Category Archives: Mental Health

Persuasion and Choice

Thoughts on brain plasticity and the doctrine of agency by Alan B. Sanderson, MD I once received a letter from a woman informing me that her son, my patient, had died. Her letter was written to thank me for the … Continue reading

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5 Things About the Human Body

The human body is a marvel of design, one of God’s greatest gifts to his children, and a gift that keeps on giving. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Our Creator has given us instructions about how to take care of … Continue reading

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Is There Something Wrong?

A story of love, service, and mental illness by Alan B. Sanderson, MD My family moved a lot when I was a kid, but the hardest move for me was the one before my senior year of high school. I … Continue reading

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Ministering for Sociophobes: A Practical Guide

If you have social phobia, please know that there are positive things you can do about it. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD One of my earliest memories of social anxiety was when I delivered an invitation to the next-door neighbors … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana

I remain cautiously optimistic that cannabidiol will someday become another weapon in our arsenal of anti-seizure drugs, but we are not there yet. by Alan Sanderson, MD As a follow-on from my previous post about alternative medicine, I want to … Continue reading

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A British Summer: My Experience as a Latter-day Saint Missionary

My missionary service has pointed me towards everything good I have done in my adult life since that time. by Alan B. Sanderson, MD On this day twenty years ago, I started my two years of service as a full … Continue reading

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Memories of a Mentor

The cardiologist with a big heart, John M. Stang, MD by Alan B. Sanderson, MD Lately I have been thinking about John Stang, MD, one of my teachers and mentors during medical school. I am proud to call him my … Continue reading

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