Pediatric Psychiatry Ethics in a Nutshell

A five-year government supported study, “Affective Neuroscience of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder,” was halted after  parents complained to the University of Illinois in Chicago. According to documents obtained by ProPublica Illinois, Dr. Mani Pavuluri, a prominent psychiatrist who had founded the Pediatric Mood . . . Continue reading →

Don’t Medicate Away Student Angst – Chronicle Higher Ed

Don’t Medicate Away Student Angst – Chronicle Higher Ed Sun, 15 Jun 2003 The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a superb essay by Joli Jensen, a professor of communications from the University of Tulsa. Jensen recognizes the harmful effects of medicating . . . Continue reading →

Can a Popular Antidepressant Cause Teenage Suicide? Boston Globe

Can a Popular Antidepressant Cause Teenage Suicide? Boston Globe Wed, 6 Aug 2003 For years, drug manufacturers and regulators (in the UK and US) have falsely maintained that antidepressants–such as Paxil (Seroxat), Prozac, and the other SSRIs–reduce the risk of suicide, and, . . . Continue reading →

Ecstasy- Long-lasting brain damage and may trigger Parkinson’s_BBC

Ecstasy- Long-lasting brain damage and may trigger Parkinson’s_BBC October 2, 2002 In 1989 Dr. George Ricaurte (Johsn Hopkins University) reported that MDMA (Ecstasy) the party drug used at all night dances (“raves”) caused neurotoxicity, long-lasting brain damage in non-human primates at doses . . . Continue reading →