Viagra, Sage, St. Johns Wort, and Zinc — If patients are singing this tune, psychologists need to be tuned in

Rarely has a pharmaceutical product seized the headlines like Viagra, Pfizer’s recently approved drug for improving erectile dysfunction. Anecdotes abound regarding the blue pills given away as party favors, smuggled across the border for black market sale, and distributed free as come-ons by various practitioners. To no one’s surprise, there have already been at least […]

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  • John Roraback, Innovator Of PsyUSA Network, Dies In Moline, IL At Age 51

    The man who introduced thousands of psychologists to psychology on the internet via PsyUSA died suddenly on Aug. 17. John M. Roraback, Ph.D., who was 51 years old, was struck by a massive heart attack over coffee at the breakfast table in his Moline, IL home. His wife, Nancy, whom he had married only recently, […]

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  • Enthusiastic Audience Cheers Jesse Jackson Appearance At Convention

    BOSTON – Until the United States applies democratic principles to the nation’s health care system, millions of Americans will continue to be denied decent medical attention, one of the nation’s leading civil rights leaders told an enthusiastic crowd at opening ceremonies at the American Psychological Association convention here in August. “No one should have to […]

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  • Suing Insurance Companies Not The Answer, Jurist Declares

    BOSTON – A discussion of the appropriate role of the judiciary and legislative branches of government in the reform of health maintenance organizations in particular and health care in general ended inconclusively here during a town meeting at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. While there was general agreement by the psychologists and attorneys […]

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  • Two Cincinnati Psychologists Stop Doing Business With HMOs

    Cincinnati, OH–Two prominent Cincinnati psychologists have publicly announced that they will no longer do business with HMOs. Actually, an eight-column headline in the Cincinnati Enquirer recently carried the issue a step further, announcing the two had “fired” HMOs from their practice operations. Jill Bley, Ph.D. has long specialized in treating people with sexual disorders, and […]

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