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The Tainted Grain

The Tainted Grain is a story by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810), whose stories express truth at many spiritual levels, including the psycho-spiritual and emotional.

The Tainted Grain

Once upon a time, a worried king had a talk with his prime minister and good friend.

The king said, "I can see in the stars, that every person in my kingdom who eats grain from this year's harvest is going to go mad! What, dear friend, do you think we should do?
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Communication

The Turkey Prince: A Story About Healing The Soul


The Turkey Prince by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Once upon a time, the king's son lost touch with reality. He thought he was a turkey. He longed to sit naked under the table snacking on breadcrumbs--so he took off all his clothes and sat under the table, pecking at the floor.

The king summoned the royal doctors--they all tried different medications, therapies, and cures. But none of them could help the prince and they worriedly quit trying.

The king was devastated.

Then, a wise man came. "I can cure the prince," he said.
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anxiety

Should Docs Give Psychiatric Meds To Babies?

The news is startling. The New York Times reports:

Almost 20,000 prescriptions for risperidone (commonly known as Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel) and other antipsychotic medications were written in 2014 for children 2 and younger, a 50 percent jump from 13,000 just one year before, according to the prescription data company IMS Health. Prescriptions for the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) rose 23 percent in one year, to about 83,000.

Through adolescence, our brains and bodies change in ways science has only just begun to understand. But infants' brains and nervous systems change so rapidly that development can be measured not in years or months, but in weeks. How can we know with any certainty that anti-psychotic medications aren't negatively altering infants' and children's development in dramatic ways?

We can't.

So, why are some doctors prescribing anti-psychotic medications to babies?
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