Treating the Ailing Doctor-Patient Relationship

September 15, 2014 7:39 PM

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The practice of medicine is probably almost as old as the human race. An important part of the Shaman's job was the diagnosis and treatment of the physical and mental symptoms afflicting sick members of the tribe. Ever since, doctors have been admired and well-rewarded despite the fact that few of their remedies actually worked and many were actually quite dangerous (e.g. bleeding, cathartics, inducing vomiting or fevers, heavy metals, and it goes on and on).

I am delighted to introduce the work of Andreas Vilhelmsson, PhD, from the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden. Dr. Vilhelmsson has conducted a fascinating study of consumer attitudes towards doctors among patients receiving antidepressants. His conclusions help us understand what goes wron...

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