The time is ripe for doctors to rethink how they prescribe medications. Less is more.
As it happens, I received two related news reports from colleagues today. Both concern the current state of affairs with psychotropic drug research, and the dangerous ways in which data is being manipulated and misrepresented.
Given the reality that most people are not currently equipped with the knowledge and resources to implement other solutions, there will be times when the use of medication may need to be considered. So here are some guidelines for those along the journey who have not yet created the infrastructure for an anti-psychotic-free environment.
It’s time to re-inject some humanity into the unloving scientism and unjust capitalism of the contemporary dementia industry.
Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the “lack of empirical evidence” label that hounds culture change enthusiasts.
A few news reports on psychotropic drugs have come across my desk recently and, although completely unrelated, they share a common thread. Each case documents either widespread overuse or gross abuse of a powerful drug. And in each case, the abuse or overuse could have been reduced through a more person-centered approach.
Getting older is one of life’s inescapables, although life is certainly better now for older Americans than at any other time in history. We live longer, more active lives than our parents and grandparents certainly did – today’s average 65 year-old man and woman can expect to live to be 81 and 85, respectively – and science has proven that we’re still able to learn new things, even if we don’t learn as quickly as we did in our younger years. These are all things to celebrate
One of the points I always like to make to people when I am talking about prescription drugs is that everyone involved needs to keep the “Goldilocks Principle” in mind