Author | Ross J. Baldessarini, MD, PhD


A Critical Moment in Psychiatry: The Need for Meaningful Psychotherapy Training in Psychiatry

February 28, 2020


The goals of psychotherapy education in medical school should be based on these seven ideals.

Rescuing an Essential Component of Psychiatry: Psychotherapy Training in Psychiatric Education

February 10, 2020


A diminished interest in psychotherapeutic interventions runs the risk of missing patients' emotional, social, and practical needs (including medication-modifiable symptoms) and, thus, less clinically responsible care.

“Switching” of Mood From Depression to Mania With Antidepressants

November 08, 2013


Mood switching is not uncommon and it is much more prevalent in depressed juveniles than in depressed adults, and there is a large apparent excess of antidepressant-associated switching over reported spontaneous diagnostic changes to bipolar disorder. Details here.

Can Suicide Be Prevented?

February 10, 2011


Major mood disorders have been associated with increased suicidal behavior. This is especially true in patients with a mixed, manic-depressive, or dysphoric-agitated state.