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Anger Out of Control? Two Steps You can Take to Manage Your Impulse to Lash Out

I was on a plane recently that was approaching our destination in Miami, where I had a connecting flight to Reagan...

Manager Diagnosed with Panic Disorder

Cynthia (not her real name) is a 38 year old manager working in a federal government agency. When she first presented...

Antidepressant Medication and the Treatment of Depression

It seems like almost every other week that we are introduced to a new antidepressant medication through an ad on TV....

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...

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...

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,...

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...