Doctors are great at diagnosing or assigning diagnoses. It is something that makes many of them very happy. It provides the doctor with certainty, a finite box in which to insert their patient and to focus treatment – antibiotics, pain killers or anti-depressants. (I am sure there is a dopamine release every time a doctor signs a prescription).
Tag Archives: anxiety
The heat, boiling frogs and rampaging Cossacks
And yet, it is very hot.
Well, not as hot as in Yorkshire.
And the irony?
Rod reflects on the interface between anxiety and a long-line of Jewish ancestors.
The default mind network, flow and magic mushrooms
I worry that I might not have enough time to complete all the work I have planned on Monday prior to the deadline when I will be asked to present the results of the…
A long line of worriers and wear a facemask?
I come from a long line of worriers, which is apposite as the subject of this blog relates to discussions with my brother about Covid. You see, he has been a mask wearer. He also has asthma like me and the combination of worrier, asthma and the time of Covid is a toxic cocktail forContinue reading “A long line of worriers and wear a facemask?”
On the stroke ward, breast cancer and other experiences of care
Overcoming our own fears, preconceptions and biases is surely a hope for the future as we continue to grow as a community.
One thing at a time.
And the thing about this serial nature – it is not actually a limitation or a curse, it is our salvation.
‘But, why do I have to go?’
‘Three days,’ the patient replied, ‘No one told me, I didn’t know what was happening.’
Forward and Back
Enjoy the ephemeral.