The cream of the crop…

This week around the web:

  • If You Have to Ask… « Spit. Bristle. Fury. — Recently while sifting through the vast number of articles linking antipsychotics to metabolic symptoms and adverse effects like rapid weight gain, high blood pressure and diabetes, I stumbled upon a question posed by a doctor to Psychiatric Times. Apparently his concern over whether or not to perform basic tests to assess the health of his patients qualifies as an “ethical dilemma.”
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  • Jurors outraged by psychiatrist’s conduct – The Boston Globe  — The jury that convicted a South Shore woman this week of killing her 4-year-old daughter with an overdose of psychotropic drugs was also outraged by the conduct of the child’s psychiatrist and hoped the doctor would be held responsible in some way for the girl’s death, according to several jurors interviewed a day after the verdict.
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  • Young Patients With Chronic Illnesses Find Relief In Acupuncture — Medical News Today — Doctors at Rush University Medical Center are offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ease the pain and negative side effects like nausea,fatigue, and vomiting caused by chronic health conditions and intensive treatments. The confluence of Chinese and Western medicine at Rush Children’s Hospital is part of a study to analyze and document how acupuncture might help in reducing pain in children and increase quality of life.
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  • Six month old babies can understand our intentions —  Science Daily — Babies deserve to be treated like the little human beings they are.
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  • Posttraumatic Growth from Awe? – Fable – Good Fables — The emotion awe is little studied, but is unique and perhaps exceptionally important because of its ability to induce accommodation – a state which creates flexibility in values and beliefs. Awe, simply put, facilitates personal change and growth. Awe also is an emotion associated with the negation of self, and the regulation of the self in the presence of negation might affect the ability to cope with and heal trauma.

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