Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Cause of Death: Unknown

A new film, "Cause of Death: Unknown" investigates the pharmaceutical industry and the deaths that have been caused by psychiatric drugs. The film will...

Psychiatrist Arrested for Death of Patient

From The Times of India: A psychiatrist from the Uma Nalini Mary Clinic and Research Institute was recently arrested on charges of homicide of a middle-aged patient....

A Dribbling, Suicidal Mess – Until I Kicked the Pills

In this piece for The Sunday Times, Oliver Thring tells the story of Katinka Blackford Newman, a woman who became psychotic after taking antidepressants and...

Forgetting Fanon, Remembering Fanon

In this piece for Verso Books, David Macey discusses the legacy of Frantz Fanon, a Martinican psychiatrist, philosopher, and revolutionary, in honor of his 92nd birthday.

Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy Without Patient’s Consent Rises

From The Irish News: Although the use of ECT has been steadily decreasing internationally, the use of ECT in Northern Ireland has significantly increased over...

Schizophrenia’s Tangled Roots

From Sapiens: Researchers are increasingly recognizing the role that social and environmental factors, including childhood abuse, stressful events, and poverty, play in the development of...

NICE Recommends Counselling as a Treatment for Depression

From The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a new draft guideline for treatment of...

Letter Endorsing the Recent UN Report on Mental Health

Mental Health Europe and the British Psychological Society are looking for signatories to a letter endorsing the recent United Nations Special Rapporteur's report on...

Teen Raising Awareness After Exercise Saved her Life

From Elite Daily: Courtney Lorking, an 18-year-old online wellness coach and fitness enthusiast, is speaking out and sharing her story of how exercise helped her...

Powerful Opioid Suspected in 10-year-old Miami Boy’s Death

From STAT: A 10-year-old boy from Miami recently died from a fentanyl overdose, becoming one of the youngest victims of the opioid crisis. Article →­

Rise in Children With Mental Health Concerns After Terror Attacks

From The Guardian: According to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the number of children and young people seeking mental health support has spiked since recent...

In Texas, People With Mental Illness Find Work Helping Peers

From Kaiser Health News: Peer support for people diagnosed with serious mental illness is becoming increasingly common. In places like Texas, where there is a...

Why Nature is Good for Your Mental Health

From HuffPost Canada: Nature can positively impact people's mental health in major ways. People who spend time outdoors tend to get more exercise, which elevates...

Drugs for Bad Behavior Cause Alarming Weight Gain in Kids

From National Post: Antipsychotic drugs are increasingly being prescribed to children as young as two for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aggression and behavior problems. A...

Reform of Mental Health Law Should Focus on Patient’s Voice

From The Irish Times: The Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2017, which is currently making its way through the Irish legislature, would enact key policies and...

Significant Growth of Antipsychotics Market Foreseen

From Persistent Market Research: The global antipsychotics market is expected to grow significantly by 2021, with especially high growth rates in Europe and Asia. However,...

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome Awareness Video

Members of the group Benzodiazepine Recovery have created a video to raise awareness for benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. It is estimated that 30 percent of people...

Listening to, Rather Than Trying to Fix, My Suicidal Wife

From The Guardian: One man shares how listening to his wife when she experienced suicidality, rather than rushing to action or attempting to dissuade her...

My Drug Dealer Was a Doctor: A Story of Withdrawal

In this piece for Medium, Michael E. Lee tells his story of experiencing the horrific withdrawal effects of Effexor, and how he healed from his...

Is There Institutional Racism in Mental Health Care?

From BBC News: Black people are overrepresented in the UK's mental health system and are at an increased risk of being forcibly committed, diagnosed with...

On the Analysis of Mental Health and Psychotherapy

In this interview with Bernard Guerin, author of How to Rethink Psychology, How to Rethink Human Behavior, and How to Rethink Mental Illness, Guerin discusses his conceptualization of...

Psychologist Who Set Standard for Diagnosing ADHD Dies at 84

From The New York Times: Keith Conners, the psychologist whose work established the first standards for diagnosing and treating what is now known as attention...

New Zealand Man Died After Being Restrained in Japan

From The Guardian: Kelly Savage, a 27-year-old New Zealand man working abroad as an English teacher in Japan, was admitted to a Japanese psychiatric hospital...

How Severe, Ongoing Stress Can Affect a Child’s Brain

From AP News: In response to research showing the long-term health impact of adverse childhood experiences, pediatricians, mental health specialists, educators and community leaders are...

More and More States Are Outlawing Gay-Conversion Therapy

From The Atlantic: States are increasingly moving to ban gay conversion therapy, restricting licensed mental-health practitioners including psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers from practicing any...

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