Archive for June, 2007

Google Goofs on Health Advisory Board

Friday, June 29th, 2007

On Wednesday, Google announced a Health Advisory Council to “help [Google] better understand the problems consumers and providers face every day and offer feedback on product …

Why Are So Many Docs Afraid to Blog Under Their Names?

Friday, June 29th, 2007

You know, I get pretty tired of reading so many therapist and doctor blogs in the blogosphere and when I go to read up about …

New Feature: Friday Flashback on Psych Central

Friday, June 29th, 2007

We’re going to try something new for our Friday entries, and look back on what we were talking about in the past on Psych Central. …

Mental Illness & Voting Rights

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

A unique political issue has emerged that involves voting rights and people who have been found not guilty of crimes by reason of insanity. …

John Travolta Says No to Psychiatric Meds

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

One of our member’s blogs, Fighting the Darkness, has a post that comments on John Travolta’s recent declaration against psychiatric medications. I’m …

When Antidepressants Fail, What Next?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Last month, we saw a flurry of new studies released related to the ground-breaking, large-scale depression study called STAR*D. STAR*D will likely provide data for …

Meaningful Work

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

If you’re a person in recovery from an illness like bipolar you’ve probably heard the phrase “meaningful work” and know it’s considered to be a …

Cho wasn’t on meds

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Police released some details of the toxicology report from the Virginia Tech killer’s body, and found no trace of any prescription, or illicit, medication. Nor …

The Trevor Project and Suicide

Monday, June 25th, 2007

The cornerstone of The Trevor Project is the 18-minute film Trevor, a comedy/drama about a gay 13-year old boy named Trevor who, when rejected by …

Army Hiring More Mental Health Workers

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

The push to improve military mental health continues. Part of the new package of changes includes a massive proposal to hire psychologists, psychiatrists, and …

Children and Psychiatric Medication

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

An editorial in the Boston Globe discusses the growing backlash against putting children on psychiatric medication. The main point is that despite the risks, …

Higher IQ and Firstborns — The Real Story

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

As many news organizations reported this past week, a study on 241,000 Norwegian 18- and 19-year-olds found a small difference in IQ, which …

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