What if pain and suffering arises from resisting pain and suffering? If saying an internal “no” to what is actually happening, causes more pain than the happenings themselves? What if the greatest cause of distress is the illusion that we can control our life circumstances in such a way that would relieve us of pain –
If you’ve followed my writing, you know that I love undermining current dogma. There’s a lot on the internet about water – how much to drink, what kind, and even about its dangers. For the final word, I always turn to Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, a clinician who puts outcomes out in front of his intellectual claims.
We have entered a time in the history of modern medicine that is awkward at best, and intolerable at worst. We’ve gone too far down the wrong path, once again. We’ve made a lot of silly mistakes in the past from thinking the world is flat to doctors endorsing smoking. Making mistakes is ok! What’s
One of my long term goals is to set up holistic rehab facilities for patients withdrawing from psychiatric medications. What I have witnessed, in my practice, around bezodiazepine (“anti-anxiety”) medication dependence has been sobering. There is, finally, an emerging acknowledgement that antidepressants are habit forming, but medications like Xanax and Valium have been known to be
What if patients were provided the known risks to medical interventions, including what is unknowable at this time (who is at increased risk of injury/adverse effects), and why incomplete information is available, or why available information may be misleading. Let’s take a look at what informed consent might look like for psychiatric drug treatment. A