Once Upon a Time in Psychiatry

Join Psychiatric Times’ Editor in Chief John J. Miller, MD, as reflects on his early days as a clinician, when he witnessed the incredible power of the right psychopharmacology.

Imagine your patient is suffering from significant depression and is getting worse despite being on an antidepressant. The patient becomes catatonic and stopped eating, drinking, and talking. A last-ditch effort, with permission from the spouse, leads to an almost immediate and miraculous recovery. 

Dr Miller is Medical Director, Brain Health, Exeter, NH; Editor in Chief, Psychiatric Times; Staff Psychiatrist, Seacoast Mental Health Center, Exeter, NH; Consulting Psychiatrist, Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH; Consulting Psychiatrist, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, MA.