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Why Hasn't President Obama Changed His Policy on Writing Letters of Condolence ?

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Part of the solution should be acknowledging that mental illness in the form of suicidal behavior can be brought about or exacerbated by the rigors of military service. When this results in the death of one of our soldiers, their loved ones deserve our sympathy and understanding.

What If We Had A National Institute Of Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

We don't have one now - we have a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This nomenclature has consequences

The Mass Production of Mental Illness and What To Do About It

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Dr. Richard P. Bentall, professor and practitioner of clinical psychology in Britain, exposes the highly dubious nature of reigning presumptions about the causes and treatment of mental illness.

FDA Considers Caving to Scientology and Making Mental Illness Treatment Illegal

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

As far-fetched as it sounds, the FDA is considering making it more difficult to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.

40 Years Old and All I Get is This Damn Rainbow Flag?

Michael DeJong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael DeJong

The modern "Gay Rights Movement" has had and still has racism, classism, misogyny, ageism, and trans-phobia at its core.

Psychologists Under Fire For Role In Torture

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By William Fisher NEW YORK, May 7 (IPS) - A leading human rights organisation is charging that an American Psychological Association (APA) task fo...

NPR Embarrassed by Psychiatrist Host: Bad Apple or Bad Barrel?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bruce E. Levine

NPR announced that it had fired psychiatrist Frederick Goodwin. Goodwin was released after NPR learned that he had received at least $1.3 million from drug companies between 2000 and 2007.