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Aged homes may have to show restraint data

Aged homes may have to show restraint data Yahoo News, Tracey Ferrier, 31 October 2019 Aged care homes could be forced to publish data about the physical and chemical restraint of elderly Australians in their care. The aged care royal commission on Thursday handed...

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Xanax still being overprescribed despite policy changes

Xanax still being overprescribed despite policy changes Rachel Clun, The Sydney Morning Herald, September 19, 2019 Patients are still being prescribed hundreds of Xanax tablets a year despite a cut in government subsidies. Reports of anxiety drug poisonings have also...

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A warning for 1.5 million Australians on benzodiazepines

A warning for 1.5 million Australians on benzodiazepines Tue 13 Aug 2019, 6:51am According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, the single biggest drug type implicated in drug-related deaths are actually benzodiazepines, or benzos,drugs which help with anxiety and...

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Withdrawal Effects of Psychiatric Drugs

Withdrawal Effects of Psychiatric Drugs Many people who have taken psychiatric drugs have found that the withdrawal effects of these drugs can persist for months, even years after they stop taking them. Patients are frequently not warned about this, and are often told...

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Letters from Generation Rx

Letters from Generation Rx By IMDb News, 18 July 2017   This powerful film explores the science behind antidepressants, their effects on the brain and the horrific experiences endured by patients and their loved ones.   Director: Kevin P. Miller...

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The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs

The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs By Rachel Aviv, www.newyorker.com, 1 April 2019 Laura Delano recognized that she was “excellent at everything, but it didn’t mean anything,” her doctor wrote. She grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, one of the wealthiest...

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VICTORIAN ROYAL COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEALTH

This long-awaited opportunity for a full investigation into abuses in the psychiatric system is welcomed by everyone. It is vital that everyone advise the Royal Commission of areas of abuse that must be rectified so that urgently needed changes are made to protect vulnerable children and adults.

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Submission to the Productivity Commission

Submission to the Productivity Commission Australia’s Productivity Commission is currently doing an investigation into spending on mental health including how effective the money spent on mental health is across Australia so that government policies are sustainable...

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