Articles Tagged "diagnosis"

Primary care physicians and pediatricians are often the first ones to provide a mental health diagnoses and prescribe psychotropic medications. In fact, one study found the proportion of primary care visits at which antidepressants were prescribed, but no psychiatric diagnosis was noted in the record, increased from 59.5% to 72.7% from 1996 to 2007 (Mojtabai […]

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A Proposal of Two Critical Questions for All Psychological Diagnosis I am now publishing a sequence of two books with Lexington Books. The first is A Democratic Mind: Psychiatry and Psychology with Fewer Meds and More Soul, and the second is Psychotherapy for A Democratic Mind: Treatment of Intimacy, Tragedy, Violence and Evil.  Psychotherapy for […]

Clients request, question, or reject information related to their diagnoses at various times, and in a myriad of ways (e.g., “My partner says I have Borderline Personality Disorder, do I?”, “My mood is all over the place! Do you think I’m bipolar?”, “Maybe it’s ADHD?”). At intake, clients seek clarification of the nature of their […]