Who Will Guard the Guardians of Psychiatry? - Mad In America - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:19

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Who Will Guard the Guardians of Psychiatry?
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Superficially, the article presents itself as a call to limit the prescribing of the so-called antidepressant drugs to severe cases; but the piece can, I suggest, be more accurately characterized as Dr. Frances's latest attempt to distance himself, and ...

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Who Will Guard the Guardians of Psychiatry? - Mad In America - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:19

Mad In America

Who Will Guard the Guardians of Psychiatry?
Mad In America
Superficially, the article presents itself as a call to limit the prescribing of the so-called antidepressant drugs to severe cases; but the piece can, I suggest, be more accurately characterized as Dr. Frances's latest attempt to distance himself, and ...

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'Sweetbitter,' by Stephanie Danler - New York Times - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:31

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'Sweetbitter,' by Stephanie Danler
New York Times
Ever since Anthony Bourdain, our tribal king, published his peerless “Kitchen Confidential” in 2000, we, the demimonde of Professional Restaurant, have glutted the bookstores with more accountings of ourselves and our work than anyone could possibly ...

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Book Review|'Jane Doe January' and 'I Will Find You' - New York Times - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:16

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Book Review|'Jane Doe January' and 'I Will Find You'
New York Times
Like a common virus, the experience of rape invades not only the body but the mind of its victims, and it can do so in startlingly similar ways. Dissociation kicks in, mercifully and efficiently, almost like a response of the immune system, as well as ...

Book Review|Who Gets to Tell Other People's Stories? - New York Times - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:06

New York Times

Book Review|Who Gets to Tell Other People's Stories?
New York Times
In Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Anna Holmes and James Parker debate the line between empathy and exploitation. By Anna Holmes. Empathy is about deepening connections. Exploitation, about filling one's ...

HHS guidance deals with patient access - Politico - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:02

HHS guidance deals with patient access
Politico
Tim Murphy's mental health reform bill (H.R. 2646) next month, Pro Health Care's Brianna Ehley reports. The effort had been stalled for nearly six months. ROBBING PETER TO PAY PAUL: The House-passed Zika funding bill would take money HHS had ...

Committee plans mental health markup - Politico - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 14:02

Committee plans mental health markup
Politico
Tim Murphy's bill (H.R. 2646) after a grueling 10-hour markup, during which lawmakers sparred over patient privacy rights and court-ordered outpatient treatment programs. Cost was also a major issue. Aides said Chairman Fred Upton, Murphy and others ...

Conclusive Proof ADHD Is Overdiagnosed - Huffington Post - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:28

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Conclusive Proof ADHD Is Overdiagnosed
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Allen Frances Professor Emeritus, Duke University. maroke via Getty Images. There are 3 possible explanations for the explosion of the ADHD diagnosis during the past 20 years — with rates that have skyrocketed from only 3-5 percent of kids to 15 percent.

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The Evidence-Based Mind of Psychiatry on Display - Mad In America - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:18

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The Evidence-Based Mind of Psychiatry on Display
Mad In America
Earlier this year, Ronald Pies and Allen Frances wrote a series of blogs that collectively might be titled: “Why Robert Whitaker is Wrong about Antipsychotics.” In regard to reviewing the “evidence” on that question, Pies did most of the heavy lifting ...

The Evidence-Based Mind of Psychiatry on Display - Mad In America - Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:18

Mad In America

The Evidence-Based Mind of Psychiatry on Display
Mad In America
Earlier this year, Ronald Pies and Allen Frances wrote a series of blogs that collectively might be titled: “Why Robert Whitaker is Wrong about Antipsychotics.” In regard to reviewing the “evidence” on that question, Pies did most of the heavy lifting ...

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