I came across an interesting article Psychiatric Medication or Play Therapy? by Bob Fiddaman, a New Zealand writer. The article compares the efficacy and dangers of play therapy vs. pharmaceutical products for children with various problems. Here are some quotes: “…play therapy outcome studies support the efficacy of this intervention with children suffering from various… Continue Reading
Another interesting article: Academic Integrity in Ireland and the UK: Is there any such thing? at Leonie fennells’ Blog. It’s about financial ties between pharmaceutical companies and psychiatrists. Same old story; different location. It’s worth a look. Thanks to Becky @yobluemama2 on Twitter for drawing my attention to this.
I have written frequently on this website about the hand-in-glove relationship between psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical companies. It is my general position that the business-first orientation of the pharmaceutical companies, coupled with their willingness to pay large sums of money to co-operative psychiatrists, has been, and continues to be, a corrupting influence. I have recently… Continue Reading
A regular commenter to this website has drawn my attention to a bill that has been proposed in the Connecticut state legislature. The bill would require public school and homeschooled children to be assessed by mental health practitioners at grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. The bill, sponsored by Senator Toni Harp and Representative Toni… Continue Reading