June 28, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

Amanda Bynes Gets Three Years: Probation

Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes was sentenced to three years probation for her 2012 DUI, which included her car hitting a police officer.

Predicting Depression by Testing Cortisol Levels in Saliva

The spit of teenage boys may be useful in determining their future risk for depression, a new study shows.

Mental Health Docs say NO to New Insurance Rules

Nearly 60 million Americans need mental health care in a given year, yet even ObamaCare can’t force psychiatrists to accept the new insurance rules. Fewer than 58% are willing to accept insurance now.

Adderall: Mommy’s New Little Helper

Adderall prescriptions for US women between 26 and 39 years old increased 750% between 2002 and 2010. Are mother’s abusing Adderall as “mommy’s little helper” so they can “have it all”?

New York Times article on Delirium: It Sounds Just Like Detox

Jane Brody writes for the Personal Health section of the New York Times on “health and aging”. She just highlighted delirium, but completely missed the connection between delirium and substance use, abuse, and withdrawal. Her readers were quick to remind her.

Painkillers Cause Headaches?

Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) is the headache you get from headache medicine. Apparently it’s common: half of all cases of chronic daily headache are attributed to MOH.

Portland Medicates via Water Supply to Save Healthcare Costs

Portland City Council Commissioner Nick Fish is medicating the drinking water to save on healthcare costs. He’s starting with Fluoride. What’s next for the city known for high rates of clinical depression? Prozac? Valium? Xannies?

Pot Makes You Stupid: Marijuana Use and IQ

If you smoked weed as a kid and consider yourself smart, new research out of Duke University suggests you might have been even smarter had you not smoked so much weed.

Florida Dad Medicates Autistic Daughter with “Synthetic Marijuana”

A schizophrenic and autistic dad wanted to medicate his autistic child with marijuana instead of pharmaceuticals, but that’s illegal in Florida. So he obtained “diesel potpourri” and forced them to smoke it, while he made a video and posted it to Facebook.

Graduate of Controversial Shock Therapy School Now Wants to be an Electrician

The controversial Judge Rotenberg Center, previously highlighted for a barbaric shock therapy video circulated on the Internet, is now boasting of a new graduate who wants to become an electrician! You can’t make this stuff up…

Shock Therapy on Trial : Judge Rotenberg School

The Judge Rotenberg School for Special Needs Children is on trial in Massachusetts. Yesterday jurors watched school administrators strap down and electro-shock a screaming 8 year old boy 31 times, because he refused to take off his coat.

Crazy Like A Fox: Woman Plays Mentally Ill to Avoid Jury Duty

To avoid jury duty, hairdresser Susan Cole devised a plan “to appear to be mentally unstable” and it worked. Until she then bragged about it on a local Denver radio station talk show. The judge was listening. She’s been arrested.

SAMHSA & MacArthur Foundation $1M to Help Juvies with Lifeskills

SAMHSA and the MacArthur Foundation are committing $1 million to create a system where mentally challenged youth (60% of which show signs of substance abuse disorders) are given community based services instead of being placed in the juvenile justice system.

Fire at Drug Rehab “prison” in Lima, Peru

Unlicensed faith-based drug and alcohol treatment center “Christ is Love” in Lima, Peru burned yesterday, killing 26 men. The drug and alcohol treatment center had locked doors, steel bars on windows and doors, and was overcrowded, according to reports.

1 in 5 Americans Mentally Ill?

A government survey shows 1 in 5 Americans suffered from mental illness over a 12 month period. Twenty percent of adults over 18 reported experiencing mental illness. It was nearly 30% for the 18-25 year old group.