Blinked

Just an announcement. I blinked first on the blog site advertisements issue (see Vintage Geezer post). I upgraded and you won't see ads.  One reason I did this is so readers won't get annoyed. The other is that I've got more time on my hands now that I'm in phased retirement. If I'm going to … Continue reading Blinked

CPCP: ARFID and Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Outcomes Compared

Coming at you with another outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP). This one compares two eating disorders and their treatment outcomes: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Anorexia Nervosa. A hard-working medical student put this together, Allison Kim. She's a senior who'll be going into Emergency Medicine. She's a great learner and a … Continue reading CPCP: ARFID and Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Outcomes Compared

The Geezer Makes Pizza

I've been a doctor for so long, I've gotten way out of practice doing things I used to like that were not work-oriented.  When I fully retire, I'll have more time on my hands. Believe it or not, I used to make a pretty good pizza--about 35 years ago. I asked my wife, Sena, to … Continue reading The Geezer Makes Pizza

A Psychiatrist Looks at “Fiat Lux”

I've been ignoring the news for the most part in the last few days--lots of sharply polarized, adversarial content. I notice I feel a lot better. My habit is to read the news in the morning over coffee in my home office. But for the last couple of days, I've been sitting in my chair, … Continue reading A Psychiatrist Looks at “Fiat Lux”

Vintage Geezer

I have a vintage calculator which is probably over 33 years old and running just fine on only its second set of batteries. It's the Sharp Elsimate EL-505--with Auto Power Off mind you. I read an online article about it. It was written by someone who said it was listed on a website for vintage … Continue reading Vintage Geezer

World Delirium Awareness Day and QTc Prolongation Update

Today is World Delirium Awareness Day! And this is also National Patient Safety Awareness Week! Here's an issue relevant to both. As a psychiatric consultant in the general hospital, I get questions from colleagues about psychotropic drugs and cardiac conduction prolongation, often measured by the EKG parameter called the corrected QT interval or QTc. Relevant … Continue reading World Delirium Awareness Day and QTc Prolongation Update