Saturday, October 1, 2022

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).

´╗┐September 27, 2010

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Bob-- I would guess that as I am typing this, you are in the midst of a spirited defense of your book at the conference....

´╗┐And Now For the Rest of the Story

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Check out the story that appeared on August 30 on CNN.com titled ÔÇťGrowing Up Bipolar,ÔÇŁ ┬áand the one ┬áon August 31 in the New...

´╗┐The STAR*D Scandal: A New Paper Sums It All Up

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The story of how the STAR*D results were misreported has been coming together for some time now, step by step, and a paper recently...

´╗┐Charlie Rose and the Mentally Ill Brain

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On a recent PBS television show hosted by Charlie Rose on the "mentally ill brain," Columbia University's Jeffrey Lieberman presented a series of brain...

´╗┐News Roundup From June

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There are a number of bloggers that regularly send out news of the latest findings reported in psychiatric journals and other media, and I...

´╗┐”Broken Brains” and “Beautiful Minds”

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When I first interviewed Brandon Banks, in the spring of 2008, while researching Anatomy of an Epidemic, he had recently entered Elizabethtown Community College...

´╗┐Medicating Children: A “Whistleblower’s Lawsuit” Raises a Novel Legal Question

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In the past few years, a number of pharmaceutical companies have admitted to federal charges that they illegally marketed psychiatric medications for non-approved uses,...

´╗┐Yet Another Disappointment: First Catie, and Now the 12-Month Results from TEOSS

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The NIMH's CATIE trial of antipsychotics for adult schizophrenia is regularly understood to have shown that atypical antipsychotics are "no better" than the old...

´╗┐Update on the Star*D Report

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Two months ago, I wrote a post about a New Yorker article that reported that 67% of the depressed patients in the STAR*D trial...

´╗┐A Schizophrenia Mystery Solved?

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One of the enduring mysteries in schizophrenia research circles has been the disparity in outcomes between schizophrenia patients in "developing countries" and those in...

´╗┐Time Magazine and Anatomy of an Epidemic

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As I expected, Anatomy of an Epidemic is turning out to be a controversial book. A nice review in New Scientist magazine, a thrashing...

´╗┐Hypotheses, Scientific Evidence, and On Being Compared to an AIDS Denier

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In todayÔÇÖs Boston Globe (April 14), Dr. Dennis Rosen, a pediatric lung and sleep specialist at ChildrenÔÇÖs Hospital in Boston, reviews my new book,...

´╗┐Story-Telling in the Age of Corporate Medicine (or more on being called an AIDS...

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As a journalist, I long have been fascinated by reporting on the storytelling forces within American medicine that create societal understanding of the merits...

Fact Checking the New Yorker, Part Two

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In his March 1 article in the New Yorker, Louis Menand wrote that the NIMH's STAR*D trial showed that antidepressants produced a 67% recovery...

´╗┐Fact Checking the New Yorker

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In the March 1 issue of the New Yorker, Louis Menand surveyed the topsy-turvy world of treatments for depression, writing in part of the...

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