Peace Partnership
1 Aug

The Most Important Question No One Asks

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We all want to be happy. I often ask people, “What do you want out of life?” and people frequently respond with something like, “I want to have a great job that pays well and be in a loving, lasting relationship.” This response is so predictable and generic it no longer carries any real meaning. […]

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7 Nov

Psychopharmacology Part 2

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As the two classes of drugs that had been responsible for launching the psychopharmacology revolution plunged in sales, strides were made to rehabilitate the psychiatry field. Psychiatrists had a distinct advantage in that they were physicians and the only individuals able to write prescriptions for psychotropic drugs at that time. If the image of the […]

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2 Oct

Psychopharmacology Part 1

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To better understand the history of psychopharmacology, here is a simplified timeline: 1950s: Seemed as though new breakthrough drugs are being discovered every year. Psychiatry emerged as the fastest growing specialty in medicine. 1961: Thomas Szas, a psychiatrist at the State University of New York in Syracuse argued that, “psychiatric disorders weren’t medical in kind, […]

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21 Aug

A Modern Day Plague

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The increase of mental illness in America has risen to epidemic proportions. In the short span of 20 years, children under eighteen years of age who received a Social Security Income/Social Security Disability Income (SSI/SSDI) payment because they were disabled by a serious mental illness went from 16,200 to 561,569. That is an increase of […]

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