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2014-09-15 23:06:37

Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the nation's leading mental health watchdog, in its latest article, says that Congress should look into possible conflicts of interest on the part of psychiatrists whose antidepressant studies that the Veterans Administration relies upon, as it may provide answers to why suicides linked to antidepressants and sudden deaths from antipsychotics are not being investigated. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Citizens Commission on Human...

2014-08-26 23:03:41

The Firm is actively filing Risperdal lawsuits on behalf of men and boys who allegedly developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) due to their use of the atypical antipsychotic medication. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/) mount in courts throughout the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication a new report that raises troubling questions about the use of psychotropic drugs among children in California’s...

2014-07-17 23:05:44

Despite prosecutors’ second attempt this year to bring criminal charges against Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo, who underwent a 10 hour stand off with police for refusing to administer a powerful antipsychotric drug to her daughter, Wayne County District Judge Gregory Bill has become the second judge this year to dismiss the charges. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 On July 11th, 2014, there was loud applause in the court when Wayne County District Judge, Gregory Bill, reaffirmed...

2014-05-21 23:07:28

Mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights says a new report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the 10,000 toddlers being prescribed ADHD drugs, is only the tip of the iceberg regarding children being prescribed psychiatric drugs in the U.S. According to IMS health, more than 274,000 0-1 year olds are being prescribed psychiatric drugs and a staggering 370,000 toddlers. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 While the recent New York...

2014-05-06 23:10:51

Hundreds of impassioned protesters, including veterans, marched against the American Psychiatric Association which held more than 65 sessions on psychiatric treatment of military personnel, veterans and their families during its annual convention in New York. Citizens Commission on Human Rights launched a petition requesting the U.S. House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee to investigate with public hearings the role of psychiatric drugs in veteran suicides, sudden deaths and...

2014-03-31 23:27:46

Robert J. Hilt, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington School Of Medicine, Seattle, presented on Stimulants, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Antipsychotic Agents, and Mood Stabilizers. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychiatry Volume 43, Issue 02: Psychiatric Medications for Children: An Overview of Your Options. The goal of this program is to improve medical management of various psychiatric...

2014-03-04 23:25:04

The global market for drugs used to treat mental disorders was valued at $70.1 billion in 2012 and is estimated to have declined slightly to nearly $69 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to nearly $77.1 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 2.3% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 According to a new technical market research report Drugs for Treating Mental Disorders: Technologies and Global Markets, from...

2014-02-08 23:01:40

Mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights recently celebrated its 45th Anniversary and Human Rights Awards Banquet in Los Angeles, California, honoring Detroit civil rights attorney, Allison Folmar, among other stellar individuals who have been fighting against abuse in the mental health industry. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) celebrated its 45th Anniversary and Human Rights Awards Banquet on February 1st, in Los...

2013-11-04 10:36:26

Bipolar drugs lose effect during pregnancy, so women need higher doses to stay well New Northwestern Medicine® research offers one of the first in-depth studies of how physiological changes during pregnancy reduce the effects of a commonly used drug to treat bipolar disorder, making women more vulnerable to recurring episodes. The new findings will help psychiatrists and physicians prevent bipolar manic and depressive symptoms during pregnancy, which are risky for the health of the mother...

Preschoolers Now Being Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs Less Often
2013-09-30 11:17:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After going through a period of increasing prevalence, psychiatric drugs are being prescribed less to preschoolers than they were a decade ago, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The national study of two to five year old children, conducted from 1994 to 2009, indicated that the use of psychiatric prescription drugs, such as ADHD or anxiety medications, peaked between 2002 and 2005 then backed off between...


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