Some claim the US has the best health care in the world but even a cursory review of data suggests otherwise. Unfortunately, Obamacare is neither going to help or hurt the reality of the healthcare status of the US, despite the hilarious and dire predictions of the Fox News Business correspondent on this video:
The solution, like all of the countries with better health outcomes than us, is a nationalized health care system that is non-profit and guarantees integration of services. Kind of like the VA healthcare system or Medicare . . .
Op-ed in today’s New York Times says it all:
See my latest Psychology Today post here for my thoughts on this topic.
Lots of psychiatrists do not take any insurance, as documented by a recent paper in JAMA Psychiatry and written about in Newsweek.
Provocative question! See my discussion of this issue here at Psychology Today.
See an article here about physicians who have substance use disorders. I was quoted in US News and World Report, saying that the reasons that physicians use drugs are largely the same reasons why everyone else does so.
All things considered, the potential downsides of home drug testing outweigh the potential benefits of doing so. See my latest Psychology Today post here for more.
Please see my just published post on Psychology Today. Although it stimulates the same brain receptors that marijuana does, synthetic marijuana (also known as K2 or Spice, among other names) is dramatically more potent than marijuana itself and also carries far greater risks than marijuana. Manufacturers are often trying to stay one step ahead of the law, so who knows what chemicals will turn up next in synthetic marijuana. The upshot: Stay away.
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The movie is called Doctors of the Dark Side. You can see a trailer for the movie here. The website also has a study guide which provides invaluable information as well as resources for further information on this whole topic.