Soviet-style abuse of psychiatry is now practiced in the US - Canada Free Press - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 14:16

Canada Free Press

Soviet-style abuse of psychiatry is now practiced in the US
Canada Free Press
Just then the eminent psychiatrist Allen Frances, who wrote a book on psychiatric disorders, dumped a bucket of cold water on his colleagues, calling them “amateur diagnosticians” who “disregarded professional ethics.” In a letter to The New York Times ...

Black History: A Medical Perspective from Past to Present - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 13:12

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Black History: A Medical Perspective from Past to Present
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
In 2008, the American Medical Association publicly apologized for aiding institutional racism, by omitting African American doctors, and for keeping silent during Civil Rights. In 1868, African American doctors applied for membership with AMA and were ...

Data on depression suggest possibility of personalized treatments - Medical Xpress - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:35

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Data on depression suggest possibility of personalized treatments
Medical Xpress
Only about 20% of patients who continue to take antidepressants will stay in remission, and 47% of patients continue to show some instability in their mood. And one out of every three of patients were at high risk of relapsing into depression. The ...

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NAMI group's monthly coffee gathering to cover 'Symptoms of ... - Kendall County Now (subscription) - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:30

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NAMI group's monthly coffee gathering to cover 'Symptoms of ...
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NAMI Kane south, DeKalb and Kendall counties will sponsor a monthly coffee gathering from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Ecker Center ...
Enroll now for NAMI's Family to Family program - Mount Vernon NewsMount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog)
Mental illness like swimming against the tide | Health | nrtoday.comNRToday.com
Mental health resource fair coming to county libraries | News ...Lake County Examiner

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Leading Nurses Association Takes Official Stance Against Death Penalty - Huffington Post - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 01:53

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Leading Nurses Association Takes Official Stance Against Death Penalty
Huffington Post
Other medical professional organizations like the American Medical Association, EMT Association and the American Pharmacists Association have positions against their members playing any role in executions as a matter of ethics. But few, if any, have ...

Will the American Medical Association Abandon Its Longtime Opposition to Assisted Suicide? - LifeNews.com - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 23:41

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Will the American Medical Association Abandon Its Longtime Opposition to Assisted Suicide?
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There are conflicting reports about whether the American Medical Association (AMA) is considering abandoning its longtime position in opposition to physician-assisted suicide and going “neutral.” It is important to realize how vital it is that the AMA ...

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Enroll now for NAMI's Family to Family program - Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog) - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 22:00

Enroll now for NAMI's Family to Family program
Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog)
MOUNT VERNON — Time is running short to enroll in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family to Family Education Program. This opportunity is being facilitated by the local NAMI affiliate, NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio. The curriculum ...

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Off-Label Antidepressants Common; Evidence Lacking - WebMD - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 18:36

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Off-Label Antidepressants Common; Evidence Lacking
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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often prescribe antidepressants to tackle conditions like migraine headaches for which they aren't technically approved. Now, researchers say such "off-label" usage mostly occurs without clear ...
When Antidepressants Are Used To Treat Everything But DepressionVocativ
Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidenceMedical Xpress
Fears over the use of antidepressants for other illnessesIrish Independent
Newsmax -Huffington Post UK -SBS
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Just say no to news stories about 'post election stress disorder' - HealthNewsReview.org - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 18:07

Just say no to news stories about 'post election stress disorder'
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First, it medicalizes a normal state of existence, explained psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances, professor and chairman emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. He sympathized with people who ...

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Just say no to news stories about 'post election stress disorder' - HealthNewsReview.org - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 18:06

Just say no to news stories about 'post election stress disorder'
HealthNewsReview.org
First, it medicalizes a normal state of existence, explained psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances, professor and chairman emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. He sympathized with people who ...

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Dr. Altha Stewart Becomes First Black To Lead American Psychiatric Assoc. - Florida Sentinel Bulletin

Dr. Altha Stewart Becomes First Black To Lead American Psychiatric Assoc.Florida Sentinel BulletinDr. Altha Stewart has been named the president-elect of the 37,000-member American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Antidepressants Have Variable Effects On Symptom Clusters - MedicalResearch.com (blog)

Antidepressants Have Variable Effects On Symptom ClustersMedicalResearch.com (blog)Response: We know that depression includes a wide range of symptoms, from low mood and feeling worthless, to problems sleeping, slowed thinking, and suicidal ideation.

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