Friday, January 24, 2020

Research News

Summaries of research findings that tell of a scientific need to "rethink psychiatry."

Shire Seeks to Overcome European Resistance to ADHD Medication

Bloomberg reports that "The European debut of a pill to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder faces a major hurdle: convincing people the...

Could ‘Treatment Resistance’ be an Effect of Antidepressants?

Previously taking antidepressants could make individuals less likely to respond to treatment for bipolar II depression.

Ohio to Review Antipsychotics in Foster and Other Children

The state of Ohio plans to invest $1 million in the next three years to review the use of psychiatric drugs prescribed to children,...

Psychologists “Devised” and Played “Central Role” in CIA Torture Program

Professional psychologists designed most of the main techniques and strategies and played ongoing, active, central roles in the CIA's torture of people it was...

Calif. Jury Rejects “Zoloft Defense”

The jury in Anthony Orban's California trial for rape - which Orban argued was the result of a 'psychotic break' caused by his recent...

A Father Grievesa Rush to Medicate

"Diagnosis: Human", a New York Times op-ed, deftly and stirringly captures the paradoxes of the ADHD medication explosion: "My son was no angel (though...

Certain Hospitals, Physicians Over-medicate More

In an upcoming study in Psychiatric Services, US and Canadian researchers report that the strongest predictors for over-medicating of people being treated for schizophrenia...

Stress Reduces Gene Activity Thought to Protect Against Depression

Researchers at Yale University found that stress in rats blocks the activity of a gene that promotes healthy neural connections in the brain. The...

J&J CEO Avoids Testimony in Philadelphia Risperdal Case

Chief executive Alex Gorsky was once proud enough of Risperdal to put its sales numbers on his resume, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer today,...

FDA Applies Uneven Standards to New Drugs’ Safety and Efficacy

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that, although "many patients and physicians assume that the safety and effectiveness of...

FDA Adds Warnings to Celexa’s Label

Following up on last August's warning that high doses of Celexa can cause potentially fatal heart rhythm abnormalities, the FDA has added clarification to...

Injuries and Mental Illness

A retrospective study of 6,234 Medicaid recipients in Maryland by researchers at Johns Hopkins and published online June 2, 2012 by the journal Injury...

Fear in Infants Predicts Guilt in Toddlers, Later Psychopathology

Researchers at Cardiff University in Wales find that fear in infants is a predictor of guilt in later life, and write in Development and...

Most Media Health Stories Pump Positives, Minimize Harms

A "Special Communication" by HealthNewsReview.org publisher Gary Schwitzer published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that most news media present very...

The Coming Tsunami of Mental Health Care for ‘Boomers

A report released yesterday by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says "at least...

ProPublica Offers Searchable Database of Nursing Home Inspection Reports

ProPublica now offers a searchable database of 20,000 nursing home inspection reports, a service which may assist in determining homes that have violated guidelines...

Parents’ Goals Affect Choice of Medication vs. Behavior Therapy

Researchers find that parents who are focused on their child's academic achievement are twice as likely to start the child on ADHD medications as...

Spontaneous Improvement in Depression, With and Without Placebo

Researchers at Columbia University and Queens College reviewed 10 trials of antidepressants that used wait-listed controls in order to determine the contribution of spontaneous...

Pharmacological Treatment of Schizophrenia: a Fifty-Year Review

Researchers in the U.S. and India reviewed the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia since its introduction 50 years ago, trying to understand why it "remains...

Does Conflict of Interest Disclosure Worsen Bias?

The editors of PLoS Medicine examine the question of whether financial conflict of interest disclosures increase or decrease the problem of bias. Although "disclosure...

U.N. Calls for Investigation of Shocks at U.S. School for Autism

The U.N. special rapporteur on torture has opened discussions with the U.S. mission in Geneva as a first step toward investigating the Judge Rotenberg...

Sham Paper Published by 149 Open-Access Journals

An article ostensibly showing cancer growth inhibition by a molecule derived from lichen — but which was in fact a spoof written by an editor...

Mindfulness Decreases Depression & Anxiety, Increases Hope

In a sample of 56 participants who met criteria for a mood disorder, anxiety disorder, and/or substance dependence, researcher from the Emory School of...

Disconnect Between Antipsychotic Prescribing and Metabolic Screening

Despite American Diabetes Association and APA recommendations of glucose and lipid testing for all patients started on antipsychotics, there is a disconnect between prescribing...

Relabeling “Antidepressants”

Do "the medications we call antidepressants justify the label of antidepressant?" So ask Davids Antonuccio and Healy in Scientifica. "On all of the identified...

Follow Us

19,639FansLike
11,994FollowersFollow
3,720SubscribersSubscribe