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Depression in the Elderly and Psychiatric Drugs

Depression in elderly patients is commonly treated with the use of psychiatric drugs, especially when these seniors live in assisted living situations or nursing homes. The rate of depression, one ...

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NIMH Casts Aside DSM V

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the federal agency that conducts and supports research that seeks to understand, treat, and prevent mental illness. NIMH recently dismissed the long ...

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Toddlers Labeled with Internet Addiction Disorder

Internet addiction disorder is a controversial psychiatric label placed on people who spend a lot of time in a variety of internet activities. These have included visiting gambling and pornography ...

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Informed Consent and Psychiatric Drugging

All 50 states now require an informed consent document be signed before medical treatment of either a physical or mental nature. A psychiatrist, like a medical doctor, is required to ...

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DSM-V Shows Insanity of Psychiatry

The latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is due to be released this month.  It has been published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) ...

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Informed Consent and Psychiatric Drugging

All 50 states now require an informed consent document be signed before medical treatment of either a physical or mental nature. A psychiatrist, like a medical doctor, is required to ...

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Involuntary incarceration isn’t solution for personal, social ills

National tragedies like the student massacres in Columbine, Colorado; Blacksburg, Virginia; and Newtown, Connecticut tend to revive state and national debates and legislation on mental health reforms. This often heated ...

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Putting Children on Antipsychotics Is Unconscionable

Antipsychotics are dangerous mind-altering psychiatric drugs that are usually prescribed for schizophrenia and bipolar.  They are increasingly being prescribed for disruptive behavior “disorders” in children.  These drugs have enough alarming ...

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Mental Disorder Test Must Include Physical Exam

Any mental disorder test should be accompanied by a physical exam. Since the psychiatric profession admits there is no mental disorder test to determine which of their many labeled mental ...

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Mitochondrial Disease and Psychiatric Disorders

Mitochondrial disease is a physical disease, not a mental one. The condition results from the failure of the mitochondria, which are specialized parts in almost every cell of the body. ...

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