Don’t Go Gentle into Depression - A. B. Curtiss
The Fellowship of the Depressed, by Janis Owens
THE ECONOMICS OF SZASZ: PREFERENCES, CONSTRAINTS AND MENTAL ILLNESS. Authors: Caplan, Bryan1 Source: Rationality & Society; Aug2006,
A Rush to Medicate Young Minds By Elizabeth J. Roberts, October 8, 2006
How Can Mental Illness be a Preference - THE ECONOMICS OF SZASZ: PREFERENCES, CONSTRAINTS AND MENTAL ILLNESS. Authors: Caplan, Bryan1
Hypnosis gaining a foothold in mainstream medicine - By Benedict Carey
Los Angeles Times - Hypnosis transports some people beyond serenity and absorption to a state of pure silliness. A solemn voice whispering to relax, breathe deeply and imagine
Alone - By
William R. Mattox Jr. An
epidemic of clinical depression in the midst of material prosperity
is related to the breakdown of family and the decline of civic
Psychiatry Lost Its Way - Commentary
By Paul R. McHugh Psychiatrist-in-Chief Johns Hopkins University.
History of Failure - Author and psychologist Bruce
Levine pummels psychiatry, psychotropic drugs and the role
both may have played in the case of Andrea Yates.
Drug Co. Links Studied -- A
survey of doctors who wrote treatment guidelines for common
diseases such as diabetes, depression and arthritis found
that most had ties to drug..
Positive Emotions to Optimize Health and Well-Being
- This article develops
the hypothesis that intervention strategies that cultivate
positive emotions are particularly suited for preventing and
treating problems rooted...
MORE EFFICIENT? IS
MULTITASKING MORE EFFICIENT? SHIFTING MENTAL GEARS COSTS TIME,
ESPECIALLY WHEN SHIFTING TO LESS FAMILIAR TASKS ...
styles may predict susceptibility to depression -
People who are hostile and aggressive, have low levels of
dependency on other people or report lower levels of satisfaction
from recreational ...
With Depression Tend To Seek Negative Feedback - Someone
who is "down in the dumps" or feeling "blue"
might welcome and be cheered by a kind word. Someone with
clinical depression, however, not only might not...
Depression, a Sugar Pill Is Hard to Beat - After thousands
of studies, hundreds of millions of prescriptions and tens
of billions of dollars in sales, two things are certain about
pills that treat depression:
become drug firms' targets - As a reward for attending
the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting, she
had received a small egg-shaped clock from the makers of the
antidepressant Prozac; a sleek thermos from Paxil, also an
antidepressant; and an engraved ...
and Madness - A child who doesn't like doing math
homework may be diagnosed with the mental illness developmental-arithmetic
disorder (No.315.4). A child who argues with her parents may...
shift the mood on antidepressants
- The professional body for psychiatrists has conceded that
antidepressant pills such as Prozac may only have a 50% success
clouds over Toronto psychiatry research - The University
of Toronto (UT) and its affiliated hospitals have become embroiled
in another controversy regarding their attitude to corporate
England Journal Relaxes Conflict Rules - The New England
Journal of Medicine is relaxing its conflict-of-interest rules
for authors of certain articles because it cannot find enough
experts without ...
Health: 'You could say I am a mad psychologist' - You
could say I am a mad psychologist. At the age of 18 I escaped
a depressing reality into my own sleep-deprived fantasy world,
living at the center of a maelstrom...
to Dr. Larry S. Goldman's Medscape General
Medicine Review of Robert Whitaker's Mad in America:...
Drug Treatment Of Depression Is One Of The Greatest Fallacies
In The History Of Medicine - The
current drug treatment for depression represents one of the
greatest fallacies in the history of medicine.
Bans Some Anti-Depressant Ads - A federal judge ordered
the maker of the popular anti-depressant Paxil to halt all
television commercials nationwide that claim the drug is not
Considering Diagnosis for "Sick" Relationships - ome
of the nation's top psychiatrists are advocating the creation of an entirely new
category of mental illness that could profoundly ...
Happiness: Cajole Your Brain to Lean to the Left -
All too many years ago, while I was still a psychology graduate
student, I ran an experiment to assess how well meditation
might work ...
the Teenage Brain - Good
news! During the past year or so, science has shared some
welcome information your brain is growing! ...
Mental Illness - Creating
Mental Illness, by sociologist, Allan V. Horwitz, is a fascinating
and scholarly critique of our classification of mental disorders.
Horwitz begins by...
Heal Thyself - During
the past four years I have worked as a full time doctor. I
have completed a one year diploma course, trained in two new
specialties, and presently have three different clinical roles.
I have listened...
of Biology - Nearly
every week there is a report of a new gene for one trait or
another. Novelty seeking, religiosity, shyness, the tendency
to divorce, and even happiness...
an ancient tale of happiness that appears in many cultures,
and it goes something like this: Once there was a prince who
was terribly unhappy. The king dispatched messengers
dissolves 35 year association with American Psychiatric Association
nearly three decades as a member it is with a mixture of pleasure
and disappointment that I submit this letter of resignation
from the American Psychiatric ...
Disease By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff
Writer Sunday, September 1, 2002; Page A01. - Some of the
nation's top psychiatrists are advocating the creation of
an entirely new category of mental illness that could profoundly
Cure for Depression By Barbara Kiser - We live in
mad times. The World Health Organization predicts depression
will soon rank second in the global disease burden, suicide
rates are rising, and the trauma caused by war, conflict or
domestic abuse is everywhere...
Divorce Fuels Fire of New Rock - Steve
October 4, 2002 - A
new generation of rock 'n' roll songwriters have become
the chroniclers of an old problem: the effects of divorce
He Found his Own Path Back to Good Health - By Marc Siegel - L. A. Times, June 28, 2004 - Mr. "Enrand" came to me with depression, weight gain, high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. Each of these abnormalities was mild, but they were likely to get worse if left untreated.
Some parents just say 'whoa' to school-required medications - By Kelly Hearn - Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor - When Patricia Weathers's son Michael had problems in his first-grade class, a school psychologist told the New York mother he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD ...
New Cure for Depression By Barbara Kiser - New Scientist Magazine, United Kingdom -
We live in mad times. The World Health Organization predicts depression will soon rank second in the global disease burden, suicide rates are rising,
Think Sick, Get Sick: The Power of the 'Nocebo' -
By MICHAEL WOODS -
The Toledo Blade March 10, 2004 - Researchers told college students to expect a headache after an experiment in which a mild electric current passed through their heads. The experiment was fake, with no electricity. Two out of 3 students got a headache...
Thought Therapy - Small changes in thinking and behavior can be as effective as antidepressants. - By Benedict Carey
L. A. Times Staff Writer - It's a treatment that can relieve depression, calm anxiety, improve sleep quality and reduce chronic pain. It can also ease symptoms of bulimia, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome and schizophrenia...