Tag Archives: psychiatry

Psychiatry: The Marketing of Madness: Are We All Insane?

The definitive documentary on psychotropic drugging—this is the story of the high-income partnership between drug companies and psychiatry which has created an $80 billion profit from the peddling of psychotropic drugs to an unsuspecting public.

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Understanding Psychopathic and Sadistic Minds

Maia Szalavitz Time Psychopathic serial killers are a source of infinite public fascination. If best-selling novels, hit TV series and popular films are any indication, you’d think real-life Hannibal Lecters were constantly running amok in the U.S. Thankfully, such offenders … Continue reading

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What do ADHD and cancer have in common? Variety

Jim Newman EurekAlert PORTLAND, Ore. – According to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is more than one disorder. It’s an entire family of disorders, much like the multiple subtypes of cancer. … Continue reading

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Penn Clears Two Faculty Psychiatrists of Research Misconduct Charges

Jocelyn Keiser Science Insider The University of Pennsylvania has found no merit to an allegation that two of its psychiatry faculty committed research misconduct when they co-authored a 2001 paper written with help from writers hired by a drug company. … Continue reading

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Modern wars influence psychiatric thought

Gregg Zoroya USA Today Psychiatrists studying the feelings of guilt or shame associated with close combat say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are influencing changes in the “bible” of psychiatry in the USA. The section of the American Psychiatric … Continue reading

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Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine

Ioan Grillo Reuters While Mexico grapples with relentless drug-related violence, a group of Mexican scientists is working on a vaccine that could reduce addiction to one of the world’s most notorious narcotics: heroin. Researchers at the country’s National Institute of … Continue reading

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The New Face of Psychiatry

Source: The New American 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 … Continue reading

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Bipolar kids: Victims of the ‘madness industry’?

Source: NewScientist THERE’S a children’s picture book in the US called Brandon and the Bipolar Bear. Brandon and his bear sometimes fly into unprovoked rages. Sometimes they’re silly and overexcited. A nice doctor tells them they are ill, and gives … Continue reading

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