“You can’t make it anywhere,” he said.
“You need to be a physician.”
Dr. Robert A. Browning, a family physician at Stanford Medicine and an expert on the treatment of mental health, said patients should be encouraged to seek out help, particularly from people who understand what it means to take their own medicine.
The American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association have also called for more research into the effectiveness of individualized care, or what the American Medical College considers “good medicine.”
“I would hope that more people would come to understand what’s going on with their own medication, that it’s not just another placebo, and that it really does work,” said Dr. Brownings father, Dr. Robert B. Brown.