Monday, December 17, 2018

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Young People Are Being Prescribed Dangerous Antidepressants

From The Guardian letters: "We share the concern of the National Institute for Health and Care...

BBC Video Shames Those Struggling With Psychiatric Drugs

From RxISK.org: "James Moore on his Let’s Talk Withdrawal site has recently posted the following. The reason to reproduce...

Why Is Karl Taylor Dead?

From The Marshall Project: "The statement noted that Taylor had resided on a cellblock for...

The Art of Stimming: ABA Has Left a Legacy of Traumatized Kids

From Pacific Standard: "With a few notable exceptions, Lovaas' method of applying pain to autistic children...

America’s Border Wars: Three Weeks in a Land of Trauma

From The Guardian: "Doctors say that recent migrants often complain of headaches, chronic pain, sleeplessness,...

Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People’s Mental Health

From The Atlantic: "Researchers surveyed roughly 500 economics Ph.D. candidates at eight elite universities, and...

A Manifesto for Better Mental Health in Europe, for the European Elections 2019

From Mental Health Europe: "Mental health affects us all, in every aspect of our lives:...

Youngest Children in a Class Are Most Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis

From NPR: "The youngest children in a school class are most likely to be diagnosed...

Chicago Psych. Hospital to Lose Funding Over Safety, Abuse of Kids in State Care

From ProPublica: "Federal authorities announced Friday they were pulling funding from a Chicago psychiatric hospital...

Now Patients Can Specify Their Care Before Hallucinations Overwhelm

From The New York Times: "Increasingly, patients, advocates and doctors believe  directives (called PADs) could...

Severe Mental Health Side Effects of Contraceptive Pill: New BBC Documentary

From The Independent: "Despite research linking it to everything from breast cancer and blood clots to low libido and weight gain,  remains...

Pouring Billions Into Treating Mental Illness Doesn’t Add Up

From The Times of London: "'Treatment.' Does it actually work? How well? When politicians wrap...

Self-Care Won’t Save Us

From Current Affairs: "In a time where people—especially millennials, at whom this particular brand of...

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Amid ‘Disturbing’ Rise in Overdoses, Suicides

From NPR: "For the second time in three years, life expectancy in the U.S. has...

How Loneliness Is Tearing America Apart

From The New York Times: "According to a recent large-scale survey from the health care provider Cigna,...

‘It’s Torture’: Critics Step Up Bid to Stop Use of Electric Shocks on Children

From The Guardian: "A coalition of advocacy groups led by Disability Rights International have written...

Benzo Withdrawal: Why I Ignored Medical Advice & Listened to the Internet

From Benzodiazepine Information Coalition: "This syndrome doesn’t have an alarming and well-known word attached to...

Family Blames AL 9-year-old’s Suicide on Bullying, ADHD Meds

From the New York Post: "Williams said he hopes other families can avoid such a...

British Doctors to Prescribe Arts and Culture to Patients

From Open Culture: "If we consider such things as art, music, and dance as essential—not...

Neuroscientists Make a Case against Solitary Confinement

From Scientific American: "There are an estimated 80,000 people, mostly men, in solitary confinement in...

The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains

From The Atlantic: "DARPA has dreamed for decades of merging human beings and machines. Some years...

Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated as a Public Health Crisis?

From NPR: "The study is 'probably the most rigorous test we have to date...

Starving for Help: Search for Mental Healthcare Ends Tragically in FL Jail

From The Florida Times-Union/jacksonville.com: " Lauer, of Fort Lauderdale, filed suit in federal court on Thursday,...

Tell Me It’s Going to Be OK: Social Retreat Under Neoliberalism

From The Baffler: "Given that we spend most of our waking hours in an alienated,...

Charging ‘Dealers’ With Homicide: Explained

From The Appeal: "Without any evidence that drug-induced homicide cases prevent dealers from dealing or...

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