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Psychiatry Part II Oral Board Preparation: Performance and More

Board Certification in Psychiatry requires that a physician complete psychiatric residency and then pass two examinations, one written and the other an oral examination including the evaluation of a patient under scrutiny by examiners. Success requires both knowledge and performance. The writer describes his own process for acheiving Board Certification on his first attempt.

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Is Counseling Good for Addiction?

There is a general assumption that 'counseling' is always a good thing. When one considers that counseling often consists of advice from a stranger, perhaps it is just as well that people rarely act on such recommendations. This article examines types of counseling, and discusses the usefulness of counseling specifically as part of the treatment of addiction. The conclusions may surprise you.

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Treatment Options for Pain Pill Addiction

Pain pill addiction is a common problem, and can progress to have fatal consequences. There are now treatment options that have amazing success that are accessible to most people. It is important that each patients learns all of the options and finds the treatment that fits him or her the best.

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Is Suboxone At Odds With Traditional Recovery? Part three.

Suboxone, the new treatment for opiate dependence, has taken the addiction world by storm, but treatment professionals who teach sobriety and the 12 steps see problems with addicts taking another opiate. Addiction professionals must find a way to integrate the treatments, or at least find a way for the treatments to coincide. Part three identifies critical issues with that goal in mind.

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Is Suboxone Consistent With Traditional Recovery? Part Two.

Suboxone, the new treatment for opiate dependence, has taken the addiction world by storm over the past two years. But those who treat addiction by sobriety and the 12 steps are leery about treatment that bypasses rigorous step work. Part two examines the effects of suboxone on character defects.

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Is Suboxone At Odds With Traditional Recovery? Part I

Suboxone, the new treatment for opiate dependence, has taken the addiction world by storm over the past two years. Part one takes a look at the unique clinical features of this medication that are based on the actions of the drug at the receptor level.

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Suboxone, a new treatment paradigm: Part Two

Traditional treatment of opiate addiction helps only a small number of addicts, and only after severe negative consequences. Even after successful treatment, opiate addiction is characterized by multiple relapses. Suboxone treatment is a dramatic improvement over traditional methods, and allows a new treatment paradigm: Successful treatment by inducing reliable remission of active addiction, using Suboxone.

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Improved addiction treatment: Suboxone

Traditional treatment of opiate addiction helps only a small number of addicts, and only after severe negative consequences. Even after successful treatment, opiate addiction is characterized by multiple relapses. Suboxone treatment is a dramatic improvement over traditional methods, and allows a new treatment paradigm: Successful treatment by inducing reliable remission of active addiction, using Suboxone.

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A new tool to help you recover from pain pill addiction: Are you addicted?

Millions of people become addicted to pain pills through no fault of their own. In their rush to see more patients, doctors take the easy path of prescribing pain medicine, often inappropriately, and then blame the patient when inevitable tolerance and dependence develop. Now there is a breakthrough treatment to help those addicted to pain pills.

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Stepping lightly over boxes of medical experience

Is all learning beneficial? Can the mind make positive use of most of our life experiences? A corollary to ‘once learned, some things cannot be unlearned’ is that regarding personality, ‘we are what we eat’. Our experiences remain within us, and color everything that we see and do going forward.

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The US Tax Code: An Open Letter to Madam Chairperson Pelosi

The United States tax code tries to accomplish two things at once: raising revenue, and redistributing wealth. I suggest that we simplify things by replacing it with two systems, each designed to do only one thing. One agency could raise revenue, and the other could make everything fair. I wrote this letter to offer the suggestion to the current House Speaker.

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RVUs- Whose Value Is It, Anyway?

Payments for medical illnesses by insurers vary dramatically between mental health and other conditions. The differences in reimbursement are most dramatic when one compares mental health care to procedural specialties. The difference in pay schedules cannot be accounted for by differences in stress, time, risk, or years of training required by the specialty. Rather, the payment discrepancies are due to the low value placed on mental health services by society.

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Rites of Passage: Innocence Found

The discovery of a teenage prank sparks anger, but leads to reflection on modern times. The initial thoughts of modern vandalism flow into memories of innocent mischief in the past, and the hope that all is not changed.

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