Rosanne Cash: Resisting a diagnosis of medically unexplained symptoms, being found to have a brain tumor
Before being receiving surgery for a brain tumor, singer Rosanne Cash had to stand her ground against the false authority of professionals and quacks.
Reply to an author complaining about my critique of a RCT of CBT for an unrecognized mental disorder
I explained to an author why I didn't like his study and why I didn't think a letter to the editor would suffice.
Promoters of mindfulness-based stress reduction(MBSR) as a cure for all that ails to be clear that effects MBSR on the immune system and the course and outcome of cancer are not established
Updated May 22, 2016. I have added an opening summary, as well as a few links for readers who may want to learn more about IBS as a physical health problem about which we are learning a lot, not a mental health issue. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has symptoms in common with other physical conditions. […]
Google Suzanne O’Sullivan and you will find lots of coverage of her book that won the Wellcome Book Prize, but you will not find peer-reviewed articles that she authored. The same thing will happen if you Google Scholar her, where you just get lots of articles that were not written by her. As a neurologist […]
Suzanne O’Sullivan’s It’s All in Your Head may have won the Wellcome Book Prize, but mental health professionals like Simon Wessely are notably silent – despite O’Sullivan advocating the same policies they promote. An endorsement of the book from a professional who should know better represents either blind loyalty to a particular point of view, […]
I have to remind myself again of the pitfalls of trying to communicate complex ideas within 140 character tweets. The other day I failed again. I hereby recommit to the rule that if communication is going badly in tweets, maybe retreat to writing a blog post. So here the blog post goes, because I think […]