From The New York Times: A pair of prominent psychiatric researchers calls the establishment’s position badly mistaken and the standard advice on withdrawal woefully inadequate.
From NBC News: Some who have lost loved ones — frustrated by the budget cuts and driven by the state’s urgent needs — are mobilizing to do whatever they can to stop the deaths.
From USA TODAY: "It is totally unacceptable for 10,000 people to lose their lives waiting for insurance they paid into," said U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn.
From California Healthline: CA is poised to become a vanguard for the nation in embracing the research that traces adverse childhood experiences to later onset of physical and mental illness.
From FOX News Nashville: Prazosin is a blood pressure medication commonly prescribed to treat PTSD nightmares, although it's not approved by the FDA for that purpose.
From RxISK: Spravato may do little for depressed people, but as a guarantor of future profits, it may be just the "game changer" drug companies have been yearning for.
From Pamela Wible MD: Physician suicide is a global public health crisis. In the U.S., more than one million Americans lose their doctors each year to suicide.
From University of South-Eastern Norway: "This so-called treatment is so cruel and inhuman that I need[ed] to make use of it for something, someday... all this suffering must not be in vain."
From The New York Times: More than 60 percent of college students experienced "overwhelming anxiety" in the past year; over 40 percent felt so depressed they had difficulty functioning.
From Psychedelic Support: When a person's brain is in the middle of a blizzard, they don’t need their metaphorical snow globe shaken.
From MEL: Many are pushed to internet forums and medical journals to figure out, for themselves, how a successful withdrawal from antidepressants is supposed to work.
From Medscape: The criminal allegations are related to the 2010 death in Belgium of a 38-year-old woman with Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism.
From the Hernando Sun: Convincing an impressionable 1st grader that she isn’t a bad person while her wrists are clamped together by cold, locked bracelets of metal is difficult. She will always remember this day.
From the Daily Mail: U.K. Health watchdog NICE has announced a review of treatments for depression, which may include an update on guidelines for use of ECT.
From The Boston Globe: The women say they relocated from other states, at Ablow’s request, to be closer to his Newburyport office where he treated them with infusions of Ketamine.
From Lown Institute: Some researchers are concerned that the panel recommendation to approve esketamine represents a further lowering of the bar for clinical evidence.
From CNN: "They strip away your dignity, your clothes, everything, and the doctor comes in and treats you like dirt because you're taking up a bed."
From Medical Xpress: "Traditional teachings have to come back [for us] to know who we are and how to balance ourselves...the mind, the body and the soul [have to] reconnect."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
From ProPublica: In internal correspondence, Purdue Pharma executives discussed how the sale of opioids and the treatment of opioid addiction are "naturally linked."