Is This a Return to the Bad Old Days of Nurse Ratchet?

In the uncomfortably recent past, abuses in the treatment of Mental Illnesses were horrific see Psychiatric Treatment or Torture; and who could forget "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? But are monetary incentives driving current psychiatric treatment in the same direction? This documentary by WFAA elicited a plethora of comments of people who had entered … Continue reading Is This a Return to the Bad Old Days of Nurse Ratchet?

Psychiatrists Are Throwing Darts at a Board when they Medicate Patients – Dr Daniel Amen – Lessons from 83,000 Brain Scans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esPRsT-lmw8 Video only 14:36 mins long Psychiatrists do not usually examine the brains of the people they claim to be treating. No other medical profession refrains from examining the organs they treat. Basically, psychiatrists are just guessing at what could be wrong and also guessing at the drugs and doses. Brain scans very often reveal … Continue reading Psychiatrists Are Throwing Darts at a Board when they Medicate Patients – Dr Daniel Amen – Lessons from 83,000 Brain Scans

The science of empathy, forgiveness, and prosocial behavior

An interview with psychologist Michael McCullough. Michael McCullough, PhD, an experimental psychologist at the University of California at San Diego, is a prolific researcher focusing on prosocial behavior. He recently answered questions about what we are learning from his lab research and other studies in the area. Tell us about your background. What sparked your … Continue reading The science of empathy, forgiveness, and prosocial behavior

Purdue in $8.3B opioid deal with US

Purdue Pharma has reached an $8.34 billion settlement with the Justice Department over its aggressive marketing of OxyContin, paving the way for the drugmaker to steer future profits to cities and states that accuse it of stoking an opioid-addiction crisis in America. Because Purdue is bankrupt from settling prior claims related to the drug, it … Continue reading Purdue in $8.3B opioid deal with US