I have learned to separate trauma from culture.
Marc Lamparello intended to "burn down St. Patrick’s Cathedral," according to a state prosecutor.
HR 2646 is a bipartisan bill, first proposed by Congressman Tim Murphy (R) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D). Murphy is a clinical psychologist and Johnson is a psychiatric nurse. HR 2646 is designed to help "families of the 4 percent," a title given by Congress denoting families suffering from severe mental illness that often includes psychosis.
The traumatic refugee experience can cause high rates of schizophrenia, among other mental health disorders like depression and PTSD.
The drug can cause a temporary psychosis-like state, but can also lead to improved well-being.
Japan and South Korea have already banned the term.
This is the latest, and perhaps last, of several debates with Bob Whitaker on the role of antipsychotics in treating psychotic symptoms.
Far too many people who need drugs don't take them -- either because treatment is unavailable or because they don't realize or accept the fact that they need it. So we are trapped in the cruel, dumb, and sometimes tragic paradox that the wrong people often take meds, while the right ones don't.
In 2013, the general public finally began hearing some truths--hopeful truths--about people who experience extreme emotional