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Psychotic Disorders –in Everyday Life?

When an associate professor of pharmacology at Georgetown University, Dr. Fugh Berman, was asked by two students if they should take a powerful antipsychotic to help them sleep, she was ...

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Ritalin Side Effects and the Placebo Effect

According to a recent article, the placebo effect is being used as an experimental tool on unwitting school children. At least the placebo effect from a power bar with the ...

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About Special education and Black Teenagers

Many  people don’t know about special education and the disproportionate number of black  teenagers, especially African American boys who are placed in these classrooms. What do we know about special ...

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The Heart Risks of Psychiatric Drugs

In today’s world of over-specialized and drug-infused medicine, doctors hand out pills for everything, often prescribing drugs without regard to side effects on patients’ general health.  Dentists use mercury, which ...

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People with ADHD and Suicide Risk

It is well known that people with ADHD may be at risk for suicidal thoughts and behavior. But in the 1950s and 1960s children daydreamed and stared out the window ...

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DSM 5 Outrages Mental Health Professionals

DSM 5, the fifth edition of the influential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, has gone a bit far, even for its own proponents. What human emotions and reactions have now been ...

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No Benefits From ADHD Meds

Over the past thirty years, the use of ADHD meds has increased twenty-fold so that three million children are taking these drugs today.  Innocently enough, someone could assume there must ...

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Channel 10 News Report-Hard Drugs Given to Children

 Channel 10 News Report Watch this short Video:  http://origin.tampabays10.com/investigators/article/236965/34/Dangerous-psychotropic-drugs-given-to-kids-in-foster-care TAMPA, Fla. — Mind-altering drugs for kids as young three years old? It’s a national scandal that has hit home in Florida. ...

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Mental Health First Aid a Dangerous Precedent

Philadelphia and other cities plan to train thousands to render mental health first aid. The plan is to conduct 12 hour courses for interested public, who will then take a ...

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Is Child Mental Illness Worsening Or Is the Definition Expanding?

We would all agree that child mental health is an important issue in society.  Recent trends might lead us to believe that mental illness is on the rise, and that ...

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