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The Resource Pillaged : psychiatric medications and suicide risk, Ronald William Maris ; foreword by David Healy

Pillaged : psychiatric medications and suicide risk, Ronald William Maris ; foreword by David Healy

Label
Pillaged : psychiatric medications and suicide risk
Title
Pillaged
Title remainder
psychiatric medications and suicide risk
Statement of responsibility
Ronald William Maris ; foreword by David Healy
Title variation
Psychiatric medications and suicide risk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is estimated that 45 to 50 percent of all Americans will suffer a mental disorder at some time during their lives. Increasingly, the treatment for these disorders is management with one or more psychiatric drugs, often prescribed by general practitioners. In Pillaged, Ronald William Maris evaluates the psychiatric medications commonly used to treat several major types of psychiatric disorders -- including depression and mood disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders -- asking "do they work as advertised?" and, more importantly, "are they safe?" Answers to these questions are more ambiguous than we might think, Maris explains, because drug manufacturers tend to minimize the adverse effects of their products. Furthermore, the underlying neurobiological theories of how psychiatric drugs work are complex, poorly understood and often conflicting. Still, Americans spend tens of billions of dollars a year on antidepressants and antipsychotics alone. While Maris questions the rampant prescribing of psychiatric medications especially in young people, Pillaged does not suggest that anyone cavalierly discontinue potentially beneficial psychiatric medications without the advice of a qualified mental health professional. The book acknowledges that psychiatric medications are often necessary in treating some psychiatric conditions, but it reminds readers of medication's potential for degrading one's quality of life, contributing to self-destructive behaviors and even leading to death in a vulnerable minority of patients. Maris advocates an open and honest discussion of data on psychiatric drugs, their effects and their dangers, and he reminds readers of available alternative, non-drug treatments for psychiatric disorders. By reviewing the history and effects of medications for mental disorders, Maris hopes to educate health care consumers and prescribers to make careful, informed decisions about the treatment of psychiatric disorders
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maris, Ronald W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Suicide
  • MEDICAL
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Suicide
  • MEDICAL / Pharmacology
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Risk
  • Mental Disorders
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Suicide
  • Suicide
  • Risk
  • Mental Disorders
Label
Pillaged : psychiatric medications and suicide risk, Ronald William Maris ; foreword by David Healy
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The suicide risks of psychiatric medications -- Resolving suicidogenic claims -- Antidepressants -- Mood stabilizers and antiepileptics -- Anxiolytics -- Antipsychotics -- Residual suicidogenic drugs -- Conclusions, resolutions, and alternatives
Control code
ocn902674746
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611174625
Lccn
2015003056
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vs3p9
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902674746
Label
Pillaged : psychiatric medications and suicide risk, Ronald William Maris ; foreword by David Healy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The suicide risks of psychiatric medications -- Resolving suicidogenic claims -- Antidepressants -- Mood stabilizers and antiepileptics -- Anxiolytics -- Antipsychotics -- Residual suicidogenic drugs -- Conclusions, resolutions, and alternatives
Control code
ocn902674746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611174625
Lccn
2015003056
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vs3p9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902674746

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