Psychiatry

Can pain be talked away?

The recent Journal of Practical Psychiatry has a paper of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for chronic pain. Basically, they say that there is emotional and psychiatric factors in the patient with chronic […]

Alzheimer’s prevention

Doctors see patients of certain conditions year after year and easily become cautious with themselves on those conditions. Say a cardiologist who looks into blocked coronary artery every day becomes very cautious […]

Depression treated with foods

A clinical trial called SMILES (Supporting Modification of Lifestyle in Lower Emotional States) for the treatment of depression was conducted and recently summarized in Australia and New Zealand. The result showed the […]

Vegetarian men and depression

There seems some correlation between these two: vegetarian men and depressive symptoms, based on a study of 9668 adult male. Is there a serious relationship? However the causative relationship is hard to […]

Why physicians die by suicide

The book, Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned From Their Families and Others Who Cared, released an important information: medical doctors don’t like to be put on stigma and are reluctant to […]

Drink coffee or not?

Many patients told me that drinking coffee is good. Many doctors drink coffee. Most of the residents drink coffee. So drinking coffee can’t be bad. Here are some of the most up-to-date […]