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Here's What Happens When You Give Psychedelic Drugs To Spiritual Leaders
Researchers are working with religious teachers to better understand the healing potential of hallucinogens.
10 Tips to Consider Before You Consult a Psychiatrist
Carol W. Berman, M.D.
Assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, NYU Medical Center
We psychiatrists are amazed to learn that people think we're telepathic, or that we're psychologists, or that we can go out for coffee, or gossip about you. To set the record straight here are ten tips.
Conversation With Dr. Ronald K. Siegel, Ph.D
Director/ Serious Person- Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine St...
Marie-Madeleine was a German Jew, lesbian poet and novelist whose eroticism and love for morphine was revealed in many of her shocking, sensational, and bestselling books of the early twentieth century.
The Amygdala Is Not the Brain's Fear Center
Neuroscientist, NYU; Director of the Emotional Brain Institute...
The idea that the amygdala is the home of fear in the brain is just that--an idea. It is not a scientific finding but instead a conclusion based on an interpretation of a finding. So what is the finding, what is the interpretation, and how did the interpretation come about?
A Good Psychiatrist Is Hard to Find
Abilash Gopal, M.D.
Psychiatrist and Author
Until more talented doctors go into psychiatry, patients will continue to find it extremely difficult to find a good psychiatrist, and stories about patients receiving substandard psychiatric care will overshadow stories about good treatment.
Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia
James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation
I'm interested in mental health issues, but I'm not a physician and have no medical training. That's why I look forward to the annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, where cutting-edge information is presented by top-drawer experts in terms accessible to a lay audience.
Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 1
Music & Culture Journalist
Deeply permeated in the transformational festival culture, Alex and his wife Allyson have become the voices and artists of a generation. In this interview, we discover, learn and transcend.
Are There Natural Remedies for Cognitive Aging?
Author, 'On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired...
The aging brain goes through predictable changes, and as a result, old age is usually accompanied by some cognitive decline, even dementia. Happily, some of the risk factors for mental aging are open to intervention.
Onward to the Consultation: Having a Second Opinion in the Fight Against Depression
Mommy, wife, social worker
Depression is a horrible illness where your inner core is twisted and twisted again. Your heart hurts, your brain hurts and your soul hurts.
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Predicting Treatment Response in Major Depression: The Use of Biosignatures
Maria A. Oquendo, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Columbia University; Research Psychi...
A new national study on "biosignatures" for depression treatment is groundbreaking in its approach and sophistication; it could usher in a new frontier of brain science.
The 'New' Psychiatry: How Low Can We Go?
Dr. Ronald Ricker and Dr. Venus Nicolino
Smart and savvy realists about the human condition
In a recent
New York Times
article, "Talk Doesn't Pay, So Psychiatry Turns to Drug Therapy," the sad truth of what was once a noble profession, psychiatry, now a shambles of its former self, is accurately described.
Better Living Through Chemistry
Author, Freelance writer
A few weeks after my ex-husband left (and moved in with his personal trainer), I signed-on with a therapist and she promptly set me up with a psychopharmacologist.
Psychotherapy over Psychopharmacology
Robert David Jaffee
Author, journalist and mental health activist
Carlat noted that many psychopharmacologists practice "fragmented care" in which they solely prescribe medication for patients while referring them "to a professional lower in the mental-health hierarchy" for therapy.
Who Needs the Brothers Grimm When We Have Teen Screen?
Naturopath, Nutritionist, Health Writer
The test: TeenScreen. Its mission: to test all American school children. The treatment? Psychotropic drugs that carry the all too real risks of suicide, suicidal ideation, homicide and homicidal ideation.
Lost Common Sense about Depression: Relationships
Bruce E. Levine
Practicing clinical psychologist, writer
While psychotherapy may not help all depressed people, the loss of psychiatrists practicing psychotherapy means the loss of basic common sense in psychiatry about depression.
Boehner Needled On
Over Effexor Slogan
Hoyer Pokes Fun Of House GOP, Anti-Depressant Co-Branding Effort
GOP's New Slogan Already Being Used To Market Anti-Depressant
Welcome to The New World DisOrders -- They Are Legion
If Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton can be relegated to the ranks of "Autism" these days, then The New World does seem perilously close to being upside down--as I have always suspected.
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