DAVID BRANSFORD MD DSM-5 UPDATE – SO MUCH CRITICISM 06-15-2013

APA – Still selling snake oil. I am often asked by Mental Health Professionals for updates on the DSM-5 which was officially released last month at the Annual American Psychiatric Association meeting Numerous experts have been speaking out against it and the mental bloggers have raised many serious concerns about major flaws in this so-called […]

David Bransford MD On “Medical Marketing” and Bad Science

Have been reading Dr Ben Goldacre’s book “Bad Science” and finding it brilliant. Also go to YouTube and listen to Ben’s presentations–very enlightening ! Before posting one of Dr Goldacre’s most recent TED talks, I will post from YouTube some recent medication ads The ingredient is the exact same as Ambien – a prescription hypnotic […]

David Bransford MD Intra-Cranial Surgery for Addiction? Most Alarming !

Thanks to @Maiasz from her article in Healthland.Time.Com on intra-cranial surgery for addiction, I was reflecting on my own undergraduate years in College – before Medical School and Psychiatric Residency Training, There was a great deal of enthusiasm about bypassing chemicals in the brain and using direct electrical stimulation or ablation to “cure disease” I […]

DAVID BRANSFORD MD –”WARDS OF THE STATE”–HOW ARE WE DOING?

Introducing What will be a video collage of how – in the States – we care for our children in need of Foster Homes, Group Homes, and residential treatment. Just beginning to gather the videos, but have had decades of professional experience working with psychiatric inpatient children’s hospitals, long term group homes, children foster homes, […]

DAVID BRANSFORD MD PSYCHIATRY SUICIDE

Just read tweet from Pharmagossip Blog from UK In opening the link, an extremely important post from Martha Rosenberg could be reviewed, addressing the Suicide Epidemic, with the report totally overlooking how psychotropic medications and other prescription medications often cause or worsen suicidal attempts and completions. How could this be overlooked ? Pease click, open, […]