Simply Move Your Refrigerator

I read an excellent post by my colleague Dr. George Dawson, MD, DFAPA, “How Will Electronic Pill Monitoring Be Accepted In A Post-Orwellian Society?” I think one of the subtexts is how complicated the process actually is on assessing medication non-adherence in patients. On the opposite end is over-complicating medical and psychiatric assessment and treatment. […]

Odds And Ends Today

Odds and ends today. There is a new message from Bev about the Mindfulness programs at Iowa and it begins with a nice quote: It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgment drops […]

Consult Monk?

I saw this interesting article about college students giving up their digital devices for a month to live like ascetic monks  in a course called Living Deliberately: Monks, Saints, and the Contemplative Life.”. They give up access to their smartphones, refrain from speaking (except in emergencies) and engage in kindness projects. It reminds me of […]

CPCP: Neurology and Psychiatry: Divided or United?

I’m particularly proud of today’s Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP), “Neurology and Psychiatry: Divided Or United?” Partly that’s because one of the trainees who worked on it is a Neurology resident, Dr. Abdel Wahed, and I always enjoy their participation on the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry service. That said, the medical student, Nicoll, and the Family […]

Happy Halloween From A C-L Psychiatrist

Halloween is upon us and if I don’t get this post out now, it won’t get done. As usual, it has been pretty busy on the Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry service. I don’t think it has anything to do with the Halloween season–but it is a bit scary. It’s also time for the annual C-L Psychiatry […]