Tag: trump

What Trump Could Learn From Anna Freud About Parentless Kids

From Daily Beast: "Seventy-five years ago in the midst of World War II, Anna Freud, the daughter of Sigmund Freud, and her close friend,...

Appeal for Principle Before Rule, and Uniform Application of Rules

In this blog post for Bioethics.net, Dr. Brandy X. Lee, editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a...

How Norms Change

From The New Yorker: The extent to which we act on our biases is largely dependent upon the social norms within our surrounding environments, which...

Trump Blamed Pharma’s Political Donations for High Drug Prices

From STAT: On March 20th, President Trump blamed this country's "outrageous" drug prices on campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry. The next day, pharmaceutical companies...

Pharma ‘Getting Away With Murder’ Abroad Thanks to Trump

From STAT: Despite accusing the pharmaceutical industry of "getting away with murder" by charging high drug prices, President Trump is now giving drug companies more power...

APA Questions Announcement to Bar Trans People from Military

From the American Psychological Association: The APA has challenged President's Trump announced ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military, citing research showing that...

9 Questions the US Senate Should Ask Dr. McCance-Katz

Mental health agencies are mainly asking about her positions regarding “recovery” and “peers,” but here are some tougher questions for President Trump's new "mental health czar": Do you support court-ordered psychiatric drugging? Do you endorse the use of federal money for it? Why aren’t non-drug alternatives offered to Americans?

A New Paper Breaks Down the Effects of the Election

From Science of Us: A new research paper examines the mental and physical health effects of the 2016 presidential election, including the impact of toxic...

Jerome Adams Nominated as New U.S. Surgeon General

From STAT: President Trump has nominated Indiana's health commissioner, Dr. Jerome Adams, to be the next surgeon general. Adams has played a critical role in...

Senate Quietly Rubber-Stamps Trump’s “Mental Health Czar”

This “Mental Health Czar” appointment is moving below the radar of many people. The US Senate should be asking some tough questions of Dr. McCance-Katz before deciding on her confirmation. Everyone should contact their Senators, now!

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

From The New York Times: President Trump's nominee to direct SAMHSA, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, who is a strong proponent of the medical model of psychiatry,...

Trump’s Pick to Run Mental Health

From STAT: President Trump has nominated Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, a proponent of increased psychiatric treatment for those diagnosed with serious mental illness, to run the Substance...

Why Slashing the NIH Budget is Indefensible

In this op-ed for The Washington Post, Katrina vanden Heuvel critiques President Trump's plan to cut funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by...

Donald Trump’s Drug Czar is Very High on Forced Rehab

From Vice: Donald Trump's expected nominee for director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Congressman Tom Marino, is a proponent of mandatory inpatient...

ASAN Condemns White House Autism Proclamation

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has voiced opposition to the President's autism proclamation and participation in Autism Speaks' "Light it Up Blue" Campaign. The...

Trump’s Pick to Oversee Big Pharma has Ties to Opioid Industry

From The Intercept: Newly released documents show that Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Trump's nominee to lead the FDA, has received almost $45,000 in speaking fees...

Trump’s Method, Our Madness

From The New York Times: The effects of Donald Trump's presidency on the American public resemble a psychotic-like state, inducing disorientation, anxiety, and distrust of one's reality. "Of...

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind

From The Atlantic: For some people, believing false information is not a result of low intelligence or lack of education, but the desire to...

Show Drugs Work Before Selling Them

From Nature: FDA regulation plays a major role in the functioning of our economy. Trump's plans to deregulate the FDA will not only put...

Gay Conversion Therapy Advocates Heartened by Election

From ABC News: Advocates for gay conversion therapy have been heartened by the election of President Trump, believing that the new administration will fight off efforts...

Trump Chooses Gottlieb to run FDA; Big Pharma Relieved

From Reuters: President Trump has selected Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to lead the FDA. Article...

Depression is an Unlikely Advantage in the Fight Against Fascism

From AlterNet: The experience of living with and resisting depression can prepare you to resist Trump's fascism. Article →­

Karen Pence Picks a Cause, and Art Therapists Feel Angst

From the New York Times: On Inauguration Day, Karen Pence announced her support for the mental health profession of art therapy. While many art therapists...

Trump and the Diagnosis Free-for-All

It would seem that who is 'mentally ill' is a movable target (much more so than, say, the cancer or diabetes to which it is often compared), sometimes based on convenience and strategy. If you hold enough power, you can decide who's sick, provided they don't have enough leverage to outdo you at your own game.

STAT on Changes Coming Under President Trump

On Trump's Inauguration Day, STAT reporters discuss the biggest questions surrounding his administration's impact on healthcare and science policy. "Will improvements in patient care...