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Recurrent Depression

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Figure. Levels of psychological impairment

Supportive psychotherapy can serve as the first bridge out of social isolation and marginalization and addresses personality issues, such as deficits in character structure and defense mechanisms.

The human-animal relationship can provide insight into the patient’s ability to connect, to interact, and to show care and empathy. Plus, animal companions tend not to breach confidentiality.

The looming specter of emotional and physical exhaustion in residency often takes hold well into a physician's career. So what are we doing about it?

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Functional remediation therapy addresses the cognitive problems of the nearly 50% of patients who remain impaired even when euthymic.

I loved being a psychiatrist. Note the past tense.

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From a psychodynamic and neurobiological perspective, the recommendation to screen all pregnant and postpartum women for depression and anxiety falls short of what is actually needed to improve the lives of many mothers and their infants and children.

A psychiatrist's chess game with his patient didn't go the way he expected.

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