March 29, 2017

View the entire Ask Me Anything (AMA) here.


Hi Reddit,My name is Ole Andreassen and I am a Professor in Psychiatry at University of Oslo. I have also a clinical position where I see patients regularly in the outpatient clinic at Oslo University Hospital. My research focuses on severe mental illness and neurodegenerative diseases.We recently published an article titled Genetic assessment of age-associated Alzheimer’s disease risk: development and validation of a polygenic hazard score in PLOS Medicine. In this p...

Due to the unregulated supplement market, and concerns that the the quality of store-bought supplements is highly suspect, we typically will not recommend our patients take glucosamine/chondroitin supplements, unless it is from a third-party certified lab (such as Thorne Research), and even then, the research doesn't support benefit.  Ultimately, you must check the source of your supplements - do they have 3rd party assessment?

Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, from Harvard Health Publications, discussed this topic a...

So I was reading a Medscape article about the inappropriate use of antibiotics, particularly in cases of pneumonia occurring in children.  The article is titled 'Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Pneumonia Common' and reviews recent research showing that doctors continue to inappropriately prescribe antibiotics for cases of pneumonia.  From the article:

"Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is a persistent problem in medicine, despite known harms, Dr Hersh and Dr Kronman explain. In some cases, physicians choose to pre...

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