Neighborhoods, tribes, gangs—each have their own culture. Unless you have been raised in one of them and are "known," you come as a stranger.
The goals of psychotherapy education in medical school should be based on these seven ideals.
With the help of psychotherapy, something from the deep unconscious helped cure her depression, forge her character, and guide her to a sense of peace.
Researchers tested the effects of ketamine combined with motivational enhancement therapy in adults drinking 5 alcoholic beverages per day.
I would not want to simply map the stars; I would also want to gaze upon them and contemplate the mystery of it all. Such is the 15-minute med check versus the essence of psychiatry.
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.
Although multiple interventions exist for major depressive disorder (MDD), only partial response is achieved in many patients and recurrence is common. Combining medication and psychotherapy may enable more effective treatment of MDD.
Patients with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia are more likely to report greater impairment in general functioning as a result of trauma, which is why trauma-informed care is so important.
A psychiatrist attempts to stay positive while facing her parents' and loved ones' premature deaths—ever reminding us that hope springs eternal.
These simple tips may help take the mystery out of the process of psychotherapy and put us in a better position to understand our patients—and ourselves.