“The only thing we heard was . . . that medication is the answer”

I recently posted on the potential harms of overtreating ADHD and its overdiagnosis. Now, the NY Times reports on problems with a study that provided the foundation for the explosion on stimulant treatment for ADHD. Twenty years ago, more than a dozen leaders in child psychiatry received $11 million from the National Institute of Mental Health … Continue reading “The only thing we heard was . . . that medication is the answer”

Stop-smoking efforts reaching out to homeless

Homeless shelters are beginning to look at addressing nicotine addiction. The discussion sounds lot like those that have taken place among treatment centers for the last decade: Following successful anti-tobacco campaigns geared toward pregnant women, teenagers, African-Americans, Latinos and other groups, homeless people…may be the next target. Amid broad skepticism, nascent campaigns to get the … Continue reading Stop-smoking efforts reaching out to homeless