Suicidal ideation gone…for a long time now

Something that comes up quite often in discussions with my friends and readers who have been on meds and have come off of them is how many of the "psychiatric" symptoms they were being "treated" for disappear upon discontinuation of the medications. This is widely known and experienced among those of us who have decided... Continue Reading →

Blah, blah, blah — CNN’s coverage on the psychotropic drugging of children

Really bad. But maybe it opened somebody's eyes. Campbell Brown opens by saying we're drugging kids with everything from Ritalin to Adderal. Brilliant thing to say, bringing up two drugs from the same class! The truth is kids are on stimulants, antipsychotics, SSRIs and moodstabilizers among all sorts of other stuff. These are drugs with... Continue Reading →

FDA Alert : Stimulants and children

Got this FDA alert in my inbox today: It linked to this article: FDA notified healthcare professionals that it is providing its perspective on study data published in the American Journal of Psychiatry on the potential risks of stimulant medications used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. This study, funded by the FDA and... Continue Reading →

ADHD drugs—no long term efficacy but definite long-term risks

Again tired and I've been writing all morning in correspondence with a new friend so I'm posting this without comment. You guys leave the commentary. I actually have a lot of thoughts, so they may come out in comments if someone gets them going. Article on a recent study on drugs and ADHD in The... Continue Reading →

Nothing I haven’t already said before: ADHD Medication May Lead to Psychotic Symptoms in Some Children

I've talked about this numerous times. So this is just more grist for the mill. I might add this is not unique to children it happens to adults too. In Psychiatric Times: Medications used to treat ADHD in children may lead to psychotic symptoms and hallucinations, according to Dr Andrew Mosholder of the US Food... Continue Reading →

The latest dish on the journey beyond meds

So what's happening in my journey lately? I'm finding it harder and harder to share as the issues become subtler and more personal simultaneously. I am trying to find the right person/people to help me on my journey. I already have several key players in place. Some have been in place a long time. My... Continue Reading →

The first incarnation of my blog….

When I first started blogging I was on blogspot and it was set on private and I deleted the whole thing before I went public. It was basically just a diary. What I didn't remember was that I copied the whole thing into a word document. It dates from February 2004 to June of 2006.... Continue Reading →

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