Category Archives: Psychotropic Drugs

12 Nov
0

The Mental Illness and Criminality Connection

Convicted felons are diagnosed as mentally ill at a rate 2-4 times that of the non-criminal population. It would be easy to make the supposition that anyone who commits a crime is in some degree mentally ill. And not many ...

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04 Nov
0

Can Medical Conditions Cause Severe Psychiatric Symptoms?

Yes, they can. Many people end up receiving psychiatric medications and other treatments when undiagnosed and untreated medical conditions are the true cause of their so-called mental illnesses. Dr. Ronald J Diamond is a Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry ...

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04 Nov
0

Mental Health and Diet

One’s diet and one’s mental health could be very directly related. So much so, that instead of reaching for a prescription drug to “cure” depression, ADD, Bi-Polar Disorder and other mental manifestations, one might do well to take a closer ...

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04 Nov
0

Are Mass Shootings on the Rise?

Recently, there has been some debate about whether mass shootings are on the rise or not.  Studies have been done using different kinds of criteria thus resulting in different answers.  One study includes gang killings and shootings in the home ...

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10 Oct
0

Your Kid can Dial-a-Shrink at School – Florida Medicaid Will Pay

Florida Medicaid has rolled out a provision hidden in the pages of the Obamacare bill and parents of kids in 13 Florida counties now have health clinics right in their public school buildings. Back in March this statement was made ...

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10 Oct
0

Mental Health Care not the Solution to Workplace Violence

The knee-jerk proclamation of journalists stating violent behavior is the result of “insufficient mental health care” is based on junk science, with absolutely no evidence to back it up. Even Psychology Today admits the evidence for psychiatric medications being the ...

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16 Sep
0

Depression Screening for Pregnant Moms- What does this Mean?

Depression screening for pregnant moms has become almost commonplace. Central Hillsborough Healthy Start (CHHS) in Florida has a purported mission to save babies. They quote “Sixteen of every 1,000 babies born in central Hillsborough County die before their first birthday.” ...

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12 Sep
0

Why Mental Health Care Stigma Exists

Some psychiatrists and mental health workers complain that the very subject of mental health, as well as mental health patients themselves, have a social stigma to overcome. The mental health workers say there is not enough mental health coverage due ...

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12 Sep
0

Buyer Beware – Unethical Mental Health Practices are Everywhere

On its About Us page, the Psych Central website states it’s “the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network” and that “We are today’s modern voice for mental health information, emotional support and advocacy”. They recently posted a ...

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18 Aug
1

Military Suicide Still Ignored by the VA

A recent field hearing by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held in Roswell, NM introduced a new plan to help the VA provide medical help to veterans in rural parts of the country by allowing them to get medical ...

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