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  • Headshrinkers inundated with Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers

    02/25/2017 7:49:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Because he’s Hitler, or something We’ve heard about the unethical, unhinged psychiatrists and psychologists who diagnose President Donald Trump as a crazy person. Well, now psychoanalysts’ offices are being flooded with bed-wetting, paranoid left-wingers who stay up at night expecting to be dragged away by the Trump Death Squads. These patients complain about panic attacks, insomnia, and an inability to concentrate all because Trump-is-Hitler-or-something.
  • Psychiatrists debate on whether or not Donald Trump is mentally ill

    02/20/2017 7:17:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Pulse / NY Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Maria Fernanda Guanipa
    On Tuesday, American psychiatrists, psychologist, and mental health experts signed a letter warning about Trump's mental health. They believe that Trumps' emotional instability is reflected in his speeches and actions, and therefore he is not capable of serving safely as a president. A lot of people have questioned President Trump' mental health. The concern has even gotten to the Congress, where representatives have considered proposing legislation that would require a psychiatrist in the White House. As well, NGOs, such as, have started petitions to remove Trump from the office given his mental condition. [Snip] Trump is a narcissist and...
  • Stressed out by U.S. election? Tune out and assume downward-facing dog pose

    10/03/2016 5:50:38 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2016 | Alana Wise
    Stop reading the news and take up yoga. That's what some therapists in the United States are telling patients stressed out by a nasty presidential campaign in which two unpopular candidates are in a tight race for the most powerful office in the world. While some patients are unhappy with the idea of a Hillary Clinton presidency, most are worried about Donald Trump, a blunt-spoken, insult-spewing New York businessman who has never held public office, according to interviews with seven therapists across six states and the District of Columbia. The therapists said their patients have complained of difficulty sleeping, irritability...
  • Amateurs Analyze Trump's Mind, But Should The Pros Do It?

    08/11/2016 9:28:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | August 11, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amateur psychoanalysts have put Donald Trump on the couch, calling him a sociopath, unhinged, a narcissist. Amid all this psych-talk, there is one group of people who aren’t talking as much: the professionals. Or at least they’re not supposed to.
  • 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....
  • Surgical Sex - Why We Stopped Doing Sex Change Operations

    01/02/2016 9:13:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 47 replies
    First Things ^ | November 2004 | Paul R. McHugh
    hen the practice of sex-change surgery first emerged back in the early 1970s, I would often remind its advocating psychiatrists that with other patients, alcoholics in particular, they would quote the Serenity Prayer, "God, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Where did they get the idea that our sexual identity ("gender" was the term they preferred) as men or women was in the category of things that could be changed?Their regular response was to show me their patients. Men (and...
  • 'I'm scared to death' of Ivins, Duley testifies (Anthrax)

    08/05/2008 12:38:26 PM PDT · by Shermy · 51 replies · 340+ views
    Frederick News Post ^ | August 5, 2008 | Gina Galluci-White
    Jean Duley testified that she was "scared to death" of Bruce Ivins after he left her a string of harassing phone messages, according to an audio recording taken during a July 24 peace order hearing. Duley, 45, told Judge Milnor Roberts that Ivins planned to "go out in a blaze of glory," had bought a bulletproof vest and a gun and planned to kill his co-workers. The audio recording was obtained by The Frederick News-Post on Monday. Duley told the court she got to know Ivins while running group and individual counseling sessions at the Comprehensive Counseling Associates in Frederick...
  • Every time there’s a mass murder, this Charlie Brooker video needs to be reposted

    Psychiatrists (and Charlie Brooker) offer insightful perspective on news coverage's perpetuation of mass shootings in schools. The bit with the psychiatrist is so perfect, shame is that the media is never ever going to stop covering shootings in this manner because it gets them so many viewers.
  • Psychiatrists Are the New Federal Gun Control Agents and Political Thought Police

    04/28/2014 5:31:41 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    Common Sense Show - SHTF Plan ^ | 4-27-2014 | Dave Hodges
    Psychiatrists Are the New Federal Gun Control Agents and Political Thought Police Dave Hodges April 27th, 2014 Common Sense Show This article has been contributed by Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show and sourced via Steve Quayle. The Obama administration has a new partner in crime and it is the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA created the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (5th Edition) which was recently adopted. DSM 5 is highly controversial and has sparked outrage from the mental health practitioners. As many of these practitioners point out, the new DSM-V makes a pathology out simple and...
  • Obama Administration Trying to Grab Guns Through Executive Order

    05/03/2013 2:40:20 PM PDT · by forty_years · 71 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | May 2, 2013 | Gun Owners of America Staff
    ACT NOW! See "ACTION: Go to the Federal Register" Below ...And sure enough, the Obama Administration is trying to unilaterally undo our recent victory in the Senate - and to undo the “damage” that all of us inflicted together.But first, a little history.Remember when Senators Pat Toomey, Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer formed an unholy alliance during the recent gun battle on Capitol Hill? Remember how their amendment would have encouraged your psychiatrist to turn you in to the FBI's gun ban list?And you remember how we stopped that provision, because over 40 senators found it to be odious and...
  • NY Psychiatrists Served With Subpoenas For Patient Records In NY Gun Confiscation

    04/15/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies ^ | april 15, 2013 | dan roberts
    NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Machiavellian Plot to ignore and subvert the Rights of potentially millions of NY State residents developed another layer late Sunday. After breaking the story of Amhurst NY Area Resident David Lewis having his lawfully purchase and legally owned firearms confiscated by order of the State Police after a flagrantly illegal and Un-Constitutional review of his medical records , Word came to me in my capacity as in journalist late Sunday that NY Officials have apparently doubled down on their sinister plot and blatant abuse of power. My sources revealed that two prominent and well regarded Buffalo...
  • Psychiatrists Becoming Doctor Joke

    11/15/2012 11:59:32 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 42 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 14, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There may actually be some good news coming out of academia. “This really is a profession that has run amok,” Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic said of psychiatrists in a recent interview with Celeste McGovern which appeared in Citizen magazine. “People are beginning to question its legitimacy and they are beginning to mistrust its values, its diagnoses and its treatments.” McGovern writes that, “Even medical students are avoiding it, he adds, as the average age of psychiatrists is now 57.” Citizen is published by Focus on the Family. McGovern is based in the United Kingdom. “Every day...
  • Why are we surprised with the push for ‘pedophile rights’?

    08/31/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 32 replies ^ | Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    August 31, 2011 ( - Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in a sympathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 “claiming that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of...
  • Mass psychosis in the US

    07/13/2011 10:35:51 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 33 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | July 12th 2011 | James Ridgeway
    Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of antipsychotic medications. In 2008, with over $14 billion in sales, antipsychotics became the single top-selling therapeutic class of prescription drugs in the United States, surpassing drugs used to treat high cholesterol and acid reflux. Once upon a time, antipsychotics were reserved for a relatively small number of patients with hard-core psychiatric diagnoses - primarily schizophrenia and bipolar disorder - to treat such symptoms as delusions, hallucinations, or formal thought disorder. Today, it seems, everyone is taking antipsychotics. Parents are told...
  • My Life in Therapy

    08/05/2010 4:28:12 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | DAPHNE MERKIN
    All those years, all that money, all that unrequited love. It began way back when I was a child, an anxiety-riddled 10-year-old who didn’t want to go to school in the morning and had difficulty falling asleep at night. Even in a family like mine, where there were many siblings (six in all) and little attention paid to dispositional differences, I stood out as a neurotic specimen. And so I was sent to what would prove to be the first of many psychiatrists in the four and a half decades to follow — indeed, I could be said to be...
  • Psychiatrists Are the Least Religious of All Physicians

    09/03/2007 2:20:09 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 15 replies · 249+ views
    Newswise ^ | 8/30/07 | University of Chicago Medical Center
    Newswise — A nationwide survey of the religious beliefs and practices of American physicians has found that the least religious of all medical specialties is psychiatry. Among psychiatrists who have a religion, more than twice as many are Jewish and far fewer are Protestant or Catholic, the two most common religions among physicians overall. The study, published in the September 2007 issue of Psychiatric Services, also found that religious physicians, especially Protestants, are less likely to refer patients to psychiatrists, and more likely to send them to members of the clergy or to a religious counselor. "Something about psychiatry, perhaps...
  • A Mix of Medicines That Can Be Lethal

    03/03/2007 8:37:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 40 replies · 3,805+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 27, 2007 | JANE E. BRODY
    The death of Libby Zion, an 18-year-old college student, in a New York hospital on March 5, 1984, led to a highly publicized court battle and created a cause célèbre over the lack of supervision of inexperienced and overworked young doctors. But only much later did experts zero in on the preventable disorder that apparently led to Ms. Zion’s death: a form of drug poisoning called serotonin syndrome. --snip-- In its classic form, serotonin syndrome involves three categories of symptoms: ¶Cognitive-behavioral symptoms like confusion, disorientation, agitation, irritability, unresponsiveness and anxiety. --snip-- Perhaps adding to the diagnostic challenge is the fact...
  • Former NASA doctor says agency must do more

    02/09/2007 9:01:29 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 6 replies · 357+ views
    msnbc ^ | 2/09/06 | James Oberg
    ...."Veteran NASA flight surgeon and professional psychiatrist Patricia Santy worked at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston from 1984 to 1991, eventually becoming flight surgeon, or flight doctor, at Mission Control Center. She also is a board-certified psychiatrist, and helped develop psychiatric standards used to assess astronaut applicants in that period. She literally wrote the book on the physiological analysis involved in choosing space flyers titled "Choosing the Right Stuff: The Psychological Selection of Astronauts and Cosmonauts." She is widely regarded as a leading authority on the psychology of human spaceflight."...
  • A Psychiatrist Is Slain, and a Sad Debate Deepens

    09/20/2006 8:28:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,713+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 19, 2006 | BENEDICT CAREY
    In the hour before he was killed, on Sunday, Sept. 3, Dr. Wayne S. Fenton, a prominent schizophrenia specialist, was helping his wife clear the gutters of their suburban Washington house. He was steadying the ladder, asking her to please stop showering debris on his clean shirt; he had just made an appointment to see a patient and wanted to look presentable. She said she would be happy to go along, to help control the patient. It was a running joke between them. For in this part of the country, Dr. Fenton was the therapist of last resort, the one...
  • Sick of insurers, psychiatrists opt out of the system full, 'Pay in full, please'

    07/03/2006 8:42:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 88 replies · 1,884+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 17, 2006 | Maura Lerner
    Minnesota doctors say health plan rules keep them from talking to patients. Others say the moves add to a shortage in care. Dr. Eric Larson calls himself a "conscientious objector." Six months ago, the Edina psychiatrist announced that he would no longer accept insurance payments. If his patients wanted to keep seeing him, they would have to pay his fee, in full, at the door. Cash and credit cards accepted. The change meant giving up a steady source of income. But for Larson, 48, it was a gamble worth taking. He's one of a small cadre of psychiatrists in Minnesota...
  • Guantánamo Tour Focuses on Medical Ethics

    11/13/2005 6:30:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 336+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 13, 2005 | NEIL A. LEWIS
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 - Troubled by news accounts of medical participation in coercive interrogations at Guantánamo Bay and the resulting unease in the professional medical community, the Pentagon led an intense one-day tour of the detention camp last month, several participants said in recent days. The purpose of the trip, some of the participants said, was for the military leadership to convince the ethicists, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who visited the detention camp at the United States Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, that what was occurring there did not violate medical ethics and was necessary to strengthen the nation's...
  • Lawyers Fight for Release of Sex Criminals

    11/03/2005 6:11:56 AM PST · by Calpernia · 18 replies · 455+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Nov 3, 7:56 AM EST | By SAMUEL MAULL
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers for 12 sex criminals who are being held in mental hospitals after their prison sentences ended complained to a judge Wednesday that the state is holding them illegally, a charge the state's lawyer denied. The sex offenders were ordered held by Gov. George Pataki, who had sought for years to get a law passed that would allow civil confinement of sex offenders when their sentences end. Pataki's plan extends the state's involuntary commitment law, normally used for the mentally ill, to sexual predators. It requires offenders nearing the end of their sentences to undergo an...
  • Snake Phobias, Moodiness and a Battle in Psychiatry

    06/13/2005 7:11:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies · 809+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 14, 2005 | BENEDICT CAREY
    A college student becomes so compulsive about cleaning his dorm room that his grades begin to slip. An executive living in New York has a mortal fear of snakes but lives in Manhattan and rarely goes outside the city where he might encounter one. A computer technician, deeply anxious around strangers, avoids social and company gatherings and is passed over for promotion. Are these people mentally ill? In a report released last week, researchers estimated that more than half of Americans would develop mental disorders in their lives, raising questions about where mental health ends and illness begins. In fact,...
  • Psychiatrists May Push for Gay Marriage

    05/22/2005 3:13:49 PM PDT · by dvan · 53 replies · 1,098+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/21/2005 | DOUG GROSS
    ATLANTA - Representatives of the nation's top psychiatric group approved a statement Sunday urging legal recognition of gay marriage. If approved by the association's directors in July, the measure would make the American Psychiatric Association the first major medical group to take such a stance. The statement supports same-sex marriage "in the interest of maintaining and promoting mental health." It follows a similar measure by the American Psychological Association last year, little more than three decades after that group removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The psychiatric association's statement, approved by voice vote on the first day of...
  • The Child Who Would Not Speak a Word

    04/11/2005 6:28:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 105 replies · 3,675+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 12, 2005 | HARRIET BROWN
    Christine Stanley will never forget the call. Two weeks after her daughter Emily started kindergarten, the teacher phoned in a panic. Emily would not color, sing or participate in any classroom activities; in fact, she would not say a word to anyone. It was not the first time Christine had received such a call. Emily had not talked at preschool, either. She did not make eye contact with store clerks or talk to nurses at the pediatrician's office. She ran off the playground if another child approached. Mrs. Stanley asked her sister, a special education teacher, what she thought. Mrs....
  • For the Worst of Us, the Diagnosis May Be 'Evil'

    02/08/2005 2:38:42 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 1,330+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/8/05 | Benedict Carey
    Predatory killers often do far more than commit murder. Some have lured their victims into homemade chambers for prolonged torture. Others have exotic tastes - for vivisection, sexual humiliation, burning. Many perform their grisly rituals as much for pleasure as for any other reason. Among themselves, a few forensic scientists have taken to thinking of these people as not merely disturbed but evil. Evil in that their deliberate, habitual savagery defies any psychological explanation or attempt at treatment. Most psychiatrists assiduously avoid the word evil, contending that its use would precipitate a dangerous slide from clinical to moral judgment that...
  • UK Study Finds 43% of Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals Have a Mental Disorder

    12/03/2004 6:25:01 AM PST · by NYer · 122 replies · 2,645+ views
    Life Site ^ | December 2, 2004
    LONDON, December 2, 2004 ( - A study published in the current issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry has revealed that 43% of gays, lesbians and bisexuals have a mental disorder. The study carried out by the Imperial College in London surveyed 1285 respondents from these groups. Mental problems included anxiety, sleep disturbance, panic attacks, depressive moods or thoughts, problems with memory or concentration and compulsive behaviour or obsessive thoughts. The researchers noted that there is a dearth of research into the mental health of gay men, lesbians and bisexual men and women in the UK. The study found...
  • Doctor Accused Of Paying Fine With Feces-Covered Money

    10/10/2004 8:15:38 AM PDT · by FITZ · 15 replies · 531+ views
    kfox ^ | October 8, 2004 | ap
    Police in Burlington charge that psychiatrist Ronald Preston McPike used feces-smeared dollar bills to pay a parking ticket. According to authorities, the money was in an envelope labeled, "Foreign brown substance on bills." Lab test showed the stains were from excrement smeared on the bills. Police said the doctor claimed the money fell into a toilet. He's been charged with harassment of a public official. McPike has pleaded not guilty. He faces 30 days in jail and a $500 fine if convicted.
  • Attempt to dump [forced universal] mental screening fails

    09/10/2004 2:56:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 16 replies · 780+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10SEP04 | WorldNetDaily
    An amendment offered by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in the House of Representatives yesterday that would have remove from an appropriations bill a new mandatory mental-health screening program for America's children failed by a vote of 95-315. Paul's amendment would have removed the program from the Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Ninety-four Republicans and one Democrat sided with Paul, while 118 Republicans, 196 Democrats and one Independent voted against the amendment. As WorldNetDaily reported, the New Freedom Initiative recommends screening not only for children but eventually for every American. The initiative came out of the...
  • Vatican Issues Report Critical of Policy

    02/24/2004 3:39:46 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 31 replies · 214+ views
    Atlantic Journal-Constitution ^ | 23 February 2004 | NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY (AP)--The Vatican issued a report Monday by non-Catholic sex abuse experts who criticized the policy adopted by U.S. bishops of removing abusive priests from the ministry, saying it was overly harsh and would not protect the young. The report was released days before U.S. bishops issue their own national survey on sex abuse by clergy, which is expected to find more than 4,000 American priests have been accused of molesting minors since 1950--far more than previously estimated. Still, the U.S. study may also show the number of cases has declined dramatically since the 1990s, and victims fear it...
  • Hinckley On The Loose?

    11/17/2003 6:00:38 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 31 replies · 190+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | November 17, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    Reports are circulating that psychiatrists have cleared for unsupervised home visits the moron who shot Reagan to impress Jody Foster. We’ll set aside the fact that Hinckley tried to assassinate the president of the United States. Let’s just say that his attempt was on the life of another human being, and in particular one who had done him no harm. That sort of thing happens every day in America. If you recall, just a few weeks back some fellow got a pistol and tried to kill an attorney involved in a case related to financial matters. You must have seen...
  • Antidepressants Versus Placebos: Meaningful Advantages Are Lacking

    10/08/2002 1:37:29 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 14 replies · 628+ views
    Psychiatric Times ^ | September 2002 | Irving Kirsch, Ph.D., and David Antonuccio, Ph.D.
    Antidepressants are widely believed to be exceptionally effective medications. The data, however, tell a different story. Kirsch et al. (2002a) analyzed the data sent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by the manufacturers of the six most widely prescribed antidepressants (fluoxetine [Prozac], paroxetine [Paxil], sertraline [Zoloft], venlafaxine [Effexor], nefazodone [Serzone] and citalopram [Celexa]). Their research showed that although the response to antidepressants was substantial, the response to inert placebo was almost as great. The mean difference was about two points on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D). Although statistically significant, this difference is not clinically significant (Jacobson et...