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Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis
- September 25, 2017
- Dr. Bruce Kehr
- AddictionAmericans In Pain and AddictedDepressionFor ParentsIn The NewsOpioid EpidemicSubstance Abuse
Part Two: Killing us SoftlyHere’s the shocking truth: Opioids are projected to kill roughly half a million people across the country over the next five years.
I Have Trouble with Attention and Focus, What’s Wrong with My Brain? Do I have ADHD?
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.