When we practitioners approach complex medical problems (whether pain, depression, or even GERD) that have psychological and lifestyle components, and do so with minimally monitored drug-only therapies, we may bounce from one “wonder drug” to another and end up bewildered or worse. Dr. Steve Passik looks at problems which need complex approaches. Perhaps it’s part of the American mindset: wanting a pill to fix problems. All the same mistakes are being made again and with poor care coordination, risk management, and assessment it will end up doing harm. Let's fix that.
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