To head off medical conflicts of interest, the Obama administration is poised to require drug companies to disclose the payments they make to doctors for research, consulting, speaking, travel and entertainment. Many researchers have found evidence that such payments can influence doctors’ treatment decisions and contribute to higher costs by encouraging the use of more expensive drugs and medical devices. (and info on finding out if your doctor is geting money too)
Neurodiversity: we can never know what it is like to be another human being
I'm struck again and again at the vast arrogance among human beings who like to imagine they know what it is like to be another human being. This is a universal phenomena. Stop and think about how you do this too. We start changing this sort of bigotry by looking in our own hearts and seeing how we ourselves do it to others and stopping it. Becoming conscious will help us all heal together.
Video interview with John Nash of Beautiful Mind fame (with commentary)
John Nash in the below video says explicitly he never used psychiatric drugs again after an initial period of crisis and the movie was purposely misleading because the screenwriter’s mother was a psychologist enamored with psych meds and feared people would go off their meds if they knew the truth. Horrifying, isn’t that?
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