Doug Bremner on Fox News about docs who are paid by pharma

For video click here. This is an excerpt from the accompanying text: Emory's Dr. Bremner said he thought paying doctors to speak for drug makers was a bad idea. Bremner said he used to do it, until he got a wakeup call about six years ago. "I was going out to give a talk and... Continue Reading →

Troops are over-medicated

From Truthout: "The troops are overmedicated. We see it all the time. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has been more serious, especially since the November 5 shooting," she said. Thomas said counselors sometimes have to drive GI's to their appointments and to the base because they are so heavily medicated that they cannot drive themselves. Many have... Continue Reading →

Effects of Culture on Recovery From Transient Psychosis — article in Psychiatric Times

Check this out folks...very interesting. Unfortunately they don't tackle the fact that we drug the heck out of people. The rest is very important still: Read and colleagues27 suggested that a bias in mainstream psychiatry toward genetic explanations for psychotic symptomatology has led to a neglect of social stress and psychological trauma as factors in... Continue Reading →

“Benzodiazepines work like heroin”

Any of us who've had the misfortune of meeting up with a doctor who told us benzos wouldn't hurt us and then tried to get off this class of drug already know this: As reported elsewhere in the Telegraph, researchers at the journal Nature have proposed that the addictive effect of benzodiazepines such as Valium... Continue Reading →

Ecopsychology – an intro

By Larry Robinson From Utne Reader an excerpt from an excerpt from the anthology Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind--this is so right on!! Over the past several years the field of psychotherapy, already fragmented, has become even more deeply divided. The mainstream (defined by the direction chosen by the majority of practitioners) seems to... Continue Reading →

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