The Reality Of Antidepressants - Huffington Post UK - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 09:46

Huffington Post UK

The Reality Of Antidepressants
Huffington Post UK
In late 2014 I was diagnosed with depression. I'd been unable to stop crying for weeks, I was grumpy, I was a different person. My eyes just kept on leaking. My doctor gave me the number for a therapist and strongly urged me to go. I tried therapy as ...

5 ways drug makers and health care are shaping campaigns - STAT - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 09:09

STAT

5 ways drug makers and health care are shaping campaigns
STAT
Marshall, an obstetrician/gynecologist, collected the $5,000 maximum donation from various medical society PACs, among them the American Congress of OB-GYNs PAC, the American Medical Association PAC, the American Academy of Family Physicians ...

Antidepressants changed my life, so don't let the scare stories put you off - The Independent - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 08:06

The Independent

Antidepressants changed my life, so don't let the scare stories put you off
The Independent
Of course, that is not to say that concerns about side-effects of antidepressants are invalid. As an article for The Independent pointed out, in a tiny minority of cases the side-effects can result in violent tendencies and psychosis. It is irrefutable ...

In Texas, killing a non-killer: Washington Post editorial - OregonLive.com - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 01:34

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In Texas, killing a non-killer: Washington Post editorial
OregonLive.com
Perhaps then, the cross-examiner would have uncovered that Mr. Grigson was expelled from the American Psychiatric Association for his bogus method of predicting a defendant's dangerousness. Mr. Wood's lawyers have asked the Texas Board of Pardons ...

Minorities Aren't Buying What Trump is Selling - Huffington Post - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 01:07

Minorities Aren't Buying What Trump is Selling
Huffington Post
He pushed for policies that include giving parents the option of placing children in gay-conversion therapy, even with the American Psychiatric Association's strong opposition to such “treatment.” Thiel, who's the founder of PayPal, benefitted greatly ...

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The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar? - New York Times - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 22:05

New York Times

The Psychiatric Question: Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?
New York Times
In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association adopted what became known as the Goldwater Rule, declaring it unethical for any psychiatrist to diagnose a public figure's condition “unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted ...
A presidential campaign that is certifiably alarmingThe Globe and Mail

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Can 'Safe' Painkiller Really Cause Hyperactivity in Kids? - NBCNews.com - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 21:02

NBCNews.com

Can 'Safe' Painkiller Really Cause Hyperactivity in Kids?
NBCNews.com
... at 32 weeks of pregnancy was associated with higher odds of offspring having emotional symptoms conduct problems hyperactivity symptoms and total difficulties," the researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association's JAMA Pediatrics.

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Is Psychoanalyzing Our Politicians Fair Game? - Medscape - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 15:09

Medscape

Is Psychoanalyzing Our Politicians Fair Game?
Medscape
Psychiatry imposes on itself a unique kind of self-censorship. It's called the "Goldwater rule," because it came about after a 1964 magazine poll of psychiatrists about the Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. The basic idea is that ...
A presidential campaign that is certifiably alarmingThe Globe and Mail

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Why some doctors feel 'completely in the dark' about medical marijuana - PBS NewsHour - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 14:23

PBS NewsHour

Why some doctors feel 'completely in the dark' about medical marijuana
PBS NewsHour
Pennsylvania and Ohio are also developing similar programs. Meanwhile in Massachusetts, doctors who wish to participate in the state medical marijuana program are required to take courses approved by the American Medical Association. Maryland doesn't ...

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Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction - California Healthline - Monday, August 15, 2016 - 14:15

California Healthline

Insurance Rules Can Hamper Recovery From Opioid Addiction
California Healthline
Getting a prior authorization to prescribe one of these medications can take days or weeks, said Sam Muszynski, director of health care systems and financing with the American Psychiatric Association. He said the delays leave patients vulnerable to ...

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