Dramatic growth in antipsychotic drug use even targets infants, experts say

Dramatic growth in antipsychotic drug use even targets infants, experts say

When Eli Lilly launched Zyprexa, its drug sales reps campaigned for doctors to prescribe the antipsychotic off-label to patients who appeared to be depressed because their clothes were "drab" or "disheveled," according to a study in Social Science & Medicine.

Eli Lilly Promoted Zyprexa for Patients Who Were Badly Dressed

When Eli Lilly launched Zyprexa, its drug sales reps campaigned for doctors to prescribe the antipsychotic off-label to patients who appeared to be depressed because their clothes were "drab" or "disheveled," according to a study in Social Science & Medicine.

In the early 1970s, psychologist David Rosenhan set out to answer a simple question: Can psychiatrists tell the sane from the insane?  Rosenhan and seven other perfectly rational “pseudopatients” went to a dozen U.S. hospitals complaining that they were hearing voices. All but one were diagnosed with schizophrenia and sent to a psychiatric ward.   immediately after they were admitted, they stopped mimicking symptoms of “abnormality” and behaved as they normally would.

Infighting, boycotts, resignations: Psychiatry faces another crisis of confidence

A controversial new mental diagnosis could label thousands of people with legitimate medical illnesses as psychiatrically sick and in need of treatment if they worry "excessively" about their symptoms, observers says.

How needing a wee affects your decision making

How needing a wee affects your decision making

Decision Making, Brain, Making Decisions

Love at first sight is a myth," say Chicago researchers

"Love at first sight is a myth," say Chicago researchers

The Decline of Neurocriticism

Deconstructing the most sensationalistic recent findings in Human Brain Imaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychopharmacology

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