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.
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.
A psychiatrist attempts to stay positive while facing her parents' and loved ones' premature deaths—ever reminding us that hope springs eternal.
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.
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.
Inquiring about a patient’s favorite movie sometimes proves unexpectedly revealing.
What do functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging findings reveal about the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder? Take the quiz and learn more.
Recent studies and meta-analyses discussed here address mental health hospitalization, optimal treatment, and long-term outcome for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders.