Guilty of Bad Taste

And we don’t mean the “Bad Taste” 1987 science-fiction comedy horror splatter film about aliens harvesting humans for their intergalactic fast food franchise. We mean that something is in bad or poor taste when it exhibits poor judgment by being tasteless, unsuitable, unseemly, improper, inappropriate, politically incorrect, impolite, lewd, offensive, insensitive, vulgar, crude, rude, obscene, […]

Psychiatric Drugs, School Violence, and Big Pharma Cover-Up

A study published June 12, 2018 from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that more than one-third (37.2%) of U.S. adults may be using prescription drugs that have the potential to cause depression or increase the risk of suicide. [JAMA. 2018;319(22);2289-2298. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.6741] Information about more than 26,000 adults from 2005 to 2014 was analyzed, […]

More About The Dangerous Environment

Injustice, War, Pollution, Debt, Drugs, Illiteracy, Terrorism, Ignorance, Enslavement, Epidemics, School Shootings, Elderly Abuse, Foster Care Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Racism, Religious Intolerance, Political Abuse, Fake News, Psychiatry It has been a couple of years since we last discussed The Dangerous Environment, but we notice now that we need to discuss it again. Many people are […]

Trauma Informed Therapy is the Newest Psych Buzzword

“Trauma Informed Therapy is centered on the understanding of the emotional, neurological, psychological, social, and biological effects of trauma,” in the misleading idea that trauma experienced when young affects the mental well-being of individuals throughout life. We call it misleading because while it is certainly true that trauma can affect one’s outlook on life, it […]

Patients For Life

A leading cause of death in patients diagnosed with a serious mental condition (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression) has been preventable medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes, metabolic disorders which are typical side effects of being treated with second generation (atypical) antipsychotics. The majority of those who screen positive for […]

The Loneliness Epidemic

A recent Scientific American has an extensive article about loneliness. [“Loneliness Can Be Toxic“, by Francine Russo, January 2018] Here are some relevant quotes from this article (plus our comments): “Loneliness is defined as perceived social isolation and the experience of being cut off from others.” [The dictionary basically says, “the sadness of being alone,” […]

What is Happiness?

If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else. [Chinese Proverb] What is happiness, really? Is it “happy pills?” Mother’s little […]

Are You Depressed?

The sudden realization that someone might actually enjoy one’s company is a better antidepressant than anything one could get on a prescription. [With thanks to Charles Stross, The Atrocity Archive.] Psychiatry is heavily pushing false data about depression. You should know exactly what psychiatry and psychiatrists are: Psychiatry is an antisocial enemy of the people. […]

Psychiatry and Other Enterprises

Book Review Psychiatry and Other Enterprises Personal Experiences and Reflections after 57 Years in the Field of Psychiatry by Nelson Borelli, MD (Mill City Press, Inc., 2015) Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University “Psychiatry as it stands now, a neurological and drug-oriented enterprise, poses a bleak predicament for those suffering from emotional or existential […]

Patients With Mental Disorders Get Half Of All Opioid Prescriptions

A June 26, 2017 article on Kaiser Health News by Vickie Connor presents the information that, “Adults with a mental illness receive more than 50 percent of the 115 million opioid prescriptions in the United States annually.” Not surprisingly, it also says that while the opioids are prescribed primarily for pain, patients with mental illness […]