The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?

Info Document Actions Print this A two-part review in the prestigious New York Review of Books is making waves in the mental health industry. Three recent books successfully challenge many of the myths about the psychiatric drug industry these past two decades, and are profiled in a significant piece in influential New York Review of…

This Fall: Carrie Fisher Promotes Maintenance Electroshock in New Book

Info Actress Carrie Fisher is famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in Star Wars. But she’s becoming famous for promoting her electroshock, also known as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. Action: Ask Fisher to have a heart. Actress Carrie Fisher plans new book centered on her electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), more popularly known as electroshock.  …

Drugging the Vulnerable: Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and the Elderly

Info Document Actions Print this Time Magazine looks at the use of neuroleptic psychiatric drugs, more commonly called “antipsychotics,” on children and seniors. Drugging the Vulnerable: Atypical Antipsychotics in Children and the Elderly Date Published: May 26, 2011 12:00 AM Author: Maia Szalavitz Source: Time Magazine   For the original and complete Time article, click…

Over-prescription of ‘antipsychotic’ psychiatric drugs to seniors

Info Over-prescription of ‘antipsychotic’ psychiatric drugs to seniors Senior citizens are among the many groups targeted for an extra-high level of over-drugging by the neuroleptic psychiatric drugs, which are also known as antipsychotics. Study finds “Unnecessary” drugs in nursing homes CBS-TV news covered a US government report about how many senior citizens are being massively…