Monthly Archives: October 2014

When $140,000 a Year Just Isn’t Enough


“Dr. Drug Rep” By DANIEL CARLAT Published: November 25, 2007 I. Faculty Development On a blustery fall New England day in 2001, a friendly representative from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals came into my office in Newburyport, Mass., and made me an offer … Continue reading

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Needing Answers


It began with a memo from the apartment building manager dated October 10 that said “Until further notice, the Community Room will be closed when the office is closed.”  No explanation was given except “absolutely necessary . . . health … Continue reading

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How Not To Be Depressed, Part 2b


2b. Don’t get an autoimmune disease. There is a relatively new area of medical investigation called PNIE—psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology. It says that how you feel emotionally is related to your nerves, your immune system, and your hormones. Who’d a thunk that your … Continue reading

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Physical or Mental Illness?


Last year—The Year of the Beast—while I was a patient in Crouse Hospital I had multiple episodes in which I was fully conscious but unresponsive. Following severely stressful events I could hear what was happening around me but I could … Continue reading

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