The links below do not necessarily reflect Dr. X's opinions, either in whole or in part, unless Dr. X otherwise says so. For one reason or another I found these posts to be interesting reads and recommend them to my readers.
- Stephen Soldz on problems associated with physicians sharing personal anecdotes with patients.
- Shrinkwrapped on U.S. health care.
- Disembedded discusses a Paris Hilton sketch.
- Michael Merzenich discusses some potential hazards associated with psychotherapy following traumatic events. (Dr X comments: This is an important post, in my opinion. I had intended to write more about trauma and PTSD this week, but held off because of the very complicated nature of a subject that does not lend itself well to blog bites, particularly with the somewhat controversial designation C-PTSD rolled into the discussion. I'm not going to touch that one right now other than to say that controversy related to the conceptualization of psychopathology in general and the significance of neuroscience in understanding PTSD (and psychopathology), coupled with controversies surrounding psychiatric nomenclature left me feeling that I would do better to let this subject stew for a time. I might take a go at it at some later time, but do hope Dr. Merzenich will write more on the subject.)