What the Mental Health Legislation in Congress Would Do - Healthline - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 21:42

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What the Mental Health Legislation in Congress Would Do
Healthline
Gionfriddo said at its core, H.R.2646 sets out to fill in the gaps of mental health treatment that make the weblike system a challenge to navigate for those who seek care, and for those who provide care. One of the most significant proposals is the ...

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Mental health court to begin hearing cases in Montgomery County - Houston Chronicle - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 20:24

Houston Chronicle

Mental health court to begin hearing cases in Montgomery County
Houston Chronicle
Drug courts have been shown to improve outcomes, said Dr. Renee Binder, a California psychiatrist who recently served as president of the American Psychiatric Association, "It reduces the number of subsequent jail days, and it reduces the instances of ...

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The Case Against Antipsychotics - Mad In America - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 19:12

Mad In America

The Case Against Antipsychotics
Mad In America
I wrote about this in Anatomy of an Epidemic, and since then I have given many talks and written many blogs on the topic, and more recently, I engaged in a back-and-forth of sorts with Ronald Pies and Allen Frances about this. But I know that my reason ...

The Case Against Antipsychotics - Mad In America - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 19:12

Mad In America

The Case Against Antipsychotics
Mad In America
At times, I think that I must seem like a dog with a bone, and that I just can't let this one particular subject—the long-term effects of psychiatric drugs—go. I wrote about this in Anatomy of an Epidemic, and since then I have given many talks and ...

UNM promotes six to rank of Distinguished Professor - UNM Newsroom - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 18:54

UNM promotes six to rank of Distinguished Professor
UNM Newsroom
... Milton Rosenbaum Award for Competence, Curiosity, Generativity and Generosity. He also obtained the Simon Bolivar Award from the American Psychiatric Association, and the Earl Walker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Neuroscience Research.

'Open In Emergency': Literary Review Crowdfunds New Approach on Mental Health - NBCNews.com - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 18:22

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'Open In Emergency': Literary Review Crowdfunds New Approach on Mental Health
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... a play on the "standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States" maintained by the American Psychiatric Association; a tapestry made up of collective stories; a pamphlet on postpartum depression ...

Violence Caused by Antidepressants: An Update after Munich - Mad In America - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 17:38

Mad In America

Violence Caused by Antidepressants: An Update after Munich
Mad In America
My present report about five different murderers who were taking antidepressants presents new facts and new conclusions based on my involvement in civil or criminal legal cases surrounding their actions. These five represent only a fraction of the ...

New study to help people withdraw from inappropriate long-term antidepressant treatment - Medical Xpress - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 15:12

New study to help people withdraw from inappropriate long-term antidepressant treatment
Medical Xpress
Professor Kendrick added: "Antidepressant prescribing rates are rising very quickly and some don't need to be prescribed at all. We hope our intervention will identify where alternative treatment methods could be best used. If our programme works we'd ...

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Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants - Psychiatric Times - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 14:51

Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
Psychiatric Times
Peter Kramer's new book is a persuasive rebuttal to arguments that antidepressant medication is no more effective than placebo. Though clinicians see that antidepressants help patients and save lives, clinical trials continue to show unimpressive ...

AMA Dismisses Evidence Babies Feel Pain in Abortions After 20 Weeks - Daily Signal - Monday, July 25, 2016 - 14:35

Daily Signal

AMA Dismisses Evidence Babies Feel Pain in Abortions After 20 Weeks
Daily Signal
A sign held by a pro-life activist rallying outside the Supreme Court on June 27, 2016. The Journal of the American Medical Association defends its 11-year-old study concluding unborn babies do not feel pain in some abortions. (Photo: Pat ...

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POM can promote health benefits

In a ruling handed down today, an Administrative Law Judge with oversight of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has upheld the right of pomegranate juice manufacturer POM Wonderful to tell consumers about the health benefits of its juice. Since 1996, POM has invested over $35 million to do scientific research on their pomegranate products at 44 top universities and scientific centers around the globe. Over 70 of their studies have been published in significant peer-reviewed journals, validating the health benefits of the pomegranate and pomegranate juice.

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