Posts Tagged ‘ psychiatry ’

Bullies and Psychiatric Illness: David Brooks’ Shameful Op-Ed

Bullies and Psychiatric Illness: David Brooks’ Shameful Op-Ed

David Brooks’ destructive, shameful, appallingly simplistic, ignorant, mean-spirited foray into the extremely complicated field of psychiatric illness and its consequent high mortality is a vicious assault on those who are already emotionally, socially, financially, physically, and intellectually devastated. We cannot know how much damage he inflicted with his self-indulgent display of wit...

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Educational Podcasts for the Health Care Consumer

Educational Podcasts for the Health Care Consumer

Free podcasts are available to the general public, courtesy of my professional association, the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC).   For instance, Richard Heasley, director of San Francisco’s Conard House, presented a teleconference on May 16, 2012  entitled “Effective Teamwork with Psychiatric Patients.” Other topics include eldercare, patient safety, Medicare, and many others. You can...

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The Mind/Body Problem

The Mind/Body Problem

Once again, separating the mind from the body is an arbitrary paradigm. Bottom line: psychiatric diagnoses have a pathology. Or, in plain English: Yes, again. Turns out that mental health is sometimes caused by a bodily process. Another hormone has been implicated and the lay media is finally taking notice. Your thyroid, a little...

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