“Psychiatry in Crisis?” BMJ Covers Dutch Conference on Prescribing - Mad In America - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 14:36

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Psychiatry in Crisis?” BMJ Covers Dutch Conference on Prescribing
Mad In America
Richard Smith, the former editor of The BMJ, reports back from a meeting in the Netherlands last week featuring former DSM-IV chair, Allen Frances, and Peter Gøtzsche, a Danish physician, researcher, and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center. “Dutch ...

Antidepressants boost CBT for social anxiety - Medical Xpress - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:39

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Antidepressants boost CBT for social anxiety
Medical Xpress
Treatments for social anxiety disorder often include either selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but new research from Uppsala University indicates that social anxiety disorder is best treated with the ...

Antidepressant prescriptions double to 61 million in 10 years - Daily Mail - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 11:06

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Antidepressant prescriptions double to 61 million in 10 years
Daily Mail
The number of antidepressants given to patients has doubled over the last decade, new figures show. Between 2005 and 2015 the number of the drugs prescribed and dispensed in England rose from 29.4 million to 61 million. Meanwhile the latest figures ...
NHS: Huge rise in amount of antidepressants prescribed by doctorsEvening Standard
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Huge rise in the number of antidepressants prescribed by doctors - Evening Standard - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 09:44

Evening Standard

Huge rise in the number of antidepressants prescribed by doctors
Evening Standard
A big increase in the number of antidepressants prescribed by doctors in the last year was revealed today. An extra 3.9 million were dispensed in 2015 compared to 2014, taking the total to 61 million - up 6.8 per cent in a year and more than double the ...
Antidepressant prescribing doubles in a decadeOnMedica

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EDITORIAL: Uphold the ban on gay conversion therapy - Press-Enterprise - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 07:12

EDITORIAL: Uphold the ban on gay conversion therapy
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The idea that LGBT people should be “converted” to “straight” with counseling, drugs or hormone treatment sounds medieval. The American Psychiatric Association and other medical organizations oppose so-called gay conversion therapy as unethical, not ...

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Being gay not an illness - OCRegister - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 07:01

Being gay not an illness
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The idea that LGBT people should be “converted” to “straight” with counseling, drugs or hormone treatment sounds medieval. The American Psychiatric Association and other medical organizations oppose so-called gay conversion therapy as unethical, not ...

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Ban on gay conversion therapy should be upheld - LA Daily News - Monday, July 4, 2016 - 23:13

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Ban on gay conversion therapy should be upheld
LA Daily News
The idea that LGBT people should be “converted” to “straight” with counseling, drugs or hormone treatment sounds medieval. The American Psychiatric Association and other medical organizations oppose so-called gay conversion therapy as unethical, and ...

NAMI Moultrie joins chamber - Moultrie Observer - Monday, July 4, 2016 - 22:18

Moultrie Observer

NAMI Moultrie joins chamber
Moultrie Observer
The Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for NAMI Moultrie. NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots organization providing education, support, and advocacy for ...

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NAMI meeting to focus on children and youth - Moultrie Observer - Monday, July 4, 2016 - 22:11

NAMI meeting to focus on children and youth
Moultrie Observer
MOULTRIE — In response to concerns for children and youth — brought up by the recent release of the 2016 Kids Count data — Moultrie's chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will show the movie “The Raising of America” during its First ...

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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 9: Waltzing With The Enemy - Huffington Post - Monday, July 4, 2016 - 15:45

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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 9: Waltzing With The Enemy
Huffington Post
This was 1969, the year of the Stonewall uprising that sparked the modern Gay Liberation Movement in America, but which was still 4 years prior to the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. In ...

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New study to help people withdraw from inappropriate long-term antidepressant treatment - Medical Xpress

New study to help people withdraw from inappropriate long-term antidepressant treatmentMedical XpressProfessor Kendrick added: "Antidepressant prescribing rates are rising very quickly and some don't need to be prescribed at all.

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