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29 May
2

Bath salts and Psychiatric Drugs: Are they really so different?

Bath salts, now illegal in the U.S., aren’t in the same category as other FDA-approved medications prescribed by psychiatrists, but both groups of drugs share some startling similarities. One might even go as so far as to say they’re cousins ...

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29 May
0

The Reason for Teenscreen’s Termination

Why Teenscreen National Center, headquartered at Columbia University, terminated its psychiatric screening services at the end of last year still remains a mystery to a large extent. Teenscreen directors and spokespeople are absolutely mum on what happened exactly, but I ...

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27 May
0

Why is ADHD Rampant Only in the United States?

It is all too common these days that a child who can’t sit still in class or can’t focus on his school work will be diagnosed with ADHD and put on psychotropic drugs as treatment.  At least nine percent of ...

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21 May
23

Depakote severely heightens cancer risk

Depakote is an anticonvulsant psychiatric drug that significantly increases one’s chances of getting certain types of cancer. It’s used as a sedative for manic highs, hyperactivity, migraines and epileptic seizures. Among other serious side effects, taking Depakote will produce a ...

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21 May
0

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 might assume, would increase when the elderly are far from ...

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21 May
0

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 awaited DSM V manual as being unworthy of NIMH’s future ...

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21 May
0

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 websites, spending too much time playing online games or constantly ...

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21 May
0

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 tell his patient of any benefits, risks and alternatives to ...

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17 May
1

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) since 1952.  Its purpose is to identify and classify “mental ...

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15 May
0

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 tell his patient of any benefits, risks and alternatives to ...

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