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November 27 2012

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

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

“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

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

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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