FDA Approves Drug for the Annoyingly Cheerful (The Onion)
From The Onion: "Made by Pfizer, Despondex is the first drug designed to treat the symptoms of excessive perkiness." Video →
I’m Sorry I Was Being So Crazy While You Treated Me...
From Reductress: "Let me just start this by saying I am so sorry I have been acting so crazy lately; I don’t know what’s gotten...
Friends, Family Waiting for Man’s Depression to Subside
From The Onion: "Fearing that in his current state he was too fragile to withstand the harsh criticism they wished to level at him, friends...
Pharma CEO Says he can Stop Profiting off Opioid Epidemic
From The Onion: "Visibly trembling as he wiped beads of perspiration from his forehead, Arcelis Pharmaceuticals CEO Paul Corrier told reporters Wednesday that he could...
Placebo: A Groundbreaking, Clinically Proven Treatment
In this Shouts & Murmurs video from the New Yorker placebo pills get the full drug advertisement treatment. Video → Watch this video on The Scene.
Watch: SNL Advertises “Abilify for Candidates”
Saturday Night Live presents and advertisement for a drug that can “destroy the damaged part of the brain that says, ‘I’m going to be...
The Onion: “‘Seek Funding’ Step Added To Scientific Method”
"After making an observation and forming a hypothesis as usual, the new third step of the scientific method will now require researchers to embark upon an exhaustive search for corporate or government financing,” the satirical news site the Onion “reports.” “Next, scientists simply modify their study’s goals to align with the vision of potential funders and wait for several months to hear back. At this point—should this step be successful, of course—they can move on to the experimental stage, and then to analysis.”
“Lucy of ‘Peanuts’: The Best-Known Psychiatrist of the 20th Century?”
Susan Perry of MinnPost reviews “a charming essay” entitled “The Madness of Charlie Brown” that appeared in The Lancet. “Written by British psychiatrist Dr. Athar Yawar, the essay provides gentle and tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek psychological profiles of the major characters in “Peanuts,” one of the most popular comic strips of all time.”
Deconstructing Psychiatric Diagnoses: An Attempt At Humor
Based on my experience both as a therapist and client in the mental health field, I have learned that when therapists or psychiatrists give you the following diagnoses all too often here is what they really mean: