Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

Mindfulness Stress Reduction

You may think of mindfulness as something practiced by Buddhist monks in some monastery in Tibet. But the ability to observe sensations, thoughts, emotions and our reaction to our environment in general, with detachment and without judgment, is proving to be useful tool in treating stress. This concept of mindfulness has been incorporated into so…
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Is It All In Your Head?

Every doctor struggles with patients with somatic symptom disorder - or SSD to use the snappy new acronym that the DSM - 5 now calls it. A wonderfully insightful and informative new book  Is It All in Your Head – true stories of imaginary illness by Suzanne O’Sullivan, MD, consultant in neurology and neurophysiology at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, England helps explain it.

It is the subject of this month's column in the Free Lance-Star.

The doctor can't find anything wrong. The patient insists there's something wrong; It's an inflammatory situation.

Mouthwash and Medicine – Our Family Roots in Germany

It is bizarre if not gratifying to know that a mouth wash called Odol played a significant part in our family history – or at least the fortune it made for a pre WWII industrialist in Dresden, Germany played a part.   This discovery is of interest partly because it shows there were gullible people…
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Medical Specialists and What to do About Obamacare

Different medical specialists were consulted on what to do about Obamacare. this is what they had to say: The Allergists voted to scratch it. Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. Gastroenterologists had a sort of a gut feeling about it. Neurologists thought the administration had a lot of nerve. The Obstetricians felt they…
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