Tag Archives: psychiatry

Are Psychiatrists held to the same standards as other Doctors?

“Do no harm” is something that all doctors say when they become a doctor…. If a cardiologist prescribed a medicine that his/her patient was allergic to and the patient died, would the family be able to sue for malpractice win? most likely If … Continue reading

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Energy and Commerce Committee Meeting on Delivering Services to the Mentally Ill

I just watched the SAMHSA’s Role in Delivering Services to the Severely Mentally Ill. (May 22, 2013) Several representatives from the Energy and Commerce Committee asked some really  good questions for Pamela Hyde, the Administrator of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental … Continue reading

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Guest Post: My Mentally Ill Son vs Your son with Another Type of Illness

Laura Pogliano, a mother and advocate in Maryland wrote on the difference between her experience of having a child with serious mental illness and your experience having a child with another type of illness: Your child’s illness gets 500, 000 … Continue reading

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Has the Talk about Mental Illness regarding recent shootings over?

It is sad that it takes a tragedy like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary to get people talking about mental illness. What is even sadder is  that even though the media and politicians have voiced concern over how our … Continue reading

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