Review: New book follows the psychiatric money - Vancouver Sun - Friday, December 25, 2015 - 18:08

Vancouver Sun

Review: New book follows the psychiatric money
Vancouver Sun
It is hard to remember this now, in an era in which the medical specialty of psychiatry is highly respected and highly lucrative, but there was a time in which psychiatry was in deep trouble as a profession. Viewed as a professional backwater dominated ...

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The Irresponsible Claim That Antidepressants During Pregnancy Cause Autism - Slate Magazine - Friday, December 18, 2015 - 16:17

Slate Magazine

The Irresponsible Claim That Antidepressants During Pregnancy Cause Autism
Slate Magazine
The alarm has been sounded: Antidepressants cause autism! Or so one could easily think based on a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. Four researchers in Quebec conclude that “the use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ...
Reports Linking SSRIs With Autism Are Greatly ExaggeratedHuffington Post
About That Study Linking Antidepressants To Autism…Refinery29
Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in childrenWashington Post

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Americas|Venezuela May Have Indirectly Aided US Inquiry of Official - New York Times - Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 02:26

Americas|Venezuela May Have Indirectly Aided US Inquiry of Official
New York Times
For five long years, American investigators have suspected that Néstor Reverol, the former head of Venezuela's antidrug unit, was working as a kind of double agent. Even as he publicly trumpeted his exploits against crime groups, Colombian drug runners ...

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Golden Globe Nominee Reactions - New York Times - Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 22:08

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Golden Globe Nominee Reactions
New York Times
It was 1 p.m. in Los Angeles and Ms. Tomlin was still in her robe, having been receiving nonstop calls, emails and texts since the announcements came in: she'd received two nominations for best actress in a comedy, one for “Grace and Frankie,” her ...

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Stem Cells to Treat Depression? - Medscape - Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 21:43

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Stem Cells to Treat Depression?
Medscape
The molecule is the first potential antidepressant agent that does not act on the monoamines but promotes the growth of new nerve cells in the hippocampus, lead investigator Maurizio Fava, MD, executive vice chair, Department of Psychiatry, and ...

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Paul Ryan blames mass shootings on mental health laws - Al Jazeera America - Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 07:06

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Paul Ryan blames mass shootings on mental health laws
Al Jazeera America
At its core, the Murphy Bill — titled Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 (H.R.2646) — proposes to address gaps in mental health coverage through the removal of privacy protections, forced institutionalization (also known as ...

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Antidepressants With Tamoxifen Safe: Study - WebMD - Friday, December 4, 2015 - 20:27

Antidepressants With Tamoxifen Safe: Study
WebMD
"Given that thousands of breast cancer survivors struggle with depression, sleep disturbance and other side effects while on tamoxifen, our study should help alleviate any concerns physicians have about prescribing antidepressants to their breast ...

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Washington's Horrible Mental Health Legislation - Huffington Post - Monday, November 23, 2015 - 15:24

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Washington's Horrible Mental Health Legislation
Huffington Post
There is no question that America's mental health care system is in dire need of an overhaul. But the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” (H.R. 2646), introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA), represents the worst, most regressive ...

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Washington's Horrible Mental Health Legislation - Huffington Post - Monday, November 23, 2015 - 15:24

Washington's Horrible Mental Health Legislation
Huffington Post
There is no question that America's mental health care system is in dire need of an overhaul. But the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act” (H.R. 2646), introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA), represents the worst, most regressive ...

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My Response To Dr. Pies - Mad In America - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 03:48

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My Response To Dr. Pies
Mad In America
"Thus, while we don't know why Ronald Pies himself didn't speak out on the chemical imbalance issue decades ago, readers should be aware of his past financial relationship with pharmaceutical companies. He sounds vaguely critical of the drug industry ...

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Antidepressants heighten fall risks in residents with dementia - Long Term Living

Antidepressants heighten fall risks in residents with dementiaLong Term LivingThe study examined Medicare claims data from 2007-2009 involving nursing home residents with dementia who had recently been prescribed an antidepressant or an antipsychotic.

Pittsfield: NAMI offers recovery support for veterans - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Pittsfield: NAMI offers recovery support for veteransBerkshire Eagle (subscription)The National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County will hold the Peer-to-Peer Veterans Group from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and 8, at the NAMI office at 333 East St., Room 417.

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