PTSD, whistleblowing and chemical injury: There are some human experiences that others can’t really understand

“There are some human experiences that others can’t really understand. I learned a bit about that half a life ago when I developed a painful back problem that never got better, even with surgery. I learned to not talk about it, because even well-meaning responses were alienating. People would recount their own back stories [but they got better]. It helped me out to understand that they had nothing in their own catalog of experiences that fit mine. They couldn’t understand.”

Add increased risk of breast cancer to the possible “adverse effects” of psych meds

Metabolic syndromes are now being associated with doubling the risk of breast cancer. Neuroleptics (the atypicals) often cause metabolic syndromes. SSRIs have more recently been implicated as well. TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) — Women with high blood pressure, elevated glucose and other components of metabolic syndrome might be at increased risk for postmenopausal breast […]

The new drug of choice for children–Risperdal

From CBS news here is a video I could not watch because my wireless is screwed right now. Please let me know what it says. Here is a comment from an email group reporting on it: Just watched coverage on mainstream media (CBS Evening News tonight) of dangers of Risperdal to address behavioral problems in […]

Doctors Worry About Kids’ Use of Antipsychotic Drugs

From the Washington Post a couple of days ago: Doctor’s “worry”—ha! better late than never I guess…then again there is no sign they are looking for any alternatives besides OTHER drugs which will undoubtedly do some other horrendous thing. We need to get to the root of things. Not mask and cover symptoms which is […]

Here he is: the doctor who DID take the antipsychotic!!

You know how we always say the docs should take the drugs if they’re going to hand them out. Here you go. Meet a doc who did and he’s not singing quite the same tune as your average psychiatrist. From The New Zealand Herald: In 1993 Richard Bentall went a bit mad. He voluntarily took […]

Atypical antipsychotics: too hard a sell? Let’s hope so!!

As some of you may know the FDA is reviewing the use of Seroquel for all sorts of stuff at the bequest of AstraZeneca. I’ve covered it a bit here but many others have done a better job. Look here at Furious Seasons for good background info. Here is the latest tid-bit from the LA […]