Will the American Medical Association Abandon Its Longtime Opposition to Assisted Suicide? - LifeNews.com - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 23:41

LifeNews.com

Will the American Medical Association Abandon Its Longtime Opposition to Assisted Suicide?
LifeNews.com
There are conflicting reports about whether the American Medical Association (AMA) is considering abandoning its longtime position in opposition to physician-assisted suicide and going “neutral.” It is important to realize how vital it is that the AMA ...

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Enroll now for NAMI's Family to Family program - Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog) - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 22:00

Enroll now for NAMI's Family to Family program
Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog)
MOUNT VERNON — Time is running short to enroll in the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family to Family Education Program. This opportunity is being facilitated by the local NAMI affiliate, NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio. The curriculum ...

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Off-Label Antidepressants Common; Evidence Lacking - WebMD - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 18:36

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Off-Label Antidepressants Common; Evidence Lacking
WebMD
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often prescribe antidepressants to tackle conditions like migraine headaches for which they aren't technically approved. Now, researchers say such "off-label" usage mostly occurs without clear ...
When Antidepressants Are Used To Treat Everything But DepressionVocativ
Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidenceMedical Xpress
Fears over the use of antidepressants for other illnessesIrish Independent
Newsmax -Huffington Post UK -SBS
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Just say no to news stories about 'post election stress disorder' - HealthNewsReview.org - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 18:07

Just say no to news stories about 'post election stress disorder'
HealthNewsReview.org
First, it medicalizes a normal state of existence, explained psychiatrist Dr. Allen Frances, professor and chairman emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. He sympathized with people who ...

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When Antidepressants Are Used To Treat Everything But Depression - Vocativ - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 17:57

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When Antidepressants Are Used To Treat Everything But Depression
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The drugs we call antidepressants are fast becoming a misnomer. In fact, doctors regularly prescribe off-label uses for unrelated conditions they weren't designed or approved to treat, ranging from weight loss to incontinence. One study published last ...
Most off-label antidepressant prescriptions lack strong scientific evidenceMedical Xpress
'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence?U.S. News & World Report
Off-Label Antidepressant Use Not Backed by ScienceNewsmax
Irish Independent -Huffington Post UK -SBS
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Data on depression suggest possibility of personalized treatments - Yale News - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 16:18

Yale News

Data on depression suggest possibility of personalized treatments
Yale News
“We wanted to know whether antidepressants work well on all of these different symptoms, or whether they are better suited to some than others.” The study found effects of antidepressants varied among patients, depending upon their symptoms. For ...

FMI and NAMI release their annual consumer trends analysis of the food retail meat department - EPR Retail News (press release) - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 14:42

FMI and NAMI release their annual consumer trends analysis of the food retail meat department
EPR Retail News (press release)
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) today (February 21, 2017) released their annual consumer trends analysis of the food retail meat department, finding that price relief is driving a greater willingness for ...

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Off-Label Antidepressant Use Not Backed by Science - Newsmax - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 14:18

Off-Label Antidepressant Use Not Backed by Science
Newsmax
Most off-label use of antidepressants is not backed by evidence that the drugs will work as intended, scientists said Wednesday. Many medications approved for the treatment of depression are prescribed by doctors for other problems such as pain ...

Avoiding questions about Trump's mental health is a betrayal of public trust - Columbia Journalism Review - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:58

Avoiding questions about Trump's mental health is a betrayal of public trust
Columbia Journalism Review
The next day, another psychiatrist named Allen Frances, the chairman of the task force that compiled the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV—the diagnostic bible of the psychiatric profession—laid into the previous letter. He ...

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Bernie Sanders says Donald Trump is "not funny" — he's dangerous - Mic - Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 12:52

Bernie Sanders says Donald Trump is "not funny" — he's dangerous
Mic
"Bad behavior is rarely a sign of mental illness, and the mentally ill behave badly only rarely," Allen Frances wrote. "Psychiatric name-calling is a misguided way of countering Mr. Trump's attack on democracy." It's unclear whether Sanders intended to ...

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