Keyword: psychotropicdrugs

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  • Suicide rate hit 40-year peak among older teen girls in 2015

    08/04/2017 10:47:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    "These data show that between 2007 and 2015, there's substantial increases in suicide rates for both young males and young females," said Tom Simon, an author of the report and associate director for science in the division of violence protection at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the new data Thursday. ... "If you look at suicide attempts by girls, it's typically that girls attempt suicide about four to one or three to one over boys, yet boys complete suicide in the reverse," Tishler said. "That tends, we think, to have to do with the modality...
  • Skunk Weed Cannabis Can Seriously Damage Vital Nerve Fibers In The Brain

    11/27/2015 7:39:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    techtimes ^ | Alyssa Navarro,
    Dazzan said that when they looked at the corpus callosum of those who smoke high-strength cannabis, they found that there was a significant difference in the white matter compared to people who have never tried the drug, and people who smoke low-strength cannabis. The THC chemical acts on cannabinoid receptors which the corpus callosum contains. The team utilized two scanning methods to examine the corpus callosum in the brains of 56 patients who reportedly experienced a first episode of psychosis, and 43 healthy participants from the local community. One method required the use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) while the...
  • Top psychiatrist: Meds behind school massacres

    01/23/2013 2:45:57 AM PST · by cricket · 68 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 23/ 2013 | Jerome Corsi / Dr. David Healey
    Interesting article and conclusions per 'chicken/egg' antidote/warning from London based, Dr.David Healy: [“I predict then the outcome of more school screenings for mental illness will be more mass killings, even if the guns are taken away and the mass killings are not done with guns.”]
  • It's the Drugs, Stupid!

    01/03/2013 10:51:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2013 | Charles Gant and Greg Lewis
    Psychotropic drugs have been used for the purpose of suppressing fear and enabling murderous rage for a long time. In Dispatches, his extraordinary book about the war in Vietnam, Michael Herr passes this along about the use of drugs by American soldiers: Going out at night the medics gave you pills. . . . I knew one 4th Division Lurp [Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol] who took his pills by the fistful, downs from the left pocket of his tiger suit and ups from the right, one to cut the trail, the other to send him down it. He told me that...
  • There may be far more to Sandy Hook incidents than guns

    12/16/2012 10:10:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 63 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/16/12 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As Democrats and Progressives use this enormous tragedy as the tag necessary to push for nationwide gun control, permit me, a 30 year teacher of young adult males, to offer my reasons as to why this breakdown in our society is happening. First of all, was Adam Lanza on any type of “mind altering” drugs in recent months or from his early childhood? Teachers of young males often encourage parents to put their young children on hyper activity medication just to make the classroom atmosphere easier to control. One of my students, a middle age mom, asked me if she...
  • The 'atypical' dilemma - Skyrocketing numbers of kids are prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs

    07/30/2007 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies · 1,045+ views
    St. Petersburg Times (FL) ^ | July 29, 2007 | ROBERT FARLEY
    Is it safe? Nobody knows.More and more, parents at wit's end are begging doctors to help them calm their aggressive children or control their kids with ADHD. More and more, doctors are prescribing powerful antipsychotic drugs. In the past seven years, the number of Florida children prescribed such drugs has increased some 250 percent. Last year, more than 18,000 state kids on Medicaid were given prescriptions for antipsychotic drugs. Even children as young as 3 years old. Last year, 1,100 Medicaid children under 6 were prescribed antipsychotics, a practice so risky that state regulators say it should be used only...
  • Psych meds drove my son crazy

    05/19/2007 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Scutter · 94 replies · 2,680+ views ^ | May 18, 2007 | Ann Bauer
    This is a story with a hopeful ending. Lucky, even. But be forewarned, you have to get through a lot of hopeless, unlucky crap before you find it. Here's how it all starts: My first-born son has autism. Now that isn't hopeless or, in my opinion, unlucky. Autism isn't sick or crazy. It's rigid and routine, a little eccentric. Autism is multiplying columns of numbers easily while being unable to look anyone in the eyes; listening to only one band's music, and always in the same order, for a period of six weeks; refusing to eat anything orange. It's also...
  • The Young Pay the Price for Dutch Drug Experiment

    05/07/2006 7:17:42 PM PDT · by found_one · 68 replies · 1,828+ views
    Laigle's Forum ^ | May 7, 2006 | Don Laigle
    The Young Pay the Price for Dutch Drug Experiment by Don Laigle Ever hear a liberal or libertarian say that we need to legalize “soft” drugs like cocaine and marijuana because they did this in Holland and it was wildly successful? You know: kids immediately lost interest in these drugs and stopped taking them? Here’s what Republican Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico said on CNN on Feb 22, 2001: “Holland has 60 percent the drug use as that of the United States by kids and adults and that's for hard drugs and marijuana both. So if you want to...
  • Supreme Court OKs Hallucinogenic Tea

    02/21/2006 7:42:06 AM PST · by AntiGuv · 164 replies · 2,861+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2006 | Gina Holland
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that a small congregation in New Mexico may use hallucinogenic tea as part of a four-hour ritual intended to connect with God. Justices, in their first religious freedom decision under Chief Justice John Roberts, moved decisively to keep the government out of a church's religious practice. Federal drug agents should have been barred from confiscating the hoasca tea of the Brazil-based church, Roberts wrote in the decision. The tea, which contains an illegal drug known as DMT, is considered sacred to members of O Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal, which has...
  • Drug past of police recruits debated

    02/08/2004 12:35:43 AM PST · by RKB-AFG · 7 replies · 322+ views
    The Baltimore Sum ^ | February 6, 2004
    Drug past of police recruits debated As Maryland panel considers easing rules to shore up ranks, some up in arms The Baltimore Sun February 6, 2004 A state panel that sets standards for police hiring and training throughout Maryland is considering a proposal that would allow recruits to become police officers even if they had experimented with heroin, LSD and PCP - a move aimed at increasing the pool of applicants for short-staffed departments.