depression Articles
Dealing with Being Different, Some Upcoming Events, and More
Monday, July 25th, 2016 by 76Trombones
"FINDING DORY" RESONATING. We've read several accounts of how the "Finding Dory" sequel resonates with viewers who have "challenges." Sunday we found one by a writer with dyslexia, who shares his appreciation and his own story. From his piece "M... Read more
If They Don’t Kill Us They Will Drive Us Crazy
Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
Merck joins the rosters of pharmaceutical companies like Hoffmann La Roche that make drugs that, if they dont kill you, at least will drive you crazy. Roche has specialized for years in making drugs with psychiatric side effects like depression and suicidality, including Accutane... Read more
Education, Schools, Screen Time, More
Thursday, July 14th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A 2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL in Reston, Virginia, is apparently in financial trouble a year after opening. According to a news report, financial mismanagement has put School for Tomorrow in jeopardy of failing. The school's community is looking for a way to raise money andor attract enou... Read more
Homework, ASD, Depression, Anxiety, Temple Grandin, and More
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by 76Trombones
DO YOUR HOMEWORK ON HOMEWORK. Homework has no effect on younger students, and a "modest" effect on the academic achievement of older students. That's the starting point for a piece by educational researcher Daniel Willingham in The Washington Post. In the piece he notes... Read more
Gifted Ed, Anxlety, Labels, Depression, and More
Friday, July 8th, 2016 by 76Trombones
EDUCATION WEEK, in a blog, posting, offers "14 Things Gifted Students Want Teachers to Know." The posting is based on the personal experiences of a gifted advocate and his family. Example "I don't want to be singled out." Example "I need to know I'm gifte... Read more
2e-Friendly Schools, OCD, ADHD, More
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 by 76Trombones
2e-FRIENDLY SCHOOL IN AUSTIN. A parent in Austin, Texas, contacted us to let us know about Ko School and Incubator. The parent wrote, "In one short year, my son went from barely surviving to thriving. While Ko School does not exclusively cater to 2e students, the small, mult... Read more
Psychiatric Side Effects of Levaquin
Monday, July 4th, 2016 by Doug Bremner
See me talk about the drug industry and our film The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg at the link below and view our kickstarter campaign here. 6.25.10 Read more
Do Antidepressants Make You Suicidal?
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 by Doug Bremner
During my residency days Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors SSRIs like fluoxetine Prozac, Sarafem, paroxetine Paxil, fluvoxamine Luvox, citalopram Celexa, and sertraline Zoloft, were pushed as being better than older drugs like imipramine, since they specifically acted on th... Read more
Dyslexia Screening, "Being You," 2e in Australia, More
Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by 76Trombones
MISSOURI TO SCREEN FOR DYSLEXIA. The state of Missouri has enacted legislation requiring that public school students be screened for dyslexia, and that teachers receive training on dyslexia. An article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch credits the advocacy group Decoding Dyslexia fo... Read more
Overlooking Gifted Abilities, Parenting Teens, Podcasts, and More
Monday, June 27th, 2016 by 76Trombones
A PSYCHOLOGIST from the Philadelphia area has a blog named "Gifted Challenges." A recent posting explores what happens when a gifted child's abilities are overlooked, say through mis-identification or through twice exceptionality. She offers five consequences of this si... Read more
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