Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

“SHIT Happens”

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

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

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

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

“GSK Fined Over ‘Pay-for-Delay’ Drug Deals”

Reuters reports that GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $54.4 million by the UK for “market abuse in striking deals to delay the launch of cheap...

“The Anger and Rage Collection: What we Don’t Engage we Cannot Transform”

Another from the indefatigable Monica Cassani, on a theme close to the heart of this website: working with and through anger. Thank you, Monica. Beyond Meds →  

Check the FAQs On Online Counseling

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

“Strength-Based Approaches to Community Healing”

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...

FDA Invites Comments on Guidelines for Informed Consent

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

Beyond Meds’ Top Ten of 2014

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

“Tuesday Morning at the Old Asylum”

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

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

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

“When Pills Are the Problem”

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.”

“What is Mental Health? How Do We Create it?”

The Civic Commons, "a national network of independent therapy and life coaching centers" invites Mad in America readers "to join an international conversation on...

“The Psychological is Political”

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...

DSM — the Latest News and Happenings… Collected

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

J&J Tries to Block a Reporter from Courtroom

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

Sunshine Rule Making Progress

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

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...

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

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

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

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'”

“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...

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

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...

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

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

Risks of Preterm Births for Developing Brains

-Nature explores our growing understanding about the risks of preterm births for the development of children's brains.

“Depression, Desire, Addiction: Is Meditation the Answer to Changing Your Brain?”

The Huffington Post touches in on the mind/body connection. Article →