The world's first clinical trial designed to explore using a hallucinogen from magic mushrooms to treat people with depression has stalled because of British and European rules on the use of illegal drugs in research.
David Nutt, president of the British Neuroscience Association and professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, said he had been granted an ethical green light and funding for the trial, but regulations were blocking it.
"We live in a world of insanity in terms of regulating drugs," he told a neuroscience conference in London on Sunday.Read more »
A depressed Army reservist who made a phone call for help says dozens of police responded by surrounding his home and arresting him, vandalizing and searching his place without a warrant, seizing his dog and killing his tropical fish. Matthew Corrigan, who lives alone with his dog, sued the District of Columbia in D.C. Federal Court. Confronted with a massive police presence after his plea for help, Corrigan says, he denied officers permission to enter his house, but they entered and trashed it anyway, saying, "I don't have time to play this constitutional bullshit!"Read more »
Weakness in leading economic indicators has become so pervasive the Economic Cycle Research Institute now predicts a new recession is unavoidable.Read more »
If you want to drive a rational economic-type of person crazy, simply mimic Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's willful refusal to acknowledge seemingly obvious inflationary trends.
You can start by quoting Dr. Bernanke's observations on the ramp in commodity prices, made Monday night:
"I think the increase will be transitory, that it will pass, and we will go back to a level of inflation that is consistent with our price stability mandate."Read more »
Low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated with a higher risk for anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry.Read more »
From the guys (Peter Schiff et al) who were mocked and predicted the current financial crisis, comes new revelations that the worst is yet to come; the biggest bubble of all is about to burst: The Bailout Bubble.
Check out this short but pretty powerful documentary that touches on why we're not of the crisis, but why things are probably going to get worse before they get better.
The United States as we know it has ended, Alex Jones warns, as the nation has lost credit rating with China, its Dollar reserve status ending as the country-- saddled by debt and unable to fund programs-- prepares to submit to IMF-style austerity measures. Sadly, the U.S. can expect to see itself picked-off by the same predatory lending practices and control measures long imposed on vulnerable 3rd World countries throughout the globe.Read more »
Many people are tired of living their lives in depression and regret. With this, more and more scholars are finding ways to improve this state. Hypnotherapy is of those ways, find out how this can work.Read more »
In an analysis of six large experiments in which, as usual, depressed patients received either a placebo or an active drug, the true drug effect—that is, in addition to the placebo effect—was "nonexistent to negligible" in patients with mild, moderate, and even severe depression. Only in patients with very severe symptoms (scoring 23 or above on the standard scale) was there a statistically significant drug benefit. Such patients account for about 13 percent of people with depression.Read more »
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