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Corporate Attorney Diagnosed with ADHD

Wendy (not her real name) is a 40 year old corporate attorney who first presented with her husband who was bitterly...

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

Adele* was a young mother in her early thirties who had a master’s degree in engineering and who practiced patent law,...

Intimacy, the Human Heart, and Psychotherapy

I’ve been lonely I’ve been waiting for you I’m pretending and that’s all I can do The love I’m sending Ain’t...

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...

Self Esteem, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder

A stable, positive feeling about oneself is to be cherished. For many people it is hard to come by, at least...

Living With ADHD

In the United States, an estimated 4.4 percent of adults ages 18-44, 4 percent of children ages 4-8, and 9.7 percent...