You often will hear people talk about the rate of depression, without discussing how that rate was obtained.There are multiple factors that will influence this: the group from which you are interviewing people (the “sampling frame”), the time period over which you are asking, and the survey method. In general, there are two types of […]Read More → On the diagnosis of depression.
This quote is reflected by work in Australia, where clinical leaders have backed their psychiatrists in making good plans with patients, and not gone hunting for faults when things, inevitably go wrong. What conditions are making physicians feel that they have lost control, and how do these conditions differ from the past? Previously, many physicians […]Read More → Burnout or control.
I managed to catch up with some colleagues this evening. Firstly, run, do not walk to Amazon and download the or acquire The Hunger Pains. Got it for son one today, who is quietly cackling behind me as he works through the puns. The Hunger Games was a set text for him last year… and […]Read More → The new generation gap.
I’m going to start with an observation: Anxiety is useful. Anxiety, obsessiveness, can be a positive trait. I want obsessive doctors and accountants. I want obsessive chefs. I want those blood results checked, the patient reviewed the third time… Now, the Psalmist says that the way to avoid anxiety is to keep the law. It […]Read More → Free from anxieties, not anxiety.