mental health Articles
Mental Health, Adolescence, Asperger's, and More
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by 76Trombones
25, THE NEW 18. Yup, extended adolescence, and it's the topic of an article at Scientific American. If you thought your 2e kiddo would be mostly out the door and off your mind at 18, maybe think again. The article was sparked by research indicating that teens today are less likel... Read more
Dolin Wins...Again
Friday, September 15th, 2017 by BOB FIDDAMAN
GlaxoSmithKline GSK has been delivered a devastating blow by Judge William T. Hart in their efforts for a new trial against Plaintiff Wendy Dolin who, earlier this year, won her case against GSK after a jury found that GSK had not properly added adult suicide risk warnings to the... Read more
From Chicago to New York - The Legacy of Stewart Dolin
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by BOB FIDDAMAN
Wendy and Stewart DolinDeath by DeceptionA couple of cracking pieces were published in the New York Times NYT 48 hours ago about Paxil and the Dolin vs. GlaxoSmithKline GSK trial. The articles covered Paxil-induced akathisia and the flawed logic GSK vainly tried to use to defend ... Read more
Due Process for 2e, Success for ADHD Students, and More
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 by 76Trombones
DUE PROCESS. Special ed attorney Matt Cohen won a due process hearing for parents of a bright elementary school student with ADHD, writing difficulties, and other issues. Here's what the firm says in their newsletter about the case "The parents repeatedly sought assistance f... Read more
Secrets for Living Simply
Friday, September 8th, 2017 by Lynn Jaffee
About five years ago, I convinced my husband to move from our four bedroom home to a smaller townhome. Our kids were grown and we were tired of mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, and raking the snowdrifts off the roof. We are now tucked into a place with a lot less stuff. We are ne... Read more
The Pill Shaming Myth
Monday, September 4th, 2017 by BOB FIDDAMAN
There seems to be a newGoebbels-type saying doing the rounds, it's picking up momentum and it's often used as a line of defence when one speaks out about the dangers of SSRIs, or any psychiatric drug for that matter. I don't know who coined the term but it's not only being used b... Read more
The Prognosticator Pariante
Friday, September 1st, 2017 by BOB FIDDAMAN
Earlier this week the British tabloid, The Evening Standard, ran with an article that posed the question,Why are prescriptions of antidepressants at an all-time highFinally, I thought, evidence to show why antidepressant prescriptions have risen by 92 in the UK over the last ten ... Read more
6 Common Causes of Mood Swings
Thursday, August 31st, 2017 by
Lets Talk about Mood Swings The causes of mood swings in women are always, it seems; attributed to hormones. Is that true Sometimes, yes but often, its more complex than just hormones being out of whack. And what about irritability The same 6 things I will discuss with fixes for ... Read more
2e Kiddos: Education, Post-College, Moving, Counseling, More
Monday, August 28th, 2017 by 76Trombones
NOT ALONE. 2e kiddos who take antidepressants are among about 13 percent of the population who take such meds, according to Time. The National Center for Health Statistics released the number counting only people only 12 and older, which is up two percentage points from a decade ... Read more
MHRA Mumblings
Monday, August 28th, 2017 by BOB FIDDAMAN
More correspondence from the MHRA.First off, you may recall last month that the MHRA's enforcement officer, Danny Lee-Frost found himself in hot water regarding comments he made about antidepressants on Sky TV.I wrote to both Lee-Frost and Sky News for clarification. Lee-Frost to... Read more
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