Otty Sanchez’s aunt, Gloria Sanchez, told The Associated Press that her niece had been “in and out” of a psychiatric ward, and that the hospital called several months ago to check up on her.
Rebekah Beddoe was a young mum who went to her GP for help. A routine prescription for anti-depressants later and her life was spiraling out of control
Two new books attack big pharma and lazy doctors for not doing enough to help patients. Sometimes talk, not drugs, is all a person needs.
It will certainly be interesting to see what impact, if any, their kind of critique will have on the DSM-V , slated for 2012. In the meantime, here’s a script from a philosopher: Read Paris and Bentall and feel wiser, or certainly more sober, in the morning. I recommend both books to specialists and lay readers alike.
“Disease mongering turns healthy people into patients, wastes precious resources, and causes iatrogenic harm,” Ray Moyniahan and David Henry warn in the April 11, 2006 paper in PLoS Med, titled, “The Fight against Disease Mongering,” in words that certainly apply to the Mothers Act campaign.
According to the ministry, there is no clinical evidence to show ECT, normally used to treat severe depression, has an effect on internet addiction.