What is the global rate of ADHD? Is that increasing? Why are “so many kids” being prescribed stimulants?
Lots of references went into making this one:
Is ADHD Really Increasing in Youth? http://jad.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/06/16/1087054715586571.abstract
Problems of Overdiagnosis and Overprescribing in ADHD http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/adhd/problems-overdiagnosis-and-overprescribing-adhd/page/0/1
Psychostimulant Prescription for ADHD in New South Wales http://jad.sagepub.com/content/19/4/284.abstract
Psychostimulant Prescribing Trends in a Pediatric Population in Ireland http://jad.sagepub.com/content/19/4/284.abstract
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html
Burden of ADHD – Epidemiology http://www.adhd-institute.com/burden-of-adhd/epidemiology/
Serotonin is one of the critical neurotransmitters involved in mood and anxiety regulation, and it is a target of many psychiatric drugs. So, what is it, where does it come from, and what does it do?
Dr. Allen Frances, editor of the DSM-IV, has made a cottage industry out of attacking the DSM-5 and the profession of psychiatry. Do his critiques withstand the evidence?
The BJP article referenced in the video: http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/200/2/…
Frances’s ideas can be found with a simple Google search. Anyone interested in a sustained critique of those ideas will find multiple posts dealing capably with his ideas here: http://real-psychiatry.blogspot.ca/
Present from the very beginning of the universe, lithium is one of our most important psychiatric medications.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder affects up to 2% of the population. Did you know kids can get it from an infection?
Learn more about an extremely painful subtype of depression which affects up to 1/4 of all depression sufferers.
Atypical depression is a subtype of depression which often starts in teen years and can be hard to detect clinically, leading to late or missed diagnosis, even though it is just as responsive to typical treatments for depression.
“Psychosis” is a widely used, and almost as widely misunderstood, term.
You’ve heard of the Pace Car at a car race, leading the field during its formation lap. Did you know that a Chase Car follows the field to provide immediate medical support? Footage from the BC Historic Motor Races on 22 August 2015 at Mission Raceway Park.