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Causes Or Cures New Episode: Interview with Dr. Michael Hengartner on Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

Causes Or Cures New Episode: Interview with Dr. Michael Hengartner on Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

  Some people call it the “War On Antidepressants” and others call it the “War Over Antidepressants.” Either way, antidepressants are in the news a lot, most recently related to the topic of withdrawal. Many doctors and stakeholders believe that antidepressant withdrawal ( what happens when you stop taking the drug) lasts, on average, up […]

Causes Or Cures Podcast Episode One: An Interview with Del Bigtree, Producer of Vaxxed

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I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my Causes Or Cures Podcast, the essence of which is one question: Is this a Cause OR is this a Cure? The Causes Or Cures Podcast will be conducted in interview format, because let’s face it: I’ll get boring. Don’t expect anything high tech, because I’m doing this […]

Hospital Rooms: Helping Those with Mental Illness Through Art

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Interview by Erin Stair, MD, MPH Greetings, everyone! Recently I had the pleasure of doing an interview with artist Tim Shaw and curator Niamh White, the founders of Hospital Rooms. The mission of Hospital Rooms is to “bring world class art to mental health hospitals.”  I randomly stumbled across their Instagram account and was blown […]

Vaccines and Privilege.

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH I don’t get the flu shot. It only reduces the risk of infection by 40-60%, and that’s when it’s a good match. I’ve also never gotten the flu and I wash my hands diligently, eat right, prioritize sleep, and don’t work with high risk populations. I’ve also never gotten the […]

LeftHanders Day: Yale Study says Left-handed people are more Likely to be Crazy than Right-handed people

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A  case/control study was recently published that shows left-handed people are prone to craziness more so than right-handed people.     Researchers at Yale University studied 107 patients that go to an urban, outpatient psychiatric clinic for either mood, depression, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.  They found that the percentage of schizophrenics or schizoaffectives who are […]

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