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Mental Health Stigma Created by Psychiatry

Mental Health Stigma Created by Psychiatry

When $20.4 million in federal funding for mental health services in Florida expired recently, those tied directly to this tax-payer funded care began a predictable and loud outcry. Stacey Cook-Hawk, CEO of Salus Care, a Mental Health and Addiction facility in...

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Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

According to the United States Department of Justice, our Federal government continues to battle Medicare fraud to the tune of tens of billions of dollars each year, edging close to $100 billion.[1] As a result, in 2007, a multi-agency team created a Medicare Fraud...

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Psychiatry Continues To Rip Off Florida Medicare System

Psychiatry Attempts New Screening Tool For Adult ADHD

A new tool to screen adults with ADHD has been created. Interestingly, this test was devised to match The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5) criteria.[1] (The DSM is the psychiatric handbook for diagnosing mental disorders.)...

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Autism and Antidepressants

Autism and Antidepressants

Per Merriam Webster, autism is “a variable developmental disorder that appears by age three and is characterized by impairment of the ability to form normal social relationships, by impairment of the ability to communicate with others, and by repetitive behavior...

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Psychiatric Drugs Behind Teen Tragedy

Psychiatric Drugs Behind Teen Tragedy

There is no argument that Michelle Carter urged her 18 year old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to commit suicide. But some are asking if psychiatric drugs were responsible for her uncaring attitude towards Conrad. On the surface, the facts are agonizingly clear; a young...

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: BAKER ACT RIGHTS

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: BAKER ACT RIGHTS

When a person is taken into custody under the mental health law in Florida and sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination it can be very scary for them and their friends and family. Commonly referred to as a “Baker Act” the initiation of an involuntary exam, what...

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Psychiatric Drugs Replaced by a Walk in the Woods?

The American Psychiatric Association recently approached the subject in an article called “Healing the Mind With Nature: Another Tool for Psychiatry” published in their May 3rd 2017 online edition of Psychiatric News. The article cited one practicing psychiatrist who...

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