Category Archives: Mental Illness

14 May
15

Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

If you found out that someone was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, you might assume the person must have some serious mental health problems and needs to be removed from society to get some help.

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14 May
1

When Life Became an Illness

In life, we experience a wide range of feelings – grief, boredom, happiness, anger and hopelessness, to name a few. These are all normal emotions that people feel depending on the situations they are faced with each day.

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11 May
96

Florida’s Baker Act is a Danger to All

If you found out that someone was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital, you might assume the person must have some serious mental health problems and needs to be removed from society to get some help. This is not ...

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30 Apr
8

Autism Misdiagnosis

The number of children being diagnosed with autism is ever increasingly on the rise. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently reported that autism is almost twice as common as it was five years ago. ...

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09 Apr
0

Being Depressed a Dangerous Condition

Being depressed can be dangerous. Far beyond the upset caused by being down in the dumps, being depressed can make a person subject to intense scrutiny by not only the psychiatric profession at large, but also the Centers for Medicare and ...

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27 Mar
1

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 Depression, ADHD and “other disorders”. In this article quoting information ...

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27 Mar
2

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. Drugs with names like “Mr. Smiley,”, “Red X Dawn” and ...

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21 Mar
0

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 outraged. The young people had not even been given such ...

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05 Mar
0

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 education? It is a $60 billion industry. When it is ...

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20 Feb
2

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 during school, or barely sat still while their teacher droned ...

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