Dr. Mary Ann Block

Depression

Depression-The DSM Labels Real Medical Conditions As Psychiatric Disorders

February 11, 2020

The DSM codes used by doctors and insurance agencies to identify psychiatric disorders are not the only numbers in the book. The DSM also lists codes for general medical conditions that can cause the same symptoms as well as codes for medication-induced disorders. (APA, 2000, p. 409) The fact that both general medical conditions and…

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Dealing With Depression

Dealing With Depression Diagnosis

February 3, 2020

It is quick, easy and cheap to give a diagnosis of depression but it doesn’t mean you actually have depression. The doctor does not have to do a physical exam or any lab work. Since there is no objective way to diagnose depression, the doctor can take the easy or lazy way out. As I…

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Depression & The Medical Journals

Depression & The Medical Journals

January 28, 2020

In the journal, Osteopathic Family Practice News, (2002) Dr. Gregory James asserted that all adults should be “screened” for depression or anxiety during their periodic physical exams. He wrote that a nurse or medical assistant could do the screening. Such tell-tale signs as changes in hygiene, avoidance of eye contact, and responses to key questions…

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Feeling Sad Or Depressed Is Not A Psychiatric Disorder

Feeling Sad Or Depressed Is Not A Psychiatric Disorder

December 11, 2019

The reasons a person can become depressed are too numerous to list. Sometimes specific situations such as the loss of a loved one or some other tragic events trigger the depression. Some times people feel depressed because their bodies don’t work properly. Depression is a normal response to death or loss, not a psychiatric disorder…

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Life Is Not a Psychiatric Disorder

Life Is Not a Psychiatric Disorder

November 28, 2019

Giving birth should be happy, but you don’t feel that way. Postpartum depression is what people say. You’re prescribed antidepressants called SSRI that keeps you even and won’t let you cry. After giving birth you may feel sad and alone. But it’s not psychiatric, just messed up hormones. When kids wiggle in school and just…

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Dr. Block Voiced Her Reasons for Why She Is Against Medicare for All

Dr. Block Voiced Her Reasons For Why She Is Against Medicare For All

July 29, 2019

Read Dr. Block’s opinion to “Medicare for All” published in Medicare Quick, where she explains the real risks of this flawed plan and gives another option that can protect you and your health. Dr. Mary Ann Block believes that HSAs should be used instead to provide full coverage. Her reasoning is as follows: 12 Reasons…

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