Archives for December, 2011
The title of this column comes from a quote often attributed to the great baseball player Yogi Berra. It is used to acknowledge that something that is supposed to be new is in fact very familiar. As I read the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM)...
Almost one-fifth of US children younger than 18 years ( million) have a chronic illness that results in the need for special health care.
The increasing demand for psychiatrists to provide medication only has captured the attention of both professional and lay
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Although therapy must be tailored to the individual, there are, nevertheless, certain principles that underlie cognitive behavior therapy for all patients. I will use a depressed patient, “Sally,” to illustrate these central tenets and to demonstrate how to use cognitive theory to understand patients’...
The theory of the role inflammation in the etiology of schizophrenia was formulated more than 100 years ago and has recently gained momentum with numerous new data that support this theory.
The onset of psychiatric illness in a child is a life-changing event for families. Families from immigrant and ethnocultural communities often must come to an understanding of their child’s psychiatric difficulties while simultaneously interacting with an unfamiliar health care system and its practitioners.
Among the many changes in psychiatric practice often attributed to the psychotherapist Carl Rogers was a shift in the therapist’s relationship with the patient. In particular, Rogers is rightly famous for advocating a “client-centered” or “person-centered” therapy.
Although several guidelines have been published on the diagnosis and treatment of acute LBP (most notably that issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 19941), there has been a dearth of similar guidelines based on the scientific literature for chronic...