Sunday, November 29, 2020

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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Imagining the Fall of Antipsychotics

John Read and Phil Thomas imagine the eventual confession and apology by pharmaceutical companies - twenty years from now - of the harm done...

The Anterior Cingulate: a Cortex in Competition

The anterior cingulate figures in much research on addiction, OCD, schizophrenia, ADHD, social anxiety, and depression. Here, Scientific American looks at its apparent connection...

“Lithium Toxicity – What You Need to Know”

An article on About.com notes the dangers of lithium. Abstract → 

“Is the Antidepressant Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?”

So asks an article in Fierce Pharma. Good question. Abstract →

Psychiatric Diagnosis as Subjective Opinion Rather than Science

An opinion article by a survivor of forced hospitalization writes in The Irish Times argues that the 30% reduction in involuntary detentions in Ireland...

1 Boring Old Man Bores Even More Into Study 329’s Raw Data

1 Boring Old Man bores ever more deeply into the newly available raw data from GlaxoSmithKline's study of Paxil in children, finding that "if...

The Americanization of Everyone

The indispensable Gianna Kalli points us toward the work of Ethan Watters, author of "Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche." Beyond Meds...

Will Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) Reduce False Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in Children?

Neuroskeptic takes on a new paper that proposes a new DSM-5's diagnosis will reduce the epidemic of bipolar diagnosis in children, comparing it to fighting...

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

Gianna Kali reviews the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, "one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life...

GSK Releases Raw Data from Study 329

The inimitable 1 Boring Old Man stumbles on previously unreleased raw data from GlaxoSmithKline's controversial study of paroxetine in adolescent depression (study 329). The data...

Antipsychotic Nasal Spray

Soulful Sepulcher takes on Alexza's new inhalable version of Loxapine, Adasuve, finding that it may cause respiratory failure. Spray Antipsychotic → 

Raising the Ritalin Generation

New York Times opinion piece on the overmedication of ADHD in children. Article → 

The Cinema Shooting and the Psychiatric Defense

Behaviorism and Mental Health analyzes he circular reasoning that results in psychiatric diagnoses and the psychiatric defense. Behaviorism and Mental Health → 

Update on DSM-5 by 1 Boring Old Man

1 Boring Old Man does a status analysis of the DSM-5, finding that the DSM-5 has moved beyond the restraint of earlier versions, which...

Disavow A Paxil Study Once And For All?

Pharmalot writes of a Paxil study which has been discredited for a decade, but never retracted or nor its authors rebuked despite the wide-ranging...

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