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November 27 2012

surveyork
06:25
UK health and social workers and those in the criminal justice system are increasingly having to understand belief in spiritual possession among ethnic minorities, with new research highlighting a particular issue with some sections of the British Asian community blaming mental health problems on the supernatural.

November 18 2012

surveyork
14:29
It has not gone unnoticed that the illnesses for which proposed definitions have been expanded are mainly those that are treatable by drugs — antipsychotics or antidepressants, for which manufacturers seek increased marketing opportunities — while the contractions tend to be in conditions for which no specific medication is available.

July 30 2012

surveyork
22:29
“Sev­eral bib­li­cal verses ref­er­ence self-mutila­t­ion as metaphoric acts of sac­ri­fice or con­tri­tion,” wrote the re­search­ers, who in­clud­ed psy­chi­a­trist Ja­son P. Ca­plan of St. Joseph’s and the Creighton Uni­vers­ity School of Med­i­cine in Oma­ha, Neb. “Some in­di­vid­u­als may in­ter­pret these pas­sages lit­er­ally and act on them, caus­ing sig­nif­i­cant in­ju­ry and even in­ad­vert­ent death.”
Gospel of Matthew linked to bloody trail of self-mutilations

June 29 2012

surveyork
13:17
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Thirty-seven boys who died in the early 1950s in a Dutch psychiatric hospital run by the Catholic Church were probably killed by a monk in charge of their care, prosecutors said on Thursday.
Dutch monk may have killed psychiatric patients in 1950s | Reuters

March 29 2012

surveyork
08:43
This study found that several negative studies of second-generation antipsychotic drugs were never published, leading to an exaggerated portrayal of the agents' effectiveness in the scientific literature.
Medical News:Publication Bias Mars Psychiatric Drug Literature - in Psychiatry, Schizophrenia from MedPage Today
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