Author | Steve Balt, MD, MS

Articles

Assessing and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Antidepressants

June 13, 2014

With over 2 dozen FDA-approved antidepressants on the market, it is reasonable to ask: which antidepressants are most effective?

Symptoms and What They Mean: Do Patients Want Explanation or Exploration?

January 12, 2012

When we work with patients whose experiences don't align with our expectations, we must be careful not to dismiss those experiences simply because they clash with the overriding psychiatric paradigm.

Is the Criticism of DSM-5 Misguided?

December 22, 2011

Critics of DSM-5 argue that the expansion of diagnostic criteria may increase the number of “mentally ill” individuals and/or pathologize “normal” behavior, and lead to the possibility that thousands-if not millions-of new patients will be exposed to medications which may cause more harm than good.