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A Critical Moment in Psychiatry: The Need for Meaningful Psychotherapy Training in PsychiatryFebruary 28th 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 EducationFebruary 10th 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.
Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology in the Treatment of Major Depressive DisorderJanuary 30th 2020
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.
3 Essential Elements of Trauma-Informed CareJanuary 14th 2020
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.
Mini Quiz: Neurobiology of Borderline Personality DisorderMarch 22nd 2019
What do functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging findings reveal about the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder? Take the quiz and learn more.
Reducing Suicide Risk: The Role of PsychotherapyDecember 26th 2018
This article provides a brief synopsis of the research regarding the use of psychotherapy to manage suicidal behavior, followed by several examples of strategies that such treatment employs.
Jacques Lacan: The Best and Least Known PsychoanalystDecember 19th 2018
Lacan has a devoted following throughout much of the non-English-speaking world (where he is the best-known psychoanalyst) but he is mostly unknown to the English-speaking psychiatric community (where he is the least-known psychoanalyst).
Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Depression: Which Work Best?July 31st 2018
In considering how best to disseminate the many psychotherapeutic techniques to practicing clinicians, the author reviews findings and changes to guidelines on depression treatments.
Advantageous Adages in Psychodynamic PsychotherapyMarch 16th 2018
Over the years, I have found a number of metaphors, adages, and even a parable to be helpful in letting my patients know that they have been heard and to provide them with psychological comfort and support.
The Psychoanalytic Tradition in American Psychiatry: The BasicsJanuary 24th 2018
The long-lasting impact of psychoanalysis on American psychiatry should continue to be taught and celebrated, if only as a testament to the human ability to seek understanding and find meaning in man’s suffering.
The Best and Not So Great Articles of 2017December 21st 2017
Here's a hit list of publications devoted to psychotherapy topics; to issues in genomic medicine; the impact of technology, and burnout on the practice of medicine; and to more traditional clinical articles addressing diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.