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NAMI Warns Senate about Criminalization of Mental Illness; Supports Cornyn Bill - PR Newswire (press release) - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 15:29

NAMI Warns Senate about Criminalization of Mental Illness; Supports Cornyn Bill
PR Newswire (press release)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today warned the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that criminalization of people living with mental illness has reached "crisis proportions" and called ...

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Inside the List - New York Times - Friday, February 5, 2016 - 15:54

New York Times

Inside the List
New York Times
The Cartoonist's Elegy: Between romance novels and mysteries, love and death have long ruled the fiction lists. But they're increasingly common in hardcover graphics as well: On this week's list, nuanced considerations of family and mortality turn up ...

Blood Banks Use Caution With Travelers From Zika Zones - New York Times - Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 02:16

Blood Banks Use Caution With Travelers From Zika Zones
New York Times
Peter D. Kramer Jumps Back Into the... Loading. .... Opinion. Today's Opinion · Op-Ed Columnists · Editorials · Contributing Writers · Op-Ed Contributors · Opinionator · Letters · Sunday Review · Taking Note · Room for Debate · Public Editor · Video ...

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Book Review|Bill Bryson's 'The Road to Little Dribbling' - New York Times - Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 10:32

New York Times

Book Review|Bill Bryson's 'The Road to Little Dribbling'
New York Times
“I watched the rain beat down on the road outside and told myself that one day this would be 20 years ago.” Why on earth would the weary traveler who consoled himself with this notion, marooned in a shuttered-tight, sodden Welsh mining town, even ...

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"Sculacciare i bambini può intaccare la loro salute mentale" - Il Mattino - Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 16:25

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"Sculacciare i bambini può intaccare la loro salute mentale"
Il Mattino
Sculacciare i bambini potrebbe intaccare la loro salute mentale: è quanto sostiene lo psichiatra Ronald Pies (della SUNY Upstate Medical University), intervenuto nel dibattito scatenato dal senatore del Texas Ted Cruz. Il politico, candidato alle ...
"Sculacciare i bambini può intaccare la loro salute mentale". Il parere di uno psichiatra sul dibattito sulle punizioni ...L'Huffington Post
Gli schiaffi si ripercuotono sulla salute mentale dei bimbiil Giornale

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How El Chapo Was Finally Captured, Again - New York Times - Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 15:41

New York Times

How El Chapo Was Finally Captured, Again
New York Times
An image from a video of the raid on Jan. 8 to recapture Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. MEXICO CITY — Stripped to his undershirt and covered in filth, the world's most notorious drug lord dragged ...

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Psychiatric Medicines Are Not All Good or All Bad - Huffington Post - Friday, January 15, 2016 - 17:30

Huffington Post

Psychiatric Medicines Are Not All Good or All Bad
Huffington Post
Even for those who really need them, psych meds are not always prescribed well. Doses are often too high or too low. And doctors tend to add new drugs when old ones aren't working, without withdrawing the old ones. This irrational polypharmacy adds to ...

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Author tells Kansas senators psychiatric overdiagnosis damaging Americans - Topeka Capital Journal - Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 23:01

Topeka Capital Journal

Author tells Kansas senators psychiatric overdiagnosis damaging Americans
Topeka Capital Journal
U.S. psychologist Allen Frances, who authored the book “Saving Normal” about Americans mistakenly diagnosed with mental disorders, told the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee that lawmakers had an obligation to stand against harmful ...

Review: New book follows the psychiatric money - Vancouver Sun - Friday, December 25, 2015 - 18:08

Vancouver Sun

Review: New book follows the psychiatric money
Vancouver Sun
It is hard to remember this now, in an era in which the medical specialty of psychiatry is highly respected and highly lucrative, but there was a time in which psychiatry was in deep trouble as a profession. Viewed as a professional backwater dominated ...

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The Irresponsible Claim That Antidepressants During Pregnancy Cause Autism - Slate Magazine - Friday, December 18, 2015 - 16:17

Slate Magazine

The Irresponsible Claim That Antidepressants During Pregnancy Cause Autism
Slate Magazine
The alarm has been sounded: Antidepressants cause autism! Or so one could easily think based on a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. Four researchers in Quebec conclude that “the use of antidepressants, specifically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ...
Reports Linking SSRIs With Autism Are Greatly ExaggeratedHuffington Post
About That Study Linking Antidepressants To Autism…Refinery29
Maternal exposure to anti-depressant SSRIs linked to autism in childrenWashington Post

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