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Psychiatric museums and the history of psychiatry by Thomas S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 06 Nov 2009 10:01pm Psychiatric museums have come a long way since their early days. Before the 1980s, private collections of aficionados made up the field. Since then, several psychiatric museums have emerged. Today, these institutions have turned into modern museums creating numerous exhibitions and reaching large audiences. The most successful of the psychiatric ... Read on »
A recent write-up of Stu's Views & MS News - in The Amazing World of Psychiatry: A Psychiatry Blog by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm The Amazing World of Psychiatry: A Psychiatry Blog Blog Review: Stu’s Views & MS News Posted in Blog Review, psychiatry by Dr Justin Marley on May 30, 2009 The featured blog is ‘ Stu’s Views & M.S. News ‘ by Stuart Schlossman who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998 and has put considerable effort into sharing news about multiple ... Read on »
Plagiarism by by annhertel Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Feb 2010 5:57am 1 Comment I received an email this morning (from Etta) notifying me that is reprinting my text without proper attribution of my work as clearly stated in my Creative Commons license.   Anna Adrift by Anna Hertel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unp ... Read on »
Cedars-Sinai Hospital Closing In-Patient and Out-Patient Psychiatry Services–Will Give Grants To Nearby Clinics by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 01 Dec 2011 10:42pm This sounds to me like the medical center is moving a little closer to what I call the Prime Healthcare business model, cutting out what is not profitable and what you can’t sustain and keeping the rest, but maybe not as drastic.  Hospitals all over are doing the same thing today when looking at what stays and what goes. Patients will go ... Read on »
Anti-Psychiatry and Tin-foil Hats by aMorsel Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 14 Dec 2008 7:53pm  Being that the posting has been slow lately, there are many things to talk about concerning ADD.  Of course, having ADD myself, a little bit of wandering around the internet has to take place before writing a post.  Kind of a “warm-up” if you will. While reading the comments in one of my favorite blogs, Brain Blogger, the old Anti-Psychiatry ... Read on »
"Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness", psychiatry as an imperfect science by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 06 Feb 2011 12:00am "Take schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: For more than a century, those two illnesses have occupied separate branches of the psychiatric taxonomy. But research suggests that the same genetic factors predispose people to both illnesses, a discovery that casts doubt on whether this fundamental division exists in nature or only in the minds ... Read on »
Psychiatry services making me crazy!! by Boards Medics Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 5:00am It's been a long week. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but there's a lot of sick kids kicking about in my neck of the woods right now. One in particular is "sick", but not in the way in which we think of sick kids. Sarah has a psychiatric illness. I think. I'm no psychiatrist, but when you're on-call for paediatrics, all kinds of things come ... Read on »
Fierce territory – psychology v psychiatry by bluesilk Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:06pm   …­Prozac and its imitations and derivatives, he argues, are based on a questionable ­theory — that lack of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain is a cause of depression. The apparent effectiveness of these ­compounds, he suggests, is due to the fact that they have become powerful placebos. I saw a news report on channel fou ... Read on »
Psychiatry for the 21st Century by Lewis Posted Fri 08 Feb 2008 9:44am I'm sitting in the cold in Saskatchewan. It's been mild, only -20 this week. Last week one night hit -51 with the wind chill I think. That was miserable. Cars never warm up. I find it hard to make it to work on time in this cold. No one else seems to have that trouble. I've been late several times in the last two weeks. It's too cold. Too much to ... Read on »
Psychiatry and Aboriginal North America by Lewis Posted Mon 23 Mar 2009 5:32am Native American culture and psychiatry Native American people are typically diagnosed with higher rates of “mental illness” than white North Americans. Similar findings occur in Australia and New Zealand. Historically Native American people were viewed by psychiatry as primitive, narcissistic, and withdrawn, among a host of pejorative attri ... Read on »