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URL :http://www.furiousseasons.com/
Filed Under:Mental Health / Bipolar Disorder
Posts on Regator:835
Posts / Week:2.6
Archived Since:December 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Stephany, Linds Lose Their Fight With Washington State's Mental Health System

It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you all that Stephany of Soulful Sepulcher yesterday lost her three-year fight to keep her daughter Lindsay out of Western State Hospital here in Washington State. Stephany has written about...

Health Care Reform To Include Tanning Tax

OK, news is just coming out this afternoon that the Senate health care reform bill will include a 10 percent tax on artificial tanning. Apparently, this was done to replace the Botox tax on cosmetic surgery that was in the...

Pets For Post-Combat PTSD

The AP had a small item today on a new and interesting project called Pets2Vets, which seeks to match military veterans with post-combat stress/PTSD with a suitable dog or cat from an animal shelter. This is such a great idea...

Winter Fundraiser, Where It's At

I'd hoped that the fundraiser would meet its goal on Friday, but despite $160 coming from three people on Friday and $40 from two people on Saturday, the fundraiser is short of its goal by $489.74. That's simply too close...

Major Problems In Illinois With Foster Kids, Psych Meds

The Chicago Tribune had a short piece a couple of weeks ago detailing that hundreds of foster kids in the Illinois state system were winding up on psych meds without consent and without approval of the state program. That's apparently...

Posting This Week

Posting this week will be pretty light after Tuesday as Wednesday is a travel day for me and Thursday and Friday are holidays. So most posts will go up today and tomorrow. I hope you all are easing into a...

New York Times On Seroquel

Ah, the lovely New York Times website is still running that big old Seroquel for bipolar depression ad--because it can consume you! As a consequence, I will not be visiting said site or linking to it until said ad disappears....

When Mainstream Media Comes Out Against Health Care Bill....

It's probably time to fold your tent and leave. Or something. Anyway, the Seattle Times today has a fairly sensible editorial calling on Congress to set aside health care reform. I note this because the Times is a fairly liberal...

Autism Rates Up 57 Percent

Oh, boy: "About 1 in every 110 8-year-olds in the U.S. had autism spectrum disorder in 2006, according to a report today released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. While more cases are being identified as...

Winter Fundraiser, Less Than $700 To Go, 1 Day Left

Another $285 came in yesterday from five people and that brings the total raised so far to $3,310.26 from 70 people. Thanks to all of you who've contributed so far. There's still another $689.74 from 30 people to go to...

Seroquel For Bipolar Depression TV Ads Running

I haven't seen myself yet, since they are reportedly running regionally until the New Year, but I've heard from readers and have read one press account of a wave of TV, print and online ads touting Seroquel, the truly nasty...

Enough For A Roundup

I'm flat out exhausted after a long week in a tough year in a trying decade, one that will soon be at an end, and have run into several tidbits I wanted to pass along. Apparently things are hopping for...

Suspicious Antipsychotics For Depression Study Comes Into Question

I was bothered by a study that appeared in the American Journal of Psychiatry back in September which argued that atypical antipsychotics used as add-on treatments to anti-depressants were much more effective than a placebo add-on. The study was by...

Dumbest School-Demanded Psych Evaluation Ever

I've long complained about how our nation's schools are handling behavioral issues with kids and out of Tauton, Mass. comes one of the weirdest examples I've encountered. An 8-year-old boy was asked to draw a Christmas image and instead drew...

Miami Psychiatrist Writes More Than 100 Prescriptions Per Day

File this one under OMG: the Miami Herald today reports that Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a stern letter to federal health officials citing the case of a Miami, Fla. psychiatrist who has been writing an average of 153...

New Scientist Calls For End Of The DSM

I'm sure most of you are aware of what a profound mess the DSM-5 process has become, such a mess that last week the American Psychiatric Association postponed the planned release of DSM-5 by one year to 2013. Now the...

Anti-Agitation Drug Submitted For FDA Approval

Alexza Pharmaceuticals announced today that it's submitted a new drug application for Staccato loxapine (AZ-004). It's an inhalant designed to be used to address cases of agitation in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Much of that agitation is often caused by...

Glaxo Releases List Of Payments To Doctors

GlaxoSmithKline has become the latest pharma company to go transparent with its payments to doctors and others to shill for its products. The company has released a 121 page document detailing such payments to US health care professionals in the...

WebMD Depression Screening Test, Brought To You By Eli Lilly

Some of you have likely seen a depression screening ad that WebMD is running on TV. Designed to push you to the website, it features a woman complaining of being left by her husband one year before and how she...

Study: Anti-Depressants Linked To Increased Stroke Risk In Older Women

A new study just out in the Archives of Internal Medicine delivers more bad news for anti-depressants and their defenders. The study was part of the Women's Health Initiative and looked at 136,293 post-menopausal women. "Results: Antidepressant use was not...

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