Controversial Doctor Treating Bipolar with Opiates Throws in Towel

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Dr. Robert T. Cochran has decided to call it quits after serving the Nashville community for more than 50 years. Dr. Cochran is the author of several books, some of which focus on treating both bi-polar disorder and chronic pain with opiates.

Chronic pain and bipolar can be treated with opiates

Dr. Robert T. Cochran has decided to call it quits after serving the Nashville community for more than 50 years. Dr. Cochran is the author of several books, some of which focus on treating both bi-polar disorder and chronic pain with opiates.

Dr. Robert T. Cochran, Jr. has treated thousands of patients suffering from chronic pain and psychiatric disorders. With that experience, he wrote three books. Each of the books explain how he discovered a connection between chronic pain and psychiatric disorders and drugs, he says, can cure them – opioids.

The doctor’s first book, “Understanding Chronic Pain: A Doctor Talks to His Patients,” was written in 2004. The book discusses how pain, depression, childhood trauma, substance abuse and bipolar disease are all connected. Soon after, Dr. Cochran wrote his second book titled, “Curing Chronic Pain: Stories of Hope and Healing.” This book is filled heart-felt stories from Dr. Cochran’s patients who are suffering from the illnesses. The book also highlights the doctor’s compassion for his patients; he’s openly expressing how he feels while treating them.

Dr. Cochran’s most recent book is also his most controversial, “The Opiate Cure: Pain and the Bipolar Spectrum.” Dr. Cochran spoke through his patients’ stories again in this book. Throughout the book you can find testimonies from his patients about their illnesses and how his opioid therapy has helped them. This therapy is also highly controversial because some doctors say patients can suffer from hormonal suppression and problems with self-administration.

Addiction to opiates is another concern of many doctors, and also the State Medical Board, who may have played a role in Dr. Cochran's retirement. As of December 2012, Dr Cochran was in near-perfect health, and was serving an estimated three thousand patients, according to one former patient. Former patients of Dr. Cochran have been referred to Dr. Richard Adkins of Franklin, Tennessee.

Dr. Robert Cochran plans to retire and live at home with his wife. They have three children and seven grandchildren together. All three of Dr. Cochran’s books can be found on Amazon.com. More information about Dr. Robert T. Cochran may be found on the following websites:
http://OpiateCureBlog.com
http://www.understandingpain.com/

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