Category Archives: Mental Illness

18 Aug
0

Antidepressants and Homicidal Behavior

Antidepressants have been proven in court to cause homicidal behavior in some patients. In 2001, a federal jury in Cheyenne, Wyoming ordered SmithKline Beecham to pay 6.4 million dollars to relatives of a Paxil user who committed murder and suicide ...

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30 Jun
0

Why Expand Psychiatry with Involuntary Commitment?

Each time a citizen goes on an unpredicted shooting spree we hear pleas for more involuntary commitment laws and programs. Psychiatry has been playing a fiddle tune entitled “If he’d only gotten proper mental health care in time this tragedy ...

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16 Jun
0

Audra McDonald gets it Right- Thanks Parents for no ADD Meds

Audra McDonald, in accepting her Tony award for her performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill thanked her parents. This is not an uncommon thing for an award-winning actor to do. But the impact of Audra’s “thank you” ...

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11 Jun
9

Xanax Side Effects Lead to Horrific Tragedy

Mass shooter Elliot Rodger was, according to his parents, taking anti-anxiety drug Xanax in the days that led up to his bloody rampage and suicide in Isla Vista California on May 23. Elliot murdered six people and injured thirteen others ...

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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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21 Apr
0

Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill

Jails and Psychiatric Hospitals – Both Bad for Mentally Ill Practically every paper around the country is reporting the story that more mentally ill people are now found in jails than in psychiatric hospitals and mental health facilities. A recent ...

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29 Jan
0

What is PTSD – and Is there a Cure?

 What is PTSD and how is it treated? PTSD, or post traumatic stress syndrome, is defined by The Mayo Clinic as “a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as ...

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