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  • 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 · 68 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 · 65 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 www.Trafford.com 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   http://www.lapl.org/catalog/ 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...
  • Philly councilman seeks psychiatric care

    10/20/2005 7:53:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 463+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/20/05 | Kathy Matheson - ap
    PHILADELPHIA - A city councilman who is the target of a federal investigation sought psychiatric care Thursday after being escorted down from City Hall's observation deck by the police commissioner. Commissioner Sylvester Johnson and Mayor John Street, who was the first to speak with Councilman Rick Mariano near the top of the towering building, would not characterize Mariano as suicidal. "I don't think he had an idea that all of this would result from it," Street said at a news conference following the incident that lasted about two hours. Johnson said Mariano checked himself into Pennsylvania Hospital. A dramatic emergency...
  • Immigration & psychiatric disorders, Risk is greater for US born

    12/06/2004 8:59:32 PM PST · by tbird5 · 6 replies · 298+ views
    eurekalert.org ^ | 6-Dec-2004 | Ann Bradley
    According to the results of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, reported in the December issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry (Volume 61), Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic Whites* born in the United States have a higher risk for developing psychiatric disorders than their foreign-born counterparts who have immigrated to the United States. The psychiatric disorders included alcohol and drug use disorders, major depression, dysthymia, mania, hypomania, panic disorder, social and specific phobia, and general anxiety disorder. Based on the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), the analysis is the first to consider immigration status...
  • SOME MIGHT CALL IT CONSPIRACY

    09/25/2004 12:28:27 PM PDT · by forest · 13 replies · 1,109+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #318 ^ | 9-26-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Concerning those forged memos: What did John Kerry know and when did he know it? There are a few seldom mentioned interesting facts that almost answer that question. The accumulation of "facts" do not speak well for John Kerry and his campaign workers at all. The first interesting tidbit was published in the Sept. 21 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle[1]. The lead paragraph tells the story: "Former Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign heard but did not pursue allegations about George W. Bush's Air National Guard service, similar to the information in discredited documents aired by CBS News this...
  • KERRY & MEDIA TO ATTACK BUSH

    09/11/2004 11:43:01 AM PDT · by forest · 82 replies · 3,817+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #316 ^ | 9-11-04 | Doug Fiedor
    The liberal media see their favored candidate heading towards the dumpsters. Instead of reporting why this is the case, the liberals in the media conspire to ramp up their attack on Bush and any real or perceived Republicans that happen to be handy. Last month they were writing hit-pieces on the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. That is, the media coordinated an attack on the 254 Swifties and supported the two or three who still back Kerry. Even liberals get an opinion. The problem is, they should not publish that opinion as hard news, which they do. Because, the true...
  • NZ Labour legislates to effect 'same-sex marriage'

    07/09/2004 11:15:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 411+ views
    News Weekly ^ | 03JUL04 | Peter Westmore
    As News Weekly goes to press, the NZ Labour Government has rushed legislation into Parliament which will effectively legislate for gay marriage, through what are called "civil unions". The bill was tabled in Parliament on June 21, and MPs were expected to vote on it on July 23 or July 24. The bill creates a new form of legal relationship - a registered civil union - that would apply to same-sex relationships and heterosexual couples. Running alongside the Civil Union Bill will be the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill that removes discrimination based on marital status. It amends over 1000 provisions...
  • Shuffling deck chairs on the gay 'Titanic'

    07/09/2004 10:57:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 46 replies · 1,038+ views
    News Weekly ^ | 05JUN04 | Dr David van Gend
    Recent findings that gays can go straight radically alters the debate on gay marriage, says David van Gend. The Titanic of Gay Rights, leaving all in its wake, is about to founder on a large and immovable fact. My concern is not for the glamorous first-class passengers - the prominent doctors and judges - or for the Mardi Gras exhibitionists leering and lurching across the deck, but for the unknown homosexuals down in their lonely cabins feeling sick. These are the ones who want to stop the ship and get off. The homosexuals who do not want to be homosexual,...
  • Abused, drugged and unprotected

    03/22/2004 1:10:09 PM PST · by tang-soo · 6 replies · 111+ views
    Cincinnati Enquirer - Columbus Bureau ^ | Mar 22, 2004 | Spencer Hunt and Debra Jasper
    At Ohio psychiatric centers, workers molested children, denied them food or gave them alcohol and drugs. Some kids suffered broken bones. Others lived in homes so dirty they urinated on the floor by their beds. Taxpayers shell out $160 to $1,000 a day for each mentally ill child who lives in these private treatment centers. But a Cincinnati Enquirer investigation reveals that kids don't always get the help they're promised. Some struggle just to survive. "You have kids secluded, restrained and injured over and over again," says Carolyn Knight, director of the Ohio Legal Rights Service, a state-funded agency that...
  • Theory links slavery, stress disorder

    11/12/2002 4:47:43 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 35 replies · 619+ views
    Boston Globe Online ^ | 11/12/2002 | By Marcella Bombardieri, Globe Staff
    <p>Sekou Mims's son was 16 when he experienced a sudden psychotic breakdown. Over three months, the black teenager had a series of delusions - that white police were following him, that white strangers on a train were staring at him menacingly. He'd hyperventilate walking down the street. All his delusions revolved around racism.</p>
  • Homosexuality no longer a disorder in China

    07/22/2002 2:33:20 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies · 541+ views
    AP ^ | March 7, 2001 5:49 p.m. EST | By JOE McDONALD, Associated Press
    Homosexuality no longer a disorder in China By JOE McDONALD, Associated Press BEIJING (March 7, 2001 5:49 p.m. EST http://www.nandotimes.com) - China's psychiatric association is striking homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses in an updated diagnostic manual due out this year. The 8,000-member Chinese Psychiatric Association has concluded that homosexuality is not a perversion, said Dr. Chen Yanfang, the group's vice president. "Many homosexuals lead perfectly normal lives," he said Wednesday. The step adds to growing tolerance of gays and lesbians in China, where an underground culture of gay bars, Web sites and sports clubs is flourishing. Homosexuals...