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  • Rhode Island liberals sterilize innocent woman

    09/28/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Regina Immersio
    The following is testimony of Regina Immersio, a former resident of Rhode Island who was forced against her will by her parents to enroll in government programs and was forcibly sterilized with the drug Klonopin, the same drug that Country singer Stevie Nicks took and rendered her sterile as well. Regina suffered misery and hardship while on welfare and discovered to her horror that the medications she had taken had made her worse. She currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado where she volunteers in a women's ministry. My name is Regina Immersio, I'm 34 years old, I live in Fort...
  • Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea hospitalized, undergoing psychiatric evaluation

    09/07/2016 9:15:39 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 9-7-2016 | MSN/NY Daily News
    Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter Chelsea is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after being hospitalized on Long Island Tuesday. Rosie’s formerly estranged 19-year-old daughter was taken to the hospital for unknown reasons, but was “alert” and “safe,” according to E! News. The hospital program she was admitted to offers psychiatric evaluations on an emergency basis, as well as interventions depending on what the patient is in need of, according to E!
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist Challenges LGBTQ narrative

    09/06/2016 8:56:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 6, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    A literature review, which is often called a study by the media, conducted by Johns Hopkins professor Dr. Paul R. McHugh and epidemiologist Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer has led to an outcry by the Left and LGBTQ community due to their findings. McHugh is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and had served as a psychiatrist-in-chief for the Johns Hopkins University Hospital and Mayer works at the Arizona State University. In the executive summary, the authors point out that: â—Ź "The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of...
  • Clinton Rolls Out Mental Health Treatment Plan

    08/29/2016 6:48:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    CBS 5 SF BAY AREA ^ | 29 AUGUST 2016 | AP
    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation’s health care system. Clinton’s campaign released a multi-pronged approach to mental health care on Monday, aimed at ensuring that Americans would no longer separate mental health from physical health in terms of access, care and quality of treatment. “We’ve got to break through and break down the stigma and shame. We’ve got to make clear that mental health is not a personal failing. Right now it’s our...
  • Clinton unveils plans to address mental illness in U.S.

    08/29/2016 10:49:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 29,2016 | UPI
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) — Hillary Clinton on Monday released a six-part plan to address nearly 50 million Americans afflicted with mental health problems. “Americans with mental health conditions and their families need our support,” she said in her proposal that runs more than 5,000 words. “The economic impact of mental illness is enormous – at nearly $200 billion per year nationwide in lost earnings] —and the human cost is worse.
  • She 'loved life': Grieving father wrote openly about suicide and mental illness in daughter’s obit

    08/18/2016 10:13:58 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 18, 2016 | Colby Skowitz
    Only hours after he learned his only daughter was dead, Ed Shoener sat down to write her obituary. It felt like one way he could still take care of his little girl. He and his wife, Ruth, had been steeling themselves for this day since Katie’s first hospitalization more than 11 years ago. He knew immediately why the police were at his doorstep the night of Aug. 3. Yet nothing prepares a parent for the details about how their child ended her life. But if Shoener, a deacon at his Catholic church, learned anything watching his daughter’s long struggle with...
  • Is Hillary Clinton Mentally Ill?

    08/05/2016 2:02:03 PM PDT · by Boomer · 63 replies
    Boomer ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Self
    While watching her in a pre-arranged and set up press conference (basically political theater) this morning she was unable to accept what the FBI Director had said about her being guilty of wrongdoing with the email scandal. I found it fascinating to watch her deny doing anything wrong although the rest of the planet by now knows she was 100% guilty. She also took credit for sending 30,000 emails during her four years as Sec. of State instead of crediting her office and assistants who actually sent the bulk of them. Of course she would then be saying she let...
  • Escaping communism and SSI... to the Mormon church and a normal life

    07/27/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Roger Bauer, Resides in an apartment in Orem Utah just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City where he works as an arc welder. Roger beings his mornings bright and early before the sun rises where he fashions a quick breakfast in his kitchenette. A recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints, he forgoes coffee and tea that he once would have had and instead enjoy a glass of orange juice or a smoothie if one is available. He goes to work just as dawn is breaking over Provo Peak and the Aspen groove hills. He...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: ‘There Is No Gay Gene’

    07/21/2016 9:51:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 21, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and former psychiatrist–in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital, who has studied sexuality for 40 years, said it is a scientific fact that “there is no gay gene.” “Environment,” however, “is very important,” said Dr. McHugh, author of The Mind Has Mountains: Reflections on Society and Psychiatry. He also explained that the permissive sexual culture in the United States today has confused “desire” with “love,” and that homosexuality is a false or “erroneous desire.” In an interview with Virtue Online: The Voice for Global Orthodox Anglicanism, reporter Lydia...
  • 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....
  • Dead Alive: Rare Mental Illness Called Walking Corpse Syndrome Makes People Think They're Dead

    05/31/2016 8:21:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    medicaldaily.com ^ | Jaleesa Baulkman
    People with the condition are known to have any of a number of delusions that range from believing they have no organs, blood or body parts to insisting they are actually dead even though they are very much still breathing. In even more rare cases of what is also known as walking corpse syndrome, people with the condition consider themselves immortal. Although walking corpse syndrome is considered extremely rare, its exact prevalence is unknown. One Hong Kong study involving 349 psychogeriatric patients suggests the condition afflicts about 0.57 percent of the population. Another study conducted in Mexico in 2010, which...
  • More Men Than Women Suffer From Mental Disorder, Says Study

    05/18/2016 3:59:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | MARTIN CARVALHO
    The number of men suffering from mental disorder is almost double compared to women in the country. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said the National Morbidity Study carried out last year revealed that a total of 42,168 people sought psychiatric treatment at government hospitals for some form of mental disorder. "Of this, a total of 27,855 men suffered mental disorder compared to 14,313 women," he said in written reply to a question by Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (PAS-Pasir Mas) in Dewan Rakyat Wednesday. He added that those between 20 and 49 years old tend to suffer...
  • Your Centralized Whiteness Offends Me.

    05/15/2016 8:33:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-15-2016 | MOTUS
    Yesterday we discussed the new disorder plaguing white middle class Americans: Empathy Deficit Disorder (EDD). Today I thought I would pursue one of the root causes: Snowflake Syndrome (ϟϟ). The latest outbreak of ϟϟ - at Seattle University, Matteo Ricci College School of Humanities - has been documented by the Daily Caller and, as the saying goes, requires a special kind of stupid. A brief summary: students at the Matteo Ricci School of Humanities took over the Dean’s office and demanded that the Dean be fired and all of their demands (which are ample) be met. Chief among their demands is an order...
  • Prominent Bay Area psychiatrist who molested boys dies in prison

    05/13/2016 7:38:28 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kevin Fagan
    William Ayres, the former go-to child psychiatrist for San Mateo County social service agencies who turned out to be a serial molester of boys, has died in state prison at the age of 84.
  • Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

    05/09/2016 4:08:09 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 22 replies
    mad in America ^ | Bruce Levine PHD
    In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not.
  • Lupron Protocol: Treating autism with eugenics

    05/05/2016 5:07:46 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball MAINESTATEGOP
    Asperger's syndrome. A myth. An invention by government to punish its victims for government's failures. This is because the government is supposed to always be right to the left. But far from it the government even in its efforts to conceal its failings and the failings of socialism and public education continues to fail and continues to injure innocent people in the name of the greater good. Instead of punishing bullies, instead of allowing educational alternatives, the government has invented a phony and dubious illness called Asperger's syndrome to punish the victims of bullying so our lazy teachers and...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

    05/02/2016 10:27:03 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 109 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/2/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion...
  • Just HALF a joint of cannabis 'causes psychosis-like effects...

    12/04/2015 11:42:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-4-15 | Lizzie Parry
    Active ingredient in cannabis delta-9-THC is linked to psychosis effects Scientists do not fully understand mechanisms that cause these effects Yale team found delta-9-THC increases random neural activity, or noise Believe increased neural noise plays role in psychosis triggered by drug Experts say effects are similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia Smoking cannabis can induce psychosis-like effects, similar to the symptoms people diagnosed with schizophrenia endure, scientists have said. While past research as come this this conclusion in the past, the mechanisms underlying these effects are less clear. Now, a team of scientists at Yale School of Medicine have found...
  • Time Capsule Found at 1950s Mental Hospital, Contains Film With Message For the Future

    10/14/2015 2:02:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    PaleoFuture ^ | October 13, 2015 | Matt Novak
    Time Capsule Found at 1950s Mental Hospital, Contains Film With Message For the Future Construction crews in Indiana were shocked to discover a time capsule from 1958 at a former mental hospital. The most exciting part? It contains a film with a message to the future–a message about electroshock therapy and psychiatric drugs. Frustratingly, much of the audio from the film has been lost. What were they saying in the damaged parts of the film? Was it a warning? Did they know something that we don’t?!?! “When the psychiatrists of the future open this time capsule, only they will be...
  • Dem judge orders psych counseling for D'Souza [Room 101]

    07/14/2015 12:48:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/13/2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist D’Souza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist D’Souza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because D’Souza was...
  • South Carolina shooting: What we know about suspect Dylann Storm Roof, 21 [Psych Drugs]

    06/18/2015 4:53:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    CBS ^ | 6/18/15
    A federal law enforcement source has identified the man suspected of killing nine people inside a historic black church on Wednesday evening as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof. He was captured Thursday morning in Shelby, N.C. ....Since January, Roof has been arrested twice, both at the Columbiana Mall in Columbia, S.C. According to arrest records obtained CBS News investigative producer Laura Strickler, on February 28, Roof went into a Bath and Body Works store wearing all black and asked "out of the ordinary questions," including how many associates were working, when they closed and what time they leave. Mall employees complained...
  • Everything Known About Charleston Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

    06/18/2015 9:08:34 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 149 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 18, 2015 | Katie Zavadski
    The man accused of killing nine inside a black church wore pro-apartheid flags, held ‘strong conservative beliefs,’ and made a ‘lot of racist jokes.’ Police said they have arrested Dylann Storm Roof, the suspected killer of nine people at an historic black church in Charleston. Roof, 21, is from Lexington, South Carolina and was taken into custody in Shelby County, North Carolina. At a press conference, police chief Greg Mullen said a citizen's tip led police to his car. He would not comment on whether weapons were found in the vehicle, but said Roof was "cooperative." [Snip] Roof’s father...
  • (New Essay by) Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: It Is Starkly, Nakedly False That Sex Change Is Possible

    06/17/2015 9:11:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2015 | Paul McHugh
    The idea that one’s sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery. For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways. A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they...
  • More Bad News For Psychotropic Meds

    05/22/2015 9:01:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/22/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    A few years ago, this column discussed certain disturbing findings regarding psychiatry and its relationship with the pharmaceutical industry: The major psychoactive drugs are no better than placebos; the “chemical imbalance” theory of mental illness is mostly nonsense; and psychoactive drugs are being given to children as young as two. The first finding was buried in clinical trials of antidepressants, in which side effects of real drugs (such as dry mouth) could be emulated in an otherwise non-active agent (aka removing “unblinding bias”). In these cases, there was absolutely no difference in efficacy between the antidepressant and the placebo. As...
  • Can Gays Turn Straight? What the Evidence Says About “Ex-Gay” Therapy.

    04/20/2015 3:12:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 99 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2015 | Nathaniel Frank
    Last week Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., introduced a bill in Congress asking states to ban sexual orientation conversion therapy, often abbreviated as CT, for minors. California is one of two states that have prohibited licensed professionals from offering the practice, which includes efforts to change not only sexual orientation but also gender identity. While the congressional bill is only a resolution—it encourages states to bar the practice rather than proposing the heavier lift of a federal ban—the idea that CT is dangerous and should be banned is gaining momentum ... What do we actually know about the practice of CT...
  • FSU shooter's friends tried to get help for him months before the shooting

    11/22/2014 1:55:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    St Petersburg Times ^ | November 22, 2014 | Michael LaForgia
    "...In interviews with the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, May's friends described their frustrations over the past three months with the area's mental health care system, one that couldn't save May despite desperate pleas from loved ones who watched him dissolve into paranoia before their eyes...... Six months into his job as a prosecutor in the Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office in New Mexico, May couldn't concentrate. The 31-year-old had become so distractible, he told his friends, that he had decided to see a psychologist. He emerged from the appointment with prescriptions for an antidepressant and an attention deficit...
  • Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime [Barf Alert]

    10/06/2014 9:36:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/5/2014 | MARGO KAPLAN
    THINK back to your first childhood crush. Maybe it was a classmate or a friend next door. Most likely, through school and into adulthood, your affections continued to focus on others in your approximate age group. But imagine if they did not. By some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people are living with pedophilia, a sexual attraction to prepubescents that often constitutes a mental illness. Unfortunately, our laws are failing them and, consequently, ignoring opportunities to prevent child abuse. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...
  • Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue

    09/30/2014 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 9/29/14 | John Hawkins
    If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt "wrong" for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it? This isn't an idle question because this does happen with a mental illness called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). People who have it feel as if they're not supposed to have a certain body part, like an arm or leg. As a general rule, doctors won't remove a healthy body part; so some of these poor deluded people crush, mangle, burn, or otherwise deliberately destroy their own arms...
  • New blood test could be first to detect clinical depression

    09/17/2014 11:26:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2014, 10:00 AM | Jessica Firger
    Now a new study suggests that a simple blood test could soon allow doctors to diagnose clinical depression as easily as they check cholesterol. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed the first blood test that analyzes levels of nine blood biomarkers associated with adult clinical depression. The results of their study were published Tuesday in the journal Translational Psychiatry. The test looks at levels of nine RNA blood markers, which appear to be different among patients with diagnosed clinical depression versus those who do not have depression. RNA are the molecules that help to process DNA genetic code and carry...
  • Supernatural 'Jinn' Seen as Cause of Mental Illness Among Muslims

    09/07/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Bahar Gholipour
    It may be common for psychiatric patients who are Muslim to attribute their hallucinations or other symptoms to "jinn," the invisible, devilish creatures in Islamic mythology, researchers in the Netherlands have found. The findings demonstrate one way in which culture may influence how people perceive their psychotic symptoms, and could help Western psychiatrists better understand patients who have an Islamic background. Moreover, in today's connected world, patients may fuse the symbols from their own backgrounds with those of other cultures to explain their symptoms, study leader Dr. Jan Dirk Blom, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Groningen,...
  • Depression May Not Be Caused by a Lack of Serotonin: Study

    09/02/2014 12:15:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 1, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    The latest research exploring the topic found that mice without serotonin still reacted to antidepressants. The data could change the way we think about treating the leading cause of disability worldwide.A lack in serotonin might not be entirely to blame for depression, new evidence suggests. It's widely believed that people with depression don't make enough serotonin-a messenger in the brain. But mice lacking serotonin did not exhibit symptoms of depression, reports a study in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. When Prozac — which works primarily by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain — was introduced in the 1980s,...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’– Sex Change is ‘Biologically...

    08/20/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Full title: Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is ‘Biologically Impossible’ Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry. (Photo: Johns Hopkins Medicine) (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospitaland its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at...
  • Depression, Chemicals, And Drugs

    08/20/2014 8:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/20/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The recent death of Robin Williams has put a spotlight on the matters of depression, how it’s treated, and the role of prescribed and illicit drugs. According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression has a variety of symptoms, but the most common are a deep feeling of sadness or a marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities.” Three primary types are identified: bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder (clinical depression), and persistent depressive disorder. The Association details typical symptoms… Changes...
  • Study finds genetic links between schizophrenia and cannabis use

    06/24/2014 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 132 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/24/2014 | Kate Kelland
    (Reuters) - Genes that increase the risk of a person developing schizophrenia may also increase the chance they will use cannabis, researchers said on Tuesday after studying more than 1,000 users of the drug. The results chime with previous studies linking schizophrenia and cannabis, but suggest the association may be due to common genes and might not be a causal relationship where cannabis use leads to increased schizophrenia risk. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world, and its use is higher among people with schizophrenia than in the general population. "We know that cannabis increases the...
  • Mass Shootings: It’s Time To Go Back To Institutionalizing The Severely Mentally Ill

    06/23/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The left consistently blames guns for school shootings, while mostly ignoring the big elephant in the room: mental illness. Up until the 1960s, the severely mentally ill were locked up in psychiatric hospitals, for their own good and for the protection of society. The ACLU and the left changed that, by successfully suing to get them released out onto the streets. So now, they make up much of our homeless population. From there, many have predictably ended up in our prison system. The rate of mental illness in U.S. prisons is five times greater than in the regular population, and...
  • Man who beheaded bus passenger should have more freedom: psychiatrist

    02/26/2014 8:04:57 PM PST · by Auntie Mame · 50 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 24, 2014 | The Canadian Press
    WINNIPEG -- A man who beheaded and then ate parts of a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus almost six years ago might soon be granted unescorted day trips outside his mental hospital. Vince Li's psychiatrist says the one-time undiagnosed schizophrenic has not been violent, no longer suffers delusions and has made tremendous progress. "From a clinical perspective, he has progressed excellently," Dr. Steven Kremer told a Criminal Code Review Board hearing Monday.
  • Psychiatrist courts controversy, says homosexuality is unnatural

    01/29/2014 7:30:19 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 48 replies
    FirstPost.com ^ | 21 January 2014 | FirstPost.com
    Former president of the Indian Psychiatric Society Dr Indira Sharma has courted controversy by claiming that homosexuality is unnatural, a statement made three days ago at an annual meet of psychiatrists. The LGBT community has brought "talk of sex to the roads", she told Times of India. "Heterosexuals don't talk about sex. It's a private matter," she told Times of India. The report quoted a psychiatrist who attended the summit as saying Sharma's speech took a condescending approach towards homosexuals. Sharma denied to TOI that she called for "homo clubs" to be shut down. She said her speech was about...
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • Psychiatrist who treated Adam Lanza surrendered license and is now living in New Zealand.

    12/30/2013 7:44:56 AM PST · by fso301 · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/2013 | Staff Writers
    The recently concluded investigation into Newtown killer Adam Lanza revealed that a psychiatrist who treated him as a teen has since surrendered his license. Dr. Paul Fox once held licenses to practice in Connecticut and New York but in 2012 he gave them both up in the face of charges he may have crossed a line in his relationship with a patient. Investigators reached Fox in New Zealand, where he now lives, in a telephone interview told detectives all he remembered about the cold-blooded killer.According to the Danbury News Times, Fox was cited for 'negligence on more than one occasion'...
  • Jungle Drug Ayahuasca Could Revolutionize Psychotherapy

    12/15/2013 3:24:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Thursday, Nov 21 2013 | Olivia LaVecchia and Kyle Swenson
    Tracy James knew the drug she'd just swallowed was working when her old injuries from high school started twitching with new life. Pressure throbbed from a forgotten busted knee. Her ankle tingled. The fingers she'd sprained roller-skating decades back began to ache. Whatever the 37-year-old had just taken, it shot feeling back into the long-gone ailments. "When I did vomit, it was one of the most amazing moments of my life." For the past 45 minutes, the hut had been dark and silent, the air dripping with jungle moisture. James and nearly 20 others were sitting cross-legged on ornate rugs....
  • Everyone on the Couch Today’s psychiatry undermines self-reliance and morality.

    12/15/2013 8:13:45 AM PST · by rey · 22 replies
    City Journal ^ | autumn 2013 | Theodore Dalrymple
    . . . The DSM is ultimately an instrument for weakening human resilience, self-reliance, fortitude, and resolve. It turns human beings into mechanisms, deprives their conduct of meaning, and makes them prey to entrepreneurs of human misery. . .
  • Deeds stabbed father 1 day after he was sent to psych ward but sent away as there was no room.

    Former Virginia governor candidate Creigh Deeds is fighting for his life after he was brutally stabbed by his own 24-year-old son, who then committed suicide - just one day after he was committed to a psychiatric ward. Deeds, a state senator, is in critical condition at University of Virginia hospital after he was found in his home in rural Bath County. Deeds was stabbed multiple times in the head and torso and lost large amounts of blood. The veteran Democratic state legislator's son Gus was found shot dead, as well. Gus had been evaluated by psychiatrists at a mental hospital...
  • Source: Schizophrenia meds found at home of Miriam Carey after Capitol chase

    10/04/2013 8:35:40 AM PDT · by dmz · 138 replies
    http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/04/politics/u-s-capitol-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t1 ^ | 10/4/13 | Michael Pearson. Lateef Mungin and Joe Johns, CNN
    Washington (CNN) -- Authorities investigating why a Connecticut woman rammed barricades and led police on a chase near the U.S. Capitol found medications in her apartment to treat schizophrenia and other mental disorders, a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation said Friday
  • Trazadone: 13 dead in Washington Navel Yard Shooting

    09/18/2013 6:03:26 PM PDT · by Captain7seas · 91 replies
    Drugawareness.org ^ | 09/18/2013 | Dr. Ann Blake Tracy
    [drugawareness] TRAZADONE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting FROM Dr. Ann Blake Tracy TO 1 recipient Show Details From Dr. Ann Blake Tracy To drugawareness@yahoogroups.com Aaron Alexis.jpg TRAZADONE: 13 Dead in Washington DC Naval Yard Shooting The New York Times released the fact that over the past month Aaron Alexis has been on the antidepressant, Trazadone, to treat insomnia. ( quotes below.) Of course I am not finished asking questions. I want to know what he was on before this that may have induced his serious problems with insomnia. Was that yet another antidepressant? Was he in withdrawal...
  • Not a diagnosis: Voices in head more common than thought

    09/18/2013 7:33:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 17 hours ago | JoNel Aleccia,
    As more details emerge about Alexis, Lieberman said he was concerned that the shooting renews worries for people with mental illness and once again raises questions about how society treats disorders. “I think it immediately arouses fears and enhances stigma about people with mental illness, that they’re psychotic killers and wackos running amok,” Lieberman said. “It’s unfortunate.”
  • Washington Navy Yard shooting: Aaron Alexis was treated for "serious mental illness"

    09/17/2013 12:26:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 17, 2013 | NA
    WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military's own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a valid pass to get onto the installation and started firing inside a building, killing 12 people before he was slain in a gun battle with police. Sources also told the Associated Press that Alexis had received treatment for serious mental illness, including "hearing voices." The motive for the mass shooting - the deadliest on a military installation in the U.S. since the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009...
  • A Child's Change [Confused Boy Abused, Allowed to Live as Little Girl]

    09/13/2013 5:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 9/12/13
    ... Patricia and Eduardo have three sons. Patricia: "Very healthy, happy, normal situation." But they started to notice something was different with their youngest, Manuel, before he was a year old.... With nowhere else to turn, they sought out a psychologist. They were told they had a transgender child... Rachel Sottile, YES Institute: "That's really at the source of everything, is fear. 'Does that mean my child is going to be gay? Does that mean my child's a freak?'" Rachel Sottile is with the YES Institute, a non-profit organization aimed at educating people on gender and orientation. She says kids...
  • Archaeologists Discover 20,000 ‘Lost Souls of Bedlam’ Under London Streets

    08/11/2013 10:31:09 AM PDT · by Renfield · 44 replies
    ancientorigins.net ^ | 8-0-2013 | April Holloway
    Established in 1247, the notorious Bethlem (“Bedlam”) Royal Hospital was the first dedicated psychiatric institution in Europe and possibly the most famous specialist facility for care and control of the insane, so much so that the word ‘bedlam’ has long been synonymous with madness and chaos. Now, in a spectacular discovery, archaeologists have uncovered the asylum’s ancient graveyard right in the heart of London, revealing as many as 20,000 skeletons. The 500-year-old graveyard was found during excavations to create a 13-mile high speed tunnel under Central London. Modern-day residents and visitors going about their busy daily lives have been oblivious...
  • Transgender at 6: For Tyler and his parents, no second thoughts

    07/12/2013 9:36:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-11-2013
    Yes, Tyler is still a boy. That’s what people who heard about him have wondered. After a Maryland couple decided to listen to their 5-year-old daughter’s urgent and persistent insistence that she was a boy, after a psychiatrist told them it would be healthy to let the child live as a boy, after they let him pick a boy name and found a school that would enroll the child in kindergarten as a boy last year, Tyler’s parents have had no second thoughts. “It’s not a phase,” said his mother, Jean. “Anyone who meets him says, ‘Yeah, that’s a boy.’...
  • ADHD Drugs Don't Boost Kids' Grades

    07/10/2013 1:46:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2013 | SHIRLEY S. WANG
    Studies of Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Find Little Change It's no longer shocking to hear of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder—and others simply facing a big test—taking ADHD medicine to boost their performance in school. But new studies point to a problem: There's little evidence that the drugs actually improve academic outcomes. Stimulants used to treat ADHD like Ritalin and Adderall are sometimes called "cognitive enhancers" because they have been shown in a number of studies to improve attention, concentration and even certain types of memory in the short-term. Similar drugs were given to World War II soldiers to...