Psychotropic Drugs


Children and antidepressants – CNN Financial Today Fri, 12 Nov 2004 When CNN was looking for an expert with a responsible, balanced view about the concerns of prescribing psychotropic drugs for children, they turned to AHRP. We recommended psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, a practicing clinician and Harvard faculty member, whose […]

Children and antidepressants – CNN Financial Today


Broken Brains or Flawed Studies? Thu, 24 Jul 2003 Broken Brains or Flawed Studies? A critical review of ADHD imaging studies by Jonathan Leo, Ph.D and David Cohen, Ph.D methodically demonstrates how scientifically flawed methodology undermines the integrity and claimed findings of over 30 imaging studies that are the basis […]

Broken Brains or Flawed Studies?


THE IMPACT OF THE FDA MODERNIZATION ACT ON THE RECRUITMENT OF CHILDREN FOR RESEARCH Vera Hassner Sharav Published in ETHICAL HUMAN SCIENCES & SERVICES Summer 2003, vol. 5 pp. 83-108 Abstract This paper argues that contrary to the claims made by the research stakeholders in industry, academia and government, the […]

The Impact of the FDA Modernization Act on the Recruitment ...



Researcher To Be Sacked After Reporting High Rates of ADHD – BMJ Sun, 10 Apr 2005 The BMJ reports that Dr. Gretchen LeFever, a clinical psychologist and professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, whose published reports (since 1995) have raised the alarm about a spiraling increase in elementary school children […]

Researcher To Be Sacked After Reporting High Rates of ADHD ...


Junk Science Hits Front Page Headlines: Most Americans Will Be Mentally Ill at Some Point – NIMH / Harvard Study Says Tue, 7 Jun 2005 Americans may be astonished to learn that $20 million in taxpayers’ money was spent on a study whose unacknowledged purpose is to increase the use […]

Junk Science Hits Front Page Headlines: Most Americans Will Be ...


20% Drop in Psych Drugs Prescribed for US Children – WashPost Sat, 8 Oct 2005 The Washington Post reports (below) that prescriptions for antidepressants for children have dropped an unprecedented 20% in the US. A continuing series of substantiated reports and Black Box warnings about an increased risk of suicide, […]

20% Drop in Psych Drugs Prescribed for US Children – ...



Warning-Caution – Antidepressant Dilemma – NYT Magazine Mon, 22 Nov 2004 Tolstoy wisely observed: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Suicide is the ultimate tragedy affecting a family; the circumstances surrounding one person’s suicide are not transferable. The cover of Sunday’s New […]

Warning-Caution – Antidepressant Dilemma – NYT Magazine



Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry Volume 7, Number 2, Summer 2005 pp. 111-124 Screening for Mental Illness: The Merger of Eugenics and the Drug Industry Vera Hassner Sharav, MLS New York, NY The implementation by the President’s New Freedom Commission (NFC) to screen the entire United States population – children […]

Screening for Mental Illness: The Merger of Eugenics ...



Mental Health Screening: A Form of Child Abuse–Children Drugged Without Parental Consent Tue, 19 Apr 2005 The documented case report of Aliah Gleason, a 13 year old Texas school girl, provides shocking hard evidence revealing the true threat to children’s mental health and safety. The worst thing that can happen […]

Mental Health Screening: A Form of Child Abuse–Children Drugged Without ...