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  • Antipsychotic Use by Elderly Dementia Patients

New Study Finds Antipsychotic Use by Elderly Dementia Patients Has Increased for Those Living in the Community

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

AARP Public Policy Institute issued a new study finding a 6 percent increase in antipsychotic use in elderly dementia patients who live in the community

  • New England Journal of Medicine Article Shows Real Prescription Drug Problem—Benzodiazepines

New England Journal of Medicine Article Shows Real Prescription Drug Problem—Benzodiazepines

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

NEJM editorial shows the U.S.’s real prescription drug problem—benzodiazepines, with a major increase in overdose deaths since 1999

  • involuntary commitment of children

Florida Dept. of Children and Families Releases Report and Recommendations to Curb Involuntary Commitment of Children

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

New report issued by the Florida Dept. of Children and Families issues recommendations to curb the extensive use of involuntary commitment of children

  • New CDC Report Shows Spike in Women Taking ADHD Drugs Despite Drug Risks During Pregnancy

New CDC Report Shows Spike in Women Taking ADHD Drugs Despite Drug Risks During Pregnancy

February 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Report released in January by the CDC shows a spike in women taking ADHD drugs and authors caution about the risks the drugs may have during pregnancy

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.