Thursday, January 17, 2019

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Tell Me It’s Going to Be OK: Social Retreat Under Neoliberalism

From The Baffler: "Given that we spend most of our waking hours in an alienated, desperate grind to obtain or maintain a life-sustaining job,...

Charging ‘Dealers’ With Homicide: Explained

From The Appeal: "Without any evidence that drug-induced homicide cases prevent dealers from dealing or users from using, this punitive tactic has become a favorite...

America’s Other Family-‍Separation Crisis

From The New Yorker: "America imprisons women in astonishing numbers. The population of women in state prisons has increased by more than eight hundred...

The Crisis in Cochrane: Evidence Debased Medicine

From David Healy/the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics: "The mission of the Cochrane Collaboration, established in 1993, was to systematically review medical evidence with a...

Social Stigma One Reason the Opioid Crisis Is Hard to Confront

From NPR: "Hope and Pete Troxell live in Frederick, Maryland. Last year, their 34-year-old daughter Alicia died after overdosing on fentanyl – a synthetic...

Masters of Reality: The Trances and Healing Powers of Shamans

From Aeon: "Shamanism is a form of exploratory divination. But this doesn’t yet explain the full extent of its power. The final step towards...

State Bans on Conversion Tx for Gay Minors Gain Ground

From MedPage Today: "AUSTIN, Texas -- More than a dozen states have passed laws banning 'conversion therapy' for minors who are gay, and more may...

Older Adults Willing to Reduce Number of Medications, Study Finds

From Lown Institute: "Taking many medications at once can put patients, especially older adults, at risk of a negative reaction to one or more...

Felitti and Burke Harris Inspire 850+ at National ACEs Conference

From ACEs Connection: "After three days of inspiring presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions at the National ACEs Conference, the crowd of 850 people...

Family of Singer Chris Cornell Sues Doctor Over His Death

From King5.com: "The lawsuit says Dr. Robert Koblin and his Beverly Hills office 'negligently and repeatedly' prescribed 'dangerous mind-altering controlled substances to Chris...

“I Truly Wish I Never Went to a Mental Health Service”

From The Age: " Premier Daniel Andrews on Wednesday pledged to hold a royal commission into the state’s mental health system, in a surprise...

Top Pediatricians Group Strengthens Call to Ban Spanking

From USA Today: "The country's top pediatricians group is bolstering its push to ban spanking, saying the controversial practice 'harms children.' The American Academy of...

Memoir of a Father’s Suicide

From the International Journal of Mental Health: "In my mind I replayed this scene of his final question over and over again. Instead of formally and...

Crowdfunding for “Toothbrush for the Soul”

From the Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf: "There are many nicknames for psychologists or psychiatrists. In Germany, they are...

Astronomical Rise in Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations, Costs

From Medscape: "Amphetamine-related hospitalizations more than tripled from 2003 through 2015, and related costs hospital costs rose fivefold, new research shows. Investigators used hospital discharge...

Court Upholds Appeal by Patients Prescribed ECT Against Their Will

From The Guardian: "A court in Victoria has strengthened protections for mental health patients fighting forced electroconvulsive shock therapy, ruling that treatment orders cannot...

How a Traumatized America Finds Relief in Hate

From The Inquirer/Philly.com: "According to Maté, addiction is any behavior — not necessarily just drug use — that individuals cannot stop doing, despite harmful...

FDA Approves New Opioid 10 Times More Powerful Than Fentanyl

From STAT News: "'The lack of efficacy data and the (manufacturer’s) inadequate response to safety concerns have not been addressed since the FDA’s complete response...

Study: Family Separations Causing Mental Health Crisis in Rio Grande Valley

From The Texas Tribune: "Around 1,800 children in the Valley had a parent deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2017, leading to what...

Radical Inquiry: Research Practices for Healing and Liberation

From ACEs Too High News: "As a community organization and non-profit, RYSE is beholden to and bound by systems that allocate and deploy resources...

MPs Debate Mandatory Hospital Training in Autism and Learning Disability

From BBC News: "While in Southmead Hospital in November 2016 Oliver , from Bristol, was prescribed the anti-psychotic drug Olanzapine. This was despite him...

Why Police Shouldn’t Transport People Seeking Mental Health Treatment

From The News & Observer: "Action is urgently needed to respond to our neighbors in mental health crisis in a manner that promotes recovery...

How a Bench and a Team of Grandmothers Can Tackle Depression

From the BBC: "'A lot of people thought it was a ridiculous idea,' says. 'My colleagues told me, "This is nonsense."' Lacking any other...

The Power of Sharing Stories

From YES! Magazine: "As Joe Clemons was growing up, he used to listen to family members share stories. Some stories were imaginative and rousing,...

ER Patients Given Ketamine, Antipsychotics in Clinical Trials Without Their Consent, FDA Finds

From STAT: "At least three of the studies cited by the FDA inspectors involved people brought to emergency room with 'severe' agitation, as...

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