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Forest Pharmaceuticals Pleads Guilty to Illegal Promotion of Celexa, False Claims about Lexapro and Celexa

The Department of Justice has issued a press release regarding criminal charges against the pharmaceutical company responsible for the manufacture of Lexapro and Celexa.


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Alcoholics vs. Teetotalers: Who Lives Longer?

Alcoholics. A recent article in Time reports that heavy drinkers live longer than nondrinkers. Moderate drinkers faired the best. But the finding that heavy drinkers came in second – above teetotalers – stunned many.


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The Prostitute in the Alley

I work in a homeless shelter so I see a lot of street people. While leaving the building the other day I overheard two coworkers derogatorily discussing a well known prostitute who was in the alley. It made me sad. If only they knew.


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The Fallacies of Suicide Prevention

Through the years I have attended numerous Suicide Prevention training programs. They always raise a great deal of concern and many questions for me. My colleagues and I often discuss this, but rarely do so in public. Perhaps the conversation should be brought to the fore.


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The Last Psychiatrist and "Honor Killings"

On his blog, The Last Psychiatrist, discusses 2 cases of “honor killings”. He explores the motivations behind them and suggests an interesting solution for preventing them in future generations.


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The Art of Trauma

If you want to know what is going on in a child’s mind, the best thing to do is hand them a crayon, not talk to them.


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My Sister is Driving Me Crazy

My sister is driving me crazy. Darn it. You know what that means.


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Clients, Politics and Religion

A close colleague, Dave Ray, has posted an interesting article on his website about social work and politics. His observations about the place of policitics in social work with clients is intelligent and germane. The same should be said of religious views.


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Finally, Someone Agrees: Anger is Normal

Dr. Ken Eisold, a psychoanalyst writing for Psychology Today states in his article, “Anger and Exercise”, “Anger is a normal and adaptive response to an attack or a threat. It has been useful in our evolutionary struggle for survival. The brain detects the danger and the body is aroused and energized to react with fight or flight.”


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Psychiatric Medications as a "Crutch"

Throughout the years I have worked with several clients who were criticized or rebuked by family members or Alcoholics Anonymous sponsors for using psychiatric medications as a “crutch”.


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