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Marijuana will not fix the opioid epidemic

Marijuana has been used for reported medical purposes for thousands of years when the plant had THC content of 0.5 to 3%. The most common reported medical use is for pain. Several states and the District of Columbia have some form of legalized marijuana, with many states having legalized for recreational use. There has been […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, District Of Columbia, Pain Management, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


A physician who lost his daughter

The day is etched in my memory. The knock at the door. Two detectives and one police officer. I knew the news was bad. We sat at our dinner table, and the dreaded words came: “Your daughter is dead.” “How?” I asked. “She hung herself during the night.” My body went numb, and the moment […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Inaction is driving our collective burnout

I sat knee-to-knee with a nurse practitioner at a school-based clinic in rural Ohio. Choking back tears, she described a patient she couldn’t get out of her head: a middle-school girl, accompanied by her mother and a social worker. Just days prior, the girl was dropped off at her father’s home for the weekend. Before […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, Ohio Choking


Qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

An excerpt from The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health. Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services applied for a patent on cannabinoids as neuroprotectants and antioxidants in 1999 and was granted that patent in 2003, cannabis is still Schedule I. This means it is deemed to be of no […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


Doctors and nurses are made to suffer

An excerpt from Please Don’t Die. While I was still writing this book, a local doctor killed himself.  This was a younger psychiatrist with a successful practice, leaving three children after shooting himself in the head.  What do you imagine his patients are thinking right now, especially if they are struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts?  I didn’t know […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Don, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


How near-death experiences profoundly change lives

An excerpt from The Science of Near-Death Experiences. Near-death experiences are an ancient and very common phenomenon that spans from ancient philosophy, religion, and healing to the most modern clinical practice of medicine. Modern advances in medical knowledge make it possible to revive patients from increasingly severe, life-threatening injuries and illnesses, including cardiac arrest.  Upon being revived, such patients often report experiencing life-changing alternate […] Find jobs at Care...
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


The imaginary line between “spiritual emergence” and “psychosis”

That's right the line between psychosis and spiritual emergence does not exist. There is no line, there is only spectrum of manifestation and none of it is better or worse. It simply is what is arising in that individual at the moment they are met and unfortunately diagnosed.  It can change any time too. These mental/spiritual states are not stagnant and often times they're even responses to the ineptness of the so-called professional experts we find ourselves with. ...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Infertility, Spiritual Emergency, Spiritual Emergence


KevinMD’s 2018 top posts: Highlighting the voices of practicing clinicians

With over 22 million page views for the year, thank you for making 2018 such a success. KevinMD continues to be the web’s leading platform that highlights the voice of the many who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard elsewhere: physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, medical students, and patients who can share […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, KevinMD


Thinking about Dumping Your Psychiatrist? Examine Your Expectations

We’ve all seen the television psychiatrists. My personal favorite is Dr. Sydney Freedman from M*A*S*H. For those of you old enough to have seen the program or anyone who watches the program on cable, Sydney Freedman is the perfect psychiatrist. As a child growing up with two severely mentally ill parents, I was certain that Dr. Freedman was going to knock on our door and magically rescue me. He had it all, the perfect bedside manner, empathy, wisdom, vast clinical knowledge, and as a bonus,...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Psychiatry, Freedman, Peer Support, Sydney Freedman, Freedman He, Guterson, Yaakov Guterson


It’s easier to get a gun than a psychiatrist in America

America in 2018: 307 mass shootings in 311 days. Recently, a veteran with presumed PTSD shot up Borderline Bar & Grill. His Facebook declaration: I hope people call me insane… (laughing emojis).. wouldn’t that just be a big ball of irony? Yeah.. I’m insane, but the only thing you people do after these shootings is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Psychiatry, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, Borderline Bar Grill His Facebook


There’s a map for that: tracing pathways through the ever-changing brain

When I was in medical school, my fellow students and I all dreaded a single course, taught then in the second year—neuroanatomy. At my school, we had two famous neuroanatomy professors who had written competing textbooks on the subject and clearly disliked each other. One was known to be eccentric and the other mean. But the reason we dreaded the course was that we knew it would challenge the human capacity for memorization to the absolute limit. And given how many things a medical student is re...
Tags: Books, Featured, New York City, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Health & Medicine, Dawn Hudson, Second Avenue, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Eric Kandel, Medicine and Health, Clinical Medicine, Jack Gorman, Public Domain Pictures


Doctor’s orders: Follow these 6 tips to avoid holiday stress

For many of us, “the most wonderful time of the year” is anything but. If we let the holiday season get the better of us, we can find ourselves overeating, overspending, and over-extending from now through New Year’s Eve. Holiday stress has real health implications: The American Heart Association warns that the increased stress we […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Heart Association, Primary Care, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


A medical student takes a look into the abyss. Here’s what he learned.

After my surgery rotation, I was in a very bad place. I felt like two months of grueling work hours and relentless studying were wiped away in an instant by a bad test score. That single number somehow mattered more to me than every positive comment I had received from my patients, colleagues, residents, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Psychiatry, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


5 ways we can prevent doctor suicide

For Meg — with sorrow. We have failed to address the scale of suicide and mental illness in the medical profession, which is a global issue. Each of us can help prevent doctor suicide with these five strategies at a locally and worldwide: 1. We can destigmatize mental illness for doctors and medical students First, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Meg, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Thinking About Dumping Your Psychiatrist? You Might Not Need To

It’s tempting. I’ve been there. You hit a rough patch with your psychiatrist and you think, “I’m outta here.” There may be some things you can do to not only get your relationship back on track but also give it a turbo boost. I want to explore just a few of the things we can do to improve our relationships with our doctors. First some basic facts. Psychiatry is a rare discipline of medicine and the population of psychiatrists is aging and not being replaced quickly enough by younger physician...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Personal, Bipolar, Ptsd, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Psychotherapy


Chill out. Doctor’s orders.

You need to chill out. Seriously. Doctor’s orders. Research has long established a link between anxiety and health issues as grave as cancer and heart disease. In today’s world, stressors are everywhere. But thankfully, so are the antidotes to stress. From yoga studios in your local shopping center to mediation apps on your phone, there […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Resisting-Illegitimate-Authority — By Bruce E. Levine

New book: Bruce Levine has been one of my very favorite authors in the world of critical psych for a long time. He's got a great new book available now. I highly recommend it. This article includes a link to a free PDF excerpt of the book. ....
Tags: Health, Politics, Psychiatry, Infertility, Bruce LeVine, Psychiatric Abuse, Resisting Illegitimate Authority, Bruce E Levine


Psychology Around the Net: December 1, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what you should ask yourself before you forgive someone, whether or not the #MeToo movement could hurt women’s health care, a new mental health care facility located in a Walmart, and more. Should I Forgive Him? Should I Forgive Her? Here’s What You Should Ask Yourself First: Forgiveness is often more about yourself than it is the person you’re forgiving (or not forgiving), and because of that, you might accidentally create a “problem” tha...
Tags: Psychology, Texas, Study, Research, Walmart, Disorders, Rebecca, Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Culture, Women's Issues, OCD, Forgiveness, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychology Around The Net


The eugenic history of psychiatry is in our bodies

Part of what those of us injured by psychiatry are dealing with is the cellular knowledge that this history is in our very nervous systems via psychiatric institution, it’s proponents and the drugs used to suppress our beautiful sensitive human natures. We are not insane — we are however subject to the bullshit that has been perpetrated against us. Yes the body keeps score. If and when we allow the consciousness of these crimes against humanity to arise out of our bodies we can become a force to...
Tags: Health, Ptsd, Psychiatry, Trauma, Pharmaceuticals, Infertility, Psychiatric Medications, Psychiatric Abuse


The secondary trauma physicians face

I’ve been out of medicine a little over a month now. The first couple of weeks were crazy; I ran right to Boston to my MFA residency, and was too busy to really process much.  When I got home, there were a lot of people and things to catch up with, and I had to figure out […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Boston, Psychiatry, MFA, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Don’t miss this adverse drug reaction when tapering benzodiazepines

“Alice Woods” is dying of metastatic breast cancer, but she cares little for awareness efforts like pink ribbons and catchy hashtags like #stage4needsmore. You see, Alice has akathisia due to an adverse effect from discontinuing Klonopin — a condition that has caused her far more suffering than her terminal cancer. It has also prevented her […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Alice, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


Psychology Around the Net: November 24, 2018

Is there a ticket to happiness? I’m not sure, but this week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at achieving happiness once you know what kind of happiness you actually want (that’s right; there’s more than one), as well as a productivity app that helps you avoid the bad “to do list,” how you can make the most of the rest of this year, what kind of mental health care costs we’re looking at in the next decade, and more. Make a Resolution for the Last Six Weeks of the Year: If you’re into...
Tags: Psychology, Productivity, Politics, Technology, Goals, Happiness, Research, App, Psychiatry, United States, Global Economy, Experiments, Immigrants, Resolutions, Mental Health And Wellness, Psychology Around The Net


Zhores Medvedev obituary

Soviet scientist who exposed the use of psychiatric hospitals to silence dissentZhores Medvedev, who has died aged 93, was an outstanding geneticist and microbiologist. In 1970, after using underground publications to denounce political repression and the manipulation of science in the Soviet Union, he was forcibly detained in a psychiatric hospital. Other leading critics of the system, the physicist Andrei Sakharov and the writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, as well as western colleagues, protested ...
Tags: Europe, Russia, US, Society, World news, Psychiatry, Britain, Communism, Roy, Soviet Union, Andrei Sakharov, Medvedev, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Zhores Medvedev


Is your smartphone leading to burnout?

Burnout and dealing with its symptoms has become a hot topic in the last decade. It’s a problem that has multiple contributing factors. Some of those factors are thrust upon us and are beyond our control, such as government regulations. Other factors are self-imposed, and thus under our control, such as volunteering for extra call […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tech, Psychiatry, Health IT, PA NP, CRNA


When will the stigma of mental health end in medicine?

Imagine being a cancer patient afraid of seeing an oncologist because they would likely need to discuss chemotherapy and all the lifestyle changes that it entails. Imagine being a patient with heart failure afraid of seeing the cardiologist because they may be prescribed a diuretic to remove excess fluid from their body and may need […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Students shouldn’t take Adderall as a study aid

College students work hard, and many are looking for ways to improve their studying and learn more effectively. Getting more sleep and more exercise would probably help, but up to a third are trying ADHD medications to see if pills can give them that extra boost. A small, recent study shows that they’re not getting the effect […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The surprising people who inspire

I didn’t know that he and I were on the same train. At the Othello stop, I got out of the last car and walked towards the front of the train. The morning chill seeped through my coat and I slid my hands into my pockets. “Dr. Yang!” The doors of the train were still […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Yang, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


We need more behavioral health treatment in primary care

I don’t know how many times a patient has told me, “I was in therapy once, and it didn’t help.” My response is always: “That’s like saying ‘I saw a movie once and I didn’t like it’.” That usually breaks the ice just a little. In primary care, we certainly run into a few patients […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Primary Care, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


There’s a Psychiatrist Crisis in America That Few Are Talking About

There’s a psychiatrist crisis in America and virtually nobody is having a serious conversation about how to fix it. It’s not clear how we, as a nation, can brag about our amazing healthcare system when finding a psychiatrist who takes your insurance and is open to new patients is virtually impossible in most places in the U.S. Even worse is that the crisis is still growing and little is being done to avert it. Over at Popula, Jameson Rich details his ordeal in trying to find a new psychiatris...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sweden, US, America, Treatment, Psychiatry, United States, Bellevue, Policy and advocacy, Professional, Columbia, Aetna, Kaiser Family Foundation, Northwell Health, WHYY


Our role as parents in the opioid epidemic

A few months ago, I was having lunch with a friend. He mentioned a recent outpatient surgery that he had and indicated that upon being discharged, he was given a prescription for 30 pain pills. Although the recovery was uncomfortable, the pain was not overwhelming. But, as a precaution, it was assumed that he needed […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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