Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: medication

Navigating the Mind: What Medication Cannot Address

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I believe there's no harm in giving meds a try—it worked for me. Just be aware that they can only do so much. The rest of the journey requires some navigation and self-direction.

How Antidepressants Shape Young Women’s Sense of Self

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Young women’s narratives indicate ways antidepressants have shaped their sense of self.

Teacher Perspectives on Student ADHD Medication Use

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Qualitative study examines patterns in teacher attitudes and knowledge related to medication of students for ADHD-type behaviors.

Why Modern Medicine Is a Major Threat to Public Health

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From The Guardian: "Rather than address the root cause of these conditions through lifestyle changes, we prioritise drugs that give – at best –...

Race and Class Affect Teacher Perceptions of ADHD Medication Use

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Study uncovers teachers’ attitudes surrounding ADHD medication use and examines the influence of race and social class on teacher beliefs.

Paradoxical Reaction by J Ian

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Open up your jaw, In such and such. A serpentine fashion. Blue pill awaits. Your trembling mouth.

Replacing Pain with Pain: Hazards of Antidepressant Use for Chronic Pain...

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The paradox of relieving chronic pain with an antidepressant (and a new set of symptoms).

New Study Examines User Experience of Discontinuing Psychiatric Medications

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Researchers find that support and self-care were helpful for users during discontinuation, but that mental health professionals were not very helpful.

African American and Hispanic Youth Discontinue ADHD Treatment at Higher Rates...

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Study examines racial and ethnic disparities in the quality of care for Medicaid-enrolled children starting ADHD medication.

Study Finds Excess Pills Prescribed for Post-Operative Pain

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Researchers find that patients are prescribed more pills than necessary after common surgical procedures

Components for a Good Neuroleptic Withdrawal Program

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The United States desperately needs good programs to help people withdraw from neuroleptic drugs. From all I have seen and heard, there aren’t any - none at least that can reputably claim to get good results on a fairly consistent basis. Again and again I find myself challenged to envision such a program, and in reply to the challenge I have broken down this hypothetical program into various components.