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Michael Lara, MD
Woodside, California
I'm a physician in private practice near San Francisco, California.
Interests: kettlebells, swimming, trail running, rowing, social media, psychiatry, psychopharmacology, neurology, functional medicine, healthcare 2.0
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Michael Lara, MD is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
Last year Americans collectively consumed more than one billion pills for mental-health related symptoms: anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, fatigue, difficulty concentrating... The problem is that almost half of this pill consumption is sub rosa--secretly and confidentially--to avoid detection by family members, employers, and insurance companies. Even doctors sometimes collaborate in this ruse. The fact is that in America today most people prescribed psychiatric medications are taking them in ways other than they were intended to be taken, for so-called "off-label" conditions. Associated with this are a range of unsanctioned practices, including pill splitting...hence: jagged little pills. Given that "off-label" prescribing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2010 at Jagged Little Pills
Michael Lara, MD is now following Seth Godin
Jan 17, 2010
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3 ways to use social media to get fitter: own it, tweet it, or wager it. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2010 at BrainTwits of Michael Lara, MD