Fatty Acid Reduces Risk of Progression of Psychiotic Disorder and Prevention in Young

A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Published in “General Psychiatry” by the American Medial Association

February 2, 2010

G. Paul Amminger, MD; Miriam R. Schäfer, MD; Konstantinos Papageorgiou, MD; Claudia M. Klier, MD; Sue M. Cotton, PhD; Susan M. Harrigan, MSc; Andrew Mackinnon, PhD; Patrick D. McGorry, MD, PhD; Gregor E. Berger, MD

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010;67(2):146-154.

Context  The use of antipsychotic medication for the prevention of psychotic disorders is controversial. Long-chain {omega}-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be beneficial in a range of psychiatric conditions, including schizophrenia. Given that {omega}-3 PUFAs are generally beneficial to health and without clinically relevant adverse effects, their preventive use in psychosis merits investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

The Feingold Diet Program for ADHD on BlogTalk Radio

Jane Hersey, the director of the Feingold Association, a non-profit organization, will be on BlogTalk Radio on Carla’s Cooking Show on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm PDT / 4:30 pm EDT. 

Per Carla’s Cooking,

“Jane Hersey, Director of The Feingold Association and author of “What Are All Those Funny Things in Food? And Should I Eat Them?” and “Why Can’t My Child Behave” will present eye-opening information that will provide a very basic understanding about how the food we select can affect us, including behavior and learning; astonishing information on brand foods to avoids and why; information on both harmful and healthy sugar substitutes; eating healthy on a budget; and her latest passion, how to provide our children with healthy school lunches for less money. I wish I could tell you more, but I do not want to spoil the show. Tune in!”

What is the The Feingold Diet Program?

Per the Feingold Association’s website, Read the rest of this entry »

Side Effects of Prozac and Paxil for Breastfeeding Mothers

I remember when pregnancy meant not taking any drugs; not even aspirin; not even allergy medicine.  Since when is it okay to take SSRIs before or during pregnancy?  The article below explains a new study on how Paxil and Prozac and other SSRIs can negatively affect milk production in lactating (breastfeeding) women. 

“Taking Prozac, Paxil, or other antidepressants from the class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can cause delays in lactation in new mothers and difficulty in breast-feeding newborns, a new study says. Read the rest of this entry »

Per FDA: Antidpressants – 1,700% Increase In Psychiatric Drug Warnings

Latest FDA Warnings On Antidpressants Marks 1,700% Increase In Psychiatric Drug Warnings

 In only the past 4 years there have been 20 government warnings regarding the dangers of psychiatry’s drugs by five different countries.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PR Log (Press Release)Aug 24, 2006 – On July 21st, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked antidepressant drug makers to add two more warnings to the drug labels. According to the FDA, antidepressants such as Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft taken during pregnancy can cause the newborn to develop a fatal lung disease. The FDA also warned that taking antidepressants with certain migraine drugs can lead to “serotonin syndrome,” which can lead to hallucinations, vomiting, blood pressure changes, restlessness and death.  These two most recent warnings about antidepressants may sound shocking, but they are consistent with the disturbing history of psychiatric drug warnings.
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The old successful treatment of schizophrenia

What Is the Alternative?”

by Citizens Commission on Human Rights of  Florida

I just ran across this article about how schizophrenia used be treated by placing the patients on farms and assigning them chores, giving them some quiet time.  The 80 – 91% of the patients were better within 6 – 9 months.  Doctors now claim that schizophrenia is incurable.  Definitely a must read!

Involuntary Commitment and how to beat the Baker Act

There is alot of controversy about The Baker Act which is the involuntary commitment act in Florida.  It appears that the United States has a statute that adheres to ensure a pesrson is deemed a danger to themselves or to others and needs a court order before involuntary commitment occurs.  However, the State of Florida has a statute, The Baker Act, that enables anyone to be involuntarily committed for 72 hours without a court order.  A law enforement official (police offer) or any family member or the like can have a doctor state the person should be Baker Acted. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Wrong with Psychiatry? A Psychiatrist Explains…

If you have ever heard someone speak poorly about psychiatry and never knew why, you should watch this video.  Most people who support psychiatry are individuals who prefer to hear from a professional.  You can hear a psychiatrist, Dr. Niall McLaren, former Head of Department of Psychiatry, Repatriation Hospital in Australia, practicing psychiatry for 22 years; tell us exactly what is wrong with psychiatry and psychiatric drugs.  Read the rest of this entry »