Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Family of Singer Chris Cornell Sues Doctor Over His Death

From King5.com: "The lawsuit says Dr. Robert Koblin and his Beverly Hills office 'negligently and repeatedly' prescribed 'dangerous mind-altering controlled substances to Chris...

“I Truly Wish I Never Went to a Mental Health Service”

From The Age: " Premier Daniel Andrews on Wednesday pledged to hold a royal commission into the state’s mental health system, in a surprise...

Top Pediatricians Group Strengthens Call to Ban Spanking

From USA Today: "The country's top pediatricians group is bolstering its push to ban spanking, saying the controversial practice 'harms children.' The American Academy of...

Memoir of a Father’s Suicide

From the International Journal of Mental Health: "In my mind I replayed this scene of his final question over and over again. Instead of formally and...

Crowdfunding for “Toothbrush for the Soul”

From the Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf: "There are many nicknames for psychologists or psychiatrists. In Germany, they are...

Astronomical Rise in Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations, Costs

From Medscape: "Amphetamine-related hospitalizations more than tripled from 2003 through 2015, and related costs hospital costs rose fivefold, new research shows. Investigators used hospital discharge...

Court Upholds Appeal by Patients Prescribed ECT Against Their Will

From The Guardian: "A court in Victoria has strengthened protections for mental health patients fighting forced electroconvulsive shock therapy, ruling that treatment orders cannot...

How a Traumatized America Finds Relief in Hate

From The Inquirer/Philly.com: "According to Maté, addiction is any behavior — not necessarily just drug use — that individuals cannot stop doing, despite harmful...

FDA Approves New Opioid 10 Times More Powerful Than Fentanyl

From STAT News: "'The lack of efficacy data and the (manufacturer’s) inadequate response to safety concerns have not been addressed since the FDA’s complete response...

Study: Family Separations Causing Mental Health Crisis in Rio Grande Valley

From The Texas Tribune: "Around 1,800 children in the Valley had a parent deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2017, leading to what...

Radical Inquiry: Research Practices for Healing and Liberation

From ACEs Too High News: "As a community organization and non-profit, RYSE is beholden to and bound by systems that allocate and deploy resources...

MPs Debate Mandatory Hospital Training in Autism and Learning Disability

From BBC News: "While in Southmead Hospital in November 2016 Oliver , from Bristol, was prescribed the anti-psychotic drug Olanzapine. This was despite him...

Why Police Shouldn’t Transport People Seeking Mental Health Treatment

From The News & Observer: "Action is urgently needed to respond to our neighbors in mental health crisis in a manner that promotes recovery...

How a Bench and a Team of Grandmothers Can Tackle Depression

From the BBC: "'A lot of people thought it was a ridiculous idea,' says. 'My colleagues told me, "This is nonsense."' Lacking any other...

The Power of Sharing Stories

From YES! Magazine: "As Joe Clemons was growing up, he used to listen to family members share stories. Some stories were imaginative and rousing,...

ER Patients Given Ketamine, Antipsychotics in Clinical Trials Without Their Consent, FDA Finds

From STAT: "At least three of the studies cited by the FDA inspectors involved people brought to emergency room with 'severe' agitation, as...

Dr. James Davies, Prof. John Read Respond to ‘Mental Elf’ Critique

From the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry (CEP): "We thank Hayes and Jauhar for blogging about our recently published systematic review about withdrawal from antidepressants thereby keeping the spotlight...

Lena Dunham: Benzos Are “the Biggest Epidemic Nobody Talks About”

From Us Weekly: "Dunham was first prescribed  to treat her anxiety disorder. 'I was diagnosed with pretty serious PTSD. I have a few sexual...

Why Hate Speech Is Not Free Speech

From Medium: "Like violence, hate speech can also be a physical imposition on the freedom of others. That is because language has a psychological...

Statement of APA President on Shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue

From the American Psychological Association: "'Hate crimes are the most extreme expression of prejudice. Compared to other crimes, hate crimes have a more destructive...

Prescribed Drug Dependence Findings: Psychiatry’s Appalling Response

From Dr. Terry Lynch, Mental Health Academy: "Prescribed drug dependence such a major issue, consistently swept under the carpet by psychiatric drug prescribers. Why...

How Some Organized Religion Leads to Religious Trauma Syndrome

From Raw Story: "Religious trauma syndrome (RTS) is a set of symptoms and characteristics that tend to go together and which are related to...

The Mental Health Crisis Is Down to Government Policy, Not Stigma

From The Guardian: "I have a radical proposal for tackling the mental health crisis. Let’s just stop talking about stigma. I’m not suggesting stigma...

ACEs and Toxic Stress: How We Can Heal Children’s Brains

From Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.: "As a trauma and emotion-centered psychotherapist, I am relieved that children are now being screened for toxic stress. Thinking...

Teen With Autism Locked in Solitary Confinement, Fed Through Hatch

From i News: "Bethany is 17 years old. She is a girl who likes Bob Marley’s music, spending time with animals and being outside....

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