Monday, September 24, 2018

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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Climate Change Will Increase Deaths by Suicide

From The Conversation: "Suicide is already among the leading causes of death worldwide. For people aged 15-55 years, it is among the top five...

75% of Med Students on Antidepressants or Stimulants (or Both)

From Pamela Wible MD: "In 1990, even I was severely depressed as a first-year med student. So my mom (a psychiatrist) mailed me a bottle...

Officer May Have Driven Around Flooded Road Barriers, Killing Patients

From Buzzfeed News: "The law enforcement officer behind the wheel of the van overtaken by floodwaters Tuesday in South Carolina, killing two women who were being...

Two Women Seeking Mental Health Care Drowned in Sheriff’s Van

From The New York Times: "Sometime that evening, the van, carrying Ms. Green and Wendy Newton, another woman being transported to a mental health...

U.S. Psychologists Seek to End Torture Programs They Helped Design

From Alternet: "It’s modestly encouraging that this August two-thirds of governing body voted against a resolution that would have returned psychologists to sites like...

Antidepressants May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

From Medical Xpress: "A key ingredient in common antidepressants such as Prozac could be causing antibiotic resistance, according to new University of Queensland research. A...

The Educational Tyranny of the Neurotypicals

From WIRED: "Ben Draper, who runs the Macomber Center for Self Directed Learning, says that while the center is designed for all types of children,...

APA Statement on Proposal to Lengthen Detention of Child Migrants

From the American Psychological Association: "Following is the statement of American Psychological Association President Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, in response to the Trump administration’s...

Teen Mental Health Crisis Magnified by Demise of Creative Subjects

From The Conversation: "To thrive emotionally, young people need their own time and space, that is not explicitly directed at particular outcomes. This should...

Normalizing the Voices in Our Heads

From CFJC Today: "Hearing voices is often regarded as a sign of mental illness. But maybe voices are just part of a spectrum. Professor T....

The Capitalist Origins of the Myers-Briggs Personality Test

From Medium: "We tend to think of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a frivolous internet distraction, akin to the hundreds of BuzzFeed quizzes that help us pass...

Closure of Second Story Worries Local Mental Health Advocates

From Good Times: "The news that Second Story Peer Run Respite House—Santa Cruz’s only alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization—is closing its doors at the...

Social Injustice and Inequality in the Care System

From Psychologists for Social Change: "Professionals tend to talk about families’ problems in terms of the chances of something bad happening to them. We,...

Beating the Odds of Early Death Due to Childhood Trauma

From KQED News: "Emotional neglect, physical abuse, divorce, a household riven by addiction — science shows that traumas like these in childhood cause poorer...

Changing the Way We Communicate About Patients

From BMJ Opinion: "A 53 year old woman with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. A 36 year old acutely suicidal man off psych meds. A...

“Honest” Placebos Effective in Treating Health Problems

From TIME: "The medical community has been aware of the placebo effect–the phenomenon in which a nontherapeutic treatment (like a sham pill) improves a...

Sign the Petition: Fund Peer Respites in King County, WA

Community Peer Respite Planning Council is petitioning King County Council Chair Joe McDermott to fund peer respites in Seattle/King County, Washington. Help them get the needed...

Why Modern Medicine Is a Major Threat to Public Health

From The Guardian: "Rather than address the root cause of these conditions through lifestyle changes, we prioritise drugs that give – at best –...

When Mental Health Treatment Becomes a Violation

From InDaily: "In the early 2000s when I was detained in a psychiatric hospital I was treated against my will, I was even secluded....

OpEd Misrepresents Effects of Black Box Warning

From The Lown Institute: "The authors’ conclusion is that the warning is preventing children and young adults from receiving needed treatment, and therefore, 'It’s...

My Feelings Are Not My Enemies

From On Being: "I don’t need to look far for the source of my opinions about emotions. Then, as now, I lived in a...

Feeling Suicidal, College Students Are Told to Go Home

From The New York Times: "When Harrison Fowler heard about the counseling center at Stanford, where he enrolled as a freshman last fall, he...

Medicalizing Society

From Jacobin: "...the idea that population-wide rates of despair and social dysfunction should be understood as biological diseases, rather than the result of rampant...

Depression in Pregnancy May Alter Babies’ Brains

From Medscape: "Women with depression and anxiety during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with altered brain development that might be linked...

Ketamine Antidepressant Could Bring Opioid-Like Addiction Risks

From The Independent: "Ketamine-based treatments for severe depression could further fuel the addiction epidemic sweeping the US, researchers have warned, after a new study found the...

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