Month: May 2015

Gay Doctor coerced by Physician Health Program (PHP) into mandated 12-step treatment and monitoring for sex addiction: The slippery slope begins

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
State Physician Health Programs -coercion, control and abuse. This anecdote concerning  a gay doctor’s revelation he liked his non monogamous lifestyle leading  to a forced acceptance of a “sex addiction”  diagnosis, mandatory inpatient treatment and indoctrination into 12-step recovery was just posted on the physician social network SERMO.    If the pattern looks…

Psychiatry has its head in the sand: Royal College of Psychiatrists rejects discussion of crucial research on antipsychotics

Originally posted on Joanna Moncrieff:
Two pieces of research have been published over the last two years that should prompt a major reorientation of the treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis, and a fundamental reappraisal of the use of antipsychotic drugs in general.  Put together, these studies suggest that the standard approach to treating serious mental…

“The World of – – – – – – Psychiatry”

THE WORLD OF SOVIET PSYCHIATRY By Walter Reich Published: January 30, 1983 The New York Times URL: http://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/30/magazine/the-world-of-soviet-psychiatry.html . . . — …”The need for psychiatric care is more likely to be seen as a cause for shame. Treatment there emphasizes medication rather than talk.”… "In the Soviet Union, need for psych care is a cause…

Re: Results of investigation into statin side effects due by end of year. BMJ 2015; 350.

I am looking forward to reviewing the results of the ongoing investigation by Collins and colleagues (i.e., The Cholesterol Treatment Trials Collaboration). My investigation will be also due by the end of the year.(1) Goodbye PubMed, hello raw data (i.e., figshare).(2,3) References 1. Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): The pharmacology of statins in humans: a critical…

Urgent Action Needed on Proposed Legislation in North Carolina–Removing Due Process from Doctors a Harbinger of Wide-Scale Political Abuse of Psychiatry

Originally posted on Disrupted Physician:
I received the email below from Dr. Jesse Cavenar, Jr. regarding legislative changes that would severely infringe on the rights of doctors as licensees of the North Carolina Medical Board and subject them to distinctly non-impartial diagnostic psychiatric evaluations and remove all possibility of due process.  These developments could possibly herald…

Rhetoric

True influence comes not from reputation but quietly sitting inside another's head until the noise subsides long enough to whisper. — angry. (@angry_prof) August 14, 2014 Agreed. - ('Dove si grida non è vera scienza.') https://t.co/sZhdGhbDAn — Le coup de sifflet (@Colombia_Medica) April 20, 2015 I don’t have to raise my voice after hearing arguments loudly stated…

Re: Dealing with bullying among doctors – @doc2doc

Response originally posted on doc2doc.bmj.com Yes, academic mobbing (group behaviour) and suppression of dissent. During the last two years, I have denounced several wrongdoings and widespread corruption involving the drug industry and other health-related organisations (e.g., universities and professional associations in medicine mainly from Colombia). References 1. Social Medicine (www.socialmedicine.info). Volume 6, Number 4, May 2012…