Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

“Forced Treatment is not the way: Opposing View”

Psychiatrist Dan Fisher's "opposing view" in USA Today makes the case — from a mental health perspective — against repealing the Affordable Care Act, which has...

“Update Psychiatric Diagnosis Procedures so They are Accountable & Evidence-Based”

"Psychiatry is under criticism for its subjectivity and unaccountability. Brief crises are defined as lifelong conditions. There is no recognition of this ambiguity. Complaints...

“How I Cope With the Three Unwanted Voices That Live Inside my Head”

What now? I’m frightened of being labelled mentally ill.

“Whitewashing a Black Box Warning: The Chantix Story That Didn’t get Told”

"The decision to remove the Chantix black box warning had its roots in a study known as the EAGLES trial, which was mandated by...

“The Addiction Habit”

For aeon, neuroscientist and psychologist Marc Lewis declares, “Addiction changes the brain but it's not a disease that can be cured with medicine. In...

“The Overhyping of Precision Medicine”

For The Atlantic, Nathaniel Comfort writes: “In our particular moment, biology is the king, and the perennial desire for simple solutions to complex problems...

Stripped of False Realities: Americans’ Political “Psychotic Break”

Bruce Levine, writing to MIA about his popular story on Counterpunch yesterday, wrote "It's basically a politics/election piece, which is why I didn't post...

Living in a ‘Mental Hospital’: Your Stories

The Atlantic invites readers to share their personal experiences in "mental hospitals." If you have your own to share, send them a note [email protected]

“Trump is Considering a Radical to Lead FDA. That’s Dangerous for Public Health”

For STAT, Ed Silverman writes, “the incoming Trump administration may seek to undo a decades-old standard of evaluating drugs for effectiveness — to the detriment of...

“Carl Elliot Challenges J&J Ethics Prize”

“It’s like giving Strom Thurmond a civil rights prize, or Wells Fargo an award for business ethics,” said Dr. Carl Elliott, a bioethicist at...

“Is STAT tone-deaf in accepting PhRMA sponsorship?”

Gary Schwitzer from the Health News Review questions STAT news’ decision to accept a sponsorship deal from PhRMA. “As highly as I think of...

“Stop The 21st Century Cures Act”

For more than 40 years, Public Citizen has fought to keep dangerous drugs and medical devices off the market. Each year, millions of patients...

“Some Drugs Won’t Help Most of Those Who Take Them”

“It’s the biggest secret in medicine,” said F. Perry Wilson, a researcher and physician at Yale University School of Medicine. “For the vast majority of...

“Medicine’s ‘Biggest Secret’: Number-Needed-to-Treat”

From MinnPost: “It’s Disney World versus the real world,” Dr. David Juurlink, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto who studies drug safety,...

“Why Some Psychologists Are Ignoring Practice Guidelines”

A series of interviews with 11 clinical psychologists, published in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, sheds new light on the scepticism and concern felt towards NICE guidelines, and...

“Living in a Mental Hospital: Your Stories”

The Atlantic asks readers to share their personal experiences of psychiatric hospitals. Stories can be submitted to [email protected] Article →

The Onion: “Family Receives 38-Piece AstraZeneca Assorted Pill Sampler”

From The Onion: “I like the blue-and-red ones a lot, but I’ll pretty much eat any of them except for the yellows; I always...

“Study Links Nutrition to Brain Health and Intelligence in Older Adults”

A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of "crystallized intelligence," the ability to use...

“Pharmacies Miss Half of Dangerous Drug Combinations”

The Chicago Tribune tested 255 pharmacies to see how often stores would dispense dangerous drug pairs without warning patients. Fifty-two percent of the pharmacies...

“Connection Between Pfizer and Synthetic ‘Zombie’ Drug”

An illegal drug that was originally developed by Pfizer Inc. is behind a spate of overdoses in Brooklyn that sent more than two dozen...

“German Libraries Boycott Elsevier Demanding Open Access”

Germany's DEAL project, which includes over 60 major research institutions, has announced that all of its members are canceling their subscriptions to all of...

“Psychiatry’s List of Disorders Needs Real-Time Updates”

In a First Opinion piece for STAT, Michael First argues that a digital DSM should allow updates between editions. The American Psychiatric Association (APA)...

“Suffering from the Symptoms of Neoliberalism”

In this podcast with the New Books Network, author Paul Verhaeghe discusses his book, “What About Me?: The Struggle for Identity in a Market-Based...

Alan Schwarz ‘ADHD Nation’ Podcast

The New York Times correspondent Alan Schwarz exposes the roots and rise of ADHD, and reveals the powerful forces fueling its widespread diagnosis and...

“The Lizard Inside”

For aeon, Roberta Payne, a professor of literature and the author of Speaking to My Madness: How I Searched for Myself in Schizophrenia, writes...

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