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?
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
Self-esteem is a wonderful thing! It means you will apply for that job, go to rehab and amend your life, because you believe you deserve better. You will talk to that girl/boy because you believe you are attractive and lovable, and you will speak up for yourself, because you believe that you don't have to … Continue reading Magical Effects of Self-Esteem & Oak Trees
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
"I’ve balanced mental illness and an intense career for almost 20 years. No one should feel shame about discussing their mental health issues or seeking the support needed to live safely and joyfully."
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
Just found this situation on Quora Digest and had to post it here. I am so outraged at parents who call the cops on their own minor children. Obviously, if they have committed some heinous crime, that would be warranted, but so many parents call the cops on their children for minor issues and it … Continue reading Calling the Cops on Your Minor Children
According to the Chinese Horoscope, 2021 will be the year of the Ox. The years of the Ox in the Chinese Horoscope are: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, and 2021. This year is going to be lucky and also perfect to focus on relationships, whether we are talking about friendships or … Continue reading Chinese Horoscope 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN7NCQUiLrI This is the cutting edge of breaking addiction. Never before has anyone thought of taking into consideration the role of your own brain chemistry in recovery even from such 'crutch' drugs as Vivitrol, Methadone and Suboxone. Everyone hoping to recover from addiction needs to consider the information in this video presentation. Steve Treu is a … Continue reading Hope is Dope – Breakthrough for Addicts Seeking Recovery