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 →

Bipolar Disorder ‘misdiagnosed in a quarter of cases’

An excerpt from an article on Medical News Today: They found that over 25% of the patients with bipolar disorder had initially had their condition misdiagnosed as unipolar depression. Misdiagnosis often occurs because the symptoms of bipolar disorder overlap with depression and other psychiatric disorders. However, misdiagnosis can cause serious problems. For example, if people... Continue Reading →

Intimate bonding—how psych drugs get in the way

I've spoken before about issues with bonding and intimacy while on psych meds. Here the topic is again visited with brilliance by Evelyn Pringle. Personally I think this can effect mothers and children too. From Although the adverse effects of women taking psychiatric drugs while pregnant related to birth defects and infant withdrawal syndrome... Continue Reading →

A most important post for anyone contemplating psychiatric drug withdrawal

In a response to a post the other day about the horrors of Cymbalta, a drug which among many other awful things is also awful to withdraw from, as are all psychotropics potentially, I got this comment. I’m working on a taper off Cymbalta, been on it for a bit more than two years, and... Continue Reading →

Strattera causes psychosis, hallucinations, mania and agitation—warnings issued

Stattera is a SNRI, like Effexor and Cymbalta. And we already know that SSRIs can cause all the above adverse reactions. I hope this will continue to make people think twice about smacking the bipolar label on kids when what's really going on is a serious drug reaction. Official warnings issued: The ADHD drug Strattera... Continue Reading →

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