Statins: Worth Losing Cognition and Orgasms?

Physician and neuro-imaging specialist Douglas Bremner explains on his blog why driving down your cholesterol score with statins might not be such a bright idea (Do Statins Make You Stupid?) or a sexy one (Statins Interfere with Orgasm, Live Update from the American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, March 5, 2009). He writes regularly about medical issues at his blog, an offshoot of his book Before You Take That Pill: Why the Drug Industry MIght be Bad for Your Health.

Anti-Doper Doc Dopey about ADHD?

The internist who chairs the World Anti-Doping Agency on banned substances contends that ADD (as he calls it) is being overdiagnosed (more importantly, over treated) in major-league baseball. On what does he base this? The fact that he has rarely diagnosed the condition throughout his career.

When Physicians Have “ADHD Denial”

Denial and misrepresentation of ADHD difficulties remains pervasive in spite of remarkable new science. One of the most important reasons, other than some simply not wanting to have a problem or take medications, is the fact that the basic new science is often overlooked. Most importantly, the psychiatric labels have not kept up with functional brain science. The current labels are too superficial, too descriptive, and lack functional biological significance.

The unhappy result of these circumstances: medical targets are imprecise, miss significant symptom objectives, and often are simply used capriciously. If docs don’t have a precise target, it’s almost impossible to hit the mark. Missing the mark directly correlates with encouraging denial.

Stay in Touch!
Ride the ADHD Roller Coaster
Without Getting Whiplash!
Receive Gina Pera's award-winning blog posts and news of webinars and workshops.
P.S. Your time and privacy—Respected.
No e-mail bombardment—Promised.
No Thanks!
close-link