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Antidepressant Pharmacogenomics: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

[Epistemic status: very uncertain. Not to be taken as medical advice. Talk to your doctor before deciding whether or not to get any tests.] I. There are many antidepressants in common use. With a few exceptions, none are globally better … Continue reading

Teachers: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

[Epistemic status: This is really complicated, this is not my field, people who have spent their entire lives studying this subject have different opinions, and I don’t claim to have done more than a very superficial survey. I welcome corrections … Continue reading

Race and Justice: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Previously reviewed: effects of marijuana legalization, health effects of wheat, effectiveness of SSRIs, effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous Does the criminal justice system treat African-Americans fairly? I always assumed it obviously didn’t. Then a while ago I read this harshly polemical … Continue reading

SSRIs: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Miri – the person, not the organization – writes about depression. There’s a lot there worth thinking about, but one part caught my eye: I’m a little tired of being told that SSRIs “don’t work” when they’re part of the … Continue reading

Wheat: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

After hearing conflicting advice from diet books and the medical community, I decided to look into wheat. There are two sets of arguments against including wheat in the diet. First, wheat is a carbohydrate, and some people support low carbohydrate … Continue reading

Marijuana: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

This month I work on my hospital’s Substance Abuse Team, which means we treat people who have been hospitalized for alcohol or drug-related problems and then gingerly suggest that maybe they should use drugs a little less. The two doctors … Continue reading