From The BMJ Opinion: The highest proportion of patients receiving prescriptions for antidepressants and opioids is located in areas of greatest social deprivation.
From USA TODAY: Eli Lilly vigorously shielded the payment for more than two decades, defying a Louisville judge who fought to reveal it because he said it swayed the jury's verdict.
From Yale School of Medicine: The goal is not necessarily to get rid of the voices, said one of the project's directors, but to empower voice-hearers with the skills to influence those experiences.
From the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prescribed Drug Dependence: The report reveals the disturbing scale of the problem in England and makes several urgent recommendations.
From the Findhorn Foundation: I had been trying to think my way through something that needed to be felt and engaged with spiritually. As soon as I partnered with the larger energetic system I am a part of, it helped me with the needed answers.
From The Baltimore Sun: It has taken me until now, nearly three decades after his death, to fully understand how childhood trauma crept up and destroyed him.
From The Washington Post: The CDC opioid-prescribing guideline authors acknowledged that medical experts don’t really know what happens to people forced to taper suddenly from high dosages.
From the Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry: Far from undermining our findings, the critique by Hayes et al. provides us with a unique opportunity to address important issues that were not covered in our original paper.
From VICE: Climate grief feels like trying to warn everyone of a massive government conspiracy to kill us all, except it’s a conspiracy that’s in the news; that everyone already knows about, and no one really minds.
From The Guardian: Violence in relation to mental health service users should be seen as a direct consequence of the slow violence of inadequate policy and antiquated treatment.
From The Conversation: There is no empathy for the impact of history on Indigenous people in Australia...We are yet to come to terms with our entangled history and how to begin a process of truth-telling.
From Big Think: Other societies are not so frightened by the prospect of madness or even certified psychosis, and are much more likely to see it as a special ability to be nurtured.
From The Atlantic: Where traditional religion once lent people meaning, community, and self-actualization, work has stepped in to fill the void.
From Phoenix New Times: "This incident exposes systemic problems within Arizona jails and prisons in which people are dehumanized, abused, and treated unjustly," said a spokesperson for the ACLU of Arizona.
From The Washington Post: "To say that scientists and experts who know the data and facts best are not allowed to speak — that’s very concerning," said University of Pennsylvania professor Dominic Sisti.
From The New York Times: Children today are more depressed than they were during the Great Depression and more anxious than they were at the height of the Cold War.
From Fugitive Psychiatrist: I can’t believe I have patients walking around on 800mg of this stuff. There’s no way in good conscience I could dose this BID unless a patient consented to 20 hours of sleep a day.
From The Seattle Times: No private mental-health care operator in Washington state in recent years has pushed to expand as rapidly or racked up as many serious violations as quickly.
From Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry: In 2009, the Royal College of Physicians recommended banning the ever-present drug company sales-talks. Ten years on, this still looks unlikely.
From Aeon: If there is such a thing as hypersanity, the implication is that mere sanity is not all it’s cracked up to be, a state of dormancy and dullness with less vital potential even than madness.
From Hawai'i Public Radio: Mauna Kea has been a catalyst for native Hawaiians to seek emotional healing – and in ways that traditional western interventions don’t provide.
From Elemental, by Medium: Akathisia is a side effect of medication characterized by extreme inner restlessness. For some, the turmoil is so strong it quickly leads to death by suicide.
From MilitaryTimes: The president said the drug has shown a 'tremendously positive' effect in early testing and he is optimistic it can help with mental health problems in the veterans community.
From NPR: In Virginia, 36% of hospitals sued patients and garnished their wages in 2017. Four of the five hospitals with the most lawsuits were nonprofits.
From AlterNet: Exposure has not stopped the worsening behavior of Big Pharma because it controls most of Congress—candidates rely heavily on the industry for campaign budgets.