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  • Are Children Overprescribed Psychiatric Medications?

    02/17/2018 11:16:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies ^ | February 14, 2018 | Zawn Villines
    Two packs of red and white pills lie on the ground. A toy rabbit sits out of focus.The number of children taking psychiatric medications has been rising over the last few decades. In 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated 1 in 13 U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 takes medication. Many people believed the report was clear evidence that children are overmedicated. Yet a new study challenges that argument. According to a study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, children are not overprescribed psychiatric drugs. Instead, the research suggests children who need...
  • Nikolas Cruz’s younger brother was Involuntarily Committed to a Psychiatric Facility

    02/17/2018 8:51:14 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 57 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 17, 2018 | Jessica Chia & Liam Quinn
    The brother of the Florida school shooter has been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility, according to a report. Nikolas Cruz’s younger brother, who turns 18 next week, was involuntarily removed from his home on Friday under what is commonly known as the Baker Act, according to the Palm Beach Post. While an adult may be held and examined for up to 72 hours, the limit for minors is 12 hours. Both Nikolas Cruz and his brother were adopted by a loving older couple. But Roger Cruz passed away years ago, while their mother Lynda Cruz died on Nov....
  • Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

    02/08/2018 11:48:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | by Amy Ellis Nutt February 8 at 2:00 PM Email the author
    Many studies have identified variations in the genetic code that seem to be more common in people with psychiatric disorders. This approach goes a step further to show how genes are more or less active in the brains of people with various conditions. The study confirmed that genetic variations contributed to the patterns of activity in the brains, but as the authors wrote, “there is undoubtedly a contribution from environmental effects.” Psychiatric disorders have some overlapping symptoms, making them difficult to diagnose. The molecular signatures in the new study suggested that schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and autism have dysfunctional synapses, the points of...
  • Deinstitutionalization:What Is the Real Cause of Mass Shootings Today?

    10/04/2017 8:34:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    The ^ | July 11, 2017 | Kimberly Amadeo
    Deinstitutionalization: How Does It Affect You Today? What Is the Real Cause of Mass Shootings Today? By Kimberly Amadeo Updated July 11, 2017 Definition: Deinstitutionalization is a government policy that moved mental health patients out of state-run "insane asylums" into federally funded community mental health centers. It began in the 1960s as a way to improve treatment of the mentally ill while also cutting government budgets. In 1955, the number peaked at 558,000 patients or 0.03 percent of the population. If the same percentage of the population were institutionalized today, that would be 750,000 mentally ill people. That's more than...
  • The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President

    09/20/2017 11:59:51 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 45 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 3, 2017 | Bandy X. Lee
    New Book Release Date October 3, 2017 The consensus view of two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists that Trump is dangerously mentally ill and that he presents a clear and present danger to the nation and our own mental health. Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the...
  • CA Dem Launches Petition To Force Donald Trump Psychiatric Exam

    08/04/2016 9:37:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies ^ | August 4, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) has launched an online petition to force the Republican Party to submit presidential nominee Donald Trump to a psychiatric evaluation.
  • Ven. Fulton Sheen on the Devil: "As Theologians Dropped the Demonic, Psychiatrists Picked it Up"

    07/20/2016 3:58:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Big Catholics ^ | July 19, 2016
    Venerable Fulton J. Sheen discusses the Devil's incessant attempts to turn our heats away from God. May we never forget that Satan, the father of lies, is a cruel deceiver of men whose only desire is our destruction. Below is a partial transcript of Venerable Sheen's remarks.The Devil - Venerable Fulton Sheen Starting at 4:43: I thought perhaps you might be interested in hearing about the Devil from a sound philosophical and theological point of view. I'm going to describe to you the Devil, first from the psychiatric point of view, and secondly from the biblical. First the psychiatric....
  • Book: Valerie Jarrett got Biden 'psychiatric help' for 2016

    10/10/2015 2:36:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/09/15 | Eddie Scarry
    **SNIP** Jarrett has denied that she leaked any damaging information about the Clintons. "I'm trying to light a fire under Joe," Jarrett is quoted as saying in the book, which claims Obama sees Biden as the best person to carry on his legacy.
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • CNN: Washington FBI Confirms no AR-15 was used in Navy Yard Attack

    09/17/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sept 17th, 2013 | Pamela Brown
    FBI Washington field office just confirmed gunman was NOT armed with AR15. Spokesperson says 1 shotgun and 2 pistols recovered— Pamela Brown (@PamelaBrownCNN) September 17, 2013
  • 40 patients escape Kenya's psychiatric hospital

    05/13/2013 9:36:48 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 05/13/13 | AP
    <p>NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya police say they are searching for 40 mentally ill patients who escaped from the country's only public psychiatric facility.</p> <p>Samuel Anampiu, the police chief in charge of the area where Mathari Mental Hospital sits, said Monday that about 70 male patients overpowered the guards at the hospital and that about 40 managed to escape.</p>
  • US Veterans Forcibly Sequestered in Mental Hospitals is Indefinite Detention (Vets Locked Up)

    08/28/2012 5:43:40 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Documenting Reality ^ | August 27, 2012 | Susanne Posel
    After Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes sentenced former US Marine Brandon Raub to 30 days detention in the psychiatric ward of the Veterans Hospital, Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case citing that the original petition was “devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.” John Whitehead, attorney for the Rutherford Institute and Raub has stated that since the former Marine’s detention case, he has received numerous stated from other veterans who are being discriminated against. The latest trend is to have our former US service men...
  • Cedars-Sinai to cut most psychiatric services

    12/01/2011 9:45:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/1/11 | Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
    The closing of the in-patient and outpatient programs is prompted by changes in the healthcare system. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will close its in-patient and outpatient psychiatry programs over the next year, a move prompted by significant shifts in the healthcare system, hospital officials said. The decision, which was announced Wednesday, was driven by hospital finances and changes to the delivery and organization ofhealthcare services nationwide. "We are undergoing a massive transformation," said Mark Gavens, the chief operating officer. "It is natural for an organization to focus on what it does well and what it will continue to need to do...
  • Narcissism No Longer a Psychiatric Disorder (President no longer clinically insane!)

    11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST · by mojito · 69 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness. As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder. It is a puzzle why the manual’s committee on personality disorders has decided...
  • Psychiatric Manual DSM-IV-TR Labels free Thinkers, non conformers as Mentally Ill (Do you have ODD?)

    10/21/2010 6:56:30 AM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 66 replies · 1+ views
    United We Stand ^ | October 15th, 2010 | Brian D. Hill
    It is now confirmed by USWGO News that the DSM-IV-TR Manual labels free thinkers, non conformers, civil disobedient advocates, those that question authority, and people considered hostile toward the government (aka Oath keepers and local militias) as mentally ill with the illness titled “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. It was reported on October 8 2010 from OffTheGrid News that anybody who is disobedient, defiant, a free thinker, or even considered hostile toward authority was to be labeled by psychiatrists as ‘Mentally Ill’. Now I have got my hands on a ebook version of the year 2000 version of the ‘Diagnostic...
  • Depressed Pilots Can Fly on Medication, FAA Decides

    04/04/2010 1:57:58 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 585+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/3/2010 | Shirley S. Wang and Melanie Trottman
    The Federal Aviation Administration will let some pilots who take four popular antidepressants return to the skies, saying Friday that it is easing its long-standing ban on psychiatric medications. The old policy stemmed in part from concerns over possible side effects of psychiatric drugs, including sedation. But newer medications have fewer side effects, and pilots' associations have pressured the agency to reconsider the ban. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said some pilots with depression likely weren't being treated or were doing so in secret out of fear of losing their jobs. "We need to change the culture and remove the stigma...
  • The Adhd Fraud or Who Killed Rebecca Riley?

    08/06/2007 7:18:11 AM PDT · by Lennyq · 71 replies · 1,611+ views
    WHO KILLED REBECCA RILEY? By Fred A. Baughman, Jr., MD, Neurologist, Child Neurologist Author: The ADHD Fraud—How Psychiatry Makes “Patients” of Normal Children June 21, 2007 Neurologists, such as myself, diagnose and treat real diseases of the brain. Psychiatrists do not. They only claim to. A disease is a physical abnormality evident macroscopically (lump on the head visible to the naked eye) , microscopically (cancer cells on a ‘Pap’ smear) or by chemical assay (high blood sugar in diabetes). If there is no such objective abnormality, the individual is normal, disease-free. It is fascinating to behold the charges brought...
  • antipsychotic drugs for normal children

    08/01/2007 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Lennyq · 18 replies · 519+ views
    st petersburg times ^ | 7/28/07 | ROBERT FARLEY
    St. Petersburg Times The 'atypical' dilemma Skyrocketing numbers of kids are prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs. Is it safe? Nobody knows. By ROBERT FARLEY, Times Staff Writer Published July 29, 2007 [[[[[[[[FB: Saying of the prescribing of antipsychotic drugs: “Is it safe? Nobody knows” is surely not the fact of the matter. Those who have orchestrated the “skyrocketing” prescriptions of these drugs know, as they do so, they are dreadful brain body poisons—nothing but. I say “nothing but” because there is no defined disease = disorder = physical abnormality (gross, microscopic of chemical) of the brain or body that any antipsychotic...
  • The Myth of Thomas Szasz

    10/04/2006 6:06:27 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 17 replies · 969+ views
    The New Atlantis ^ | Summer 2006 | Jeffrey Oliver
    By the 1960s, American institutional psychiatry was a very large elephant caught in a seemingly inexhaustible growth spurt. “Nothing of human concern is really outside psychiatry,” proclaimed Dr. Karl Menninger, the profession’s unofficial dean. “So in one sense I have no hobbies. They are all part of my work.” This was to be the beginning of a golden age in psychiatry’s relationship with the American public. Psychoanalysis was busily remaking psychiatry after its own image—a new medicine born equally of natural and spiritual sciences. Practitioners were more than mere medics, they were soul doctors. The profession, as one practitioner predicted,...
  • The Psycho-Marxian Conspiracy -- (Rather Apparent) -- of Disinformation.

    04/06/2006 5:51:15 PM PDT · by W. Paul Tabaka · 6 replies · 483+ views
    Self, based on bibliographic data. ^ | 6 April 2006 | W. Paul Tabaka
    6 April 2005 Leary, Timothy Francis, 1920- Title(s) Politics of psycho-pharmacology / Timothy Leary. Publisher Berkeley, CA : Ronin Pub. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2002. Paging 127 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. Series Leary library [ This from Los Angeles Library, it did not show up at the University of California, nor at the New York Public Library. My question : was this written by Timothy Leary (1920-1997). ] Leary, Timothy Francis, 1920- Title(s) Your brain [!] is god / Timothy Leary. Publisher Berkeley, Calif. : Ronin : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2001. Paging...