From Medium: The biggest problem in most people’s lives is trauma, and trauma is what creates a damaged ability to connect with others.
From the Institute for Attachment and Child Development and the Colorado Professional Development Center: Two articles discuss the root cause of much of mental ill health and societal dysfunction that typically goes unseen or covered up by mainstream explanations.
From RxISK: The doctor whose suicide was recounted by Dr. Wible was clearly a victim of his psychiatric treatment far more than his professional or personal angst.
From The New York Times: A pair of prominent psychiatric researchers calls the establishment’s position badly mistaken and the standard advice on withdrawal woefully inadequate.
From RxISK: The Petitions Committee received an astonishing number of written testimonies from people reporting severe symptoms when stopping psychiatric drugs.
From The Atlantic: Education has been eclipsed by marketing..."It comes down almost to marketing one’s soul, which gets to undermining the meaning of one’s entire life."
From Lown Institute: Journals are supposed to be the gatekeepers separating high-quality evidence from poor science, but when it comes to outcome reporting, they are shirking that responsibility.
From NBC News: Some who have lost loved ones — frustrated by the budget cuts and driven by the state’s urgent needs — are mobilizing to do whatever they can to stop the deaths.
From USA TODAY: "It is totally unacceptable for 10,000 people to lose their lives waiting for insurance they paid into," said U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn.
From California Healthline: CA is poised to become a vanguard for the nation in embracing the research that traces adverse childhood experiences to later onset of physical and mental illness.
From FOX News Nashville: Prazosin is a blood pressure medication commonly prescribed to treat PTSD nightmares, although it's not approved by the FDA for that purpose.
From RxISK: Spravato may do little for depressed people, but as a guarantor of future profits, it may be just the "game changer" drug companies have been yearning for.
From Pamela Wible MD: Physician suicide is a global public health crisis. In the U.S., more than one million Americans lose their doctors each year to suicide.
From Psychedelic Support: When a person's brain is in the middle of a blizzard, they don’t need their metaphorical snow globe shaken.
From the Daily Mail: U.K. Health watchdog NICE has announced a review of treatments for depression, which may include an update on guidelines for use of ECT.
From Medical Xpress: "Traditional teachings have to come back [for us] to know who we are and how to balance ourselves...the mind, the body and the soul [have to] reconnect."
In the New York Times, Natasha Singer discusses last year's launch by the Samaritans of an app that allowed people to track others' mental...
From Buzzfeed News: "Burnout combines an intense yearning for a state of completion with the tormenting sense that it cannot be attained."
From WJCT: If passed, Florida would become the sixth state to allow psychologists to prescribe medication. Similar bills have been passed in IA, ID, IL, NM and LA.
From Sprouts Schools: Attachment theory argues that a strong emotional and physical bond to one primary caregiver in our first years of life is critical to our development.
From MEL: Many are pushed to internet forums and medical journals to figure out, for themselves, how a successful withdrawal from antidepressants is supposed to work.
From University of South-Eastern Norway: "This so-called treatment is so cruel and inhuman that I need[ed] to make use of it for something, someday... all this suffering must not be in vain."
-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 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 ProPublica: In internal correspondence, Purdue Pharma executives discussed how the sale of opioids and the treatment of opioid addiction are "naturally linked."