Category: Psychiatry

Posts about psychiatry and mental health issues.

Hand Numbness – Causes and Evaluation

So numbness in the hands is one of the vaguest symptoms you can have, and it can have a multitude of causes from anxiety to paraneoplastic syndromes (a side effect of certain cancers).  I of course assumed it...

Best drug ever

J Clin Psychiatry 2010;71(5):520–527 Adjuvant Aspirin Therapy Reduces Symptoms of Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Results From a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Objective: Inflammatory processes may play a role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. The aim of this...

Stupid reason for sobriety

Dr. Freud: How long have you been sober?   Mr. Holic: I haven’t had a drink in 6 months. I’ve kicked the habit.   Dr. Freud: Looking at your record, you’ve been in jail the last...

Healthier Fruits and Vegies

I’ve always thought that the whole organic food movement was a bunch of hippie BS.  I thought that there was no real proof that pesticides really made it into our diet, or that feeding animals with...

Search trends offer many insights

Maybe I’m just procrastinating, but I think I may have stumbled across something pretty cool.  I was browsing the blogs this morning and came across a very interesting article on the Mothershandbook blog and noticed that...