Dr Viv

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This month I left general practice after 37 amazing years. This decision caused shock and consternation amongst colleagues…
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I like most of my patients. Bob, however, is difficult to like. A more opinionated human being I have never met – apart…
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Has anyone else noticed the exponential upsurge in diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder? Is this a weird cluster, or are…
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It’s tempting to blame illness on poor lifestyle choices, and these, in addition to a genetic lottery, often set the scene…
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Some clinical presentations make my heart sink in despair, knowing that in a vast majority of cases the diagnosis will be…
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Conversion Disorder, now renamed “Somatic Symptom Disorder” (DSM V) was once misogynistically termed hysteria because of a…
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Child neglect causes waves of all types of negative emotions in all of us, and brings to mind images of physical and sexual…
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