February 2009 Monthly Archive

February 25, 2009

The Action Movie Fairy Tale


The woman asks, why won't my man have sex with me?


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February 23, 2009

Why No Progress Will Ever Be Made In Psychiatry

Do the past 50 years, post psychoanalysis, seem like marking time in psychiatry?  A series of equally efficacious or toxic treatments being substituted for older versions that are ultimately not any different, all the while hearing the heralds proclaim the incredible advancements in "brain" diseases?  Genetics, serotonin, BDNF!

If it seems like countless billions in research money have not changed psychiatry at all over decades, it's because they haven't.

The first question a fertility doctor asks when she can't get pregnant: are you guys having sex?


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February 19, 2009

Chicago Tea Party

It makes a lot of Americans insane that Wall Street execs are paying themselves gazillions in bonuses, even as they demolish their own firms and the financial system.  They blame Wall Street for the financial crisis.

Then there are others who have a different explanation.



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February 19, 2009

The Biggest Dick Ever

A true story about what happens when words lose their meaning.


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February 18, 2009

Guess What Isn't The Cause Of Physician Suicide

Don't worry, the word narcissism does not appear in this post.


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February 17, 2009

Platinum vs. Gold

God is telling you something

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You wait a couple months, then you gonna see
You'll never find nobody better than me

In the night I hear them talk- the coldest story ever told
somewhere far along this road he lost his soul
To a woman so heartless

That woman is credit, her power is flattery...


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February 16, 2009

The Bubble In Academic Research

And history is quite clear on this: once a bubble pops, it never reflates.


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February 13, 2009

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

2600 years ago a fable was written, read by generations, understood by none.


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February 13, 2009

MMR Vaccine Finally Cleared Of Assault

Listen carefully, medicos.  It's the sound of your approaching irrelevance.


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February 12, 2009

Judges Accused Of Supporting Social Change As Per Script

Their main crime was that they got paid for it.


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February 12, 2009

Congress Has Its Say, And It Says, "Hey, Did You Cashew Shells Loan Out All The Money We Told You Not To Dare Lose Any Of?"

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If I told you you were allowed to spend $1.5 trillion dollars to fix the planet, would you then go take an 8 month nap?




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February 10, 2009

Federal Judges Order California To Release 50,000 Inmates

Oh, look, expediency masquerading as a constitutional issue. 


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February 9, 2009

Autism and The MMR Vaccine

Just as I was writing about the consequences of ideological bias in autism research...

Mea culpa, I will admit that I never read the primary sources either.  If I had, this blog would not exist, I would have quit psychiatry in 1998 and opened a bar called Cougars and made a fortune.


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February 3, 2009

Two Causes Of Autism

Ah, finally, a post about science only, that doesn't offend anyone.

Whoops, sorry, that's my other blog.  In this blog, I write about how the parents cause autism.




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