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Why I Am Not Anti-Psychiatry by Pandora Facebook Posted Thu 30 Sep 2010 4:32pm I am scared of psychiatrists.  In fact, my lovely GP excepted, I am generally scared of medical doctors full-stop.  I think that quite a few are incompetent, overpaid megalomaniacs who become disillusioned with the personnel necessarily involved in their chosen career all too quickly, and whose over-the-top professional cynicism grossly deters p ... Read on »
Patterns In Chaos: Child Psychiatry, Violence and Autism by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Dec 2012 12:00am By Andrew J. Wakefield Patterns in chaos: understanding acts of “senseless” violence (also available at The Academic Integrity Fund site. At the Royal Free Hospital, London, in 1996 my gastroenterology colleagues and I were reliably informed by our attending child psychiatrist, that acts of extreme violence, such as the ... Read on »
Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry: from DSM to brain-based RDoC, iSPOT-D and biomarkers by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 20 Feb 2012 6:42pm (Editor’s Note: this is Part 1 of the new 3-part series written by Dr. Evian Gordon drawing from his participation at the Personalized Medicine World Congress on January, 23, 2012 at Stanford University.) Most Personalized Medicine research in Psychiatry using molecular measures alone have failed to replicate. Whilst disappointing, t ... Read on »
MTS Announces Reliable and Affordable Psychiatry Transcription Services by MTS Transcription Services Posted Fri 18 Oct 2013 4:56am Tulsa, Oklahoma: With the increased demand for accurate and timely medical documentation, MTS Transcription Services (MTS) is offering result oriented, affordable psychiatry transcription services. The HIPAA compliant transcription services of this Oklahoma based outsourcing company are competitively priced, allowing psychiatry practices to save up ... Read on »
Use of Psychological Profile to Infer Ivins's Guilt Is Problematic/ Clinical Psychiatry News by Meryl Nass Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 6:37pm Dr. Annette Hanson penned the following piece on the ethically impaired "Expert Behavioral Analysis Panel" paid for by FBI In March, a panel chaired by Dr. Gregory Saathoff, commonly known as the expert behavioral analysis panel (EBAP), released a report containing a summary and analysis of the investigation of Dr. Bruce Ivins, the suspected ant ... Read on »
Another urban legend: the old grey man's genes ain't what they used to be by Rossa Forbes Posted Fri 24 Aug 2012 12:00am My husband (Ian) sent me a link re Father's Age Is Linked to Risk of Autism and Schizophrenia." Well, of course, I gently reminded him that this is hardly breaking news, as these findings keep resurfacing at regular intervals. I recalled that he was the one who first brought the old man/schizophrenia information to my attention a few years ago. ... Read on »
Estimating the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Conditions in Adults: Extending the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 31 Jan 2012 9:19pm You may recall that a couple of years ago a study came out looking at the prevalence of autism in adults in the United Kingdom. They found a prevalence of about 1%, the same as in children. There’s now a follow up study. The press release is below. The study can be found here . I hope to have the time to go into this in more detail i ... Read on »
Psychiatry and Psychotherapy: An Anti-Psychosis Army? NewVCB and C: Week 47 by Pandora Facebook Posted Sun 25 Apr 2010 3:05pm I don’t really see a lot of point in going into great detail about last week’s (15 April) session with C, mainly as we spent almost the entire time together discussing my recent hallucinations which I have already detailed here and here . Furthermore, because I’ve been too lazy, too fuckwitted or too pre-occupied with other inane, probably po ... Read on »
Delirium? Now what? by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Apr 2013 10:16am By Derek S. Mongold, MD My father is in the hospital and they say that he has delirium. What exactly is delirium? Delirium is a state of severe confusion that is usually brought on by a medical condition. It’s thought to be due to the brain producing too much dopamine and to little acetylcholine. Dopamine and acetylcholine are neurotran ... Read on »
Psychiatry, misattribution and the issue of misdiagnosis by Andrea P. Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Mar 2009 3:14pm A Response to the recent New Scientist article. PERMISSION TO REPOST 19th March 2009 Stephen Ralph DCR(D) Retired I am a retired diagnostic radiographer and I became ill back in 1996 after a viral infection of Tunisian origin. I was diagnosed with CFS or ME and since then I have discovered the work of Professor Wessely and ... Read on »