Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Baycrest Creates First Canadian Brain Health Food Guide

From Medical Xpress: Baycrest scientists have developed the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide, which provides older adults with guidelines and advice on maintaining a healthy...

Infamous 1960s Study Repeated: How far Would you go to Obey?

From Live Science: Stanley Milgram's infamous experiments on the science of obedience to authority figures were recently repeated with very similar results. Participants showed a high...

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind

From The Atlantic: For some people, believing false information is not a result of low intelligence or lack of education, but the desire to...

The General who Went to war on Suicide

From Politico Magazine: Having struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts himself, Major General Dana Pittard developed a unique approach to suicide prevention in the military: expanding...

Black man Labeled with Schizophrenia Boiled to Death

From the Miami New Times: On June 23rd, 2012, four corrections officers at Dade Correctional Institution kept Darren Rainey, a black man labeled with schizophrenia,...

Webinar Discussion – Rethinking Madness

A free recording of last week's webinar anchored to Phil Borges' Crazywise, a documentary exploring alternative approaches to mental health, is now available. Over 4,000 people...

Asylum Magazine: Mad Studies Comes of R/Age, Part Two

A new issue of Asylum Magazine is available. This issue is the second in a two-part series highlighting new and original work on the theme...

Girl in Facebook Live Hanging was Prescribed Antidepressant

From the Miami Herald: Naika Venant, a 14-year-old girl who died by suicide this past January, had been prescribed Zoloft, an antidepressant with a black box...

The Secret History of Emotions

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: The classical view of emotion, which asserts that emotions have distinct and universal facial expressions, bodily patterns, and brain circuitry,...

The Power Thinker

In this essay for Aeon, Kolin Coopman explores the impact and legacy of Michel Foucault. "It was a bio-power wielded by psychiatrists and doctors that,...

The Psychedelic Miracle

From Rolling Stone Magazine: Both the underground practice of and aboveground research on the use of psychedelic drugs to heal PTSD, as well as depression, anxiety,...

Is Facebook a Structural Threat to Free Society?

From TruthHawk: Facebook's technology has an unprecedented ability to surveil and manipulate people. Article →­  

Psychoanalysts Fight to Make Their Profession Relevant

From STAT: Psychoanalysts are working to reinvigorate their profession and shift the public's perception of their field. The American Psychoanalytic Association and other organizations have developed...

Marijuana and Suicide

A new three-part series from Parents Opposed to Pot explores the link between marijuana and suicide. Part 1: Marijuana and Suicide, a Growing Risk for Our...

Rethinking Anxiety

In this interview with Jackie Dent, President of Clear Spot Club, social work lecturer Emma Tseris explains how labelling someone with an anxiety disorder fails...

Don’t Blame Trump’s Brain

From Discover Magazine: Using psychiatry and neuroscience to explain President Trump's personality and behavior leads to circular reasoning. "We don’t need these kinds of quasi-scientific analyses of...

Why the Hype Around Medical Genetics is a Public Enemy

From Aeon: Throughout history, scientists have made inflated promises about medical genetics, vowing that the field will prevent or cure all diseases. These hyperbolic and grandiose...

What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know

From The Atlantic: Using data and analytics to measure the effectiveness of psychotherapy for individual clients can engender openness in the therapist-client relationship and improve mental...

Videos from Trial Over Generic Paxil-Induced Suicide

The trial of Dolin v. GlaxoSmithKline over the alleged paroxetine-induced suicide of Stewart Dolin recently began. Click the following links for video depositions of...

Awe is the Everyperson’s Spiritual Experience

From Science of Us: Researchers have found that awe and other Self-Transcendent Experiences have positive consequences for people's mental and emotional health, including enhanced interconnectedness and...

Time Spent in Green Places Linked With Longer Life in Women

From Harvard Health Blog: A 2016 analysis found that women living in areas with higher levels of green vegetation had lower rates of mortality. Spending time...

A Disorder for Everyone!

The initiative "A Disorder for Everyone!", which critically examines the culture of psychiatric diagnosis, has launched a new website. Click here to view videos of...

Radical Disabled Americans Bringing Direct Action to Your Town

From Pacific Standard: ADAPT, a national direct action disability rights group, recently staged a protest to fight provisions in the GOP's health care plan that will...

New Group Takes on Drug Prices and big Pharma

From NBC: A new patients' rights advocacy group called Patients for Affordable Drugs is fighting for lower drug prices. Because the group does not receive funding...

Call for Chapters: Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health

IGI Global is calling for chapters in a forthcoming book, Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health. The purpose of the book is to provide a historical context...

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Antidepressants and Pregnancy

According to recent data, roughly ten percent of pregnant women take an antidepressant. Numerous research studies have shown that antidepressants cross the placenta. What effect does this chemical exposure have on the developing fetus?