Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Blogs

Essays by a diverse group of writers, in the United States and abroad, engaged in rethinking psychiatry. (The directory of personal stories can be found here, and initiatives here).

Do Psychiatric Drugs Impair Normal Brain Development?

At the recent annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, which was held in San Diego from November 13-17, four poster presentations told of...

The GlaxoSmithKline Ghostwriting Documents, Part Two

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported on how SmithKline Beecham paid a marketing company, Scientific Therapeutics Information (STI), to ghostwrite a medical textbook...

Chapter Four: Eye of the Storm

I settled into my new life in the fall of my sophomore year at a co-ed boarding school in Western Massachusetts and was convinced...

A Ghostwritten Psychiatric Textbook Hints at a Much Larger Problem

The report by the New York Times today that a 1999 medical text authored by Dr. Charles Nemeroff and by Dr. Alan Schatzberg was...

November 26, 2010

Bob-- Very interesting case today, a forty-six year-old woman, new patient, overweight, and very pleasant. She is someone who, at first glance, I never would...

Volunteers for Psychotherapy Is A Finalist for International Award

Volunteers for Psychotherapy, which is located in Hartford, Connecticut, and has for years run an innovative program that gets clients involved in community programs,...

Chapter Three: At War With A Diagnosis

Note: In this third entry, it is still early on in my story. It is the fall of my ninth grade year, I am...

November 11, 2010

Bob-- Today, I saw a bright, athletic lacrosse player who is a high school sophomore. She was seeing me to follow up on a mild...

November 1, 2010

Bob-- Since we've started posting these letters, I've had a number of readers responding to me and asking about my strategies for withdrawal. As you...

November 9, 2010

Bob-- Today, I saw a very friendly, highly intelligent (she has a PhD in economics) and overweight 34 year old woman for a refill of...

The Successful Creation of a Societal Delusion . . . and the Increase in...

Ever since the revised edition of DSM III was published in 1987, the psychiatric establishment in the United States -- i.e., the American Psychiatric...

November 4, 2010

Bob-- Today, I saw a healthy, strapping young man, 28 years old and an avid recreational softball player. He is a former college athlete and...

Tardive Dyskinesia in the Atypicals Era: Is The Risk Any Less Today Than Before?

A few weeks ago, while I was at a birthday celebration, a friend who works in a mental health setting remarked that she was...

New Rat Study: SSRIs Markedly Deplete Brain Serotonin

Dutch investigators will soon publish an article in Neurochemistry International that sheds light on how SSRI antidepressants affect the serotonergic system over the longer...

October 28, 2010

Bob-- I had an interesting case today. A friendly, 24 year old, very slender and slightly distracted Vietnamese woman who has a 18 month-old...

Do Antidepressants Worsen the Long-term Course of Depression? Giovanni Fava Pushes the Debate Forward.

In 1994, Italy's Giovanna Fava, editor-in-chief of the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, wrote for the first time of his concern that "long-term use of...

October 25, 2010

Bob-- A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from the mother of one of my teenage patients, a 14 year old Chinese-american boy...

October 21, 2010

Bob-- I'm going to try to be quick today (unlikely), but I want to share two cases: 1) I saw a pleasant 32 year old woman...

October 17, 2010

Bob-- A couple of very positive patient encounters yesterday: • First, I saw a fit, vibrant 45 year old woman who presented for the first time...

October 14, 2010

Bob-- Had two very interesting cases this morning: First, I saw new patient, a very thoughtful, intelligent retired pastor who is on Citalopram. We were visiting...

Chapter Two: Opening Pandora’s Box

Soon after awakening to my crisis of ‘self’, I was sent to my first therapist. My social circles had changed, and I’d begun to...

October 10, 2010

Bob-- Today was full of psych stuff from the first patient to the last. Yes, these clinic days are representative of my typical practice. Just...

SAMHSA, Alternatives, and A Psychiatrist’s Despair over the State of American Science

In my last post on my Psychology Today blog, which I also publish here, I told of my experience speaking at the Alternatives conference...

SAMHSA, Alternatives, and the Story of an Opportunity Lost

In the last chapter of my book Anatomy of an Epidemic, I noted that if our society is going to stem the epidemic of...

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