The Tip of the Iatrogenic Benzodiazepine Iceberg

The Tip of the Iatrogenic Benzodiazepine Iceberg

Life experience gives one an intimate appreciation for the meaning behind the saying “just the tip of the iceberg.” Everyone’s encountered something that turned out to be much larger and more complex than was initially understood. In my experience, medicine has yet to...
Words can hurt those on benzodiazepines

Words can hurt those on benzodiazepines

There exists a large, mostly-underground, growing community consisting of those iatrogenically harmed by benzodiazepines. Guilty only of following doctors orders, these patients are marginalized and misunderstood. This has been enabled, at least in part, by poor...
But Rather, Slowly Taper

But Rather, Slowly Taper

[Spoiler alert: This essay reveals details about the plot of the movie 127 Hours] My name is Nicole and I am a physician assistant. I haven’t practiced since 2010 because of a protracted disability resulting from severe neurological insult. More specifically, I was...