The Geezer’s Final Countdown to the Clozapine REMS Program


So here’s the Geezer’s final countdown to the Clozapine REMS Program. I’m still getting “Final Overdue Lab Notices” although none of the patients I’m getting these notices for are under my care. Obviously by now everyone realizes that the Clozapine manufacturer has likely abandoned the final deadline of December 14, 2015 so it’s pointless to emphasize it. […]

Reaching Out with cCBT

Dr. Jim Amos

So my wife found this article about computer-assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (cCBT) for depression. It cited a study which found that it was no more effective than in-person “traditional” CBT  in primary care for helping depressed patients recover [1]. I wondered why anyone would believe that the challenges for engaging patients in face-to-face psychotherapy would be […]

Thankful for the Treasures We Have

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I watched a TV program last night about an adventurer and art collector named Forrest Fenn, a man in his 80s who reportedly hid a box full of treasure somewhere in the vicinity of the Rocky Mountains about 5 years ago. Many have searched for Fenn’s treasure–and still search. Some claimed to have found it, which […]

Conniptions on Contraptions: The Geezer Smartphone Saga Drags On


Well, it’s time for more conniptions about contraptions, specifically smartphones, since I happen to be shopping for one these days. One I guess I won’t be getting is the Walmart version: Walmart's $9 Android smartphone is a fantastic pile of junk Guess I won't be buying this — James Amos (@jamostheelder) November 24, 2015 […]

The Geezer’s Smartphone Saga…and Humor and Psychiatry

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I’ve been thinking about what Apps I’ll need to acquire for my new smartphone, when I get it. That reminded me of a poster presentation on that very topic at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) Annual Meeting last week. After all, with the title “Appreciating Apps Apropos to Psychosomatic Medicine,” how could you go wrong. […]