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To Curb Rising Costs, Experts Call For Ban On Prescription Drug Ads

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for a ban on direct-to-consumer ads for prescription drugs and implantable medical...

Heroism Defeats Torture at the American Psychological Association

Bryant Welch | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Bryant Welch

This last-minute rescue of nothing less than the soul of American psychology was the work of six psychology heroes who performed the most effective and improbable advocacy success in the history of American psychology.

Torture and the Psychologists

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Even if torture works, it's a really, really bad idea. That anyone does it is appalling. That American psychologists participate in and endorse torture is outrageous. The APA and its adherents lose any semblance of credibility.

Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association's Collusion with Torture

Deborah Kory | Posted 07.26.2015 | Politics
Deborah Kory

What shocks me is how shocked my professional community suddenly seems to be, since much of the information in the Hoffman report has been available to the public for many years, thanks to the ceaseless work of activist psychologists like Steven Reisner, Stephen Soldz, and Jean Maria Arrigo, who first blew the whistle on the APA's cover up back in 2006.

Surviving, Evading, Resisting and Escaping (SERE) Accountability

Mark Fallon | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Mark Fallon

The American Psychological Association's (APA) recent release of an internal investigation of possible ethics violations by APA members is just another example of the devastating consequences of the decision to employ inhuman, degrading and abusive treatment of prisoners as an instrument of national policy.

Justice Matters: Holding People Who Torture to Account

Widney Brown | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Widney Brown

In short, there is a problem with justice in the United States. Government resources are used to protect the privileged, and crimes are largely excused when they are committed by police, private security contractors, members of the U.S. military or intelligence agents.

Ali Watkins

Obama Interrogation Advisor Vindicated In New Report | Ali Watkins | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Bush administration official who currently advises the Obama administration’s elite interrogation force was not integral to t...

The Torturer's Apprentice: The APA and the Intentional Infliction of Pain

Bryant Welch | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Bryant Welch

Any rational person would conclude that as a first obvious step just to begin to address the debacle for the APA, the current executive leadership group must be replaced. Without that, internal repair cannot even begin.

Do Torture, Shunning, Shaming and Humiliation Build Character?

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Education
Steve Nelson

KIPP Schools, Success Academies, Democracy Prep and any number of other "no excuses" schools are not developing true grit and resilience other than the numb grit required to endure humiliation and the resilience necessary to get up and go to school every day.

Americans Are More Stressed About Money Than Anything Else

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living

The economy may be improving, but finances are still a stressful burden on Americans -- especially among young adults and parents, according to the Am...

Torture, Fear, and American Psychology: An Insider's Perspective on the Debacle Within the APA

Bryant Welch | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Bryant Welch

There can no longer be any doubt that psychologists with considerable support from APA played key roles in our nation's most shameful incursion into human torture, violating one of the few veneers we humans have been able to place over our inhumanity to one another.

Treatment Before Tragedy: A Mother's Plea

Allen Frances | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Liza Long is the mother of a son who has bipolar disorder. When her post-Newtown blog post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" went viral, she decided that she had to speak up for children like her son. Her goal is to expose the gaping cracks in our badly broken mental healthcare system.

Defeating the Workplace Bully

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a national survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute indicated that 35 percent of American...

The Role of Biological Tests in Psychiatric Diagnosis

Allen Frances | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

May has been a dispiriting month for psychiatry and a sad and worrying time for our patients. Three of the leading mental health organizations have squabbled among themselves -- promoting silly and competing 'paradigm shifts' while ignoring the unmet needs of our patients.

The Healthy Debate About Mental Health

Jordan Smoller | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan Smoller

The most contentious debates circling the DSM-5 process are all tied to the fundamental question of how we define the boundaries of disorder and the lines between normal and abnormal.

NIMH: Neurology Trumps Psychiatry

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

We still have to rely on DSM to diagnose illness, but thanks to Dr. Insel the end of that state of affairs is a step closer. The identification and treatment of mental illness is about to leave the realm of psychiatry and enter the science of neurology.

The NIMH Declares Independence From the DSM-5

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

For what we need to do in mental health research, the DSM approach is not appropriate. Even if it is still the best way to diagnose disorders and deliver treatment and knit the mental health care system together, it must begin to be supplanted by a new science-based framework.

The International Reaction to DSM-5

Allen Frances | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

I doubt DSM-5 will remain the international standard for research journals; it will almost certainly not gain any clinical following outside the U.S.; and it will also probably lose its role as the lingua franca of American psychiatry.

Terrible News: DSM-5 Refuses to Reduce Overdiagnosis of 'Somatic Symptom Disorder'

Allen Frances | Posted 03.20.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The American Psychiatric Association has proven itself incompetent to produce a safe and scientifically sound diagnostic system. Psychiatric diagnosis has become too important in people's lives to be left in the hands of one small and insulated professional organization.

Field Trial Results Guide DSM Recommendations

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

Two years ago, the American Psychiatric Association announced the start of field trials of proposed diagnostic criteria for the future DSM-5. And now, as the first comprehensive analyses of that effort are published, what's clear is just how well the field trials did their job.

American Psychiatric Association Makes Controversial Ruling

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 09.21.2012 | Divorce

NEW YORK -- Rebuffing an intensive lobbying campaign, a task force of the American Psychiatric Association has decided not to list the disputed concep...

DSM-5 Inaccuracies: Setting the Record Straight

James H. Scully, Jr., M.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
James H. Scully, Jr., M.D.

In a recent piece on The Huffington Post, Allen Frances, M.D., demonstrates either an embarrassing lack of knowledge and understanding of financial reporting or an intentional misrepresentation of facts in his continuing effort to attack the forthcoming DSM-5.

Wait, Pray And Run: Himalayas Flooding Fears Grow

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green

TATOPANI, Nepal (AP) — Before Apa became a legendary Sherpa mountaineer, he was a humble Himalayan potato farmer who worked his fields in the Everes...

Should Grief Be Treated the Same as Depression?

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) may soon redefine what we know as grief to depression, if symptoms last more than two weeks.

10 Ways To Become More Resilient

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Pagliarini

Instead of trying to bob and weave what life throws at us, I'd rather have the comfort of knowing that I can take life's best shot and be able to get back up and move forward.