Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Profile of J&J CEO Alex Gorsky

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1 Boring Old Man reviews the rise, and possible fall and its implication, of Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky; who has built his...

Beyond Meds: “Healer Heal Thyself”

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Monica Cassani writes in "Beyond Meds" about the general lack of self-awareness among mental health treaters and the consequent lack of a recovery orientation...

Surgeon General Targets Rising Suicide Rate, But Not Drugs Linked to Suicide

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An Op-Ed in Op-Ed News discusses the disconnect between concern about rising suicide rates in the general population (and the military) and awareness of...

Who Determines Efficacy?

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1 Boring Old Man reflects on his work with children and adolescents, in which he directly observes the troubling effects of antidepressants, and the...

All Quiet on the DSM Front

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1 Boring Old Man write on the silent treatment echoing from the DSM-5 battlefront. Article → 

Former FDA Counsel: J&J Settlement ‘Is Huge’

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In an interview with Pharmalot, former FDA associate chief counsel Arnie Friede discusses the impact of last month's $181 million Risperdal settlement on pharmaceuticals'...

Imagining the Fall of Antipsychotics

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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

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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”

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

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

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

Psychiatric Diagnosis as Subjective Opinion Rather than Science

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

The Cinema Shooting and the Psychiatric Defense

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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

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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?

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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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