From PublicSource: Labels were always attached to me without my permission. They haunted me every time I wanted to heal from my past traumas, to be truly myself.
From USA TODAY: The Monarch eTNS connects via wire to a small patch placed on the forehead of the patient, generating a low-level electrical pulse to the brain.
From The Daily Mail: Abilify MyCite, which contains a tracker so doctors can check if it's been taken, isn't being used because it could add to patients' paranoia, an expert has warned.
From Tricycle: The Buddhist Review: When I was performing mindfulness meditation practices, I was basically alone. With my analyst, I was not. And that seems to have made all the difference.
From Scientific American: To counter it, two psychologists call for a mobilization of mindfulness practices and dialogue groups on the scale of a public works program for human civility.
From The Guardian: The boy, who would go on to become one of the most high-profile child psychologists of his generation, was sent to the Anna Freud National Centre For Children and Families in Hampstead, north London, for help.
From Inside Higher Ed: If an applicant writes an essay about psychological challenges, the admissions staff at a college in Florida have been flagging them for additional review.
From The New York Times: CorePower, the country’s largest yoga studio chain, has a distinctly profitable approach: It enlists teachers as salespeople and incentivizes them with bonuses.
From The New York Times: Antidepressants can’t supply employment or affordable housing, repair relationships with family members or bring on sobriety.
Statute of Limitations Reform Would Give Childhood Sexual Assault Victims New Opportunity for Justice
From WNYC Studios: States around the country are considering extending statutes of limitations for crimes like these, which have historically been very short.
From CounterPunch: At times the APA has taken public stands on key perils and injustices in our society. But when the focus shifts to war, the APA turns silent, or worse.
From the Orlando Sentinel: While many states have reduced the number of inmates in solitary confinement, an SPLC study found Florida has not been part of that trend.
From The Guardian: In 2019, suffering is less a spectacle, more something to be understood. It is a tentative sign that the conversation is, at last, maturing.
From Psychologists for Social Change: These campaigns leave little resources or public appetite to tackle anything harder that might actually make life better for swathes of people.
From Pacific Standard: An art therapy project in an Alaska Native village helps teens talk about suicide in their community.
From Yahoo! Finance: "Congress is supposed to have oversight for the FDA...the FDA isn’t going to hold pharma accountable, and Congress is getting paid to not hold pharma accountable."
From ABC/Hack: What happens when we take a brain and nervous system evolved for running away from cheetahs, and give it a big glowing screen showing all the bad news in the world?
From Curbed: An Idaho lawsuit is now established as precedent: cities won't be able to punish people for sleeping on public property unless they provide adequate indoor accommodations.
From Scientific American: "There are an estimated 80,000 people, mostly men, in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. They are confined to windowless cells roughly...
From The Guardian: Clozapine is heavily restricted in other countries but concerns about its potentially fatal side-effects in the UK appear not to have been heeded.
From Us Weekly: "Dunham was first prescribed to treat her anxiety disorder. 'I was diagnosed with pretty serious PTSD. I have a few sexual...
From The Advocate: Richard Green was a longtime LGBTQ ally and one of the first psychiatrists to speak out against the labeling of homosexuality as a mental disorder.
-WSJ Pharmalot links to comedian John Oliver's satirical criticism of marketing in medicine, and provides responses from the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America and the American Medical Association.
From CBC: "It is entirely possible that in the future our children or grandchildren are going to look back and be aghast at how we have treated people who use drugs."
From Scientific American: "We know that the activity and organization of the brain changes in response to experience. Memories and learning are reflected in the...