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Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Kirkey’

By On March 7th, 2013

Somatic Symptom Disorder’s Over-Expansion

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, is due out in May and as I’ve already written in this space several times, it has more than its share of critics voicing opposition to some of the proposed changes. Sharon Kirkey of Postmedia News points to one specific problem,…

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By On January 11th, 2013

Questionable Use of Antipsychotics on Children

Far too often, youths are being prescribed powerful antipsychotics “off-label”, or for a different use than the drug was initially intended. Researchers report that for those under 18 of normal intelligence, there’s no indication that the drugs have any positive effect. As Sharon Kirkey reports for the Ottawa Citizen, presciption medication designed for schizophrenia, for…

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