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  • New Study Shows Use of Certain Antipsychotics Nearly Triple the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events in Adults

New Study Shows Use of Certain Antipsychotics Nearly Triple the Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

New study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry shows antipsychotics nearly triple the risk of major cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attack

  • Dept. of Children and Family Services Task Force to Release Report on Involuntary Commitments of Children in FL

Dept. of Children and Family Services Task Force to Release Report on Involuntary Commitments of Children in FL

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The Florida Department of Children and Family Services has created a new task force to look into the surge of involuntary commitments of children to psychiatric facilities in Florida.

  • Antidepressants Increase the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

New Study Shows Antidepressants Increase the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Youth

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

New JAMA Pediatrics study has found antidepressants increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in youths aged 5 to 20 years

  • lawsuit against electroshock therapy device makers

Patients File Class Action Lawsuit Against Electroshock Treatment Device Makers

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

A new class action lawsuit against electroshock treatment device makers and ten unnamed defendants alleges negligence and product liability

Editorials

  • polypharmacy with soldiers

A Note to Our DoD and VA Health Systems: Psychiatrists Cannot Drug a Person Back to Feeling Safe with Polypharmacy

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

While the VA and DoD have done some research in non-drug options, there is a heavy reliance on polypharmacy with psychiatric drugs even after the FDA required the black box warning on antidepressants for increased suicide risk.

  • Thomas Szasz

Over 50 Years Ago Thomas Szasz Rocked the World of Psychiatry

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

It is fifty-six years now since Thomas Szasz rocked the world of psychiatry by writing The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct. His work continues to have a profound impact on how we think about disease, behavior, liberty, justice, responsibility, and most important of all, what it means to be human.

  • informed consent

Informed Consent: How to Make Sure You’re Getting Quality Medical Care

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

When you are given a diagnosis you need to know the actual physical evidence for it. You don't want someone's opinion. When you are offered treatment, there is a minimum of what your doctor should explain to you so you can give informed consent.

  • liability of psychiatric drugs

The Liability of Psychiatric Drugs

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Two of the greatest freedoms in life are the freedom to think and the freedom to feel. Psychiatric drugs impair thought and flatten emotions. They rob people of their individuality and the opportunity to understand and truly manage their lives.

  • ECT machine, ECT, electroshock

The Dangerous Truth About Electroshock (ECT)

June 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Despite its claim to virtue as a government regulatory agency whose mission is to protect the public, in truth the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all too often functions as an industry ally—and the agency’s history and current avoidance of responsibility with electroshock (also known as ECT) is an egregious example.