Sunday, March 24, 2019

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Attachment Theory: How Your Childhood Affects Your Relationships

From Sprouts Schools: Attachment theory argues that a strong emotional and physical bond to one primary caregiver in our first years of life is critical to our development.

Veterans Are Committing Suicide in VA Parking Lots: Report

From Military Times: Some are worried this is a gruesome form of protest by veterans to highlight how little help they were given in their time of need by the VA system.

Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment

From Intellectual Takeout: When children have educational experiences that aren't geared to their developmental level, it causes them feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and confusion.

Facebook Is Predicting If You’ll Kill Yourself. That’s Wrong

From The Guardian: Facebook is taking on the role of a healthcare provider; the suicide predictions are its diagnoses and the wellness checks are its treatments.

15 Signs You Had An Emotionally Abusive Parent But Didn’t Know It

From Bustle: Once someone is able to understand what they experienced, they can become aware of how it impacts them as an adult and can work to make changes.

Talk Radio Therapy: Buenos Aires Psychiatric Hospital Radio Program Brings Healing

From VICE: "We don’t correct or force whoever got lost in the universe of words to return to the fold...We provide the water to a dry riverbed so that it can return to being a river."

OxyContin Maker Explored Expansion Into ‘Attractive’ Anti-Addiction Market

From ProPublica: In internal correspondence, Purdue Pharma executives discussed how the sale of opioids and the treatment of opioid addiction are "naturally linked."

Benzos Increasingly Prescribed for Dubious Indications, Study Shows

From Lown Institute: The largest increases in benzo prescriptions from 2003 to 2015 were for conditions for which opioids used to be prescribed, like back pain and chronic pain.

Medical Marketing Has Skyrocketed, While Oversight Remains Limited

From Medical Xpress: Direct-to-consumer advertising increased most rapidly, from $2.1 billion (11.9% of total spending) in 1997 to $9.6 billion (32% of total spending) in 2016.

Our Cities Are Designed for Loneliness

From VICE: The confluence of our built environments and human connection is where many urban planners are now looking to solve what has become a pervasive problem.

Separate, Unequal and Overlooked: Inside Black America’s Opioid Crisis

From U.S. News & World Report: The black opioid crisis is criminalized and largely ignored, even as statistics show black opioid users dying at a skyrocketing pace.

I’ve Been Committed To A Psych Ward Three Times — And It Never Helped

From BuzzFeed News: “I don’t know how anyone gets better in [that place]...There was no care. I just sat there with the nurses and begged them to let me go.”

Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Held Past Release Dates, Lawsuit Claims

From The New York Times: The men are no longer in prison because they committed offenses, but because the state has determined they are likely to become homeless once released.

The International Antidepressant Withdrawal Crisis: Time to Act

From Psychiatric Times Letters: Underestimating the problem is not going to help patients get the accurate information, and the withdrawal support services, they need and deserve.

#MeToo! Believing Women and Freud’s Assault on the Truth

From Indybay: Freud became aware that many patients had been sexually abused as children, but abandoned this belief due to rejection by his professional peers.

New CA Surgeon General Puts Spotlight on Early Childhood Adversity

From California Health Report: The impact of stress and trauma on people’s physical and mental health looks set to become a central focus of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration.

Students Learn From People They Love

From The New York Times: The bottom line is this, a defining question for any school or company is: What is the quality of the emotional relationships here?

‘She Was Unrecognisable’ – Families Warn of Fatal Effects of Antipsychotic Drug Clozapine

From The Guardian: Clozapine is heavily restricted in other countries but concerns about its potentially fatal side-effects in the UK appear not to have been heeded.

Consumers May Be Unaware of Suicide Risks of Popular Prescription Drugs

From ABC7: Time has passed and with it the public awareness of what drugs like Zoloft, Paxil and Prozac can cause a person to do.

Placing Juveniles in Solitary Confinement Makes Them Worse

From USA TODAY: "You may be really destroying these kids emotionally and mentally... Some of these kids may not be able to recover."

When Doctors Don’t Listen

From SAPIENS: I know how fragile life is in the throes of illness and how easily it can be clipped with the shears of domination and misunderstanding.

How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

From Buzzfeed News: "Burnout combines an intense yearning for a state of completion with the tormenting sense that it cannot be attained."

The FDA Is Still Letting Doctors Implant Untested Devices Into Our Bodies

From The Washington Post: Medical devices and implants, many untested in humans, are associated with 1.7 million injuries and more than 80,000 deaths over the past decade.

FL Psychologists Could Prescribe Medication Under New Bill

From WJCT: If passed, Florida would become the sixth state to allow psychologists to prescribe medication. Similar bills have been passed in IA, ID, IL, NM and LA.

Sharp Rise Seen in Kids’ Mental Health ER Visits

From WebMD: Mental health issues are sending more and more kids and teens to hospital emergency rooms, and that increase has been most dramatic among minorities.

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