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Medication Madness

Medication Madness

A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications

  • Author: Peter R. Breggin, M.D.
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 146682395X
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 400
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Medications for everything from depression and anxiety to ADHD and insomnia are being prescribed in alarming numbers across the country, but the "cure" is often worse than the original problem. Medication Madness is a fascinating, frightening, and dramatic look at the role that psychiatric medications have played in fifty cases of suicide, murder, and other violent, criminal, and bizarre behaviors. As a psychiatrist who believes in holding people responsible for their conduct, the weight of scientific evidence and years of clinical experience eventually convinced Dr. Breggin that psychiatric drugs frequently cause individuals to lose their judgment and their ability to control their emotions and actions. Medication Madness raises and examines the issues surrounding personal responsibility when behavior seems driven by drug-induced adverse reactions and intoxication. Dr. Breggin personally evaluated the cases in the book in his role as a treating psychiatrist, consultant or medical expert. He interviewed survivors and witnesses, and reviewed extensive medical, occupational, educational and police records. The great majority of individuals lived exemplary lives and committed no criminal or bizarre actions prior to taking the psychiatric medications. Medication Madness reads like a medical thriller, true crime story, and courtroom drama; but it is firmly based in the latest scientific research and dozens of case studies. The lives of the children and adults in these stories, as well as the lives of their families and their victims, were thrown into turmoil and sometimes destroyed by the unanticipated effects of psychiatric drugs. In some cases our entire society was transformed by the tragic outcomes. Many categories of psychiatric drugs can cause potentially horrendous reactions. Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta, Xanax, lithium, Zyprexa and other psychiatric medications may spellbind patients into believing they are improved when too often they are becoming worse. Psychiatric drugs drive some people into psychosis, mania, depression, suicide, agitation, compulsive violence and loss of self-control without the individuals realizing that their medications have deformed their way of thinking and feeling. This book documents how the FDA, the medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry have over-sold the value of psychiatric drugs. It serves as a cautionary tale about our reliance on potentially dangerous psychoactive chemicals to relieve our emotional problems and provides a positive approach to taking personal charge of our lives.

Medication Madness

Medication Madness

A Young Boy's Struggle to Survive Overprescribed Medication

  • Author: Contrare Dgaul,Contrare Dgaul Ma
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781517512170
  • Category:
  • Page: 36
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This is the true story of a boy named Erich who descended into madness while I was his therapist. Nearing the point of needing to be institutionalized, Erich recovers when his mother adopts a holistic treatment approach.

Explorations in Medicine, Evolution, and Mind

Explorations in Medicine, Evolution, and Mind

  • Author: Anab Whitehouse
  • Publisher: Bilquees Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 511
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This book explores a variety of topics in science, ranging from: Evolution and neurobiology, to: Cancer research, SSRIs, the HIV-AIDS issue, as well as various facets of methodology. Whatever your present thoughts might be concerning the foregoing topics, after reading ‘Explorations in Medicine, Evolution and Mind’, you might be willing to entertain the idea of revising certain aspects of your understanding in relation to the aforementioned areas of research.

Varieties of Psychological Inquiry - Volume 1

Varieties of Psychological Inquiry - Volume 1

  • Author: Anab Whitehouse
  • Publisher: Bilquees Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 432
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'Varieties of Psychological Inquiry' (Volumes 1 and 2) consists of twenty-five essays (distributed across two volumes) that venture into various facets of psychology - ranging from: Freud. Jung and Sullivan, to: Piaget, Sheldrake, and beyond. Among the topics explored are: Anxiety, dissociation, abuse, charisma, developmental psychology, the 'God gene', SSRIs, memory, chronobiology, neurobiology, consciousness, and holographic theories of mind. While no particular theory of psychology is espoused during the pages of this two volume work, a variety of theoretical and empirical issues are critically explored and reflected upon in considerable detail. In a sense, the direction in which the essays in these two books point is toward epistemological horizons where what is known (possibly) seeks to merge with what is not, yet, known.

Happiness Is Just a Bowl of Choices

Happiness Is Just a Bowl of Choices

  • Author: Michael Rice,Michael Rice Lisac
  • Publisher: Madeira Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1449500897
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 190
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For the most part, unhappiness is the result of not having the relationship that you want to have with the important people in your life. It has nothing to do with a chemical imbalance of the brain as claimed by TV advertising, doctors, or psychiatrists. No medical tests exist that can determine if there is a chemical imbalance in your brain. Happiness is Just a Bowl of Choices will help you understand the manner in which your brain functions; why you experience unhappiness; and how you can be your own therapist to resolve your unhappiness without the use of brain drugs. You will discover three choices to resolve your unhappiness, any one of which will lead you to happiness. This is a book is about mental health and not mental illness and what you can do to help yourself acquire and maintain happiness in your life.

The Holistic Cat

The Holistic Cat

A Complete Guide to Wellness for a Healthier, Happier Cat

  • Author: Jennifer A. Coscia,Don Hamilton
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 1556437668
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 201
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"Offers information on how to raise a cat in a healthy, stress-free, and safe environment, with a focus on disease prevention and including rescue stories and photos"--Provided by publisher.

Medicine, Madness and Social History

Medicine, Madness and Social History

Essays in Honour of Roy Porter

  • Author: R. Bivins,J. Pickstone
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230235352
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 295
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Written in honour of eminent historian Roy Porter by twenty of his colleagues and students, the collection renders cutting edge scholarship accessible. Historians from the three fields that Porter made his own - the histories of medicine, madness, and the Enlightenment - illustrate his influence while tackling major themes ranging from disability rights to the popularization of science. In their accounts, artisan gardeners jostle with anarchists, dentists, and hypnotists in a lively, and very Porterian, parade.

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families

  • Author: Peter R. Breggin, MD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 082610844X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 352
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This is the first book to establish guidelines and to assist prescribers and therapists in withdrawing their patients from psychiatric drugs, including those patients with long-term exposure to antipsychotic drugs, benzodiazepines, stimulants, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. It describes a method developed by the author throughout years of clinical experience, consultations with experienced colleagues, and scientific research. Based on a person-centered collaborative approach, with patients as partners, this method builds on a cooperative and empathic team effort involving prescribers, therapists, patients, and their families or support network. The author, known for such books as Talking Back to Prozac, Toxic Psychiatry, and Medication Madness, is a lifelong reformer and scientist in mental health whose work has brought about significant change in psychiatric practice. This book provides critical information about when to consider psychiatric drug reduction or withdrawal, and how to accomplish it as safely, expeditiously, and comfortably as possible. It offers the theoretical framework underlying this approach along with extensive scientific information, practical advice, and illustrative case studies that will assist practitioners in multiple ways, including in how to: Recognize common and sometimes overlooked adverse drug effects that may require withdrawal Treat emergencies during drug therapy and during withdrawal Determine the first drugs to withdraw during multi-drug therapy Distinguish between withdrawal reactions, newly occurring emotional problems, and recurrence of premedication issues Estimate the length of withdrawal

Interactive Group Learning

Interactive Group Learning

Strategies for Nurse Educators, Second Edition

  • Author: Deborah L. Ulrich, PhD, RN,Kellie J. Glendon, MSN, RN, C
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826131065
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 154
  • View: 374
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Does your teaching style need a "make-over" or at the very least a "touch-up"? This is the book you have been waiting for: It explains the theory / rationale for changing to an interactive method of teaching It is filled with ideas you can read today, integrate into your existing plans, and implement in your classroom tomorrow It explains specific strategies such as: writing prompts, games, drawing, photographs, "unfolding cases", crsosswords, fishbone, focused questions, and more It includes innovative methods which will ignite your own creativity and put the "spark" back in your teaching It includes ideas you can use in clinical settings as well as in the classroom Developed by experienced nurse educators, each chapter show how to implement innovative, cooperative group teaching methods that make students active participants in learning rather than passive recipients of information. Based on a Comprehensive Group Learning Model, the experiential learning techniques described in the book are designed to encourage students to think, analyze, problem solve, communicate, and reflect on their own abilities.

The Good Nurse

The Good Nurse

A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

  • Author: Charles Graeber
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1455506125
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
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After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way.

The Noonday Demon

The Noonday Demon

An Atlas Of Depression

  • Author: Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451676883
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 576
  • View: 4747
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With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.

British Medtalk

British Medtalk

A Reader Of Medicine, Madness, the NHS and Other Stuff

  • Author: Joseph C Segen
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 1618428748
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1000
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There is no book like this on the market. I never dreamed when I came over to the UK in 2005, that I'd need to learn a completely new vocabulary, but I did; I figured I wasn't the first foreigner to have the problem. So I began a file on my trusty Powerbook, expecting to cobble together a glossary of 500 terms which I'd make available to anyone interested (how hard could it be...I've been writing medical dictionaries for nearly 30 years?). I was wrong...I wrapped the first edition last month with over 6300 entries. It is heavily weighted towards the NHS–the UK's largest employer, doctor training and re-training and the GMC but, thanks to Dr Hepplewhite who lent her editorial pen to the madness, includes material relevant to GPs and the looming GP commissioning of services from any willing provider. The "locals" have a fondness for abbreviations–and rarely translate them unless asked; British Medtalk lists 2500 of those abbreviations and 15,000 usual and alternatives. Finally, I couldn't resist the fun stuff which comprises perhaps 2% of the bulk of this otherwise serious project. I was compelled to include biographical sketches of William Burke, Miss Whiplash, Harold Shipman, Fred West, details about both the high and mighty (posh, public schools, received pronunciation and knighthood) and the hooligans (ASBOs, the feral underclass, London riots, Vicky Pollard, yobs). To give the package a splash of colour, I shamelessly commandeered images from the internet. I hope you like it. Joe

Psychopharmaka absetzen

Psychopharmaka absetzen

Erfolgreiches Absetzen von Neuroleptika, Antidepressiva, Phasenprophylaktika, Ritalin und Tranquilizern

  • Author: Peter Lehmann (Herausgeber)
  • Publisher: Schwabe AG
  • ISBN: 3925931562
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 366
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Millionen Menschen nehmen Psychopharmaka (zum Beispiel Amitriptylin, Cipralex, Haldol, Lithium, Risperdal, Seroquel, Tavor, Trevilor, Valium, Zyprexa). Für sie sind detaillierte Erfahrungsberichte, wie diese Substanzen abgesetzt wurden, ohne gleich wieder im Behandlungszimmer des Arztes oder in der Klinik zu landen, von existenziellem Interesse. Das weltweit erste Buch zum Thema 'Erfolgreiches Absetzen von Psychopharmaka' richtet sich an die Behandelten, die aus eigenem Entschluss die verordneten Psychopharmaka absetzen wollen. Gleichfalls angesprochen sind ihre Angehörigen und Therapeuten. In dem Praxisbuch schreiben Betroffene - und erstmals ein Angehöriger - aus Australien, Deutschland, England, Irland, Neuseeland, Österreich, Schweden, Ungarn, der Schweiz, den Niederlanden und USA über ihre Erfahrungen beim Absetzen. Alle leben jetzt frei oder zumindest relativ frei von Psychopharmaka. Ergänzend erläutern Psychiater, Psychotherapeuten, Heilpraktiker, Mediziner, Sozialarbeiter und andere Professionelle, wie sie ihren Klientinnen und Klienten beim Absetzen helfen. "Das Buch hat eine provokante Botschaft: Lebenserfahrungen weichen manchmal von wissenschaftlichen Übereinkünften ab. Es basiert auf persönlichen Erfahrungen von Betroffenen sowie von Professionellen, die beim Absetzen von Psychopharmaka helfen. Somit ist es ein guter Ansatzpunkt, in die Diskussion einzusteigen. Das Buch sollte in jeder Arztpraxis, jeder Therapiestation und in jeder Patientenbibliothek verfügbar sein." (Pirkko Lahti, Präsidentin der World Federation for Mental Health 2001-2003 - Aus dem Vorwort) "Das Buch ist ein Muss für alle, die mit dem Gedanken spielen, diese legalen persönlichkeitsverändernden Medikamente zu nehmen oder nicht mehr zu nehmen, und vielleicht noch eher für die, die sie verschreiben können." (Dr. med. Loren R. Mosher, Soteria Associates - Aus dem Vorwort) Mit einer Liste aller in den deutschsprachigen Ländern erhältlichen Psychopharmaka.

Talking Back to Prozac

Talking Back to Prozac

What Doctors Aren't Telling You About Prozac and the Newer Antidepressants

  • Author: Peter R. Breggin,Ginger Ross Breggin
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497617480
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1116
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A psychiatrist takes a critical look at this SSRI and newer medications that are among the most frequently prescribed drugs in America. Prozac. Millions of Americans are on it. And just about everyone else is wondering if they should be on it, too. The claims of the pro‐Prozac chorus are enticing: that it can cure everything from depression (the only disorder for which Prozac was originally approved) to fear of public speaking, PMS, obesity, shyness, migraine, and back pain—with few or no side effects. But is the reality quite different? At what price do we buy Prozac‐induced euphoria and a shiny new personality? Psychiatrist Peter Breggin, MD, and coauthor Ginger Ross Breggin answer these and other crucial questions in Talking Back to Prozac. They explain what Prozac is and how it works, and they take a hard look at the real story behind today’s most controversial drug: The fact that Prozac was tested in trials of four to six weeks in length before receiving FDA approval The difficulty Prozac’s manufacturer had in proving its effectiveness during these tests The information on side effects that the FDA failed to include in its final labeling requirements How Prozac acts as a stimulant not unlike the addictive drugs cocaine and amphetamine The dangers of possible Prozac addiction and abuse The seriousness and frequency of Prozac’s side effects, including agitation, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, loss of libido, and difficulty reaching orgasm The growing evidence that Prozac can cause violence and suicide The social and workplace implications of using the drug not to cure depression but to change personality and enhance performance Using dramatic case histories as well as scientific research and carefully documented evidence, the Breggins expose the potentially damaging effects of Prozac. They also describe the resounding success that has been achieved with more humane alternatives for the treatment of depression. Talking Back to Prozac provides essential information for anyone who takes Prozac or is considering taking it, and for those who prescribe it.

Jungle Fever

Jungle Fever

Exploring Madness and Medicine in Twentieth-century Tropical Narratives

  • Author: Charlotte Rogers
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • ISBN: 0826518311
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 234
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The sinister "jungle"--that ill-defined and amorphous place where civilization has no foothold and survival is always in doubt--is the terrifying setting for countless works of the imagination. Films like Apocalypse Now, television shows like Lost, and of course stories like Heart of Darkness all pursue the essential question of why the unknown world terrifies adventurer and spectator alike. In Jungle Fever, Charlotte Rogers goes deep into five books that first defined the jungle as a violent and maddening place. The reader finds urban explorers venturing into the wilderness, encountering and living among the "native" inhabitants, and eventually losing their minds. The canonical works of authors such as Joseph Conrad, Andre Malraux, Jose Eustasio Rivera, and others present jungles and wildernesses as fundamentally corrupting and dangerous. Rogers explores how the methods these authors use to communicate the physical and psychological maladies that afflict their characters evolved symbiotically with modern medicine. While the wilderness challenges Conrad's and Malraux's European travelers to question their civility and mental stability, Latin American authors such as Alejo Carpentier deftly turn pseudoscientific theories into their greatest asset, as their characters transform madness into an essential creative spark. Ultimately, Jungle Fever suggests that the greatest horror of the jungle is the unknown regions of the character's own mind.

Complete Domestic Medicine

Complete Domestic Medicine

A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by Regimen and Simple Medicines

  • Author: William Buchan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medicine, Popular
  • Page: 760
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Reassessing Foucault

Reassessing Foucault

Power, Medicine and the Body

  • Author: Colin Jones,Roy Porter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134671547
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult. Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences. Focusing on the social history of medicine, successive chapters deal with his historiographical, methodological and philosophical writings, his ideas about prisons, hospitals, madness and disease, and his thinking about the body. The book also suggests ways in which Foucault's influence will continue to dominate cultural history and the social sciences.

The Scientific and Litteray Treasury

The Scientific and Litteray Treasury

A New and Popular Encyclopaedia of the Belles Lettres

  • Author: Samuel Maunder
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 844
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Expository Lexicon of the Terms in Medical & General Science Including a Complete Medico-legal Vocabulary

Expository Lexicon of the Terms in Medical & General Science Including a Complete Medico-legal Vocabulary

  • Author: R. G. Mayne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1516
  • View: 5389
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Beyond Conflict

Beyond Conflict

From Self-Help and Psychotherapy to Peacemaking

  • Author: Peter R. Breggin
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312123314
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5626
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An explanation of the common principles of conflict resolution on every level discusses self-help, psychotherapy, and family therapy and discloses the impact and origins of guilt and anxiety.