Outpatient Forced Psychiatry

Info Outpatient Forced Psychiatry More and more citizens are required to take super-powerful psychiatric drugs against their will while living in their own homes out in the community. Today 42 US states allow courts to order “involuntary outpatient commitment.” An increasing number of countries are using “community treatment orders” and other techniques that make our…

A troubling diagnosis in Iraq

Info Associated Press reports that a US soldier accused of murdering a family in Iraq had previously disclosed his desire to kill innocent Iraqui civilians, but had primarily been prescribed a powerful neuroleptic psychiatric drug Seroquel and returned to duty. Associated Press – 10 January 2007 Ex-soldier found to have ‘homicidal ideations’ months before family’s…

Veterans Mental Health

Info Veterans Mental Health Present and former military personnel and their family are often denied adequate alternatives and advocacy for mental and emotional well being. A troubling diagnosis in Iraq Associated Press reports that a US soldier accused of murdering a family in Iraq had previously disclosed his desire to kill innocent Iraqui civilians, but…

Neuroleptics

Info Neuroleptics Information about traditional and atypical neuroleptic drugs, also known as “anti-psychotics.” Brain Damage Caused by Neuroleptic Psychiatric Drugs In the past two decades, countless medical studies have shown that use of neuroleptic psychiatric drugs (also known as antipsychotics) is associated with structural brain changes, especially when taking high dosages for a long time.…

Football tackles schizophrenia and depression

Info Document Actions Print this Illustrating the wide range of creative approaches to support people diagnosed schizophrenic — beyond simply a narrow medical model of drug, drug, drug — the UK Guardian reports about how Italian psychiatrists have even obtained “startling results” with football. Football tackles schizophrenia and depression Date Published: Jan 08, 2007 03:00…

Brief Report: Use of Psychotropic Medications by Youths in Therapeutic Foster Care and Group Homes

Info Document Actions Print this Youth in foster and group homes are often given psychiatric drugs, including “polypharmacy” — a chemical cocktail of multiple psychiatric drugs — according to this study published by the American Psychiatric Association. Brief Report: Use of Psychotropic Medications by Youths in Therapeutic Foster Care and Group Homes Date Published: Jun…

Lilly’s Legal Battle Over Zyprexa Documents Continues

Info Document Actions Print this OpEdNews continues its coverage of the Zyprexa files controversy with a second article by Everlyn Pringle. Lilly’s Legal Battle Over Zyprexa Documents Continues Date Published: Jan 07, 2007 03:00 AM Author: Evelyn Pringle Source: OpEdNews http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_evelyn_p_070107_lilly_s_legal_battle.htm On January 3, 2007, a hearing was held before Judge Jack Weinstein, in a…