Book Review: Agnes’s Jacket

At Alison Bass's blog, sounds like a great book. Excerpt here: When people exhibit signs of psychosis – they hear voices, they think someone is out to get them – more often than not, they are referred to psychiatrists who immediately put them on powerful drugs like Haldol, Depakote, Abilify or Seroquel. These drugs sometimes... Continue Reading →

It’s moments like these that keep me going

I have very bad hormonal problems and I have endometriosis too. This post explains what endometriosis is if you don't know. In any case it's can be excruciatingly painful. I did have the pain completely under control with the help of a acupuncturist. I was pain free for about 5 months as she treated me.... Continue Reading →

Legislation in Texas requires doctors to get state permission before prescribing psychiatric drugs for kids on Medicaid

Following in the footsteps of Florida: Texas now requires more stringent prescribing laws for these highly toxic drugs. The number of poor Texas children on powerful psychiatric drugs could drop dramatically under a bill lawmakers are considering to halt unwarranted prescriptions. Rep. Sylvester Turner's bill would prohibit doctors from prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to children younger... Continue Reading →

The Utility and Ubiquity of Taboo Words

An article which I'd love to get my hands on with the above title has it's abstract here: ABSTRACT—Taboo words are defined and sanctioned by institutions of power (e.g., religion, media), and prohibitions are reiterated in child-rearing practices. Native speakers acquire folk knowledge of taboo words, but it lacks the complexity that psychological science requires... Continue Reading →

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