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George Engles and medical thinking and models

Via Alternet, Andrew Weil pays homage to a little known but profound man, George Engles, who decades ago in 1977 proposed thinking differently on the medical model common to the US practices. I want you to consider the possibility that the basic assumptions of mainstream psychiatric medicine are obsolete and no longer serve us well. […]

Health Care Thoughts: Evidence Based Medicine

by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt Health Care Thoughts: Evidence Based Medicine Evidence based medicine is one of the center pieces of PPACA (Obamacare) and is generally viewed as THE enlightened way to practice medicine and to direct dollars more effectively. Problem is, there is a “whose ox just got gored” issue. The American Psychiatric Association […]