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Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

“The Virtual Clinic Is Open And Ready For Business”

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The Carlat Blog writes about a service that calls itself "'the simplest and most convenient way to solve the most common medical conditions that...

“When Does That Go On Trial?”

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1 Boring Old Man scrutinizes the evidence that Johnson & Johnson hid evidence of Risperdal's breast-growing properties, among other improper actions, concluding "The story...

“SHIT Happens”

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David Healy posits the Secret Health Ingredient in Treatment (SHIT)  . . .  "In the early twentieth century SHIT was some supposedly secret magic...

Thoughts About Depression From Under the Sheets

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Scientific American guest writer Nicole Baganz, a neuroscientist from Vanderbilt University, explores the connections between depression, "sickness behavior", and the immune system. Article →

“The Ugly Ducklings of Science”

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Neuroskeptic explains "the ability of researchers to eventually squeeze support for a theory out of initially negative data," a problem that, though sometimes outright...

FDA Invites Comments on Guidelines for Informed Consent

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The United States Food and Drug Administration is inviting comments on its new draft guidelines for informed consent. "This guidance is intended to provide...

“To CDC on Children’s Mental Health: Consider Office of Homeland Attachment Security”

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Claudia Gold writes in the Boston Globe, "The time has come to recognize the overwhelming evidence regarding the importance of early relationships in healthy...

Beyond Meds’ Top Ten of 2014

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MIA Blogger Monica Cassani of Beyond Meds has posted the top 10 articles from her website in 2014, as well as a list of...

“Folk Healing”

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-Therapist and herbalist Jon Keyes discusses approaches to helping people in psychological distress that have been practiced in other cultures.

“The Business Interests Behind America’s Costly Medical Care”

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Truthout explains that "Unlike most other wealthy countries, the U.S. lacks any central mechanism to constrain overall health-care spending. This has led us instead...

J&J Tries to Block a Reporter from Courtroom

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Philadelphia Inquirer reporter David Sell writes of Johnson & Johnson's attempt to remove him from the courtroom during jury selection for the upcoming Risperdal...

“Tuesday Morning at the Old Asylum”

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Jessica Griffith writes "I love the idea that we used to shelter not only the criminally dangerous but the sick in the soul, the...

“When Pills Are the Problem”

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In the context of the Silicon Valley suicides, one mother offers her story about her daughter. “It’s my premise that not only the culture of Silicon Valley, but also, almost more importantly, the nature of the remedies that are being proposed in the name of mental health counseling, are to blame in these deaths.”

“New fMRI Study Sheds Light on Effectiveness of fMRI Studies“

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A new study has raised new questions about how MRI scanners work in the quest to understand the brain. The research, led by Professor...

An Honest Look at “An Honest Look at Mental Illness”

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The Connecticut Forum ("a one-of-a-kind nonprofit based in Hartford, CT that presents live, unscripted panel discussions among renowned experts and celebrities, and community outreach...

“Your Child’s Religion may be ‘Mental Illness'”

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“Fastidiousness to religious practices” may be a sign of mental illness, according to an article on Time Mgazine's website. "It’s not unusual that children...

“The Psychological is Political”

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Joanna Moncrieff writes in Occupied Times that "The concept of mental illness is useful partly because it provides a conveniently elastic justification for control and...

“Dr. Insel’s Blog is not big News… It’s an Affirmation of Something That has...

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1 Boring Old Man incisively analyzes NIMH director Thomas Insel's disavowal of the DSM, saying "it’s not likely to be a shock to the...

“Drug Firms Have Used Dangerous Tactics to Drive Sales to Treat Kids”

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Dr. Mercola writes that "the high rates of psychotropic drug use among foster children and poor children is likely a direct result of drug...

Check the FAQs On Online Counseling

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-Some online counseling services have half-hidden disclaimers that they aren't actually providing "counseling."

“Strength-Based Approaches to Community Healing”

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Keris Myrick, MIA blogger and President of the NAMI board of directors, writes in Clinical Psychiatry News about community-based solutions that are working, and mentions...

DSM — the Latest News and Happenings… Collected

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Monica Cassani promises to add to Beyond Meds' chronicle, today and for the next week or so, of emerging coverage on the DSM rollout....

“Cop Stalks Woman, Has Her Committed When She Rejects Him”

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-AlterNet reports on a lawsuit that accuses a police officer of abusing his mental health law powers.

Sunshine Rule Making Progress

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Pharmalot reports that the Sunshine Act, which is meant to make the financial connections between physicians, researchers and the pharmaceutical industry public, is coming...

Prominent Patient Safety Advocate Was Taking Kickbacks from Pharma

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ProPublica revisits the story of Dr. Chuck Denham, the previous editor of the Journal of Patient Safety and former "co-chairman of a committee that...