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Recent Suicide is Third in Florida’s Foster Care System in Less Than a Year

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent Miami Herald article reported that a third Florida foster child has committed suicide and is the third in less than a year for Florida’s foster care system.

  • Colorado Congressman Asks GAO to Investigate VA’s Drug-Centric Approach to PTSD

Congressman Asks GAO to Investigate VA’s Drug-Centric Approach to PTSD

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Representative Mike Coffman of Colorado, a veteran himself, has asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the “VA’s psychoactive drug-centric mental health standard for our veterans.”

  • antidepressant use up

New Report Shows Antidepressant Use Up

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

A new report shows that monthly antidepressant use by people 12 and older was close to 13%. Coincidentally, suicides in the U.S. are at an all time high.

  • prenatal exposure to psychotropic drugs

Recent Study Shows Impaired Cognitive Abilities After Prenatal Exposure to Psychotropic Drugs

August 19th, 2017|0 Comments

A recently published study in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica by a group of researchers in Denmark investigated and found an association between prenatal exposure to psychotropic drugs and long-term cognitive impairment in school-age children.

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.