Reply to: Episode 350: Trouble Sleeping: Spend less time in Bed?
Thanks for this TFP Mike. One question though, is the "snorkelling" the time spent trying to fall asleep, and the "scuba diving" the time spent actually asleep? I don't recall you mentioning that in the podcast.
Reply to: Episode 354: Reporting lab results - the cause of, and the solution to, the overdiagnosis problem – Part III
Because lab normals are oft defined as "2 standard deviations" around a bell curve, the upper and lower tails of that curve represent patients who have an "abnormal" result, but the patient is normal. Thus, that is 2.5 + 2.5 = 5. That is the 5% of people, who are normal, but will have a test result that is not normal. Or, the "5% chance of an abnormal result". I hope I have that right and that it's of help.
Reply to: Episode 362: Depression in primary care – talk first and prescribe later
Getting people off antidepressants is an issue that needs to be addressed by you folks. Tapering is essential.