Undermedication Hurts: Patients Invisble Casualties of the War on Drugs

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Sometime after OxyContin hit the market, in certain areas it almost entirely wiped out the market for heroin.  OxyContin, or oxycodone, the opioid component of this most effective painkiller ever created, in Percoset, Percodan, and other pills that drastically improved the lives of people living in pain.  If you have never been in constant, unrelenting pain – either because of … Read More

jenniferlreimerUndermedication Hurts: Patients Invisble Casualties of the War on Drugs

Enjoy Fast, Professional Medical Care Online With Blitzcare [Guest Post]

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Medical care has been a hot topic on the US agenda in recent years. With the introduction of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”, the state and private sector are looking for innovative ways to provide affordable care to patients in need of urgent care. As a result, doctors are making consultations and services available … Read More

jenniferlreimerEnjoy Fast, Professional Medical Care Online With Blitzcare [Guest Post]

Medical Advertising Images

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Oh, the fun we have had with medical advertising images…   Click here … to go straight to the largest collection of psychiatric medication images, dating back to 1898, available in one place on the Internet!  More here, and here. Have any of you seen the new “Viibryd” antidepressant (they’ve put an SNRI and a dopamine agonist similar to Abilify … Read More

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Would you Rather be in Physical or Mental Pain?

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invalidation of feelings

It’s a tough question. Finding myself plagued by back pain that is severely limiting my productivity – and making me depressed in the process – I dug this one up from the vaults.  Published in 01/2010… I will be writing about my recent struggles soon.  For now, please enjoy, or at least answer the poll question 😉 …I am fascinated … Read More

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The Future of Budget Impact Modeling (BIM) [Guest Post]

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budget impact modeling

Budget Impact Modeling (BIM) is the measurement of the net cumulative cost of treatment with a specific therapy for a certain number of patients in a particular population. This is a way of determining who receives a needed therapy and the cost to the hospital or doctor. This is a common practice that has come under fire for its effectiveness … Read More

jenniferlreimerThe Future of Budget Impact Modeling (BIM) [Guest Post]

I Don’t Talk Much: Memorial Day, Part One – Of Flags, Freedom, and Truth

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For my first Memorial Day Weekend here I slept, slept, would have gone outside but it was cold and rainy (of course today the rain stopped for the first time in days, and it will be sunny and in the low 90s for the foreseeable future) and I downloaded some new music and watched a movie.  Yes, I am that … Read More

jenniferlreimerI Don’t Talk Much: Memorial Day, Part One – Of Flags, Freedom, and Truth

Top 10 Hospitals In the US

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Every year, U.S. News and World Report does a ranking of the best hospitals in the United States. They subdivide these into areas of expertise. Using their rankings, we will go through our perception of what the top ten hospitals are in the United States. If you are studying in the medical field, this may give you some ideas of the areas … Read More

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Mental Health Video Blog

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Living_Through_Chemistry___1_by_MalcomX

…one more thing. The new Practice of Madness is going to reveal a lot more.  I hope you will, too.  You will always see one of these before text…and this one is not art, it’s just me in bed with my iPhone on my first try.  You’ll get some of me in bed, and some that really make you think, … Read More

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*Just Released*…

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…from the psych ward (where else?).  Allow me a few days to sum up the private apocalypse that landed me in the place of pills in paper ketchup cups, code whites, and arts and crafts for adults with child-safe scissors for four weeks, including half of December 2012, and the festivities that surely followed…  scars XO

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How I Pulled Myself Out of the Gutter: Part One (The Gutter)

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Part One is Dedicated to Wendy M. that I met at the “Hotel Vic” (unit six and Winnipeg’s Victoria General Hospital) and who has been a close friend ever since: For reminding me what a friend really is, and believing in me when I no longer believed in myself. Part One: The Gutter – Destruction, Discrimination, Death-Wishes January through April, … Read More

jenniferlreimerHow I Pulled Myself Out of the Gutter: Part One (The Gutter)

Pharmaceutical Alternatives Just For Women

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Women and men have very different medical and psychological needs.  There is the obvious – basic anatomy, and the differences between male and female endocrine and reproductive systems, disparities that emerge upon puberty, and things specific to females: menstruation, menopause, motherhood.  Then, there are less known and less obvious differences that are rooted in developmental psychology – while men experience … Read More

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…but could not address: 4 (My New Psychiatrist)

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Oh god, I’m sending out a message to five people at once. I feel like one of my religious relatives. They print off these letters en masse because they’re real breeders – grandchildren in the 50s – the digits, not the age group! However, I promise not to mention Jesus and I don’t have any kids to list off along … Read More

jenniferlreimer…but could not address: 4 (My New Psychiatrist)

Cigarettes and Viagra

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Yes, the former before the latter, get your minds out of the gutter. 😉 I have decided to do my bank account and my lungs a favour (yes, in that order, as I do love the taste of cigarettes, and they are sort of a prop for me) and quit smoking!  It’s not going to be easy.  I’ve been smoking … Read More

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“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…

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Why stop one psych med that has bad side-effects when you can simply prescribe another? (sorry parents of wannabe child-stars, this has nothing to do with singing, acting, or dancing, unless you count tardive dyskenesia as a kind of dance performed by children drugged with Abilify, Olanzapine, Ritalin, and Dexedrine – to name a few…  ) Click on here to … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Triple Threat”: Many New Vintage Psychiatric Drug Ads Added to Gallery…