This article was posted in the Fall of 2006, but I have yet to see any changes in how psychiatrists prescribe. The Atypicals seem to rule, in spite of the incredible expense and horrific metabolic side effects, particularly off label in children. I still see several prepubescent children/week that have been on risperidone with hyperprolactinemia, […]
I certainly have welcomed the revolution in health care, primarily due to the internet access so many of my patients now have. I have historically viewed my role as psychiatric physician as that of a ‘Consultant’ to the patient…with the patient in the the role of ‘Primary Therapist’. Well informed patients have done their online […]
In the current NYTs an update re psychiatric neuorsurgery has been published – http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/27/health/research/27brain.html?ref=health I support very strongly the critique posted in the Beyond Meds Blog. Vera Sharav gave a powerful and insightful critique to the NYTs article. http://bipolarblast.wordpress.com/ In my own clinical experience, beginning full time psychiatric practice in 1977, I have seen lobotomy […]
With Thanksgiving beginning, I am making a concerted effort to avoid writing anything about Medicine, Mental Health, Insurance, nor Big Pharma. Instead, I have been reminiscing about my early childhood and the “Over the River and Thru the Woods” My older brother & I, usually with my parents, would travel from Central Illinois to Indiana […]
As I view more of the Sand Animators on YouTube, it becomes increasing clear there is a great deal of emotion in this unique technique, in the hands of a gifted artist.
Thanks to a very talented Blogger, I was again introduced to the unique art of “Sandamation” She has posted on her Blog and one must view it, rather than for me to try a describe it. Several months ago, Vienna Teng ( http://viennateng.com/ )sent me an example of Sand Animation. I was totally unfamiliar with […]
In the early 2000s, a Nicotine Vaccine was being developed with the expectation it would be possibly available by the mid 2000s. I lost tract of the research until this am in the Seattle Times – where it was posted once again. We have had many disappointments with meds for Smoking Cessation (Zyban, the patch, […]
At least 3 or 4 years ago, I began posting articles supporting the trend of over diagnosing ADHD in children…….often with no medical input, and well intended counselors administering Connor’s CPTs. TOVAs. and little else. They would then call the busy family doctor and recommend the child be placed on stimulants. Up here in the […]
An Early Winter’s Snow Fall WINTER’S FIRST SNOW (confessions of a young internist) One of my younger brothers wrote the following article in 1983–it is not fiction. I believe he is a gifted writer & am posting an early example of his unique and very personal style. dlb It was December 8 1983, and our […]
Hollie Steel – Britain\'s got Talent It is truly amazing to see the surprised looks on the judges faces! They must have been so amazed upon hearing her voice. Amazing at age 10 years.