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  • Bipolar Loved Ones: Encouraging Them to Seek Treatment

    01/02/2010 10:00:22 AM PST · by YaZhynka · 29 replies · 1,048+ views
    Article Alley ^ | December 16, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    During a recent talk regarding my book, “Blessed with Bipolar,” I was stumped by the question, “How does a person get to where you are now from where you were in the psych ward?” I actually have a 380 page answer to that question. What stumped me was the question behind the question: “How do I get my bipolar daughter into treatment?”
  • Poor Children Likelier to Get Antipsychotics

    12/12/2009 5:07:16 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 919+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 12, 2009 | DUFF WILSON
    New federally financed drug research reveals a stark disparity: children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance. And the Medicaid children are more likely to receive the drugs for less severe conditions than their middle-class counterparts, the data shows... --snip-- The F.D.A. has approved antipsychotic drugs for children specifically to treat schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder. But they are more frequently prescribed to children for other, less extreme conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aggression, persistent defiance or other so-called conduct disorders — especially when the...
  • Fired Psychiatrist Creates USMC Concerns

    11/21/2009 10:43:08 AM PST · by Ordinary_American · 10 replies · 1,182+ views
    military.com ^ | November 21, 2009 | AP
    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Marines treated at Camp Lejeune for post-traumatic stress had to undergo therapy for months in temporary trailers where they could hear bomb blasts, machine-gun fire and war cries through the thin walls, according to servicemen and their former psychiatrist. The eight trailers were used for nearly two years, until a permanent clinic was completed in September in another location on the base, said a Camp Lejeune medical spokesman, Navy Lt. j.g. Mark Jean-Pierre. The noise from training exercises "shook me up real bad. I couldn't take it. I almost ran out of there a couple of...
  • Nidal Malik Hasan , MD Killeen, TX at AMA

    11/05/2009 3:27:33 PM PST · by Plutarch · 55 replies · 14,776+ views
    DoctorFinder for Patients The information contained in the AMA DoctorFinder report does NOT meet the primary source equivalency requirement as set forth in the credentialing standards of accreditation organizations such as the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) or the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).Nidal Malik Hasan , MD (Non-Member) Primary Specialty (Self Designated)(note): PSYCHIATRY Location: Killeen, TX 76541
  • Shooting Suspect ID'd as Army Psychiatrist

    11/05/2009 3:24:45 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 40 replies · 2,916+ views
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | www.cbsnews.com
    A law enforcement official says a shooting suspect at a U.S. military base in Texas has been identified as Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan. A source tells CBS News investigative producer Len Tepper that Hasan is a licensed psychiatrist in Bethesda, Md. He is a drug and rehab specialist who got his Virginia psychiatry license July 12, 2005. The official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at Fort Hood. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly. According to the Army Times, Hasan...
  • Who is Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan?

    11/05/2009 3:24:50 PM PST · by chemical_boy · 83 replies · 5,787+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Novemeber 4th 2009
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Associated Press is reporting that a source has told them the shooting suspect in Thursday's attacks on the Fort Hood Army Post in Texas is Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, an Army mental health professional. The attacks on Ft. Hood left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman, who is said to be Hasan, and apprehended two other soldiers suspected in the attack. According to the AP, a defense official said Hasan was a mental health professional—either an Army psychologist or psychiatrist. It's not known if he was treating people at the post. The...
  • VIDEO: FOX: Obama Watched Documentary About Himself Last Night

    11/04/2009 9:24:05 AM PST · by ianschwartz · 86 replies · 2,881+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 4, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    FOX News: "Robert Gibbs said ‘well, he was actually watching, you know, the HBO special about his year-long campaign and how it all went.'"
  • Psychiatric meds can bring on rapid weight gain in kids

    10/27/2009 7:41:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 570+ views
    Science News ^ | Oct 27th 2009 | Nathan Seppa
    Drugs that alleviate severe mental disorders can also result in troubling metabolic changes. Many young children and adolescents taking drugs for severe psychiatric problems gain substantial weight and, in some cases, show increased levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in their blood, researchers report in the Oct. 28 Journal of the American Medical Association. Although the data from this study need to be replicated over a longer time frame, the findings nonetheless raise worrisome questions about anti-psychotic drugs that often benefit children who have schizophrenia, autism, tics, severe bipolar disorder or aggressive behavior. “We are between a rock and a...
  • Why antidepressants don't work for so many

    10/23/2009 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 47 replies · 1,352+ views
    Northwestern University ^ | 10-23-09 | Marla Paul
    Northwestern research finds drugs aim at wrong target CHICAGO --- More than half the people who take antidepressants for depression never get relief. Why? Because the cause of depression has been oversimplified and drugs designed to treat it aim at the wrong target, according to new research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The medications are like arrows shot at the outer rings of a bull's eye instead of the center. A study from the laboratory of long-time depression researcher Eva Redei, presented at the Neuroscience 2009 conference in Chicago this week, appears to topple two strongly held...
  • The New Face of Psychiatry

    10/13/2009 6:59:23 AM PDT · by FromLori · 14 replies · 821+ views
    To ensure that psychiatry “permeate every educational activity of national life” and “infiltrate the professional and social activities of [all] people” was a global goal that originated with British Brigadier General Dr. John Rawlings Rees in a 1940 speech to the National Council for Mental Hygiene. He ended on an ominous note: “Though our knowledge be incomplete … I think we must imitate the Totalitarians and organize some kind of fifth column activity.” Canadian colleague Dr. Brock Chisholm chimed in with sinister comments of his own at the close of the war in 1946, in a speech to the World...
  • Internet addiction linked to ADHD, depression in teens

    10/05/2009 2:36:05 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 516+ views
    cnn ^ | 41 minutes ago | Amanda MacMillan
    Some children and teens are more likely than their peers to become addicted to the Internet, and a new study suggests it's more likely to happen if kids are depressed, hostile, or have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or social phobia. Although an Internet addiction is not an official diagnosis, signs of a potential problem include using the Internet so much for game playing or other purposes that it interferes with everyday life and decision-making ability. (The diagnosis is being considered for the 2012 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the "bible" of mental ailments published by...
  • Forensic Psych: Does Phillip Garrido Really Believe His Kids Cured Him of Pedophilia?

    08/31/2009 11:20:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 1,109+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/28/09 | Carlin Miller
    How could four individuals, two of them captors and one of them an abducted little girl, come to live together as a family unit for eighteen years? If police have it right, not only did Phillip Garrido, Nancy Garrido, Jaycee Lee Dugard and Garrido's mother live as a family unit, but Phillip Garrido and Jaycee Lee Dugard also had two daughters together (now 11 and 15 years old). As a forensic psychiatrist, I am interested in how this can happen and what each of them must have been thinking over all those years. Although I have examined none of these...
  • Dr. Mark Blotcky: Divorce Is My Business and Business Is Good

    08/26/2009 7:57:20 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 600+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 07/19/2009 | Mike Volpe
    As far as divorces go, Dr. Susan Diamond's divorce beginning in February of 1999 with her husband, Rick San Soucie, got rather nasty. Diamond was (and continues to be) a successful doctor specializing in patients with the HIV virus. San Soucie found his own financial success in business. Beyond that, Diamond already had four children with San Soucie and a fifth on the way when the divorce started.
  • Study: Homosexuals Twice as Likely to Seek Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

    08/18/2009 6:26:55 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 14 replies · 654+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | August 18, 2009 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    August 18, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A study led by Susan Cochran and her team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, published in the open access journal BMC Psychiatry, reports that homosexuals seek treatment for mental health issues or substance abuse at a rate over two times higher than heterosexuals. The study of 2074 people interviewed in the California Health Interview Survey found that 48.5% of homosexual and bisexual individuals reported receiving psychiatric or drug abuse treatment in the past year as compared to 22.5% of heterosexuals. When the research results were broken down by gender, the report...
  • Dr. Mark Blotcky: Divorce is My Business and Business is Good

    08/12/2009 3:30:45 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 8 replies · 482+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/12/2009 | Mike Volpe
    As far as divorces go, Dr. Susan Diamond's divorce beginning in February of 1999 with her husband, Rick San Soucie, got rather nasty. Diamond was (and continues to be) a successful doctor specializing in patients with the HIV virus. San Soucie found his own financial success in business. Beyond that, Diamond already had four children with San Soucie and a fifth on the way when the divorce started.
  • Antidepressant use doubles in US, study finds

    08/04/2009 4:19:34 AM PDT · by rarestia · 21 replies · 813+ views
    Reuters ^ | 03 Aug 2009 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005, probably because of a mix of factors, researchers reported on Monday. About 6 percent of people were prescribed an antidepressant in 1996 -- 13 million people. This rose to more than 10 percent or 27 million people by 2005, the researchers found.
  • Antidepressant use doubles in US

    08/03/2009 7:42:53 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 47 replies · 892+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-3-09 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Use of antidepressant drugs in the United States doubled between 1996 and 2005, probably because of a mix of factors, researchers reported on Monday. About 6 percent of people were prescribed an antidepressant in 1996 -- 13 million people. This rose to more than 10 percent or 27 million people by 2005, the researchers found. "Significant increases in antidepressant use were evident across all sociodemographic groups examined, except African Americans," Dr. Mark Olfson of Columbia University in New York and Steven Marcus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia wrote in the Archives of General Psychiatry. "Not...
  • Having BIPOLAR vs. Being BIPOLAR

    07/31/2009 1:25:45 PM PDT · by YaZhynka · 19 replies · 957+ views
    July 31, 2009 | Richard Jarzynka
    HAVING BIPOLAR vs. BEING BIPOLAR (excerpt from the book, "Blessed With Bipolar: 36 God-Given Gifts of Manic Depression) I have bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder does not have me. Bipolar disorder is not, my identity. It is not who I am. Bipolar disorder impacts my personality, emotions, and behavior. It does not dictate what I think, believe, say, or do. There are blessings that come with “having bipolar disorder.” “Being bipolar,” on the other hand, would be nothing but a burden. If I think of myself as “being bipolar” (or of bipolar as being my being), then I am controlled by...
  • The falsehood and danger of Asperger syndrome: victim=disabled

    06/22/2009 2:30:44 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 30 replies · 2,278+ views
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | MAINESTATEGOP
    Over the past year I have been going over articles about Asperger's syndrome. Asperger's syndrome is considered to be a highly functioning form of autism yet it is also considered to be a disability. Members of the autism community have worked for years trying to downplay the severity of the disorder. I first heard about Asperger's in 1998 while watching a documentary. Asperger's disorder was first invented by a German doctor named Hans Asperger. (the disorder was named after him.) Asperger did study on children who though they were bright were considered awkward. The world health organization began to use...
  • ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death

    06/15/2009 5:36:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 7 replies · 749+ views
    ABC ^ | 6/15/09 | Dan Childs
    For Ann Hohmann, Oct. 21, 2004, began just about like any other day. On that morning, the 54-year-old mother of two living in McAllen, Texas, was preparing to take her eldest son to school. She had an early appointment, so her husband, Rick Hohmann, would be dropping off younger son, 14-year-old Matthew, at his school that day. About a month earlier, Matthew had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. And like an estimated 2.5 million other children in the United States, he was taking medication for the condition.