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New Study Shows College Students Abusing ADHD Drugs Mistakenly Believe It Will Boost Grades

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent study found nearly one third (29 percent) of college students abusing ADHD drugs mistakenly believe the drugs will boost their grades.

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OIG Investigation on Safety and Well-being of California’s Foster Children Fails to Address Psychiatric Drugs

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

New federal audit of California's foster care system gives the state bad marks on monitoring the safety and well-being of children in foster care, but it doesn't review the safety of foster children when it comes to them being prescribed psychiatric drugs.

  • Antidepressants Can Cause a 33% Increase in Mortality

New Report Shows Antidepressants Can Cause a 33% Increase in Mortality

October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Researchers find that antidepressants can cause a 33% increase in mortality and a 14% increase in cardiovascular event in the general population

  • Use of Electroshock on Children

Pennsylvania Legislators Move to Ban the Use of Electroshock on Children

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Records from the PA Dept. of Human Services shows thirteen children aged 0 to 5 years old were given ECT in 2014 alone.

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.