Daily Archives: January 9, 2009

Blog Review: Corpus Callosum

The featured blog which dates back to February 2006 is ‘Corpus Callosum‘ which is by ‘a psychiatrist, at a small community hospital somewhere in the USA’. I will refer to him here as Joseph as per the pseudonym at the end of his posts. In this article he gives some neat ripostes to criticisms of the DSM-V proposal for intermittent explosive disorder and his arguments can easily be used against certain criticisms of other psychiatric diagnoses. Joseph gives his incisive interpretation of what constitutes a blog conversation in this article although it is also possible that the bloggers could be writing independently of each other. Along similar lines about blogging, Joseph writes about why he started blogging – during a period of convalescence and how he views the contributions he makes. A number of the posts suggest that Joseph has a keen interest in psychopharmacology such as this post on Gaboxadol for Insomnia, Oxytocin in shyness, LY2140023 – a novel antipsychotic. Joseph also has an interesting set of articles on choosing antidepressants (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) as well as articles on individual antidepressants such as Amoxapine, Bupropion, Agomelatine trials in depression, Desvenlafaxine, and Amitriptyline.

There are naturally other topics of medical interest such as this one on pathological laughing and crying or this one on CREB in the Nucleus Accumbens and anhedonia. Here Joseph shows a study which influenced his views on neuroscience – using neuroimaging to look at psychotherapy. Joseph writes on a variety of interesting topics including evolution – for instance in this article there is an examination of the interaction between music and speciation and another one on infrared signalling in squirrels. There are plenty of other articles on politics and technology as well and the eclectic mix of subjects keeps the reader interested.

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