Category Archives: Psychiatry

Time To Rethink Psychedelic Drugs and Depression

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Author: The Guardian

Next year, if all goes to plan, a dozen patients with clinical depression will be invited to a UK laboratory and given psilocybin – the psychedelic ingredient found in magic mushrooms. Over the next four or five hours, many of these volunteers will experience dream-like euphoria as colours, smells and...

Schizophrenia Isn’t One Disorder but Eight

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Author: Samantha Allen

In perhaps the most important study in schizophrenia’s history, researchers have identified that it is not a single inherited disorder as previously believed, but rather eight separate genetic disorders. Schizophrenia is perhaps the most misunderstood mental illness, but a research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

Vaccine Fraud? What About Psychiatric Fraud? Staggering.

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Author: John Rappoport

This is an article about the intentional construction of false reality. Not a minor construction—a huge, enduring, institutional, wing-flapping, money-munching, poison-dispensing, Matrix-welding, yet “humanity-saving” invention. In the wake of CDC whistleblower William Thompson’s confession that he buried a vaccine-autism connection, some people reacted with shock—as if this was the first case...

Doctors Creating A New Attention Disorder For ‘Daydreamy’ Kids ?

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Author: Kevin Loria

According to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo." Half of these kids are a subset of the six million currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — usually called ADHD. They make up...

This Is What It’s Like To Have Bipolar Disorder

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Author: Susan Scutti - Video

Vincent van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, Kurt Cobain. What do these uncommon and distinctive personalities have in common? Bipolar disorder. Sometimes called manic-depression, this brain disorder causes dramatic mood swings from depressing lows to manic highs. Although this mental illness is often portrayed in poetic terms, with patients experiencing unimaginable euphoria...

Medical Marijuana Research For PTSD Clears Major Hurdle

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Author: Jolie Lee

A researcher at the University of Arizona is a step closer to studying how medical marijuana affects veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Although there is a "mountain of anecdotal evidence" that marijuana helps with PTSD, there has been no controlled trial to test how marijuana suppresses the symptoms, including flashbacks,...

Are ADHD, Other Mental Disorders Products Of Chemical Exposure?

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Author: Chris Weller

In a new study published in The Lancet, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have implicated six new chemicals they believe contribute to the development of mental disorders in children, such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and autism. Coming...

Vitamins And Minerals May Treat ADHD

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Author: Anthony Rivas

For people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), treatment often includes stimulant drugs meant to “activate brain circuits that support attention and focused behavior, thus reducing hyperactivity,” according to the National Institutes of Health. For people who for some reason can’t handle or respond to these drugs, vitamins and minerals, which...

Half Of All Foster Kids in Norway Have Mental Disorders

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Author: Andreas R. Graven

The first study of mental disorders among children in foster homes paints a distressing picture. Severe lack of care, being shuffled from one home to another, physical and psychological abuse in their original families – these are factors that increase the risk of foster children being encumbered with mental health...

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

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Author: Alan Schwatrz

After more than 50 years leading the fight to legitimize attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Keith Conners could be celebrating. Severely hyperactive and impulsive children, once shunned as bad seeds, are now recognized as having a real neurological problem. Doctors and parents have largely accepted drugs like Adderall and Concerta to...

ADHD is a Prime Example of a Fictitious Disease

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Author: Moritz Nestor

That amounted to interference in the child’s freedom and personal rights, because pharmacological agents induced behavioral changes but failed to educate the child on how to achieve these behavioral changes independently. The child was thus deprived of an essential learning experience to act autonomously and emphatically which “considerably curtails children’s...

People with Depression May Age Faster

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Author: Bahar Gholipour

People suffering from depression may be aging faster than other people, according to a new study from the Netherlands. In the study of about 1,900 people who had major depressive disorders at some point during their lives, along with 500 people who had not had depression, researchers measured the length...

Omega-3 Removes ADHD symptoms

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Author: Siv Tonje Håkensen

Researchers have observed the behaviour of rats and have analyzed biochemical processes in their brains. The results show a clear improvement in ADHD-related behaviour from supplements of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a faster turnover of the signal substances dopamine, serotonin and glutamate in the nervous system. There are,...

Ecstasy: Next Psychiatric Breakthrough Drug?

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Author: George Dvorsky

MDMA is a drug that’s typically associated with youth culture and dance parties — but it’s increasingly attracting the attention of psychologists and cognitive therapists. Also known as ecstasy, the drug has shown effectiveness in treating a number of mood disorders. But are the potential health risks worth it? Since...

Let’s Fight Big Pharma’s Crusade to Turn Eccentricity Into Illness

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Author: Allen Frances

Nature takes the long view, mankind the short. Nature picks diversity; we pick standardization. We are homogenizing our crops and homogenizing our people. And Big Pharma seems intent on pursuing a parallel attempt to create its own brand of human monoculture. With an assist from an overly ambitious psychiatry, all...

U.S. Bipolar Rates Soar Despite Heavy Use of Psychiatric Drugs

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Author: Carolanne Wright

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America has one of the highest rates of bipolar disease in the world with a staggering 5.7 million adults diagnosed. Characterized by periods of bone crushing depression swinging to cycles of mania, the disorder can destroy families and finances while shortening lifespan due to high suicide rates. Yet the disease...