Psychiatry


Prescription for Suicide? TIME MAGAZINE Fri, 6 Feb 2004 TIME magazine asks whether antidepressants are a Prescription for Suicide. Shannon Baker, whose 12 year old daughter, Kara Jaye-Anne Otter, committed suicide when she had been on the antidepressant Paxil for seven months, recalls: “I was told the worst side effects […]

Prescription for Suicide? TIME MAGAZINE


Pharma Efforts to Bar Placebo Responders from Trials – WSJ Fri, 25 Jun 2004 A clinical trial report in The Lancet debunks the value of Aricept, a popular drug prescribed for Alzheimer’s patients. The findings of a three-year placebo controlled trial show that: “Although the patients taking the drug did […]

Pharma Efforts to Bar Placebo Responders from Trials – WSJ


NY Times Whitewashes Ritalin Experiment in Preschool Kids Sat, 16 Nov 2002 A story in The New York Times magazine about a controversial government sponsored drug experiment avoids examining the tough issues. Instead, it describes the growing pains of an apparently normal 4 year old boy, Sam, whose parents enrolled […]

NY Times Whitewashes Ritalin Experiment in Preschool Kids



NYT Pitches New Brain Disorder: “Executive Dysfunction” Tue, 26 Aug 2003 Should the Science section of The New York Times be in the business of promoting the expanded use of psychotropic drugs for unproven non-medical conditions? Today’s Science section of the New York Times includes 2 promotional articles that covertly […]

NYT Pitches New Brain Disorder: "Executive Dysfunction"





Protecting People with Mental Disabilities and Impairments against Biomedical Research Abuse[*] By John H. Noble, Jr., Ph.D, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA Vera Hassner Sharav, MLS, Alliance for Human Research Protection, New York, USA People with mental disabilities and impairments historically have been targeted by biomedical researchers […]

Protecting People w Mental Disabilities & Impairments against Biomedical Research ...



Dr. Kramer – All Things They Taught Us That Were Wrong in Psychiatry Thu, 15 Sep 2005 In a 2004 column, a psychiatrist who engages in “myth busting” inadvertently confirms that psychiatry is given to prescribing mood swings. He acknowledges that sometimes effective treatments are dropped (benzodiazepines) for new ones […]

Dr. Kramer – All Things They Taught Us That Were ...



AMA Serves Pharma Marketing Priority/ FDA To Add Warnings on ADHD drugs–Concerta, Ritalin, Strattera, Adderall Wed, 29 Jun 2005 The FDA is finally taking note of the fact that many drugs prescribed for the treatment of psychiatric problems are CAUSING serious psychiatric and cardiovascular problems in children and adolescents ! […]

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