Tag Archives: United States

How Chronic Stress Creates Hormonal Havoc

by Mark Hyman, MD “If you really knew what was happening to you when you are stressed, you would freak out. It’s not pretty,” I said during the 2013 Third Metric women’s conference. I wasn’t kidding. I could write several books about stress’s massive, chronic havoc on your body. If you want to avoid stress, you’ve […]

9 Things To Do Or Say When A Loved One Talks About Taking Their Life

 By Lisa Esposito for US News Caring is key to your response. This is what you should do if someone you know talks about taking their life. Take people seriously and let them know you care. When someone tells you he’s thought of suicide, it’s scary. Or when a friend confides she’s an attempt survivor, […]

Doctors often struggle to show compassion while dealing with patients

I was standing at my patient’s bedside. Mike Venata was having chills with a temperature of 103. Sweat covered his balding scalp like dew, then coalesced and rolled down past his staring eyes. Just 20 minutes earlier, a specialist had informed him that he hadmetastatic pancreatic cancer and could expect to live less than six months. […]

The Strength Behind People With Mental Illness

Chelsea Stephens Become a fan There’s a very uninformed, ongoing stigma that mental illness is some sort of weakness. There’s an equally uninformed stigma that if a person can’t “deal with” their mental illness on their own, that they’re weak. Both of these mindsets reflect a willful lack of education, but they are not what […]

Emotional Self-Awareness Is A Key Factor In Anger Management

Oct 17 2014 The first step in improving competence in Emotional Intelligence is developing emotional self-awareness. It is generally agreed that all other emotional intelligence skills are based on recognizing and using emotional self-awareness to select the best response to situations that occur on a daily basis. It is generally agreed that anger is a […]

overtesting and overtreatment

There are many reasons why physicians engage in overtesting and overtreatment. Much emphasis has been placed on perverse financial incentives that reinforce such behavior, as well as on commercial marketing efforts designed to create demand for more testing, diagnosis, and treatment.1 2 3 4 5 Physicians themselves mostly cite fear of legal (malpractice) claims as […]

5 Of The Most Helpful Things You Can Say To Someone With Anxiety

For those who haven’t been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it might be difficult to truly comprehend what’s going on inside the mind of the 40 million American adultswho live with the condition. What exactly do you say to a loved one who is feeling extreme stress? How do you make them feel better if […]

Advocacy vs. Apathy

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Admin This post was authored by Mark Victor, MD, FACC, CEO of Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia, as delivered during ACC’s 2014 Legislative Conference. Over my 33 year career I have witnessed an unimaginable change in the practice of medicine. The certainty of where and how we practiced, relationships with […]

migraine

Recently a systematic review examined the available literature on acute care treatments for migraine for effectiveness and tolerability, graded each medication’s level of available evidence, and gave recommendations regarding its use.1 The review was limited to double-blind prospective RCTs in adults treated in an emergency department or equivalent acute care setting. Only studies that defined […]

Retreat Not Defeat: Self-Stigma and Mental Health

I have been stable for the past four years, but now my bipolar disorder has resurfaced. It could have been triggered by stress, meds or the weather change — or equal parts of all of these things — but the reality is that I’m unwell. Saturday highlighted this, as I was in a full hypomanic […]

Current Challenges Of Medical Profession-

—————————— Career in Medicine The dilemma that Indian doctors face today is that their profession is based on principles of morality, ethics and Hippocratic oath whereas accountability is based on consumer laws, RTI and Laws of tort. He is confused about the realities of his own practice. Out-of-hours duty and worsening work-life balance is the […]

 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Subarachnoid hemorrahge CT scan Figure 1. CT scan of head, read as normal in ED. Subarachnoid hemorrahge CT scan Figure 2. Additional CT cut Subarachnoid hemorrahge CT scan Figure 3. CT showing subarachnoid blood to right of brainstem. A 35-year-old Asian man presents to the emergency department with a severe headache. He states he rarely […]

Corruption ruins the doctor-patient relationship in India’,

Oct 05 2014 : The Times of India (Delhi)FOR THE RECORD – Stop corruption or other nations may turn away Indian doctors The British Medical Journal sparked off a furious debate in India’s medical fraternity when it published an article in May titled ‘Corruption ruins the doctor-patient relationship in India’, followed by an editorial written […]

Cholesterol Drugs

#55908505 / gettyimages.com #55908505 / gettyimages.com Thousands Sue for Damages Against Cholesterol Drugs as Big Pharma Defends Billion Dollar Industry Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News The $100 billion dollar cholesterol-lowering statin drug industry is under attack, as thousands of Americans are filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Lipitor. Research continues to confirm […]

A Practical Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

by TENGLISH on APRIL 22, 2013 · 0 COMMENTS in NUTRITION REVIEW ARCHIVE By Hyla Cass, M.D. A little known, but potentially life-saving fact is that common medications deplete your body of a host of vital nutrients essential to your health. In this practical guide I’ll show you how to avoid drug-induced nutrient depletion and […]

Fundamentals Of Medical Ethics

During our MBBS days, the topic of Medical Ethics was probably included in Forensic Medicine and was never stressed. In these days of Consumer Awareness and doctors having been brought under the purview of Consumer Forums, there is a need for every practicing doctor to be aware of the basics of medical ethics. A common […]

What Bipolar Disorder Really Feels Like

The Huffington Post  | By Sarah Klein http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php? About 2.6 percent of American adults — nearly 6 million people — have bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). But the disease, characterized by significant and severe mood changes, is still dangerously misunderstood. Bipolar disorder is vastly different from the normal ups and […]

A Tale of 2 Countries

A Tale of 2 Countries: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the United States and India Sowmya R. Rao, PhD⇑ +Author Affiliations Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, Massachusetts CORRESPONDING AUTHOR: Sowmya R. Rao, […]

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

August 29, 2014 11:16 AM American physicians are increasingly unhappy with their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for their patients By SANDEEP JAUHAR All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients. When I look […]

mindfulness

What do a 2,500 year-old monk and a modern-day ninth-generation military woman have in common? Besides some common thread of humanity, on the surface it may not seem like much. Like the military, mindfulness has a deep-seated history. Rooted in Buddhist psychology, mindfulness made its way into modern-day American society in various forms in the […]

A HEARTLESS PROFESSION?

Indian American cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar‘s book has caused quite a few blood vessels to pop with its lacerating look at the practice of medicine in US It is the Holy Grail for almost every Indian parent: that their son andor daughter go to medical college, become doctors, and embark on a thriving career that brings […]

clinical establishment act

The Government of USA enforced certain public health laws in USA because of the general consensus among the population is USA was that Doctors were bad and fleecing patient and then dumping them.In short doctors in USA were seen to be not doing there duties.Offcoarce this had to do something with the econnomic slump and […]

vitamin D deficiencies & Alzheimer’s disease

People with moderate-to-severe vitamin D deficiencies are significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia than those who have an adequate supply of the vitamin in their body, a new study has found. Researchers, led by David J. Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that adults who suffered […]

long waits for medical consults

ONE small consolation of our high-priced health care system — our $2.7 trillion collective medical bill — has been the notion that at least we get medical attention quickly. Americans look down on national health systems like Canada’s and Britain’s because of their notorious waiting lists. In recent weeks, the Veterans Affairs hospitals have been […]

quetiapine and BPD

Quetiapine Appears Effective in Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, Study Finds A new study, “Comparison of Low and Moderate Dosages of Extended-Release Quetiapine in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial,” in AJP in Advance provides evidence for the antipsychotic quetiapine’s use as a potential therapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD). A research team led by Donald […]

calming angry customers

    बड़े अक्षरों उसके मुंह से बाहर आने के साथ चिल्ला नाराज व्यक्ति की cartton यह गुस्सा ग्राहकों को शांत करने के लिए आता है, अपने एजेंट से भाषा की एक कुशल उपयोग बहुत महत्वपूर्ण हो सकता है. यहाँ, हम शब्दों और स्थिति को शांत और एक पारस्परिक रूप से सहमत सुलह के बारे […]

depression as a risk factor of heart disease?

Darrel Regier, M.D., former APA director of research, discusses APA’s involvement with the AHA’s recommendation to consider depression as a major risk factor for heart disease. Sylvia Johnson Despite publication of numerous studies and meta-analyses showing a link between depression and cardiovascular disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) has yet to formally recognize depression as […]

Continuing the Conversation about Choosing Wisely: The American Psychiatric Association Releases List of Five Uses of Psychiatric Medication to Question

  Joel Yager, MD, Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine Chair of the APA Council on Quality Care   Recently the APA released a list of “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” in Psychiatry as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, led by the ABIM Foundation. The list identifies five specific evidence-based recommendations that can […]

Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Mental Illnesses

Major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolardisorder rarely appear “out of the blue.” Most often family, friends, teachers, or individuals themselves recognize that “something is not quite right” about their thinking, feelings, or behavior before one of these illnesses appears in its fullblown form. Being informed about developing symptoms, or early warning signs, can […]

How Medicine Became a Growth Business

Posted on May 16, 2011 by Maggie Mahar Below, a guest post by Dr. Clifton Meador. Over the years, Meador has practiced as a family doctor, an epidemiologist, a health care administrator and Dean of the University of Alabama Medical School. He also has published many books and articles including a tale set in the not too distant future […]

joe biden

NEW YORK ― During an impassioned speech in a packed room of more than 10,000 mental health professionals, Vice President Joseph Biden highlighted the urgent need for more general, child, and Veterans Affairs (VA) psychiatrists in the United States. “We need you more than ever. And quite frankly, we need more of you than exists […]

Neurobiology of Religious Terrorism

Neurobiology of Religious Terrorism Todd Murphy, Researching Behavioral Neuroscientist HOME | E-MAIL Understanding the mind of a suicidal terrorist is a special challenge in psychology. Not only do their actions show a highly aggressive personality, but their motivations seem to outweigh even the imperative for self-preservation. The profile of the suicide bomber is not at all simple. […]

What life lessons do you still need to learn?

There are certain life lessons you will need to learn soon or later. If you were taught them when you were young then you got off to a good start in life. If no one taught you these things you will need to go looking for teachers that can help you learn these lessons and […]

causes (and treatments) for depression

New research reveals a wider variety of causes (and treatments) for depression than ever before. People who experience depression are usually more focused on treating the condition than finding its cause. But new research is beginning to shed light on both the triggers for depression and how to alleviate it. Depression affects one in 10 Americans at some point in […]

cost of medicines

Medicines for rich patients only? Gopal Dabade, Mar 13, 2014 : Cost of medicines is the most debated topic even among civil society members and several heads of governments. Modern medicines play an important role in saving lives and also in improving quality of life. Not many know that vast majority of people do not […]

kinds of milk !

You’re Drinking the Wrong Kind of Milk And we’re not talking about soy or almond, either. —By Josh Harkinson | Wed Mar. 12, 2014 3:00 AM GMT Tweet Okea/Thinkstock When my in-laws moved from India to the United States some 35 years ago, they couldn’t believe the low cost and abundance of our milk—until they developed […]

practice-number of patients

A GP in US under medicare who provides 80 or more services on 20 or more days of the year is generally considered to be guilty of inappropriate practice, because professional bodies say it is not possible to effectively treat such large numbers of patients.Most state that the average number of patient you can see […]

पागलपन क्या है?

_ पागलपन क्या है? एक प्रकार का पागलपन एक गंभीर मानसिक बीमारी है. इस बीमारी से लोग परेशान है और बेतरतीब सोच, भाषा, और व्यवहार. वे देखते हैं, सुनने के लिए, हो सकता है, या चीजें हैं जो वास्तव में वहाँ नहीं कर रहे हैं लग रहा है. कभी कभी एक प्रकार का पागलपन के […]

lady diana had personality problems

_ _ _ __ _ Respected biographer Sally Bedell Smith has written an exhaustive account of the highly conflicted and dysfunctional life of Princess Diana. Diana: In Search of Herself–Portrait of a Troubled Princess (Signet, 2000), puts Diana’s life in perspective by separating her essential traits from the mythic personality created by the media and […]

roots by alex hailey is fiction

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ During President Obama’s inauguration today, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) quoted Alex Haley, the author made world-famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning literary sensation, “Roots.” According to The Washington Post, Haley and Alexander were longtime friends. That’s all well and good, but quoting Alex Haley at an important national […]

drug dependence

_ _ _ _ Some people who use drugs use large enough amounts often enough and long enough to become dependent. Definitions A single definition for drug dependence is elusive. Concepts that aid in defining drug dependence are tolerance and psychologic and physical dependence. Tolerance describes the need to progressively increase the drug dose to […]

headache

_ _ _ _ _ Headache is pain in any part of the head, including the scalp, face (including the orbitotemporal area), and interior of the head. Headache is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical attention. Pathophysiology Headache is due to activation of pain-sensitive structures in or around the brain, skull, face, […]

medical causes of psychosis

Differential Diagnosis of Psychotic Symptoms: Medical “Mimics” By Oliver Freudenreich, MD | December 3, 2012 For a pdf of the original article (Psychiatr Times. 2010;27[12]:52-61) and Dr Freudenreich’s bio and financial disclosure, please click here. Crude exogenous organic damage of the most varying kind can produce acute psychotic clinical pictures of a basically uniform kind. […]