‚ÄúPsychiatric Drugs Are Being Prescribed to Infants‚ÄĚ

The New York Times reports that a growing number of infants and toddlers are being prescribed dangerous psychiatric drugs. ‚ÄúAlmost 20,000 prescriptions for risperidone (commonly known as Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel) and other antipsychotic medications were written in 2014 for children 2 and younger, a 50 percent jump from 13,000 just one year before.‚ÄĚ

Tripping for Knowledge: The Psychedelic Epistemologist

In this interview for 3:AM Magazine, Chris Letheby argues that even though psychedelics may induce delusions or imaginary phenomena, their use can also lead to accurate...

The Epidemic of Sadness Cannot Be Solved With Antidepressants

From the International Business Times: While people are living longer, healthier lives in more affluent circumstances than ever before, the rate of depression is skyrocketing. Potential...

‚ÄúPoliticians and Experts Meet at Parliament to Explore Record Antidepressant Prescribing and Disability‚ÄĚ

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence is meeting today, May 11th, to discuss evidence of the link between the rise in disability...

Antidepressants and the Problem of Withdrawal

In this episode of WBUR's On Point Radio, Benedict Carey, author of the recent New York Times report on antidepressant withdrawal, discusses the topic of discontinuing...

‚ÄúPsychiatric Drugs a Proven Menace‚ÄĚ

Brian Daniels writes in the Belfast Telegraph that the role of antidepressants in the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash needs to be investigated. “The safety...

‚ÄúStem Cells to Treat Depression?‚ÄĚ

A phase 1 study for a stem cell derived agent that promotes the growth of new nerve cells in the brain demonstrated efficacy in a very small sample of patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). The phase 1B study was published online December 8 in Molecular Psychiatry.

‚ÄúThe Hidden Harms of Antidepressants‚ÄĚ

In a new article for Scientific American, Diana Kwon reports on how the true risks for suicide and aggression in children and teens taking...

The Issue of Over-Diagnosing in Psychiatry

From The Concordian: On October 30th, Dr. Joel Paris, a professor of psychiatry at McGill University, gave a lecture about the dangers and consequences of...

“Child Who Just Lost Balloon Begins Lifelong Battle With Depression” (The Onion)

The humor newspaper The Onion satirizes the conversion of transient human emotions into lifelong illnesses, reporting that "Shortly after losing grip of a helium-filled...

Trial Over Suicide and Texting Lays Bare Pain of 2 Teenagers

From The New York Times: Michelle Carter, a 20-year-old woman, is currently being tried for urging her boyfriend to kill himself via text message. According to...