Many people with psychiatric disorders engage in creative activities, from informal hobbies to highly accomplished careers, but some avoid treatment entirely. Two cases illustrate a nuanced approach that integrates medical knowledge with patients’ perspectives.
Burns Woodward, MD
People with mood disorders (and those who care about them) are likely to experience a healing reconsideration of their own experiences as they read this book.
Marijuana-related problems fall well within the scope of psychiatric practice: many patients use marijuana, which is likely to affect their psychiatric symptoms and response to treatment.
Two recent clinical trials of opioid medication for depression and suicidality highlight the role of brain opioid systems in depression.
A searching interrogation of scientific findings reflected against experience with patients.