Where Mental Illnesses Originate

Mental illness has been growing by leaps and bounds. Psychiatrist Irwin Savodnik declares, “The original diagnostic manual [DSM-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders] appeared in 1952 and contained 107 diagnoses and 132 pages, by my count. “…in 1994,...
Can Fish Oil Fight Depression?

Can Fish Oil Fight Depression?

Consuming fish oil may fight depression. Current studies are encouraging, and began in earnest when scientists noted inhabitants of countries with high fish consumption had lower rates of depression.     According to an ABC News report, “At Sheffield...
Financial Ties to Drug Companies

Financial Ties to Drug Companies

A medical doctor should be a person who can be trusted to administer good care with the patient’s health and well-being as the primary concern. Is that necessarily the truth these days?     Doctors and psychiatrists get paid by drug companies to run clinical...

Mental Disorders Manual May Be Myth

Three Professional Psychiatrists Speak Out Against the Mental Disorders Manual   In recent years, one hears teenagers casually diagnose their friends’ behaviors with bywords from psychiatry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).  Now in...

Chantix and Violent Behavior

Varenicline (Chantix) is an anti-smoking drug linked to violent behavior. One site describes some of the dangerous side effects of this drug:   “Serious neuropsychiatric events including, but not limited to, depression, suicidal ideation, suicide attempt and...

Suicide as a Side Effect of Cymbalta

Cymbalta is the brand name for duloxetine, an antidepressant made by Eli Lilly.    Side effects are expected while taking drugs, but Cymbalta has been singled out by the FDA because it has a HIGHER than expected rate of suicide attempts.   Starting with the...

Random acts of violence

When we read news of a young person commits an act of random violence. It is senseless, tragic and puzzling.   It is important to keep in mind that one of the adverse reactions listed on psychotropic drugs is that “Patients of all ages who are stared on...