Carl Elliot has an interesting post up about the possible link between the military’s increased use of psychotropic drugs and the concomitant increase in soldiers’ suicide rates. It’s titled Note to New York Times reporters: Read the New York Times. Here’s a quote: “Like many reporters before them, James Dao and Andrew Lehren, [NY… Continue Reading
Pharma and Mental Health: Hand-in-Glove
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.
SSRI’s and Suicide Risk for Adolescents
This issue has been debated for years, but was finally considered to have been put to rest by NIMH’s 2004 Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). This study essentially “found” that fluoxetine (Prozac) was effective in treating depression and did not involve an increased risk of suicide. Robert Whitaker’s most recent post points out… Continue Reading