The Internet has created the ability for medical students and physicians to communicate and share information quickly and to reach millions of people easily.
Participating in social networking and other similar Internet opportunities can support physicians’ personal expression, enable individual physicians to have a professional presence online, foster collegiality and camaraderie within the profession, provide opportunity to widely disseminate public health messages and other health communication.
Rather, schizophrenia probably stems from a combination of genetic factors, biochemical abnormalities in the brain and perhaps very early damage to the developing fetus.
Nevertheless, emotional stress -- including pressure from well-meaning family members -- can make the illness worse.
(d) To maintain appropriate professional boundaries physicians should consider separating personal and professional content online.This brings us back to one of caffeine’s conundrums: It is a fantastic drug for treating the symptom of sleepiness, but it can lead to increased sleepiness by interfering with sleep. I have colleagues that have devoted their careers to looking at countermeasures to sleepiness that aren’t sleep.“And then at the same time, you have the insomnia researchers that have for decades said, ‘Oh, caffeine is a bad thing.(b) When using the Internet for social networking, physicians should use privacy settings to safeguard personal information and content to the extent possible, but should realize that privacy settings are not absolute and that once on the Internet, content is likely there permanently.Thus, physicians should routinely monitor their own Internet presence to ensure that the personal and professional information on their own sites and, to the extent possible, content posted about them by others, is accurate and appropriate.The cost of caring for schizophrenic patients comes to more than billion per year in this country -- but this figure can never capture the emotional cost borne by patients and their families.