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Selling Technology as a False Answer

By Kenneth W. Thomas, RN In an article on March 13, 2012 by Melody Mendez, I read with amazement how technology claims to help diagnose serious mental illnesses such as ...

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Using Synthetic Marijuana a Dangerous Pastime

Ingesting dangerous, synthetic marijuana may well result in a trip to the hospital. Some young people have even been brought to the psychiatric ward under the state’s involuntary commitment law. ...

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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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