Monday, August 10, 2020

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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

“Financial Health” is Good Medicine in Mental Health Care

In this piece for the Yale School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry blog, Lucile Bruce highlights the work of Associate Research Scientist Dr. Annie...

Trial Over Suicide and Texting Lays Bare Pain of 2 Teenagers

From The New York Times: Michelle Carter, a 20-year-old woman, is currently being tried for urging her boyfriend to kill himself via text message. According to...

Creating a Guide for Parents During Lock Down – by Children

From Dulwich Centre: A number of narrative practitioners have consulted children in their lives to create a guide for parents during lockdown.

Can Psychedelics Help End Addictions with One Dose?

Q13 Fox News discusses recent research giving psychedelics to people struggling with alcohol or cigarettes. David Nutt, an Imperial College London neuro-psychopharmacologist "thinks psilocybin...

Duke Psychiatrist: America is Having a Nervous Breakdown

In this interview for AlterNet, Allen Frances describes the various political, social, and psychological factors that led the U.S. to elect President Trump and create the national...

New Antidepressant Shows Little Benefit, Significant Risks

Patient Drug News advises avoiding use of the antidepressant Vortioxetine (also called Brintellix or Trintellix), because the most recent evidence from the FDA shows...

Do Voice Hearers Have the Right to Refuse Psychiatric Drugs?

In this piece for STAT, Shirley S. Wang discusses the Hearing Voices Network and its non-pathologizing, rights-affirming approach to hearing voices and alternative realities. "Many recovered...

“Does Psychotherapy Research with Trauma Survivors Underestimate the Patient-Therapist Relationship?”

Joan Cook, professor of Psychology at Yale, writes than in her work with military veterans she realized that her psychotherapy techniques mattered much less than her training had indicated. Instead, what mattered was “the bond forged over years of therapy,” known as “the therapeutic alliance.”

Johnson & Johnson: 170 Years of Scandal and Fraud

-Highlights of Johnson & Johnson's many "decades of fraud and injury claims" in its pharmaceutical-related activities.

Power Causes Brain Damage

From The Atlantic: New research suggests that power may impair neural processes involved in feeling empathy and understanding others' perspectives. Recalling experiences of powerlessness can help...

The Poison We Pick

In this piece for New York Magazine, Andrew Sullivan traces the history of the use of opiates in the U.S. and explores the social, economic,...

Families Sue Health Insurers to Cover Wilderness Therapy

From The Boston Globe: An increasing number of families are filing lawsuits against insurance companies that refuse to cover wilderness therapy for their children's mental...

As Doctors Taper or End Opioid Prescriptions, Many Patients Driven to Despair, Suicide

From Fox News: "The government has a duty to respond to the overdose crisis, but to do so in a way that [harms] people [with] a legitimate medical issue is a human rights issue."

“The Surprising Reason Americans Might Feel Helpless and Depressed”

Alternet attributes America's depression epidemic to corporations and right-wing politics, which feed our sense of learned helplessness, exploiting "the various ways that we all...

Here’s a Surprising Extreme Heat Risk for 1 in 6 Americans

From NBC News: "White is among the one in six Americans who take psychiatric medications. Many can interfere with the activity of the hypothalamus, a...

Remains of Missing 24-Year-Old Dad Found in Coast Guard Boat

From Yahoo! News: Nine months ago, Matt Amsler, a 24-year-old father, mysteriously disappeared after undergoing a bad reaction to antipsychotics. His body has been found...

Too Many Opioids After Cesarean Delivery

From The New York Times: A new study shows that doctors may be overprescribing opioid pain medication to women who have had cesarean sections. Article →­

“Neurofeedback and ADHD”

The Mental Health Review blog discusses several studies comparing neurofeedback to placebo for ‘ADHD.’ “Many parents are being told that neurofeedback will ‘cure’ ‘ADHD’...

The Paranoid Fantasy at the Heart of “It”

From Pacific Standard: It, the first feature-film adaptation of a 1986 horror novel by Stephen King, has broken box office records for the horror genre, making...

“Drug Trials Not Reported in Line with Ethical and Legal Demands”

“Decisions about the effectiveness of drugs are being made with incomplete information because results of almost three-quarters of clinical trials are still not published...

The FBI and Defense Department are Investigating UHS Hospitals

From BuzzFeed News: America's largest chain of psychiatric hospitals, United Health Services, is currently under investigation by at least three federal agencies including the FBI...

Advocate for Outpatient Committal Recants

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tom Burns recants. Burns is described as a psychiatrist who was long one of the strongest...

Sunday Oddity: Psychotropic Drug Ads from the Past

Misbehaving children, anxious housewives, and a man's happy Quaalude-created morning with his family highlight a random collection of psychotropic drug advertisements from the past...

ECT Survivors Take On the FDA

In December, the FDA proposed down-classifying the device used in electroshock treatment (ECT), which would loosen regulations and potentially make ECT more widely available...

“Soma, Spice and Substance D: A History of Drugs in Science Fiction”

Brian Merchant, writing for Vice, tracks the history of stories about drugs. Beginning as early as the Epic of Gilgamesh “humans have been taking...

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