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On Finding My Tribe, and Thinking for Myself
This week for Throwback Thursday I'm digging up a classic piece by Leah Harris, who now works for the National Empowerment Center and just wrote this piece, Defeating Goliath: Mental Health is a Social Justice Issue, for Mad in America about defeating the Murphy Bill. Here she is, in the younger days of Icarus, 2004, when we were to carve space for language that didn't just define us in opposition to psychiatry, but allowed us to express our beauty and solidarity. I recently slept on Leah's couch and it was awesome to catch up with her after a bunch of years. She's doing great work these days, just like she...
Source: The Icarus Project - Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness - April 24, 2014 Category: Mental Illness Authors: sascha Tags: Articles Source Type: blogs
I took 89/100 in DELF A2. I want to continue studying French. I headed to the Institue Francais en Irak and inscribed for the courses that will help me prepare for the B1 examination. They were kind enough to photocopy for me the pages I need for the coming lesson, till they bring new books that I can use. I went home glad. I looked at the photo of the lesson and it was little strange. Somebody, a female body?, playing flute? in a forest, nearby a river, and there are snakes. I googled the name of the painter Henry Rousseau and see other paintings by him. I went to sleep. Today I woke up early refreshed. Yesterday I ...
Source: psychiatry for all - April 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Developmental disabilities and sheltered workshops: "free" to starve?
This April 2014 announcement portrays the end of supported employment for the cognitively impaired as a victory similar to the ADA’s benefit for the physically disabled … (excerpts and emphases mine):Rhode Island Settles Case on Jobs for the Disabled - NYTimes.comThe Justice Department on Tuesday announced a “landmark” agreement with the State of Rhode Island to free people with developmental disabilities from a decades-old system that kept them unjustly segregated in sheltered workshops and adult day programs, removed from the competitive workplace and the broader community.The settlement, which addresses the civi...
Source: Be the Best You can Be - April 20, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: disability law employment Source Type: blogs
Interesting reading around the web
Happy Easter! ClinkShrink has become obsessed with photographing birds, and I've suggested that for today, she give us a rabbit or two. First, I'll send you to Clinical Psychiatry News where Clink discusses the latest report from the Treatment Advocacy Center on how there are 10 times more people with mental illness in jails than in psychiatric hospitals. See Report suggests reform for mentally ill in prison.Next, I'll send you to the New York Times for a very thoughtful article on the use of antidepressants. See Doris Irovici's article on The Antidepressant Generation.Then I'm going to send you to Pete E...
Source: Shrink Rap - April 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Ken White provides comic relief. And a sobering review, in passing, on Putin and his treatment of the opposition in Russia. (Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans)
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - April 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: a review
This is a web version of a review of Peter Gotzsche’s book. It appeared in the April 2014 Healthwatch Newsletter. Read the whole newsletter. It has lots of good stuff. Their newsletters are here. Healthwatch has been exposing quackery since 1989. Their very first newsletter is still relevant. Most new drugs and vaccines are developed by the pharmaceutical industry. The industry has produced huge benefits for mankind. But since the Thatcherite era it has come to be dominated by marketing people who appear to lack any conscience. That’s what gave rise to the Alltrials movement. It was founded in January 2013...
Source: DC's goodscience - April 16, 2014 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: Academia badscience Big Pharma blogosphere Martin Keller Peter Gotzsche Pharmaceutical Industry Richard Eastell Source Type: blogs
Does bad parenting cause mental illness?
Over on our Facebook page, a reader posted: Supporters of families should protest SAMHSA's distribution of its new "Family Therapy Can Help" booklet. It's full of statements that imply that faulty family dynamics are the underlying problem in the development and persistence of mental illnesses. At the same time, SAMHSA does nothing to educate the public or clinicians or people with severe illnesses on what is known about psychotic disorders from a science based perspective. Here's a link to this free document: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA13-4784/SMA13-4784.pdfAround the same time, a Shrink Rap reader wrot...
Source: Shrink Rap - April 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Guest Article: Secure message exchange using the Direct Protocol is not a myth, there really are people using it
I recently chaired a couple of conferences and my next HealthIMPACT event is coming up later this month in NYC. At each one of the events and many times a year via twitter and e-mail I am asked whether the Direct Project is successful, worth implementing in health IT projects, and if there are many people sending secure messages using Direct. To help answer these questions, I reached out to Rachel A. Lunsford, Director of Product Management at Amida Technologies. Amida has amassed an impressive team of engineers to focus on health IT for patient-centered care so their answer will be well grounded in facts. Here’s what Ra...
Source: The Healthcare IT Guy - April 14, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Shahid N. Shah Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Did Solomon Called the Queen of Sheba by Mobile Phone?
I was in “The Book Club” last Wednesday in Kerbala. A new novel by Ala’a Mashthub was recently published. In that novel Mashtoub talks about history of Iraq. He doesn’t name them frankly but his protagonists seems to be: Arbaham, Ismail, Hajir, Hamourabi, and others. An old man commented that Mashthub is fabricating. Mashthoub answered: “I don’t understand what is fabrication, do you mean collage?”Another attendee, Jasim A’asi, reminded us of a short story by Jaleel Al-Qaisy in which the protagonist flies in a space ship to Sumer and meets ancient people. A’asi said that the novelist’s duty is not that ...
Source: psychiatry for all - April 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Tea in the Jar
Thursday 6 p.m. Two bags, one is held by hand, the other is on the back. Both are heavy. Both are not so clean. The door is little heavy to open. It was didn't opened for the last few days. He puts the bags on the ground and try again. The door is opened. Take the bags from the ground and go in. A smell of dust. Mixed with some other things. The kitchen has its acidic aroma too. He doesn't mind it. Actually he likes it. He is so sleepy. He puts the bags anywhere. He tooks off shoes as fast as can be. Navigates to sleep. As I was goin' overThe Cork and Kerry Mountains I saw Captain FarrellAnd his money, he was cou...
Source: psychiatry for all - April 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Medicare Payments to Docs Gone Public
Today's post is over on Clinical Psychiatry News where I wrote about "Privacy or Transparency: Maryland psychiatrists speculate on Medicare payments and their accessibility to the public."Please surf over there to read, then return here if you'd like to comment. The CPN site is not taking comments lately. ----- Listen to our latest podcast at mythreeshrinks.com or subscribe to our rss feed. Email us at mythreeshrinks at gmail dot com Our book is out now. (Source: Shrink Rap)
Source: Shrink Rap - April 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
A Five-Dimensional View of Pain | Pain Research Forum
Leaders of a major effort to systematically classify all common chronic pain conditions expect to have the first stage completed by mid-July 2014. The Pain Taxonomy, a project of the ACTTION public-private partnership, and the American Pain Society is one of two independent initiatives launched last spring to fill a widely perceived need for an updated evidence-based approach to improve diagnosis, treatment, and research of chronic pain (seePRF related news story). Key issues and decisions of the initial consensus meeting held in May 2013 are summed up in the March 2014 issue of The Journal of Pain. The paper also des...
Source: Psychology of Pain - April 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
An Appreciation of John Roberts
David Brooks analyzes the implication of the McCutcheon decision in the setting of campaign finance reform. David Brooks keeps at it with an instructive comment on Passover, also the 'Common Core' kerrflue. (Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans)
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - April 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
He Sends Flies to Wounds He Should Heal
Noon. A sound of a rusty acoustic guitar from Kansas. April's sun tinkle the skin of the forehead, and the hairs, from between the leaves of an acacia. The polarized sun glasses help you to look at the tree of ... life? and remember that film director... of Tree of Life, and that other new film about a French woman coming to the US and falling in love with a monk. A priest. You don't know the difference between a monk and a priest. You don't care much. Yesterday you saw a debate downloaded via the youtube between Tony Blair and somebody called Christopher H??? itcher?? . Wait I will google it. I close my eyes only f...
Source: psychiatry for all - April 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Dear Congressman Murphy: Regarding HR 3717
American Enterprise Institute, AEI, a conservative think tank, held a panel on Fixing The Mental Health System, What Congress Can Do. I posted the discussion above, the talking begins at 12 minutes. The panel is introduced by Dr. Sally Satel, and the speakers include:Congressman/Psychologist Tim Murphy who talks about legislation in Congress, HR 3717. This bill pushes the federal government to provide more services -- a good thing -- and it also ties in requirements for Involuntary Outpatient Treatment (also known as Assisted Outpatient Treatment or AOT). The New York Times has discussed this in Men...
Source: Shrink Rap - April 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Hold On My Heart
Hold on my heartJust hold on to that feelingWe both know we've been here beforeWe both know what can happen Got nothing specific to say. I just woke up from a deep long siesta. Hy head feels pretty good although a little bit seems heavy and dull. Actually numb. I have no feeling. No idea. Just like an animal. Like a dog walking around for no "reason". Just to explore or, to implore. To implore an odor or a sight. A light. A dim sun. As dim as a numb head. As quite as a summer afternoon. No sounds but a wizz in the ears. A slight wizz that you can only attend to if you want to. Hold on my heartCos Im lookin...
Source: psychiatry for all - April 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Book review: Viviane (a novel)
With thanks to Jed who thought I'd like this novel.Take a deep breath before you get on this ride. The twists and turns come fast, and the trip is short, but memorable, with moves that made me gasp. So short, it's almost more of a novella, and that's good because a ride like this is compelling for hours; I'm not sure I'd want to be on long journey. Viviane is dark and mysterious, the psychologically-laden plot pulls the reader along quickly, and if that's what you're looking for, stop here before I move you to plot spoilers. It's a first novel by Julia Deck, translated from the original French by Li...
Source: Shrink Rap - April 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Freedom of Speech
The speech was for that handsome young man named Husam Al-Haj. Husam Al - Haj was presented to us as the founder of the group "I am Iraqi, I am reading" and a writer in Al-Mada Newspaper. Husam talked to us about what freedom in press mean. He gave us examples and make comparisons.After Husam started talking an old man starts walking quietly between our chairs spreading on us his smiles and some newspapers. The old man looks like a janitor or a cleaner. He wears some respectful clothes but they are old fashioned a little. His eyes, which hide spangles you can touch of you look after them, are little sad, sometimes.Husam to...
Source: psychiatry for all - April 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
SAMHSA Offers Free Online Training for Members of Care Teams
Your integrated care team may include professionals from primary care, mental health, and substance use. To work together, they must understand how each sector works and what it takes to successfully integrate primary and behavioral healthcare. The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) worked with experts to produce a variety of skill development trainings for members of the integrated care team. These trainings are appropriate for primary care, mental health and substance use professionals, including social workers, psychiatrists, case managers and behavioral health consultants. Trainings can be ta...
Source: BHIC - April 2, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: General Mental Health Source Type: blogs
Women Lawyers and the Catholic Church
The Judge's example from his own life is a door to a different perspective. One of his daughters was marrying in a Catholic Church; from his viewpoint another daughter's breasts were too exposed though he wasn't 'provoked.' If a kind word about the Catholic Church may be allowed as a Lenten Penance, the faith perhaps promoted a culture where women can feel beautiful without being provocative. Perhaps in part it is the persistence of the 'ever virgin' Mary, beautiful without being provocative, or some legacy of the 'women from Galilee' who accompanied Jesus to Jerusalem; he recognized a right not to be divorced. There are t...
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - April 1, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Yesternight I turned the T.V. on the TV5 Monde channel and saw a live broadcasting from France about their municipal elections. I like how they look. I especially liked a young woman in a talk show after the primary results were declared. I then read her name and found that she seems from Arabic origins. Najat- something- Belkacem. She is a minister of woman's affair. Well, a little disappointment when I knew her ministry. I hoped she is the minister of, say, Education... Industry... something like that...An Asian looking man was also in the talk show. He is French too.The new Maire of Paris is of Spanish origins.I slept t...
Source: psychiatry for all - March 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Thank You, Pete Earley
Lots of good stuff on Pete Earley's blog lately. He has a blog post up today with a video of hours of Congressional testimony on the topic of "Where have all the patients gone, examining the psychiatric bed shortage. This will be taking up some of my free time over the next days as I plan to listen to it all. There's also a video of the talk Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds gave at the National Press Club about access to care and his tragedy with his son.Pete was also kind enough to put up a post for me. I'm interested in talking to families for my book, and I asked my colleagues who are active with NAMI if any of...
Source: Shrink Rap - March 31, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
New App Supports Recovering Alcoholics
Earlier this week, JAMA Psychiatry published an article detailing a study that tested the effectiveness of an app designed to help recovering alcoholics. From Reuters: “More recovering alcohol abusers also reported total abstinence from drinking when using the app, which has guided relaxation techniques and alerts users when they’re near bars and other places that may be risky to their recoveries.” For the complete Reuters release: http://reut.rs/1iI1Fn1 For the JAMA Psychiatry article: http://bit.ly/1laudGD (Source: BHIC)
Source: BHIC - March 28, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Naomi Gonzales Tags: Articles Source Type: blogs
Sun's halo over Erbil citadel
I walk in the Erbil's citadel and raise up my head to see the sun. There was a halo around it. I don't understand what that halo is. I remember my neighbor the engineer who told me once that when he was working in a mountain in Kurdistan and developed a sun burn the back of his neck and in his ear lobes. When I asked him for an explanation for what happened he said that he was working in a mountain, so he was nearer to the sun. That was the first, and only, time that I heard of such a thing. Being nearer to the sun. I am now in the hotel writing this post and hearing "Magnificent" by U2. The video clip is somewh...
Source: psychiatry for all - March 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
EILTS in Erbil's Sun
So, I come to Erbil to receive my EILTS certificate, a certificate with marks that are not enough to join that training/working in the UK. A certificate with no clear benefit for me. I go back to the hotel. The hotel's name is MONTANA. Near the citadel. Erbil citadel. I think Montana is a city in Canada. With some Etymological root referring to the word "Mountain". A mountain. I go to sleep at about 11:00 am. Yesterday I didn't sleep well. I sleep deeply. I wake up gradually. I take my mobile phone and play "Taffic Racer". Raise up some money to buy a truck. Quit the game. Take on clothes. Go to have a lunch. Much red meat...
Source: psychiatry for all - March 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Erbil and EILTS
I was told that I can start a training in the UK. Something called the MTI program. Get paid and studies at the same time. That sounded great. I had to make some files. Prepare some papers. I had to have letters of recommendation. A letter from my employers too. And worst of all, an above 7 score in all the four parts of EILTS. EILTS had to be prepared in less than two months. The EILTS center in Baghdad is in the green zone and they don't respond to phone. The Erbil center responded but, since there were explosions in Erbil, young Arabic men were not accepted to enter Erbil by earth, the only way was by airoplane. Yo...
Source: psychiatry for all - March 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Even after only four days of taking Trazadone, I can't help but think that I am in the throes of withdrawal. It seems crazy that I would be after only four days of 150mg, which I think may be a lot just for sleep. It is amazing to me that people function at 300mg for depression. I am sleeping during the day, which actually isn't a bad thing. I was so anxious before that I couldn't take a nap. My body was to tired, yet it was impossible. I would look forward to taking Trazadone as early as possible to escape the tiredness I felt. One time yesterday, I felt full on panic that I am not doin...
Source: bipolar.and.me - March 24, 2014 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs
Ketamine - A Professor Writes
For the past six months, I've fielded increasingly more questions about ketamine.My patients: "Will ketamine help me?" My colleagues: "Is ketamine safe for my patients?"Ketamine is an FDA- (Food and Drug Administration) approved drug for anesthesia during surgery and for pain relief -- in adults and children. Several studies (including one report published recently) have shown its rapid, positive effects in depression as well as rapid effects in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) -- a persistent and often disabling disorder in which individuals have repetitive thoughts and behaviors.Because ketami...
Source: PharmaGossip - March 24, 2014 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
I made my blog private and it's weird yet nice at the same time because I'm only writing for myself.My psychiatrist put me on Trazadone for sleep, and while it definitely improved my sleep, the side effects were awful. My stomach blew up like a ballon and actually hurt. I got a backache yet it wasn't an injury. I could move like normal and did things like touch my toes and swivel from side to side and it didn't hurt any worse at all. So somehow it was the Trazadone. I also had a groggy Trazadone hangover. When I see my doctor, I'll tell her about it, but I'm a pretty hard sell to try something new again.I took Bailey...
Source: bipolar.and.me - March 23, 2014 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs
What does it mean for a patient to be undermedicated?
A patient I see for psychotherapy, without medications except for an occasional lorazepam (tranquilizer of the benzodiazepine class), told me his prior psychiatrist declared him grossly undermedicated in one of their early sessions, and had quickly prescribed two or three daily drugs for depression and anxiety. He shared this story with a smile, as we’ve never discussed adding medication to his productive weekly sessions that focus on anxiety and interpersonal conflicts. Indeed, the lorazepam is left over from his prior doctor. I doubt I would have ordered it myself, although I don’t particularly object that he...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 22, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
Weighing a patient offers a treasure trove of information
As a psychiatrist, I was trained to begin the mental status examination and overall assessment of my patient as soon as I greeted them in the waiting room. Even now, three decades after finishing medical school, I follow almost the same sequence of actions in my day-to-day interactions with my patients that I did as a resident in training. Granted, there are now electronic medical records and I rarely come in contact with a paper chart any more, temperatures are recorded with digital thermometers and blood pressures with self pumping cuffs, but a large part of the basic interaction between psychiatrist and patient has chan...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 21, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
United Church Observer: Through the Cracks: For Adults With Developmental Disabilities Gaps Remain
The United Church Observer article, Through the cracks, by Kevin Spurgaitis, tackles issues relating to the lack of available care for adults with severe developmental disabilities including autism disorders. Simply by addressing, and shining a spotlight on the lack of places that can provide permanent residential care to those with autism disorders they have helped to address the hard realities faced by many with severe developmental disorders including severe autism. I was interviewed by telephone by Kevin Spurgatis, who was exceptionally courteous and respectful, qualities which show up in t...
Source: Facing Autism in New Brunswick - March 21, 2014 Category: Autism Authors: H L Doherty Source Type: blogs
PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): At last, a promising alternative to antipsychotics for schizophrenia, The Guardian In The Popular Press: Protein May Hold the Key to Who Gets Alzheimer’s, New York Times Do psychiatrists think everyone is crazy?, Aeon Magazine... (Source: Neuroethics and Law Blog)
Source: Neuroethics and Law Blog - March 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: NELB Staff Source Type: blogs
There’s movie psychiatry, and then there’s real psychiatry
The page comes from the psychiatry intern on call. “There’s a situation with patient RB on the unit. Please advise.” We gather in the hall outside the patient’s room. There are already three — no, four — security guards standing several feet away with their arms folded. Backup. Ready. Ready for what? We whisper in hushed tones as the intern explains what happened. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 20, 2014 Category: Family Physicians Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
How the Jews became Chosen
God asked the Greeks if they would be interested in Commandments. 'Name one,' they said. 'Thou shall not commit adultery,' God said. 'Not interested,' said the Greeks. The Arabs also got to an example, 'Thou shalt not steal.' 'Thanks, but..'was the reply. He asked the Jews if they were interested in Commandments. They answered, 'How much are they?' 'Free,' He said, to which they replied, 'We'll take 10.' (Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans)
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - March 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
Can You Make Docs Be Nice?
Today's post, called Legislating Kindness, can be found on our Clinical Psychiatry News column. Please surf over there for the post. They no longer have commenting ... I don't know why that is...but please come back here if you want to say something. ----- Listen to our latest podcast at mythreeshrinks.com or subscribe to our rss feed. Email us at mythreeshrinks at gmail dot com Our book is out now. (Source: Shrink Rap)
Source: Shrink Rap - March 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Risperdal - ARKANSAS COURT TOSSES $1.2B JUDGMENT AGAINST J&J BY CHUCK BARTELS ASSOCIATED PRESS
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit challenging the drugmaker's marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.The court ruled that the state improperly sued under a law that applies to health care facilities, not pharmaceutical companies.The ruling comes in an appeal of lawsuit filed by Arkansas against the drugmaker and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The state says the companies didn't properly communicate the drug's risks and marketed it for off-label use, calling the practices fraudulent.Johnson & Johnson ...
Source: PharmaGossip - March 20, 2014 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Usmle step 1 step 2 shelf exam tutor!
by skassf (Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:16 pm)I'm an NYU student who scored 260+ on step 1, 260+ on step 2, and 90+ on all shelf exams. I got honors in every clinical clerkship (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Neurology, Ambulatory Care).I've been tutoring since 2002 and have worked with many different students from those who struggle to pass to those who are looking to achieve perfection. Whatever it may be that you want to achieve, I will help you develop a plan and work with you to reach your goals. I can give you all the inside details that I have picked up along to way to ac...
Source: Med Student Guide - March 19, 2014 Category: Medical Students Source Type: forums
Usmle step 1 step 2 shelf exam tutor!
by skassf (Posted Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:14 pm)I'm an NYU student who scored 260+ on step 1, 260+ on step 2, and 90+ on all shelf exams. I got honors in every clinical clerkship (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Neurology, Ambulatory Care).I've been tutoring since 2002 and have worked with many different students from those who struggle to pass to those who are looking to achieve perfection. Whatever it may be that you want to achieve, I will help you develop a plan and work with you to reach your goals. I can give you all the inside details that I have picked up along to way to ac...
Source: Med Student Guide - March 19, 2014 Category: Medical Students Source Type: forums
The Good Kind of Small Talk…
“How is your daughter?” I will perkily ask my nurse, Rebecca, in the morning as I take my place in the examining room. This immediately sets forth in motion the kind of small talk that is on a doable basis for me. I sit and smile as Rebecca regales me in tales of her young daughter who is on a big Lego kick at the moment. My main duty is to act as interested as possible and respond in an appropriate manner. I got on this tangent tonight because my father just called me and reminded me that my injection of Risperdal Consta in the ole derrière is tomorrow. This is my father’s so-called insurance that I wil...
Source: The 4th Avenue Blues - March 19, 2014 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Andrew Quixote Source Type: blogs
Virtual Reality Forest Project Creates Novel Environment for Dementia Patients, Caretakers (VIDEO)
Video games have been used in a number of therapeutic applications, such as managing pain in burn victims and helping youngsters deal with depression. A new project in Australia is bringing together video game technology with gesture recognition and some other components to create a virtual reality interactive environment for dementia patients and their caretakers. The project is still in the development stage, and is looking for crowdsourced funds, but the video below shows off the current prototype that will eventually include a 10 m x 10 m projection screen, a touch display, and special lighting. Project page: ...
Source: Medgadget - March 18, 2014 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Editors Tags: Geriatrics Psychiatry Rehab Source Type: blogs
From Drugs to Brain Training: The Future of Brain Health?
Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation (Forbes): “According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), more than 57 million people, or 26% of the U.S. population suffer from some form of mental health problem. But despite the ongoing need, one can legitimately claim that research has not produced a novel neurological drug in the past 30 years. Additionally, many drugs currently on the market have been increasingly identified with negative side effects and limited efficacy…” “Are we moving into a post-pharmaceutical age in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric illness? If the flurry of ...
Source: SharpBrains - March 17, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain-computer interface Brain-health brain-stimulation Brain-Training Mental-Health neurological drug Prozac Source Type: blogs
Mental Nurse Role
The primary roles of a mental health nurse is a combination of three very important areas of mental care?providing mental health care, managing coexisting physical conditions and also providing differential diagnosis and assessments of drugs that are needed to treat the illness. Most mental health nurses work in psychiatric settings; however, some mental health nurses are also providing mental health interventions in primary care situations. Mental health nurses work with adults, children, the elderly?all who suffer from various and sundry mental health conditions. Basically this kind of work involves helping people to ove...
Source: Mental Nurse - March 17, 2014 Category: Nurses Authors: Iqcguest Tags: Mental Nurse Role psychologists Source Type: blogs
In Their Shoes
There was an op-ed in the New York Times recently by the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections about the 23 hours he chose to spent in solitary confinement (ad seg, I think is what our forensic friends call it) --- see "My Night in Solitary Confinement." In a similar experiment, psychiatrist-blogger Simple Citizen spent a day going through the motions of being a patient on a Residential Treatment Unit where he is the psychiatrist. He details his experiences in "My Day as a Patient." I don't believe these experiences are anything like the real thing, nor do I believe they are meant to...
Source: Shrink Rap - March 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Dinah Source Type: blogs
Aks or Ask
"Aks" is a perfectly legitimate variant of "ask" that's been part of English for nearly 800 years. From the romance King Horn (c. 1250): He axede what hi soghte Other to londe broghte. (Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans)
Source: a psychiatrist who learned from veterans - March 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
The Hunger Fix: Managing Your Addiction to Food
There’s a scene in an episode of “Sex and the City,” where Miranda Hobbes has shamelessly salvaged a cupcake from the trash and, half of the thing in her mouth, leaves a voicemail with Carrie admitting her weak moment in case her friend needs that evidence when she admits her into the Betty Ford clinic. Katie Couric played the clip before introducing her guest, Dr. Pam Peeke, internationally recognized expert, physician, and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness, and public health, on the “Katie” show. Peeke’s latest book, The Hunger Fix (a New York Times bestseller), lays out the science to prove...
Source: World of Psychology - March 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Addiction Disorders Eating Disorders General Research Substance Abuse Crack Cocaine Dopamine Dr. Pam Peeke Drug Addiction Food Addiction Genetics health Katie Couric Miranda Hobbes Nutrition Source Type: blogs
All About Weight
I started feeling very frustrated yesterday. I felt like no one really listened to me and it hurt my feelings although now looking back, it's not really true, yet my feelings were so hurt. I don't think I've been as nice to Mark and giving him a hard time for things he doesn't deserve. When I feel so frustrated, I actually do know that what I feel is way overblown and not rational, yet the fact that I do know this does not change the way I feel and the incredible urge to lash out.I'm pretty sure I know what is causing this. I didn't feel this way at all until yesterday, and coincidentally just three days ago I started taki...
Source: bipolar.and.me - March 14, 2014 Category: Mental Illness Source Type: blogs
Stanford Study Provides False Hope For Many Parents, Misrepresents Autism Disorders By Excluding Subjects With Intellectual Disability
A Stanford study which excluded autistic subjects with intellectual disability is being used to spread the false notion that autism is not a disability ... just a difference. This misrepresentation of autism disorders appears in the August 16, 2013 San Jose Mercury News (I added the underlining, HLD):"Autistic kids with math abilities show different brain patternsBy Lisa M. Kriegerlkrieger@mercurynews.com"Stanford researchers have unearthed clues about the formidable brains of some autistic children, suggesting that the diagnosis may signal a different cognitive style, not disability. Superior math skills were found i...
Source: Facing Autism in New Brunswick - March 12, 2014 Category: Autism Authors: H L Doherty Source Type: blogs
DHHS Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013
The U.S. recovered $4 billion last year through healthcare fraud prevention and enforcement efforts, according to a report released by Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The report says that the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Act (HCFAC) recovered more than $8 for every $1 it spent on healthcare fraud investigations over the last three years, the best ratio in the 17-year history of the program. See some of our other health care fraud coverage here. As reported, highlights include: DOJ opened 1,013 new criminal health care fraud investigations involving ...
Source: Policy and Medicine - March 12, 2014 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs