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Pharmaceuticals, greed and a dead boy

Originally posted on Real Life of an MSW:
This article just enrages me. Medication should never be the first solution, nor should one implement a test such as GAF. Luckily that crap has been dropped from the DSM5, along with…

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Social Workers Help Keep Patients Out Of The Emergency Room

“What’s health care? What’s the purpose of our health care system? What are we trying to accomplish?” Sometimes in your life you have one of those moments. Reading this article (Homeless Find a Champion in Canada’s Medicine Hat) makes me … Continue reading

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The Medication Generation?

Scientists say most antidepressants don’t work for children or teenagers with major depression, some may be unsafe, and the quality of evidence about these drugs is so bad the researchers cannot be sure if any are truly effective or safe. … Continue reading

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New Guidelines Give Patients Access to Medical Records

Providing patients access to their health information is indeed always a challenge. I thought I was well versed on this subject matter as a clinical social worker and therapist. However, after reading this article, I know it is one I … Continue reading

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Pharmaceuticals, greed and a dead boy

This article just enrages me. Medication should never be the first solution, nor should one implement a test such as GAF. Luckily that crap has been dropped from the DSM5, along with the multiaxial system. The rationale for dropping the … Continue reading

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