All the News That is Fit to Print: the drugging of our children

More work by Robert Whitaker who alerted me to this post on Mad in America so that I might share it here: On Wednesday, May 26, the New York Times website ran a question-and-answer interview with Dr. Harold Koplewicz, who is one of the most prominent child psychiatrists in the United States. The New York... Continue Reading →

Positive thinking…not nearly as simple as some like to make out

Bruce Lipton: This is an introduction, I guess, to a documentary about EFT (emotional freedom technique) What he talks about is quite fascinating whether you're interested in EFT or not. If you like these, I posted a lecture of his a while ago here too: Biology of Perception.

Negative research spun to look good, coming off SSRIs, Veteran deaths on psych drugs: Thursday news and blogs

Happy reading: Negative research often spun to look good: study | Reuters -- Most of the readers of this blog are well aware of this phenomena in clinical trials of pharmaceuticals. Most people aren't aware however, so it's good that these things get noted in the media. Scientists are no strangers to spinning their research,... Continue Reading →

Madness Radio: Genetic Predispositions? Jay Joseph

Clinical psychologist Jay Joseph details medical science's 30-year failed quest to find any link between genetics and diagnoses of mental disorders, and debunks widely held beliefs in the psychiatric profession, including the idea of 'genetic predispositions' for mental illness. Jay is the author of The Missing Gene: Psychiatry, Heredity, and the Fruitless Search for Genes... Continue Reading →

Robert Whitaker: Yet Another Disappointment: First CATIE, and Now the 12-Month Results from TEOSS in Children

The NIMH's CATIE trial of antipsychotics for adult schizophrenia is regularly understood to have shown that atypical antipsychotics are "no better" than the old standard antipsychotics. The CATIE study was one of several government-funded trials, here in the United States and in the United Kingdom, to come to that finding. But another conclusion to draw... Continue Reading →

Moving Away from the Psychiatric Paradigm: The Importance of Supports and the Emergence of the Wellness Models

This is written by Grainne Humphrys a wonderful friend who does this work in Ireland. This is other work she's contributed on this blog. Good supports are crucial for people in distress. People with good supports usually fare better than those with little or no supports. What does this say? It indicates that as human-beings... Continue Reading →

Tuesday news and blogs

Another day of reading: Orgasm Inc: Female Sexual Dysfunction Is… // Pharmalot -- From the video: There is a lot of money to be made telling healthy people they're sick." PharmaTimes | Prescription drug use among US children "soaring" More than one in four insured children and nearly 30% of 10-19-year-olds were taking at least one... Continue Reading →

GABA/glutamate system and how it might work with benzodiazepines and Lamictal

This post is mostly written by Rhi Griffith on a benzo board we are both on. It's the discussion between me and her. I'm posting it so that those of you who are so inclined might be able to do more research. It is a small wealth of information already, but certainly it would be nice... Continue Reading →

Monday news and blogs

Have a nice week: Hold Me Tight | Psychology Today --  Really beautiful article on conflict in close relationships. -- -- We have a wired-in need for emotional contact and responsiveness from significant others. It's a survival response, the driving force of the bond of security a baby seeks with its mother. This observation is... Continue Reading →

Sunday news and blogs

Hope you're having a nice weekend. PharmaGossip: Evidence-based medicine or marketing-based medicine? -- The tactics used by the pharma industry to entrench its influence – whether with politicians, health groups or prescribers – have been hitting the headlines lately. Pervasive Weight Discrimination a Serious Health Risk -- Authors Rebecca M. Puhl, Ph.D. and Chelsea A.... Continue Reading →

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