By: Dr. Bruce Kehr
Software Engineer Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder
Alan (not his real name) is a 25 year old software engineer who presented with a history of depression over many...
Adult Attention Deficits – The Psychiatrist as Detective
Given the risk that “Adult ADD” may become over-diagnosed, and stimulants may become over-prescribed, much in the same fashion as childhood ADD, it is important to recognize that there are many causes of disrupted attention in adults that bring about symptoms similar to adult ADD, but have differing origins and treatments. A careful diagnostic assessment is in order.
The Psychiatrist as Psychotherapist
Those psychiatrists trained in “The Golden Age of Psychiatry” received intensive training in various modalities of psychotherapy, such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems; as well as learning the science of psychopharmacology. These fortunate physicians are able to evaluate and treat the whole person, including the ability to address biological, psychological, social/environmental, and existential issues throughout the course of therapy with their clients, according to the Biopsychosocial Model.
Genetic Testing, Nutrition and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression
- January 19, 2016
- Dr. Bruce Kehr
- Bipolar DisorderGeneticsMemory and ConcentrationNutritionPsychotherapy
Adele* was a young mother in her early thirties who had a master’s degree in engineering and who practiced patent law,...
Marriage Counseling and the Power of Listening
Marriage may be the most challenging relationship in one’s life. Loving feelings are precious, and can be fragile and difficult to...