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Learned Helplessness and Defeat Stress in the Age of Anxiety

According to Lewis & Clark College president Barry Glassner, a leading sociologist and author of The Culture of Fear, "Most Americans are living in the safest place at the safest time in human history.” So why are so many Americans, among them many of the new patients coming in to see me, feeling so anxious?

Not Getting Better? Insist Upon The Biopsychosocial Model (Part 5)

Begin to Untangle Your Life Perhaps, like Sandra, you lost a parent at a young age; or have a loved one...

Not Getting Better? Insist Upon The Biopsychosocial Model (Part 4)

The Conclusion of Sandra’s Story Sandra began to reveal her deep feelings of guilt over attending school in a distant city...

Not Getting Better? Insist Upon The Biopsychosocial Model (Part 2)

Sandra’s Story Last week I introduced you to The Biopsychosocial Model and Sandra, a young physician suffering from depression and anxiety...

Not Getting Better? Insist Upon The Biopsychosocial Model (Part 1)

The Biopsychosocial Model Almost half of the new patients that come to our practice have been recently treated by two or...

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The Psychiatrist as Psychotherapist – a Tale From “The Golden Age of Psychiatry”

In a prior blog posting entitled “The Psychiatrist as Psychotherapist” there was a reference to the privilege of being trained during...

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.