Mental Health

Don’t Fall For Big Pharma’s Ploy to Push More Antidepressants

Talk about twisting facts and figures to serve a specific purpose. Here are a couple of news headlines that recently grabbed my attention: “Warned to death? Antidepressant ‘black box’ backfires” and “Warnings against antidepressants for teens may have backfired.” What’s the twist? Well, apparently the black box warnings about antidepressants causing suicidal thoughts were responsible […]

Is ADHD A Question Of Nature Or Nurture?

Doctors wrote more than 51 million prescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs in 2010, in the US alone. Sales topped $7.40 billion. In the US, at least 9 per cent of school children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In fact, Dr. Jerome Kagan, a leading Harvard psychologist, who […]

Experts Question Whether ADHD Even Exists

Last year, I told you about Dr. Leon Eisenberg — the ‘father’ of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Eisenberg was a leader in child psychiatry and was revered in the mental health profession for his theories on autism and social medicine. In his last interview in 2009, before his death, Dr. Eisenberg debunked ADHD […]

ADHD Can Affect Sufferers Well Into Adulthood

Last week, I briefly told you about a study that showed how behavioural problems like Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can follow children into adulthood. The researchers also found that children with ADHD are more likely to have other psychiatric disorders as adults. Many of you got in touch with me and asked for more details […]