published ...

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02 May
2

Elder Abuse and Exploitation

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of elderly abuse cases in 2010 was almost 6 million, most of whom were women, with 77-78 being the median age of the abused. Even though ...

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02 May
4

ELDER ABUSE – BE CAREFUL OF WHOM YOU TRUST

Unfortunately, as we get older, we begin to notice changes in our body and don’t have the same confidence as we did when we were younger.  So, sometimes we call upon others for help.  For me, that was a big ...

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