Psych Ward

Can you catch cancer? OCD Files: the obsessive shower-taker.

Can you catch cancer?  How about OCD?   You or really anyone else won’t catch cancer or OCD.  So relax.   But first… Nurse Sonja brings up a delicate personnel matter with Miss Mary Indigo.  Dr. Ross has to put on his superintendent hat because Miss Indigo inexplicably wants to take a day off, and…

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Trichotillomania: worse than getting bit by a pigeon at Winn-Dixie?

Dr Ross and Nurse Sonja Watkins discuss Trichotillomania and interview several patients.  Dr Ross shares his near-death experience with an aggressive pigeon at Winn-Dixie. Before we get to the Trichotillomania calls, let’s check in with you. Are you OK?  Maybe you should take off your jumpsuit and lay down on the table and let Dr Ross and…

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Lunar Lunacy: does the moon drive people crazy?

Lunar Lunacy.  Does the moon drive people crazy?  You bet your sweet coccyx it does. Lunar Lunacy is a thing, but how does the moon affect all your bodily fluids?  Dr. Ross Shields answers this and other questions not answered in the American Psychiatric Journal of Medicine. Meet Phillip Mansario: First patient: Phillip Mansario from…

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How to quit smoking NOW. Or later.

Would you like to know how to quit smoking? Dr. Ross Shields can help you start stopping.  If you want to quit smoking, just understand that you can’t stop without starting to stop.  No one knows this more than Dr. Ross.  Let us pray. Whether you smoke 2 packs a day or 14 packs a…

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Can you legally buy a gun if you are mentally ill?

So you want to legally buy a gun. Can you legally buy a gun if you are mentally ill?  No.  Very sorry.  It’s not going to be possible.  One gun salesman suggests trying Arizona.  He informs us that you can, however, buy ammo.  Does that help? Dr. Ross really needs this gun.  He fears for…

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Bipolar DJ: Ross Shields opens up about Bipolar Disorder

Former New Orleans Radio DJ (WZRH 106.1 The Zephyr) Ross Shields opens up about Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, Hurricane Katrina, and living with Don, his cat who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Before getting to the Bipolar Disorder stuff, meet Ross Shields: Selling shoes isn’t easy in Louisiana.  It might be the humidity or…

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